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Elemental Shaman Gear Recommendations
This section of the Elemental Shaman guide covers everything about gear: stat priorities, gear recommendations from dungeons and raids, and legendary item rankings. This guide is written by
. Updated for the latest patch.
Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Gear and Stat Information
There are two stat priorities, depending on your talent preference.
This build focuses on taking complimentary talents for Lava Burst.
Priority: Mastery > Crit > Haste > Versatility
The Icefury build revolves around using Icefury and buffed Frost Shocks
Priority: Mastery = Crit > Haste > Versatility
Generally higher item level will beat out optimal secondary stats, as secondaries will be roughly 50-65% the value of Intellect.
Stat ratios are an estimate of the best combination of secondary stats to give the best stats, via
You can find more information about generating your own stat weights
The initial two bonuses help with world content, while the second pair are damage boosts.
Macht des Mahlstroms
- Does not affect
priority when affected by Power of the Maelstrom and/or
- Does not alter the rotation
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Prydaz, Xavarics Magnum Opus
Grants a shield every 30 seconds if not taking damage
Wurzeln von Shaladrassil
Heals if standing still
Haste & movement speed buff after applying a crowd control effect like
gains 5% damage on each jump, similar to the behaviour of Lava Beam
Echos der großen Zerschlagung
Not practical for sustained multi-target damage, but would make the free Earthquakes usable for any target count
Auge des Wirbelnden Nethers
Ideally will require Elemental Blast and/or Icefury to maximise the third 2% bonus
The stackable dot won't deal enough damage to make delaying
Der Blutpakt des Betrügers
Effectively the same mechanic as the T18 2pc bonus. May not be worth taking
if using this item.
Raid haste effects last for 70 seconds rather than 40. Will need early uses to take advantage of, so may not be ideal to use with sub 30% burn phases
Finding Gear on Wowhead
From simple recommendations to advanced filters, Wowhead can help you find the gear you want.
is a great way to search for gear if you are new to Wowhead's filtering system.
Choose what item category, gear slot, and class specialization you're interested in, and it will return results for you. You can further narrow it down by source--including gear from LFR and heroic dungeons.
You can find the Item Finder via Tools > Item Finder or Database > Items > Item Finder.
returns personalized gear suggestions for you and shows which content has the most upgrades.
Simply load up the
with you preferred character and it will list gear recommendations in a 20 ilvl range for you. It will also list how many gear upgrades each boss has so you can plan out bonus rolls. Finally, the character planner will perform an audit and let you know if you have any missing enchants, glyphs, or gems.
If you have a character in our
which is great for tracking vanity collections and viewing your character in our 3D modelviewer, you can click on the "Planner" button in the header to access the tool. If you don't, you can just enter your information in at Tools > Character Planner.
Wowhead utilizes a powerful system of item filters to narrow down the gear you need.
, you can enter in some basic options at the top--the name of the item, its item level, the level the players needs to be. The "Usable by" dropdowns cover factions, class, and role.
The dropdown menu right above "Stat Weights" opens to display a variety of advanced options. These cover the following:
General item info such as Added in Expansion/Patch, BoE/BoP, Unique-Equipped, Class-Specific.
Stats: All primary stats, secondary stats, defensive stats, and weapon stats.
Source: All in-game sources, ranging from raid difficulties to the Black Market Auction House to sold by a vendor.
Miscellaneous: Many of these filters are not relevant to equippable gear such as Crafting Reagents and Toys, but you can filter for items that are currently obtainable.
Once you've selected a filter from the menu, click on Apply filter for search results. You can repeat the process to filter for multiple criteria at once--for example, Agility gear that is found in Mythic Foundry.
Over on the right-hand side of the page, you can select a particular Gear Slot or Quality to narrow results even further.
Finally, you can quickly view a subset of items at once using the Database Menus. Head to Database > Items and mouseover the Weapon and Armor options for quick links to gear arranged by armor type and slot.
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September 27th: Updated stat weights & ratios for hotfixes
October 3rd: Tweaked artifact trait notes.
January 15th: Added new legendary, new stat numbers pending
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