mm+ Elemental Shaman

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This is a guide about how to build Elemental Shamans for Mythic+ . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Elemental Shaman
Activity Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 3539
Lowest rating 3214

Stat Priority

+767
27% Crit
+781
24% Hast
+224
27% Mast
+639
16% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

  1. Haste
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    12
  2. Tauren icon.
    T

    Tauren

    7
  3. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    6
  4. Draenei icon.
    D

    Draenei

    6
  5. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    6

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    35

    Gain the legendary effect of Splintered Elements: Each additional Lava Burst generated by Primordial Wave increases your Haste by 10% for 12 sec.

  2. Echoes of Great Sundering legendary item icon.
    E

    Echoes of Great Sundering - Hands

    27

    When you cast Earth Shock, your next Earthquake will deal 120% additional damage.

  3. Echoes of Great Sundering legendary item icon.
    E

    Echoes of Great Sundering - Shoulders

    12

    When you cast Earth Shock, your next Earthquake will deal 120% additional damage.

  4. Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence legendary item icon.
    W

    Windspeaker's Lava Resurgence - Feet

    6

    When you cast Earth Shock, gain Lava Surge and increase the damage of your next Lava Burst by 20%.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Head

    4

    Gain the legendary effect of Splintered Elements: Each additional Lava Burst generated by Primordial Wave increases your Haste by 10% for 12 sec.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    41

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 551 Haste for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  2. So'leah's Secret Technique item icon.
    S

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    28

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 18 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 113 of that same stat, for 30 min.
    Rank Mythic

  3. The First Sigil item icon.
    T

    The First Sigil

    12

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Channel your Fleshcraft, gaining its benefits and gain 1,310 Versatility for 20 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  4. Elegy of the Eternals item icon.
    E

    Elegy of the Eternals

    6

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Weep before the Eternals, dedicating yourself to their service. Gain 121 of your highest secondary stat, and grant 10% of this bonus to any party members who also serve your covenant.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Infinitely Divisible Ooze item icon.
    I

    Infinitely Divisible Ooze

    4

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    +58 avoidance
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging abilities have a chance to conjure a Frothing Pustule to fight by your side, dealing 5,064 Nature damage to your target.
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Theurgic Starspeaker's Ringmail item icon.
    T

    Theurgic Starspeaker's Ringmail

    50

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 intellect
    +303 stamina
    +56 critical-strike
    +128 haste
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Reinforced (+32 Stamina)
    Set
    Set: While your Storm Elemental is active, your Lava Burst deals 20% additional damage and you gain Lava Surge every 8 sec.
    Set: Casting Lava Burst extends the duration of your Storm Elemental by 1.5 sec. If your Storm Elemental is not active, Lava Burst has a 20% chance to reduce its remaining cooldown by 10 sec instead.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Theurgic Starspeaker's Tassets item icon.
    T

    Theurgic Starspeaker's Tassets

    50

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +62 haste
    +117 versatility
    Set
    Set: While your Storm Elemental is active, your Lava Burst deals 20% additional damage and you gain Lava Surge every 8 sec.
    Set: Casting Lava Burst extends the duration of your Storm Elemental by 1.5 sec. If your Storm Elemental is not active, Lava Burst has a 20% chance to reduce its remaining cooldown by 10 sec instead.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Theurgic Starspeaker's Howl item icon.
    T

    Theurgic Starspeaker's Howl

    42

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +103 critical-strike
    +77 versatility
    Gem
    +16 Versatility
    Set
    Set: While your Storm Elemental is active, your Lava Burst deals 20% additional damage and you gain Lava Surge every 8 sec.
    Set: Casting Lava Burst extends the duration of your Storm Elemental by 1.5 sec. If your Storm Elemental is not active, Lava Burst has a 20% chance to reduce its remaining cooldown by 10 sec instead.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Theurgic Starspeaker's Adornment item icon.
    T

    Theurgic Starspeaker's Adornment

    37

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 intellect
    +227 stamina
    +91 haste
    +47 mastery
    Set
    Set: While your Storm Elemental is active, your Lava Burst deals 20% additional damage and you gain Lava Surge every 8 sec.
    Set: Casting Lava Burst extends the duration of your Storm Elemental by 1.5 sec. If your Storm Elemental is not active, Lava Burst has a 20% chance to reduce its remaining cooldown by 10 sec instead.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Theurgic Starspeaker's Runebindings item icon.
    T

