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Elemental Shaman PvP Guide For 2v2

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Elemental Shaman
Season 4
23 characters
2003 - 2404

Welcome to Murlok.io's Elemental Shaman PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Elemental Shamans from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Hugox (Outland EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2404.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Elemental Shamans

  1. 1
    Hugox's character icon
    Hugox
    Outland (EU)
    503 ilvl
    2404
  2. 2
    Domopomo's character icon
    Domopomo
    Stormscale (EU)
    497 ilvl
    2322
  3. 3
    Spagettoni's character icon
    Spagettoni
    Stormrage (US)
    504 ilvl
    2279
  4. 4
    Maggiesmith's character icon
    Maggiesmith
    Archimonde (EU)
    496 ilvl
    2244
  5. 5
    Hootie's character icon
    Hootie
    Andorhal (US)
    498 ilvl
    2236

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 the optimal way to balance Elemental Shaman Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+1258
12% Critical Strike
+4119
24% Haste
+4056
57% Mastery
+6817
33% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+42
1% Avoidance
+47
1% Leech
+429
8% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Orc currently being the top race for Elemental Shamans in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Orc race icon
    Orc
    15
  2. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    4
  3. Pandaren race icon
    Pandaren
    1
  4. Mag'Har Orc race icon
    Mag'Har Orc
    1
  5. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    1

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.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Chain Heal
22
Lava Burst
23
Astral Shift
23
Chain Lightning
23
Wind Shear
23
Planes Traveler
19
Thunderous Paws
17
Frost Shock
23
Maelstrom Weapon
0
Earth Shield
22
Fire and Ice
23
Earth Elemental
21
Capacitor Totem
9
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
0
Brimming with Life
22
Elemental Orbit
22
Healing Stream Totem
22
Ancestral Defense
4
Tremor Totem
22
Guardian's Cudgel
1
Greater Purge
20
Flurry
0
Swirling Currents
16
Cleanse Spirit
7
Earthgrab Totem
22
Hex
22
Nature's Fury
3
Surging Shields
22
Elemental Warding
10
Nature's Guardian
23
Voodoo Mastery
22
Winds of Al'Akir
1
Spiritwalker's Grace
5
Thunderstorm
23
Totemic Focus
6
Gust of Wind
21
Spiritwalker's Aegis
2
Ancestral Guidance
23
Totemic Projection
20
Totemic Surge
17
Go with the Flow
1
Mana Spring
1
Lightning Lasso
22
Poison Cleansing Totem
2
Totemic Recall
3
Nature's Swiftness
2
Stoneskin Totem
1
Call of the Elements
1

Specialization Talents

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

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Earth Shock
23
Earthquake
23
Elemental Fury
23
Fire Elemental
23
Inundate
18
Focused Insight
18
Primordial Bond
20
Call of Thunder
3
Flow of Power
20
Lava Surge
23
Unrelenting Calamity
3
Icefury
22
Swelling Maelstrom
20
Echo of the Elements
6
Call of Fire
23
Stormkeeper
3
Flux Melting
21
Surge of Power
23
Flames of the Cauldron
23
Flash of Lightning
1
Eye of the Storm
21
Power of the Maelstrom
4
Master of the Elements
22
Improved Flametongue Weapon
23
Elemental Blast
0
Primordial Wave
23
Deeply Rooted Elements
21
Primal Elementalist
21
Echoes of Great Sundering
0
Elemental Equilibrium
21
Rolling Magma
22
Echo Chamber
3
Oath of the Far Seer
0
Magma Chamber
3
Searing Flames
18
Lightning Rod
1
Splintered Elements
21
Mountains Will Fall
1
Further Beyond
0
Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
21

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.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Static Field Totem
20
Traveling Storms
1
Skyfury Totem
5
Counterstrike Totem
0
Unleash Shield
4
Grounding Totem
17
Seasoned Winds
0
Volcanic Surge
2
Burrow
20

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Elemental Shamans in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Faceguard item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Faceguard
    13
  2. Flame-Touched Helmet item icon
    Flame-Touched Helmet
    6
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Helm item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Helm
    2
  4. Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    1
  5. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals item icon
    Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    1

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    14
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    7
  3. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1
  4. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    1

Shoulders

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Companions item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    22
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Epaulets item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Epaulets
    1

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    12
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    8
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Drape item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Drape
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Cloak
    1
  5. Draconic Warmonger's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cloak
    1

Chest

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Harness item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    22
  2. Flame-Touched Chainmail item icon
    Flame-Touched Chainmail
    1

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards item icon
    Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    15
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Wristguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Wristguards
    4
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Bracers item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Bracers
    3
  4. Flame-Touched Cuffs item icon
    Flame-Touched Cuffs
    1

Hands

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Grips item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    21
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Gauntlets item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Gauntlets
    1
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Handguards item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Handguards
    1

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Belt item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Belt
    20
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Chain Belt item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Chain Belt
    1
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Girdle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Girdle
    1
  4. Flame-Touched Chain item icon
    Flame-Touched Chain
    1

Legs

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    22
  2. Flame-Touched Legguards item icon
    Flame-Touched Legguards
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve item icon
    Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    18
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Chain Boots item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Chain Boots
    2
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Chain Sabatons item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Chain Sabatons
    1
  4. Flame-Touched Treads item icon
    Flame-Touched Treads
    1
  5. Greatwolf Outcast's Footpads item icon
    Greatwolf Outcast's Footpads
    1

Rings

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    14
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    9
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    8
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    8
  5. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    5

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    22
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    22
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Medallion
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Scepter item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Scepter
    14
  2. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno item icon
    Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    6
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Club item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Club
    2
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Sickle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Sickle
    1

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Shield item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shield
    16
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Bulwark item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Bulwark
    7

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    10
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    5
  3. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno item icon
    Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    4

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.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Elemental Shamans in 2v2.

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    18
  2. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards embellishment item icon
    Adaptive Stonescales
    15
  3. Flame-Touched Helmet embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    7
  4. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    3
  5. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1

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 is a list of the top enchantments for Elemental Shamans in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    2

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    17
  2. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    3
  3. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    20
  2. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    3

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    15
  2. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    3
  3. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    3

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    11

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    19
  2. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    3

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    19
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    29
  2. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    11
  3. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    4

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    19
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    2
  3. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    1

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, the following are the top gem choices for Elemental Shamans in 2v2.

  1. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    62
  2. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    32
  3. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    22
  4. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    13
  5. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    8