Enhancement Shaman PvP Guide (Shadowlands 9.2.5)

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 17:02 by Tiqqle 5 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Shaman PvP guide.

1.

Enhancement Shaman in the Current Meta

Enhancement Shamans have flown under the radar as far as damage goes. Their sustained damage is very strong with Elemental Blast Icon Elemental Blast, and the consistent disruption the specialization brings to the team.

2.

Changes in Patch 9.2

Patch 9.2 has brought many changes to Enhancement Shaman. The playstyle of the specialization has changed to be more focused on the casted abilities like Elemental Blast Icon Elemental Blast. In addition, the choice of which Covenant for double Legendaries will be important now, as well as the tier set bonuses.

  1. Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock damage increased by 40%.
  2. If you Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash a target that has Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock on them, Lava Lash will now spread Flame Shock to up to 3 nearby enemies in an 8-yard radius. If all enemies in the area are already affected with Flame Shock, it will refresh the duration of Flame Shock instead.
  3. Unruly Winds Icon Unruly Winds chance to trigger is now 15% to 50% based on item level (was 20% to 35%).
  4. Magma Fist Icon Magma Fist additional Critical Strike chance is now 12% to 37.2% based on item level (was 15% to 25%).
  5. Focused Lightning Icon Focused Lightning damage or healing increase is now 5% to 12% based on item level (was 1% to 4.5%).
  6. Chilled to the Core Icon Chilled to the Core chance to trigger is now 30% to 72% based on item level (was 21% to 35%).
  7. Ice Strike Icon Ice Strike and Sundering Icon Sundering are no longer able to be used while disarmed.
  8. Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge healing reduced by 29% in PvP combat (was 20%).
  9. Ice Strike Icon Ice Strike and Sundering Icon Sundering can now properly cause the Flametongue weapon damage effect.
  10. Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock and Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock no longer share cooldowns.
  11. Mana costs of Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning, Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova, Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem, Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash have been significantly reduced.
  12. You may now equip a 2nd Legendary in the form of Unity Icon Unity, which allows you to use your Covenant-specific Legendary alongside another Legendary.
  13. Tier set bonuses have returned with a Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit pet and Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike focused 2-set and 4-set, specifically Stormspirit Icon Enhancement Shaman 2-Piece and Stormspirit Icon Enhancement Shaman 4-Piece for Enhancement Shaman.
  14. The 2-set bonus for wearing 2 PvP trinkets has been reworked to instead grant 175 Agility and 350 stamina.
  15. Five new PvP trinkets have been added:
3.

Strengths of Enhancement Shaman

4.

Weaknesses of Enhancement Shaman

  • Single defensive cooldown
  • Damage is dependent on uptime
  • Healing is limited by Mana and dependent on uptime
  • Few mobility cooldowns
5.

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

6.

Changelog

  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 27 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2 of Shadowlands
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5 of Shadowlands.
  • 04 Jul. 2021: Updated based on Patch 9.1 of Shadowlands.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated ahead of first Shadowlands PvP Season.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Added Covenant page and removed Azerite/Essence mentions. More updates to come.
  • 18 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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