    Theurgic Starspeaker's Runebindings

    21

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 intellect
    +227 stamina
    +40 versatility
    +98 mastery
    Set
    Set: While your Fire Elemental is active, your Lava Burst deals 20% additional damage and you gain Lava Surge every 8 sec.
    Set: Casting Lava Burst extends the duration of your Fire Elemental by 1.5 sec. If your Fire Elemental is not active, Lava Burst has a 20% chance to reduce its remaining cooldown by 10 sec instead.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    62

    +16 Critical Strike

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    53

    +16 Versatility

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    32

    +16 Haste

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    13

    +16 Mastery

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    28

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    15

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    3

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    47

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    1

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    48

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    6

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    20

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    7

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

  3. Enchant Boots - Agile Soulwalker enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Agile Soulwalker

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    45

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    27

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    18

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    49

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Echo of the Elements talent icon.
      E
      49

      Echo of the Elements

      Lava Burst now has 2 charges. Effects that reset its remaining cooldown will instead grant 1 charge.

    2. Earthen Rage talent icon.
      E
      1

      Earthen Rage

      Your damaging spells incite the earth around you to come to your aid for 6 sec, repeatedly dealing 149 Nature damage to your most recently attacked target.

    3. Static Discharge talent icon.
      S
      0

      Static Discharge

      Discharge excess energy from your Lightning Shield, dealing 252 Nature damage to an enemy within 40 yds every 0.5 sec for 3 sec. Targets with your Flame Shock on them are preferred.

    1. Aftershock talent icon.
      A
      44

      Aftershock

      Earth Shock and Earthquake have a 25% chance to refund all Maelstrom spent.

    2. Elemental Blast talent icon.
      E
      6

      Elemental Blast

      Harnesses the raw power of the elements, dealing 1,553 Elemental damage and increasing your Critical Strike or Haste by 3% or Mastery by 6% for 10 sec. Generates 30 Maelstrom.

    3. Echoing Shock talent icon.
      E
      0

      Echoing Shock

      Shock the target for 702 Elemental damage and create an ancestral echo, causing your next damage or healing spell to be cast a second time 1.0 sec later for free.

    1. Spirit Wolf talent icon.
      S
      44

      Spirit Wolf

      While transformed into a Ghost Wolf, you gain 5% increased movement speed and 5% damage reduction every 1 sec, stacking up to 4 times.

    2. Static Charge talent icon.
      S
      5

      Static Charge

      Reduces the cooldown of Capacitor Totem by 5 sec for each enemy it stuns, up to a maximum reduction of 20 sec.

    3. Earth Shield talent icon.
      E
      1

      Earth Shield

      Protects the target with an earthen shield, increasing your healing on them by 20% and healing them for 778 when they take damage. This heal can only occur once every few seconds. Maximum 9 charges. Earth Shield can only be placed on one target at a time. Only one Elemental Shield can be active on the Shaman at a time.

    1. Storm Elemental talent icon.
      S
      45

      Storm Elemental

      Calls forth a Greater Storm Elemental to hurl gusts of wind that damage the Shaman's enemies for 30 sec. While the Storm Elemental is active, each time you cast Lightning Bolt or Chain Lightning, the cast time of Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning is reduced by 3%, stacking up to 10 times.

    2. Master of the Elements talent icon.
      M
      5

      Master of the Elements

      Casting Lava Burst increases the damage of your next Nature, Physical, or Frost spell by 20%.

    3. Liquid Magma Totem talent icon.
      L
      0

      Liquid Magma Totem

      Summons a totem at the target location for 15 sec that hurls liquid magma at a random nearby target every 0.9 sec, dealing 162 Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yards.

    1. Ancestral Guidance talent icon.
      A
      29

      Ancestral Guidance

      For the next 10 sec, 25% of your damage and healing is converted to healing on up to 3 nearby injured party or raid members.

    2. Nature's Guardian talent icon.
      N
      18

      Nature's Guardian

      When your health is brought below 35%, you instantly heal for 20% of your maximum health. Cannot occur more than once every 45 sec.

    3. Wind Rush Totem talent icon.
      W
      3

      Wind Rush Totem

      Summons a totem at the target location for 15 sec, continually granting all allies who pass within 10 yards 60% increased movement speed for 5 sec.

