Mythic+ Elemental Shaman

Elemental Shaman
Season 3
50 characters
3407 - 3772

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Elemental Shaman equipped to prevail in Mythic+ 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 색샤 from Azshara (KR) — currently ranked as the best Elemental Shaman in Mythic+.

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
    색샤
    Azshara (KR)
    487 ilvl
    3772
  2. 2
    Syaringan
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3745
  3. 3
    Icytröll
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3743
  4. 4
    Futter
    Taerar (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3707
  5. 5
    Finduz
    Draenor (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3698

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+1570
14% Critical Strike
+4277
25% Haste
+6368
80% Mastery
+3739
18% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+676
9% Avoidance
+262
4% Leech
+79
2% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    26
  2. Tauren
    7
  3. Draenei
    3
  4. Orc
    3
  5. Pandaren
    3

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
17
Lava Burst
50
Astral Shift
50
Chain Lightning
50
Wind Shear
50
Planes Traveler
48
Spirit Wolf
38
Frost Shock
12
Maelstrom Weapon
0
Earth Shield
17
Fire and Ice
50
Earth Elemental
48
Capacitor Totem
44
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
1
Brimming with Life
50
Elemental Orbit
2
Healing Stream Totem
1
Ancestral Defense
50
Tremor Totem
2
Static Charge
24
Purge
7
Flurry
0
Swirling Currents
0
Cleanse Spirit
7
Wind Rush Totem
28
Hex
31
Nature's Fury
50
Surging Shields
1
Elemental Warding
50
Nature's Guardian
50
Voodoo Mastery
6
Winds of Al'Akir
44
Spiritwalker's Grace
50
Thunderstorm
48
Totemic Focus
4
Gust of Wind
44
Graceful Spirit
44
Ancestral Guidance
48
Totemic Projection
1
Totemic Surge
47
Go with the Flow
11
Mana Spring
4
Thundershock
38
Poison Cleansing Totem
14
Totemic Recall
49
Nature's Swiftness
19
Stoneskin Totem
10
Call of the Elements
49

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
Tumultuous Fissures
38
Primordial Fury
2
Primordial Bond
50
Call of Thunder
48
Flow of Power
2
Lava Surge
50
Unrelenting Calamity
48
Icefury
2
Swelling Maelstrom
2
Echo of the Elements
50
Call of Fire
50
Stormkeeper
48
Electrified Shocks
2
Surge of Power
49
Flames of the Cauldron
50
Flash of Lightning
2
Eye of the Storm
50
Power of the Maelstrom
47
Master of the Elements
50
Improved Flametongue Weapon
50
Elemental Blast
3
Primordial Wave
50
Deeply Rooted Elements
50
Liquid Magma Totem
48
Echoes of Great Sundering
1
Elemental Equilibrium
1
Rolling Magma
50
Echo Chamber
48
Oath of the Far Seer
0
Magma Chamber
47
Searing Flames
0
Lightning Rod
0
Splintered Elements
47
Mountains Will Fall
3
Further Beyond
0
Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence
47

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
18
Traveling Storms
7
Skyfury Totem
24
Counterstrike Totem
18
Unleash Shield
6
Grounding Totem
24
Seasoned Winds
12
Volcanic Surge
7
Burrow
17

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    31
  2. Morningscale Cowl
    8
  3. Coif of the Court Spider
    3
  4. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    3
  5. Snake Eater's Cowl
    3

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    37
  2. Chain of the Green Flight
    3
  3. Choker of Shielding
    3
  4. Eye of the Rising Flame
    2
  5. Raven Filigree Pendant
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    42
  2. Mantle of Slumbering Sands
    4
  3. Flame-Touched Spaulders
    2
  4. Drakestalker's Trophy Pauldrons
    1
  5. Shadow Archer's Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    12
  2. Periwinkle Cloak
    10
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    10
  4. Greatwolf Outcast's Chainweave
    7
  5. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    4

Chest

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    50

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    46
  2. Complicated Cuffs
    2
  3. Flame-Touched Cuffs
    1
  4. Wristlinks of Alchemical Transfusion
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    46
  2. Gloves of Wretched Lesions
    2
  3. Flame-Touched Handguards
    1
  4. Flameseer's Winged Grasps
    1

Waist

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Sigil Belt
    21
  2. Jeweled Sash of the Viper
    15
  3. Reality-Warping Waistband
    6
  4. Forlorn Leaf Clasp
    3
  5. Soul-Torn Fury Cinch
    3

Legs

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    45
  2. Aerwynn's Ritual Sarong
    3
  3. Rockhide Leggings
    2

Feet

  1. Grunt's Eternal Treads
    10
  2. Whelp Handler's Lined Boots
    10
  3. Bramble Looped Boots
    7
  4. Flame-Touched Treads
    7
  5. Boots of the Molten Hoard
    6

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    42
  2. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    25
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    17
  4. Band of Burning Thorns
    5
  5. Seal of the Regal Loa
    3

Trinkets

  1. Sea Star
    46
  2. Balefire Branch
    36
  3. Leaf of the Ancient Protectors
    9
  4. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    6
  5. Coagulated Genesaur Blood
    1

Main Hand

  1. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    15
  2. Iridal, the Earth's Master
    11
  3. Sickle of the White Stag
    6
  4. The Infinite Hand
    4
  5. Jagged Iris Sica
    3

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Matrix Beacon
    10
  2. Disc of Indomitable Will
    6
  3. Primal Molten Defender
    5
  4. Desiccated Husk Shield
    3
  5. Murozond's Timeless Scale
    3

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 Mythic+.

  1. Adaptive Stonescales
    46
  2. Elemental Lariat
    37
  3. Choker Of Shielding
    3
  4. Blue Silken Lining
    2
  5. Deep Chill
    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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    49

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    47
  2. +125 Avoidance
    3

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    50

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    49
  2. +200 Leech
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Legion Surveying
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    47

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread
    48
  2. Fierce Armor Kit
    1
  3. Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    46
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    3
  3. Watcher's Loam
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    50
  2. +82 Versatility
    29
  3. +82 Haste
    16

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    30
  2. Wafting Devotion
    20

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 Mythic+.

  1. Zen Neltharite
    165
  2. Keen Neltharite
    68
  3. Energized Malygite
    46
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    30
  5. Zen Malygite
    18