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Elemental Shaman PvP Guide For 3v3

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Elemental Shaman
Season 3
50 characters
2532 - 2993

Welcome to Murlok.io's Elemental Shaman PvP guide for 3v3 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Elemental Shamans from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Lávalava (Ravencrest EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2993.

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
    Lávalava's character icon
    Lávalava
    Ravencrest (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2993
  2. 2
    Drakedad's character icon
    Drakedad
    Nathrezim (US)
    458 ilvl
    2979
  3. 3
    Swapxy's character icon
    Swapxy
    Outland (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2975
  4. 4
    Swapxy's character icon
    Swapxy
    Wildhammer (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2966
  5. 5
    Gûzz's character icon
    Gûzz
    Area 52 (US)
    457 ilvl
    2962

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 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+773
9% Critical Strike
+4813
28% Haste
+2251
38% Mastery
+5947
29% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+31
0% Avoidance
+34
1% Leech
+545
11% 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 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Orc race icon
    Orc
    20
  2. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    14
  3. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    14
  4. Pandaren race icon
    Pandaren
    1
  5. Highmountain Tauren race icon
    Highmountain Tauren
    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
50
Lava Burst
50
Astral Shift
50
Chain Lightning
50
Wind Shear
50
Planes Traveler
49
Thunderous Paws
34
Frost Shock
50
Maelstrom Weapon
0
Earth Shield
50
Fire and Ice
50
Earth Elemental
47
Capacitor Totem
6
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
1
Brimming with Life
50
Elemental Orbit
50
Healing Stream Totem
50
Ancestral Defense
11
Tremor Totem
49
Static Charge
0
Greater Purge
50
Flurry
0
Swirling Currents
38
Cleanse Spirit
16
Earthgrab Totem
50
Hex
48
Nature's Fury
4
Surging Shields
50
Elemental Warding
17
Nature's Guardian
50
Voodoo Mastery
43
Winds of Al'Akir
0
Spiritwalker's Grace
0
Thunderstorm
50
Totemic Focus
18
Gust of Wind
44
Graceful Spirit
0
Ancestral Guidance
48
Totemic Projection
43
Totemic Surge
48
Go with the Flow
2
Mana Spring
0
Lightning Lasso
49
Poison Cleansing Totem
4
Totemic Recall
8
Nature's Swiftness
0
Stoneskin Totem
5
Call of the Elements
0

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
50
Earthquake
50
Elemental Fury
50
Fire Elemental
50
Inundate
47
Focused Insight
45
Primordial Bond
49
Call of Thunder
0
Flow of Power
50
Lava Surge
50
Unrelenting Calamity
0
Icefury
50
Swelling Maelstrom
50
Echo of the Elements
2
Call of Fire
50
Stormkeeper
0
Flux Melting
48
Surge of Power
50
Flames of the Cauldron
50
Flash of Lightning
0
Eye of the Storm
50
Power of the Maelstrom
0
Master of the Elements
50
Improved Flametongue Weapon
50
Elemental Blast
0
Primordial Wave
50
Deeply Rooted Elements
50
Primal Elementalist
49
Echoes of Great Sundering
0
Elemental Equilibrium
48
Rolling Magma
50
Echo Chamber
0
Oath of the Far Seer
0
Magma Chamber
9
Searing Flames
43
Lightning Rod
0
Splintered Elements
49
Mountains Will Fall
0
Further Beyond
0
Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
50

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
39
Traveling Storms
1
Skyfury Totem
2
Counterstrike Totem
0
Unleash Shield
12
Grounding Totem
45
Seasoned Winds
1
Volcanic Surge
0
Burrow
50

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 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Faceguard item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Faceguard
    20
  2. Flame-Touched Helmet item icon
    Flame-Touched Helmet
    19
  3. Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    11

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    39
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    9
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    2

Shoulders

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Companions item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    42
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Monnion item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Monnion
    6
  3. Flame-Touched Spaulders item icon
    Flame-Touched Spaulders
    2

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    36
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    6
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    4
  4. Hellbloom Cloak item icon
    Hellbloom Cloak
    3
  5. Hellbloom Cape item icon
    Hellbloom Cape
    1

Chest

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Harness item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    50

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards item icon
    Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    49
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards
    1

Hands

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Grips item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    47
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Handguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Handguards
    3

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt
    44
  2. Flame-Touched Chain item icon
    Flame-Touched Chain
    6

Legs

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    50

Feet

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve item icon
    Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    44
  2. Flame-Touched Treads item icon
    Flame-Touched Treads
    5
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Boots item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Boots
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    45
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    37
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    15
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    2
  5. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal item icon
    Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    1

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    50
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    49
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Emblem item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    44
  2. Hellbloom Dagger item icon
    Hellbloom Dagger
    6

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shield item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shield
    37
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark
    12
  3. Hellbloom Aegis item icon
    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 3v3.

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards embellishment item icon
    Adaptive Stonescales
    49
  2. Infurious Boots of Reprieve embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    44
  3. Flame-Touched Treads embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    6
  4. Flame-Touched Chain embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    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 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    3

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    45
  2. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    2
  3. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    48
  2. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    45
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    2
  3. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    34
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    48
  2. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    2

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    44
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2
  3. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    42
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    32
  3. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    26

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    49
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting 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 3v3.

  1. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    106
  2. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    105
  3. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    55
  4. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    52
  5. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    21