    1. Primal Elementalist talent icon.
      P
      50

      Primal Elementalist

      Your Earth, Fire, and Storm Elementals are drawn from primal elementals 80% more powerful than regular elementals, with additional abilities, and you gain direct control over them.

    2. Surge of Power talent icon.
      S
      0

      Surge of Power

      Casting Earth Shock also enhances your next spell cast within 15 sec: Flame Shock: The next cast also applies Flame Shock to 1 additional target within 8 yards of the target. Lightning Bolt: Your next cast will cause an additional 1-3 Elemental Overloads. Lava Burst: Reduces the cooldown of your Fire Elemental by 6.0 sec. Frost Shock: Freezes the target in place for 6 sec.

    3. Icefury talent icon.
      I
      0

      Icefury

      Hurls frigid ice at the target, dealing 898 Frost damage and causing your next 4 Frost Shocks to deal 225% increased damage and generate 8 Maelstrom. Generates 25 Maelstrom.

    1. Stormkeeper talent icon.
      S
      49

      Stormkeeper

      Charge yourself with lightning, causing your next 2 Lightning Bolts to deal 150% more damage, and also causes your next 2 Lightning Bolts or Chain Lightnings to be instant cast and trigger an Elemental Overload on every target.

    2. Unlimited Power talent icon.
      U
      1

      Unlimited Power

      When your spells cause an elemental overload, you gain 2% Haste for 10 sec. Gaining a stack does not refresh the duration.

    3. Ascendance talent icon.
      A
      0

      Ascendance

      Transform into a Flame Ascendant for 15 sec, replacing Chain Lightning with Lava Beam, removing the cooldown on Lava Burst, and increasing the damage of Lava Burst by an amount equal to your critical strike chance. When you transform into the Flame Ascendant, instantly cast a Lava Burst at all enemies affected by your Flame Shock, and refresh your Flame Shock durations to 18 sec.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Lightning Lasso PvP talent icon.
    L

    Lightning Lasso

    44

  2. Control of Lava PvP talent icon.
    C

    Control of Lava

    24

  3. Skyfury Totem PvP talent icon.
    S

    Skyfury Totem

    23

  4. Grounding Totem PvP talent icon.
    G

    Grounding Totem

    21

  5. Spectral Recovery PvP talent icon.
    S

    Spectral Recovery

    13

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
4
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
8
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
36
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
2
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Night Fae
  2. Necrolord
  3. Kyrian
  4. Venthyr

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    30

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 30

      First Strike

    2. 30

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 30

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    4. 30

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    5. 27

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    6. 23

      Get In Formation

    7. 7

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    8. 3

      Vorkai Ambush

  2. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    5

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 5

      Carver's Eye

    2. 5

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 5

      Mnemonic Equipment

    4. 5

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    5. 4

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    6. 3

      Runeforged Spurs

    7. 2

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    8. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

  3. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    4

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 4

      Dream Delver

    2. 4

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 4

      Podtender

    4. 4

      Waking Dreams

    5. 2

      Faerie Dust

    6. 2

      Social Butterfly

    7. 2

      Somnambulist

    8. 2

      Soothing Voice

  4. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    3

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 3

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 3

      Ultimate Form

    3. 3

      Undulating Maneuvers

    4. 3

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 2

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    6. 2

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    7. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

  5. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    2

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 2

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 2

      Fatal Flaw

    3. 2

      Friends in Low Places

    4. 2

      Sinful Preservation

    5. 2

      Thrill Seeker

    6. 1

      Dauntless Duelist

    7. 1

      Exacting Preparation

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Call of Flame conduit icon.
    C

    Call of Flame

    44

  2. Essential Extraction conduit icon.
    E

    Essential Extraction

    24

  3. Shake the Foundations conduit icon.
    S

    Shake the Foundations

    18

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    47

  2. Vital Accretion conduit icon.
    V

    Vital Accretion

    32

  3. Refreshing Waters conduit icon.
    R

    Refreshing Waters

    20

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Elemental Shamans in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Thunderous Paws conduit icon.
    T

    Thunderous Paws

    38

  2. Totemic Surge conduit icon.
    T

    Totemic Surge

    23

  3. Spiritual Resonance conduit icon.
    S

    Spiritual Resonance

    20