Enhancement Shaman Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Enhancement Shaman Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Enhancement Shaman in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Enhancement Shaman

Equiped with Windfury and Flametongue, Enhancement Shamans deal their damage as a Melee, using the Fire and Wind element. They also make use of the Lightning element, granting them over time free-to-use Lightning Bolts to strike their enemies.

Stat Choice for Enhancement Shaman

General Stat Priority for Enhancement Shaman with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
  5. Critical Strike

Basic Rotation

Please read our Rotation and Cooldown section for further information. 

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Top row Talents like Chain Lightning, Lava Burst, Frost Shock, Chain Heal and Astral Shift are going to be implemented into your rotation, and have the biggest impact in your playstyle.

Other Damage Talents

Maelstrom Weapon and Flurry are increasing your Melee damage, Improved Lightning Bolt increases the damage of Lightning Bolt by 20% and Fire and Ice increase your Fire and Frost damage by 3%.

Crowd Control & Utility

Capacitor Totem, Hex, Wind Shear and Thunderstorm are your Crowd Control abilities. Tremor Totem, Windrush Totem, Poison Cleansing Totem, Stoneskin Totem and Purge grant you additional Utility for your group. Healing Stream Totem, Earth Shield, Mana Spring Totem and Ancestral Guidance are boosting your potential Heal output. Gust of Winds grants you an additional movement ability, while Spiritwalker’s Grace allows you to cast while moving.

Defensive Talents

Ancestral Dfense grants you Leech and Avoidance, and Elemental Warding grants reduced magical damage taken. Brimming with Life increases your Health while Reincarnation is off cooldown, and makes Reincarnation cool down faster.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Icefury is a new ability, dealing damage to your target and increasing the damage of your next Frost Shock.
  • Feral Spirit is your 1.5-minute cooldown which summons two Wolves that attack your target. With the Witch Doctor’s Ancestry Talent, every Maelstrom Weapon you gain reduces the cooldown of Feral Spirits by 2 seconds.
  • Elemental Blast replaces Lava Burst and gains an additional charge. Elemental Blast grants either Critical Strike, Haste or Mastery for 10 seconds.
  • Ascendance is your 3-minute cooldown which deals immediat damage on use, reduces the cooldown and cost of Stormstrike.
  • Static Accumulation causes while Ascendance is active that you generate 2 Maelstrom Weapon every 1 second.
Multi Target Talents
  • Fire Nova or Hailstorm are talents you have to chose between one of them, causing you to deal AoE damage, either as active or passive ability.
  • Windfury Totem grants all party members a 20% chance to make their main-hand swing an extra time.
  • Primordial Wave deals damage, and causes your next Lightning Bolt to hit all targets affected by Flame Shock.
  • Sundering deals damage to all enemies in front of you, and incapacitating them for 2 seconds.
  • Crash Lightning deals damage to all enemies in front of you, and causes your Stromstrike, Ice Strike and Lava Lash to deal additional damage to all targets in front of you.

Mythic+ Talents For Enhancement Shaman



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Enhancement Shaman in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Enhancement Shaman in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Enhancement Shaman

General Stat Priority for Enhancement Shaman with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
  5. Critical Strike

Agility is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery grants you a chance to trigger Stormbringer and Windfury Weapon, and increases all Fire, Frost and Nature damage you deal.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Enhancement Shaman

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Enhancement Shaman

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets, based on simulations for damage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

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Gems, Enchants and Consumables