Enhancement Shaman Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jun 29, 2021 at 06:55 by Wordup 13 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Enhancement Shaman before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Enhancement Shaman

This page will help give advice on navigating Torghast, Tower of the Damned as an Enhancement Shaman. For more details on Torghast itself, check our dedicated pages.

2.

Best Enhancement Shaman Talents for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Level Choices
15 Lashing Flames ? Lashing Flames Forceful Winds Forceful Winds Elemental Blast Elemental Blast
25 Stormflurry Stormflurry Hot Hand Hot Hand Ice Strike Ice Strike
30 Spirit Wolf Spirit Wolf Earth Shield Earth Shield Static Charge Static Charge
35 Elemental Assault ? Elemental Assault Hailstorm Hailstorm Fire Nova Fire Nova
40 Nature's Guardian Nature's Guardian Feral Lunge Feral Lunge Wind Rush Totem ? Wind Rush Totem
45 Crashing Storm Crashing Storm Stormkeeper Stormkeeper Sundering Sundering
50 Elemental Spirits ? Elemental Spirits Earthen Spike Earthen Spike Ascendance Ascendance
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as an Enhancement Shaman

Lashing Flames ? Lashing Flames Forceful Winds Forceful Winds Elemental Blast Elemental Blast

If you find yourself struggling with single-target packs, Lashing Flames Icon Lashing Flames will perform well here however the go to in the majority of situations is Forceful Winds Icon Forceful Winds due to the large number of group pulls.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as an Enhancement Shaman

Stormflurry Stormflurry Hot Hand Hot Hand Ice Strike Ice Strike

Stormflurry Icon Stormflurry is by far the most flexible pick here, improving both single-target and AoE without relying on the RNG Hot Hand Icon Hot Hand often does.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as an Enhancement Shaman

Spirit Wolf Spirit Wolf Earth Shield Earth Shield Static Charge Static Charge

Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf has both mobility and defensive advantages, but in many cases you will not be able to make use of the damage reduction as you will be actively hitting a target.

Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield provides a good amount of self-healing which is invaluable given you will be tanking the mobs you pull.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as an Enhancement Shaman

Elemental Assault ? Elemental Assault Hailstorm Hailstorm Fire Nova Fire Nova

Elemental Assault Icon Elemental Assault helps out a lot in more single-target packs, but Hailstorm Icon Hailstorm is the most versatile throughout each floor so your pick here depends on what you are finding most difficult.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as an Enhancement Shaman

Nature's Guardian Nature's Guardian Feral Lunge Feral Lunge Wind Rush Totem ? Wind Rush Totem

Nature's Guardian Icon Nature's Guardian will always be helpful here, and will save you in a pinch if a pull goes wrong. Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem can have some niche uses on some floors and with some enemies, but provides no defense.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as an Enhancement Shaman

Crashing Storm Crashing Storm Stormkeeper Stormkeeper Sundering Sundering

Sundering Icon Sundering simply comes with too much extra benefits to consider alternatives. The burst and extra CC it provides will outdo the other two in virtually all situations.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as an Enhancement Shaman

Elemental Spirits ? Elemental Spirits Earthen Spike Earthen Spike Ascendance Ascendance

While Elemental Spirits Icon Elemental Spirits will help to improve the frequency of cooldowns between pulls, Ascendance Icon Ascendance will have the biggest immediate impact for larger pulls. Your choice here mostly depends on the pace of your runs.

3.

Best Enhancement Shaman Anima Powers

Throughout your climb through Torghast, you will be offered up a variety of Anima Powers as you progress. Some of these are unique, while others can stack and making the right choice first time can be difficult. Because of that we have made a Tier List below that helps make quick decisions if you are struggling.

Remember though, do not follow the list blindly, there are a lot of different playstyles to explore within Torghast and trying things out is part of the enjoyment. None of the powers are necessary to complete a run, and picking a power that improves something you rarely use will ultimately be useless. After all, you might not run into the power that you are looking for each run!

"S" are considered ideal picks while "F" should be avoided.

For a complete list of Anima Powers available to Shamans, please refer to the pages linked just below.

3.1.

S-Tier Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

3.2.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

3.3.

B-Tier Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

3.4.

C-Tier Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

3.5.

D-Tier Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

3.6.

E-Tier Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

3.7.

F-Tier Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test due to being unavailable as a pick, or information about its tuning is not complete. It will be added to the list as we find out more.

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Enhancement Shaman

Occasionally, you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. Judging these is more difficult because it depends on how much of each floor you are clearing. Grabbing these early on is usually a good idea so you can make use of vendors, while the later the run goes the less valuable these are.

5.

Enhancement Shaman Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Surprisingly despite Enhancement's survival problems in regular gameplay, we actually have quite a good toolkit for Torghast. The suite of small utility and access to self-healing, alongside some really good high frequency defensive powers we can grab lets us tank damage while dishing it back quite effectively. Some tips for gameplay are:

  • Try to make sure you always have some Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon charges banked in case you are in need of casting Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge in a pinch.
  • Use utility totems aggressively, which means Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem to lock targets down as you engage, and Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem to keep you healthy during each pull.
  • Do not be afraid to kite if you feel you are in danger. You can keep targets slows while you move away in Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf to buy some time.
  • Use Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust aggressively, do not hold it for the boss floors if you are running into a tough pack. Use all the tools you have as often as you can because usually they will be available again come the end of the floor.
  • Earth Elemental Icon Earth Elemental is a lifesaver. If you run into any extremely dangerous packs this can tank them for long enough to make kill the most immediate danger off, so use it early and often.
  • If a pack is preventing you from pulling smaller amounts, make use of Hex Icon Hex on the most dangerous enemy and come back to it later, crowd control is extremely valuable in Torghast.
  • Do not rush into big pulls if you have no cooldowns and are not stable. Torghast has no timer, and enemies can become very dangerous at higher floor levels so know your limits.
6.

Changelog

  • 29 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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