PVE Enhancement Shaman DPS Guide WotLK 3.3.5a

Game: Wrath of the Lich King
Content Type: Gaming Guides


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.

This build is for fresh 80 level players with weak gear. It gives us cheap Shock spells and mana regeneration from Stormstrike.

Enhancement Shaman Lowgear Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a

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.

Enhancement Shamanbisgear Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a

You can always swap Ancestral Knowledge with Enhancing Totems

Other viable choices for the 3rd Glyph:

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.

Windfury Weapon on right-hand and Flametongue Weapon on the left-hand 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.

Feral Spirit and Shamanistic Rage are used all the time when not on cooldown

Hit Rating → Expertise → Attack Power & Haste → Critical Rating → Armor Penetration → Agility → Stamina

Hit Rating soft cap is 8% and should be a priority – this allows to land all special attacks. Since Enhancement Shamans use dual wield – they have a cap at 27% (melee attacks), but it’s not reasonable to get so much Hit Rating since you will be sacrificing other stats.

Hit Rating hard cap for Shaman is spell hit cap – 17% because your build also relies on Maelstrom Weapon and Lightning Bolt mechanics.
Here’s how to achieve these numbers:

Expertise decreases the chance that melee attacks will be dodged or parried by 0.25%. Cap – 26 points (not rating). Unleashed Rage gives 9 points, and Orcs passive – Axe Specialization gives another 5.

Stacking Haste or combining it with Attack Power is a personal preference as the difference is marginal. It will likely be affected by the gear you can currently aquire.

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Wow Noob

when do shaman dual wield in wotlk and is it trained or by using talent points?

Furious

Level 40 is the earliest you can get it.
https://wotlkdb.com/?spell=30816

It’s a talent in the enhancement talent tree.
https://wotlkdb.com/?talent#h

Wow Noob

Okay thanks for answering.

Pancake

How do you prioritise stats?
What hit do you go for?
And haste? I think I might have too much haste and could switch that for some AP gems. I use the AP totem too.

Zaku

Do we need to plus agi gems as well?

wai yan

wind fury on main hand or offhand

Abrimo

On mainhand, you want flametongue on offhand due to lavalash dealing 25% more damage with flametongue on it.

wai yan

And use lighting bolt or chain lighting

wai yan

and why use flame shock enhancement shammy

Rob

to keep Flame ShockDoT dmg going

Abrimo

What consumables would you carry for raids?

Gulborg

Is it worthy glyph of lava lash instead of feral spirit or windfury?

Saltycheese

Why do we Enha need actualy armor pene and what amount is enought

Barabba

As profession, what do you think of skinning ( crit) and enchanting?

The Barbz

the crit passive from skinning is marginal but any extra crit is amazing so i do recommend,and leather working is better paired with skinning than enchanting but obviously you arent forced to pair your profs

Totemic

Enhancement should be Jewelcrafting and Engineering, there’s no debate. Engineering has haste for gloves, which is absolutely 100% necessary, plus rocket boots are amazing as well. Rocket boots give +24 crit rating anyways, so skinning is essentially useless.

Secondly, jewelcrafting gives you 3x +68 attack power gems, or +34 haste gems, which by themselves are way better than any other bonus you get from skinning.

Gogoaza

Which are the bis trinkets for enh sham? You should add also a bis list

The Barbz

The sharpened twilight scale is a MUST have and the herkuml war token is nothing to ignore

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