Enhancement Shaman PvP Talents and Builds (Dragonflight / 10.0.7)
Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as an Enhancement Shaman and gives you the best combinations you can take.
This page is part of our Enhancement Shaman PvP Guide.
Talent Choices for Enhancement Shaman
While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.
Shaman Tree Talent Highlights
- Flurry this talent has returned to Enhancement Shaman increasing their passive damage and benefits from Windfury Totem, Windfury Weapon, and Flametongue Weapon.
- Totemic Surge decreases the cooldown of critical totems like Grounding Totem, Earthgrab Totem, among others.
- Planes Traveler gives a reduced cooldown for Astral Shift.
- Earthgrab Totem gives more crowd-control against double melee teams.
Enhancement Shaman Tree Talent Highlights
- Elemental Blast and Lava Lash will be your highest damaging ability in PvP. Abilities which consume Maelstrom have been buffed.
- Primordial Wave does significant damage and increased Haste.
- Legacy of the Frost Witch is a very powerful passive, which allows Enhancement Shaman's rotation to feel smooth. This also increases damage of Stormstrike which is already buffed.
- Overflowing Maelstrom allows your spenders to benefit from ten stacks of Maelstrom Weapon making spenders even more powerful.
- Elemental Assault allows for increased Maelstrom Weapon generation through Stormstrike. This makes the rotation of Enhancement Shaman feel more smooth.
- Totemic Projection can move Static Field Totem and drag the enemy team with them.
PvP Talents for Enhancement Shaman
You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents, depending on your team's goal.
Mandatory PvP Talents
Grounding Totem summons an Air Totem with 5 health at the feet of the caster that will redirect all harmful spells cast on a nearby party or raid member to itself. Will not redirect area of effect spells. It lasts 3 seconds. This is a crucial talent for both you and your teammates. You should use this to "ground" crowd control like Polymorph or Cyclone or large spells like Ebonbolt.
Swelling Waves is a great talent for passive healing. This is also increased through the 20% benefit if Earth Shield is on the target will provide significant side healing..
Ride the Lightning is a great passive damange PvP talent.
Situational PvP Talents
Skyfury Totem can be a useful option if playing with a teammate who has high magic bursts. This totem only impacts abilities which are magic, and not Physical damage critical hits. Some examples to use this talent with would be a Retribution Paladins, Balance Druids, and Destruction Warlocks. This can significantly increase their burst window damage.
Static Field Totem has only around 5K HP, but can be an important factor when going for burst for a kill. This will allow you to get off your damage without being kited. This traps the enemy team within the circle, and they cannot even escape using Blink or Divine Shield.
Seasoned Winds provides 15% damage reduction against possibly multiple schools of magic when interrupting the enemy. This promotes use of Wind Shear which is critical to the utility of the Enhancement Shaman. This is a very strong choice against any teams with casters. When interrupting some casts like a Chaos Bolt the Shaman will gain 15% damage reduction for all schools of magic which is a significant defensive to maintain throughout the match.
Shamanism reduces the cooldown of your Heroism/ Bloodlust to 60 seconds at the expense of only making it give 20% Haste and last only 10 seconds. Additionally, affected players will no longer receive the Exhaustion debuff. This talent can be used but costs a significant amount of Mana, which is how Enhancement Shaman heals themselves or teammates to sustain burst from the other team.
- 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight 10.0.7.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight post-launch.
- 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
- 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
- 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 in preparation for first PvP season of Shadowlands.
- 18 Oct. 2020: Updated for the 9.0.1 Pre-patch Shadowlands and new author.
- 12 Jul. 2020: Updated Tier 4 and 6 Regular Talents.
- 09 Mar. 2020: Updated PvP Talents.
- 20 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for Patch 8.3 and no update was deemed necessary.
- 05 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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