Acrimonious

Elemental Shaman
Orc
389 ilvl
Season 1
2409 Solo Shuffle
384 2v2
2307 3v3

Acrimonious from Ravencrest (EU) is recognized as one of the top PvP Elemental Shaman in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5, having achieved an impressive 2409 rating in Solo Shuffle during season 1.

Here you'll find a detailed snapshot of her character from . It includes a thorough breakdown of her stats, talents, equipment, embellishments, enchantments, and gems. Use this as a guide to enhance and inspire your own Elemental Shaman build.

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is how Acrimonious's Secondary and Minor stats are distributed.

Secondary Stats
+396
7% Critical Strike
+2528
15% Haste
+424
19% Mastery
+5215
25% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+250
2% Leech
+225
5% Speed
  1. Leech
  2. Speed
  3. Avoidance

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Shaman specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Shaman class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Shaman's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

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Take a peek at Acrimonious's selected Class Talents below:

Chain Heal
Lava Burst
1
Astral Shift
1
Chain Lightning
1
Wind Shear
1
Planes Traveler
1
Thunderous Paws
1
Frost Shock
1
Maelstrom Weapon
Earth Shield
1
Fire and Ice
1
Earth Elemental
1
Capacitor Totem
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
Brimming with Life
1
Elemental Orbit
1
Healing Stream Totem
Ancestral Defense
Tremor Totem
1
Static Charge
Greater Purge
1
Flurry
Swirling Currents
Cleanse Spirit
Earthgrab Totem
Hex
1
Nature's Fury
2
Surging Shields
1
Elemental Warding
Nature's Guardian
2
Voodoo Mastery
Winds of Al'Akir
2
Spiritwalker's Grace
1
Thunderstorm
1
Totemic Focus
Gust of Wind
1
Spiritwalker's Aegis
1
Ancestral Guidance
Totemic Projection
Totemic Surge
2
Go with the Flow
Mana Spring
1
Lightning Lasso
1
Poison Cleansing Totem
Totemic Recall
Nature's Swiftness
Stoneskin Totem
Call of the Elements

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Elemental Shamans with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

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Take a peek at Acrimonious's selected Specialization Talents below:

Earth Shock
1
Earthquake
1
Elemental Fury
1
Fire Elemental
1
Inundate
1
Primordial Fury
Primordial Bond
1
Call of Thunder
1
Flow of Power
Lava Surge
1
Unrelenting Calamity
1
Icefury
Swelling Maelstrom
Echo of the Elements
1
Call of Fire
1
Stormkeeper
1
Flux Melting
Surge of Power
1
Flames of the Cauldron
1
Flash of Lightning
Eye of the Storm
2
Power of the Maelstrom
1
Master of the Elements
2
Improved Flametongue Weapon
1
Elemental Blast
Primordial Wave
1
Deeply Rooted Elements
1
Primal Elementalist
1
Echoes of Great Sundering
Elemental Equilibrium
Rolling Magma
2
Echo Chamber
Oath of the Far Seer
Magma Chamber
2
Searing Flames
1
Lightning Rod
Primordial Surge
1
Mountains Will Fall
Further Beyond
Skybreaker's Fiery Demise
1

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Elemental Shaman's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

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Take a peek at Acrimonious's selected PvP Talents below:

Static Field Totem
Traveling Storms
Skyfury Totem
Counterstrike Totem
Unleash Shield
1
Grounding Totem
1
Seasoned Winds
Volcanic Surge
Burrow

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the items currently equipped by Acrimonious.

Head

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Chain Faceguard

Neck

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Necklace

Shoulders

  1. set
    Calderas of Infused Earth

Back

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Drape

Chest

  1. set
    Robe of Infused Earth

Wrist

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Chain Bracers

Hands

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Chain Gauntlets

Waist

  1. set
    Drakebreaker's Cinch

Legs

  1. set
    Drakebreaker's Greaves

Feet

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve

Ring 1

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Ring

Ring 2

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Signet

Trinket 1

  1. set
    Crimson Gladiator's Emblem

Trinket 2

  1. set
    Crimson Gladiator's Medallion

Main Hand

  1. Crimson Gladiator's Gavel

Off Hand

  1. Drakebreaker's Bulwark

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Here are the embellishments equipped by Acrimonious for the Elemental Shaman specialization.

  1. Gladiator'S Distinction

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here are the specific enchantments chosen by Acrimonious for each equipment slot.

Back

  1. +125 Leech

Chest

  1. Waking Stats

Wrist

  1. +125 Leech

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze

Ring 1

  1. +82 Versatility

Ring 2

  1. +82 Versatility

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, here are the gems currently socketed by Acrimonious.

  1. Energized Malygite
    3