Enhancement Shaman PvP Talents and Builds (Dragonflight / 10.0.7)

Last updated on Mar 21, 2023 at 19:43 by Tiqqle 12 comments

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.


Talents Summary


Shaman Tree Talent Highlights


Enhancement Shaman Tree Talent Highlights


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 Icon 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 Icon Polymorph or Cyclone Icon Cyclone or large spells like Ebonbolt Icon Ebonbolt.

Swelling Waves Icon Swelling Waves is a great talent for passive healing. This is also increased through the 20% benefit if Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield is on the target will provide significant side healing.


Ride the Lightning Icon Ride the Lightning is a great passive damange PvP talent.


Situational PvP Talents

Skyfury Totem Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Blink or Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield.

Seasoned Winds Icon Seasoned Winds provides 15% damage reduction against possibly multiple schools of magic when interrupting the enemy. This promotes use of Wind Shear Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Shamanism reduces the cooldown of your Heroism Icon Heroism/Bloodlust Icon 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 Icon 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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