PVE Enhancement Shaman DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)
Welcome to the Enhancement Shaman DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Enhancement Shaman in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
1. Talent Tree
This build is for fresh 80 level players with weak gear. It gives us cheap Shock spells and mana regeneration from Stormstrike.
The second build is more for people with good or BiS gear. Less mana regeneration, which will be compensated with by raid-member buffs or spells, making this build better in a full raid with different classes. Your totems are stronger than Death Knights buff with this build, at the cost of Intellect.
5. Gameplay & Rotations
Enhancement Shaman has a complicated rotation, though you'll get used to it. Don't forget to use two weapons (dual wield). Two-handed weapons are worse for your DPS since it only gives you bigger Windfury Crits, nothing more.
When 5 stacks of Maelstrom Weapon use Lightning Bolt
Use Magma Totem
Stormstrike and Lava Lash after Maelstrom Weapon used
Debuff from Stormstrike all the time is on target
Use Flame Shock if not used on the target yet
Earth Shock if Flame Shock already used
Lightning Shield refreshed at 1-3 stacks
Fire Nova if everything else is on cooldown
Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.
Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.