PVE TBC Enhancement Shaman DPS Guide (Short)
TBC Shaman Guide
Welcome to our PVE Enhancement Shaman DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play an Enhancement Shaman in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables!
There are two very common Enhancement builds.
This first build mixes in Convection and Elemental Focus from the Elemental tree. These two talents help your mana sustain, while also shortening your Shock spell cooldowns increasing your DPS.
There are two major drawbacks to this build. First is that it doesn’t support Totem twisting which helps out your raid. The second is that it doesn’t have Nature’s Guidance which requires you to get additional Hit rating from gear.
This second build combines Enhancement with Restoration, this gives you less personal DPS but increases your overall group DPS.
Thanks to Nature’s Guidance and Dual Wield Specialization your special attacks will be hit capped and any extra hit will only help with white attacks.
You also pick up Totemic Focus which allows Totem Twisting.
Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.
- Meta: Relentless Earthstorm Diamond
- Red: Bold Crimson Spinel, Bold Living Ruby
- Blue: Sovereign Tanzanite, Sovereign Nightseye
- Yellow: Enscribed Fire Opal, Inscribed Noble Topaz
You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.
- Head: Glyph of Ferocity
- Shoulder: Greater Inscription of the Blade, Greater Inscription of Vengeance or Might of the Scourge
- Back: Enchant Cloak – Greater Agility, Enchant Cloak – Subtlety
- Chest: Enchant Chest – Exceptional Stats
- Bracers: Enchant Bracer – Brawn
- Gloves: Enchant Gloves – Major Strength
- Legs: Nethercobra Leg Armor
- Boots: Enchant Boots – Cat’s Swiftness, Enchant Boots – Boar’s Speed
- MH Weapon: Enchant Weapon – Mongoose, Enchant Weapon – Crusader
- OH Weapon: Enchant Weapon – Mongoose, Enchant Weapon – Crusader
Later on you can use Enchant Weapon – Executioner on your OH Weapon but that requires 500 passive Armor Pen.
If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both rings.
Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.
- Potion: Haste Potion, Insane Strength Potion, Super Mana Potion
- Elixir: Elixir of Major Strength, Fel Strength Elixir, Elixir of Demonslaying
- Flask: Flask of Relentless Assault
- Food: Roasted Clefthoof, Spicy Hot Talbuk
- Drums: Drums of Battle, Drums of Restoration
- Leatherworking – This is a great choice for Enhancement Shamans. Allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
- Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
- Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. Can also be used to make Figurine – Shadowsong Panther, Hard Khorium Band, and Hard Khorium Choker.
- Blacksmithing – This is really great for crafting your own gear early on, Blacksmithing weapons will work great until T5.
- Attack Power
- Crit and Haste
The base requirement for hit is 9% with 25 Expertise. If you choose a build that doesn’t have Nature’s Guidance you will need additional hit rating.
You should have your totems out at all times.
Keep Flame Shock on your target at all times.
Stormstrike and Earth Shock should be used on cooldown.
Use Shamanistic Rage when you run out of mana.
Totem twisting should only be done with the second build listed above, otherwise you will run out of mana. There are a ton of guides on Totem Twisting.
Use Windfury Totem and then Grace of Air Totem at the start of the fight. Windfury Totem will grant a 9 second buff to your group and then the second will give your group an Agility buff. Windfury is your main priority while Agility can be maintained the rest of the time.