3v3 Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement Shaman
Season 3
34 characters
2110 - 2741

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Enhancement Shaman equipped to prevail in 3v3 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 Saul from Tichondrius (US) — currently ranked as the best Enhancement Shaman in 3v3.

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 Enhancement 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 Enhancement Shamans

  1. 1
    Saul
    Tichondrius (US)
    483 ilvl
    2741
  2. 2
    Shuffledog
    Stormscale (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2650
  3. 3
    Avines
    Twisting Nether (EU)
    466 ilvl
    2635
  4. 4
    Judgmentdaý
    Tichondrius (US)
    457 ilvl
    2622
  5. 5
    Lovèless
    Stormscale (EU)
    461 ilvl
    2599

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 Enhancement Shaman Secondary and Minor stats for 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+738
14% Critical Strike
+2898
17% Haste
+4756
69% Mastery
+5435
27% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+220
3% Avoidance
+15
1% Leech
+655
12% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

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 Enhancement Shamans in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Orc
    18
  2. Dark Iron Dwarf
    14
  3. Draenei
    1
  4. 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
34
Lava Burst
33
Astral Shift
34
Chain Lightning
34
Wind Shear
34
Planes Traveler
31
Thunderous Paws
12
Frost Shock
34
Maelstrom Weapon
34
Earth Shield
34
Fire and Ice
30
Earth Elemental
31
Capacitor Totem
3
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
0
Brimming with Life
32
Elemental Orbit
34
Healing Stream Totem
23
Ancestral Defense
9
Tremor Totem
34
Static Charge
0
Greater Purge
34
Flurry
34
Swirling Currents
23
Cleanse Spirit
11
Earthgrab Totem
34
Hex
34
Nature's Fury
7
Surging Shields
34
Elemental Warding
21
Nature's Guardian
34
Voodoo Mastery
33
Winds of Al'Akir
0
Spiritwalker's Grace
0
Thunderstorm
34
Totemic Focus
0
Spirit Walk
30
Graceful Spirit
0
Ancestral Guidance
33
Totemic Projection
27
Totemic Surge
19
Go with the Flow
0
Mana Spring
0
Lightning Lasso
23
Poison Cleansing Totem
0
Totemic Recall
11
Nature's Swiftness
0
Stoneskin Totem
2
Call of the Elements
0

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Enhancement 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.
Stormstrike
34
Windfury Weapon
1
Refreshing Waters
3
Lava Lash
33
Forceful Winds
1
Improved Maelstrom Weapon
34
Molten Assault
33
Unruly Winds
1
Windfury Totem
0
Raging Maelstrom
34
Ice Strike
34
Hailstorm
33
Doom Winds
1
Elemental Blast
33
Overflowing Maelstrom
34
Sundering
34
Swirling Maelstrom
31
Hot Hand
33
Storm's Wrath
1
Crash Lightning
1
Feral Lunge
34
Stormflurry
1
Ashen Catalyst
33
Stormblast
1
Elemental Weapons
34
Converging Storms
0
Crashing Storms
0
Lashing Flames
32
Primordial Wave
34
Feral Spirit
34
Ascendance
1
Primal Maelstrom
33
Elemental Assault
34
Witch Doctor's Ancestry
33
Legacy of the Frost Witch
1
Static Accumulation
1
Splintered Elements
33
Elemental Spirits
33
Thorim's Invocation
1

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 Enhancement 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.
Ride the Lightning
1
Shamanism
15
Skyfury Totem
0
Counterstrike Totem
0
Unleash Shield
0
Grounding Totem
33
Seasoned Winds
2
Static Field Totem
23
Traveling Storms
0
Burrow
28
Stormweaver
0

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 Enhancement Shamans in 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Flame-Touched Helmet
    29
  2. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    4
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Faceguard
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    26
  2. Elemental Lariat
    3
  3. Torc of Passed Time
    3
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    29
  2. Flame-Touched Spaulders
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Monnion
    2
  4. set
    Hellbloom Epaulets
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    24
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    6
  3. Hellbloom Cape
    4

Chest

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    34

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    27
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards
    4
  3. Flame-Touched Cuffs
    1
  4. set
    Hellbloom Armguards
    1
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Bracers
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    34

Waist

  1. Flame-Touched Chain
    15
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt
    15
  3. Greatwolf Outcast's Sigil Belt
    3
  4. set
    Hellbloom Cinch
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    34

Feet

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    30
  2. Venom-Steeped Stompers
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Boots
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    31
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    20
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    16
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    34
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    34

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    27
  2. Hellbloom Cudgel
    7

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    27
  2. Hellbloom Cudgel
    7

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 Enhancement Shamans in 3v3.

  1. Mettle
    30
  2. Adaptive Stonescales
    27
  3. Elemental Lariat
    3
  4. Potent Venom
    3
  5. Verdant Conduit
    2

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 Enhancement Shamans in 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    3

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    18
  2. Homebound Speed
    16

Chest

  1. Accelerated Agility
    29
  2. Waking Stats
    4
  3. Reserve of Intellect
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    17
  2. +200 Speed
    17

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    27

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    31
  2. Frosted Armor Kit
    1
  3. Frozen Spellthread
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    34

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    45
  2. +82 Versatility
    13
  3. +82 Haste
    10

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    34

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    31
  2. Wafting Devotion
    3

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 Enhancement Shamans in 3v3.

  1. Zen Neltharite
    121
  2. Keen Neltharite
    71
  3. Keen Ysemerald
    27
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    20
  5. Zen Malygite
    19