2v2 Elemental Shaman

Elemental Shaman
Season 3
29 characters
2100 - 2459

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Elemental Shaman equipped to prevail in 2v2 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Fàlç from Stormrage (US) — currently ranked as the best Elemental Shaman in 2v2.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Elemental Shaman. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Elemental Shamans

  1. 1
    Fàlç
    Stormrage (US)
    459 ilvl
    2459
  2. 2
    Remindêr
    Drakthul (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2423
  3. 3
    Domopomo
    Stormscale (EU)
    456 ilvl
    2346
  4. 4
    Fälç
    Stormrage (US)
    458 ilvl
    2307
  5. 5
    Lokixdsham
    Illidan (US)
    467 ilvl
    2293

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
+860
10% Critical Strike
+4478
26% Haste
+2589
42% Mastery
+5997
29% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+22
0% Avoidance
+25
0% Leech
+504
10% 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
    16
  2. Dark Iron Dwarf
    8
  3. Dwarf
    2
  4. Pandaren
    1
  5. Goblin
    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
29
Lava Burst
29
Astral Shift
29
Chain Lightning
29
Wind Shear
29
Planes Traveler
24
Thunderous Paws
19
Frost Shock
28
Maelstrom Weapon
0
Earth Shield
29
Fire and Ice
29
Earth Elemental
25
Capacitor Totem
6
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
1
Brimming with Life
27
Elemental Orbit
28
Healing Stream Totem
28
Ancestral Defense
3
Tremor Totem
28
Static Charge
0
Greater Purge
27
Flurry
0
Swirling Currents
25
Cleanse Spirit
9
Earthgrab Totem
28
Hex
27
Nature's Fury
6
Surging Shields
28
Elemental Warding
10
Nature's Guardian
29
Voodoo Mastery
23
Winds of Al'Akir
4
Spiritwalker's Grace
4
Thunderstorm
29
Totemic Focus
12
Gust of Wind
23
Spiritwalker's Aegis
2
Ancestral Guidance
28
Totemic Projection
25
Totemic Surge
24
Go with the Flow
2
Mana Spring
0
Lightning Lasso
28
Poison Cleansing Totem
2
Totemic Recall
2
Nature's Swiftness
1
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
29
Earthquake
29
Elemental Fury
29
Fire Elemental
29
Inundate
26
Focused Insight
21
Primordial Bond
28
Call of Thunder
2
Flow of Power
27
Lava Surge
29
Unrelenting Calamity
2
Icefury
27
Swelling Maelstrom
27
Echo of the Elements
5
Call of Fire
29
Stormkeeper
2
Flux Melting
27
Surge of Power
29
Flames of the Cauldron
29
Flash of Lightning
0
Eye of the Storm
29
Power of the Maelstrom
2
Master of the Elements
29
Improved Flametongue Weapon
29
Elemental Blast
0
Primordial Wave
29
Deeply Rooted Elements
29
Primal Elementalist
28
Echoes of Great Sundering
0
Elemental Equilibrium
19
Rolling Magma
29
Echo Chamber
4
Oath of the Far Seer
0
Magma Chamber
9
Searing Flames
25
Lightning Rod
0
Splintered Elements
28
Mountains Will Fall
0
Further Beyond
0
Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
28

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
22
Traveling Storms
0
Skyfury Totem
6
Counterstrike Totem
0
Unleash Shield
8
Grounding Totem
25
Seasoned Winds
0
Volcanic Surge
0
Burrow
26

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 top items for Elemental Shamans in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Flame-Touched Helmet
    11
  2. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    9
  3. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Faceguard
    3
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Helm
    2

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    19
  2. Torc of Passed Time
    5
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    5

Shoulders

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    22
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Monnion
    4
  3. set
    Hellbloom Epaulets
    2
  4. Flame-Touched Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    14
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    7
  3. Hellbloom Cloak
    5
  4. Hellbloom Cape
    2
  5. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    1

Chest

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    29

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    22
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards
    4
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Bracers
    2
  4. Complicated Cuffs
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    28
  2. Flame-Touched Handguards
    1

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt
    18
  2. Flame-Touched Chain
    8
  3. set
    Hellbloom Cinch
    3

Legs

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    29

Feet

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    24
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Boots
    4
  3. Flame-Touched Treads
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    27
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    15
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    9
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    7

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    28
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    26
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    2
  4. set
    Obsidian Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    1
  5. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    24
  2. Hellbloom Dagger
    4
  3. Hellbloom Club
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shield
    20
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark
    8
  3. Hellbloom Aegis
    1

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. Mettle
    24
  2. Adaptive Stonescales
    22
  3. Blue Silken Lining
    6
  4. Precognition
    3
  5. Verdant Conduit
    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
    3

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    27
  2. Graceful Avoidance
    1
  3. Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    22
  2. Reserve of Intellect
    7

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    25
  2. +200 Avoidance
    1
  3. +200 Leech
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    21

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread
    23
  2. Temporal Spellthread
    6

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    24
  2. Watcher's Loam
    5

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    30
  2. +82 Mastery
    18
  3. +82 Versatility
    10

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    29

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. Energized Ysemerald
    105
  2. Energized Malygite
    46
  3. Zen Neltharite
    33
  4. Keen Ysemerald
    9
  5. Fierce Illimited Diamond
    8