2v2 Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement Shaman
Season 3
6 characters
2114 - 2328

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Enhancement 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 Shuffledog from Stormscale (EU) — currently ranked as the best Enhancement 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 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
    Shuffledog
    Stormscale (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2328
  2. 2
    Boofaloohoo
    Tichondrius (US)
    458 ilvl
    2308
  3. 3
    Lovèless
    Stormscale (EU)
    461 ilvl
    2279
  4. 4
    Windsòng
    Stormscale (EU)
    461 ilvl
    2232
  5. 5
    Bit
    Arathor (EU)
    455 ilvl
    2206

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 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+842
15% Critical Strike
+2439
14% Haste
+4742
69% Mastery
+5713
28% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+0
0% Leech
+658
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 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Orc
    6

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
6
Lava Burst
6
Astral Shift
6
Chain Lightning
6
Wind Shear
6
Planes Traveler
3
Spirit Wolf
0
Frost Shock
6
Maelstrom Weapon
6
Earth Shield
6
Fire and Ice
5
Earth Elemental
6
Capacitor Totem
0
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
0
Brimming with Life
6
Elemental Orbit
6
Healing Stream Totem
6
Ancestral Defense
0
Tremor Totem
6
Static Charge
0
Greater Purge
6
Flurry
6
Swirling Currents
6
Cleanse Spirit
3
Earthgrab Totem
6
Hex
6
Nature's Fury
0
Surging Shields
6
Elemental Warding
3
Nature's Guardian
6
Voodoo Mastery
6
Winds of Al'Akir
0
Spiritwalker's Grace
0
Thunderstorm
6
Totemic Focus
0
Spirit Walk
6
Graceful Spirit
0
Ancestral Guidance
6
Totemic Projection
5
Totemic Surge
4
Go with the Flow
0
Mana Spring
0
Lightning Lasso
5
Poison Cleansing Totem
0
Totemic Recall
1
Nature's Swiftness
0
Stoneskin Totem
1
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
6
Windfury Weapon
1
Refreshing Waters
1
Lava Lash
6
Forceful Winds
0
Improved Maelstrom Weapon
6
Molten Assault
6
Unruly Winds
0
Windfury Totem
0
Raging Maelstrom
6
Ice Strike
6
Hailstorm
6
Doom Winds
0
Elemental Blast
6
Overflowing Maelstrom
6
Sundering
6
Swirling Maelstrom
4
Hot Hand
6
Storm's Wrath
0
Crash Lightning
0
Feral Lunge
6
Stormflurry
0
Ashen Catalyst
6
Stormblast
0
Elemental Weapons
6
Converging Storms
0
Crashing Storms
0
Lashing Flames
6
Primordial Wave
6
Feral Spirit
6
Deeply Rooted Elements
0
Primal Maelstrom
6
Elemental Assault
6
Witch Doctor's Ancestry
6
Legacy of the Frost Witch
0
Static Accumulation
0
Splintered Elements
6
Elemental Spirits
6
Thorim's Invocation
0

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
0
Shamanism
3
Skyfury Totem
0
Counterstrike Totem
1
Unleash Shield
0
Grounding Totem
5
Seasoned Winds
0
Static Field Totem
3
Traveling Storms
0
Burrow
6
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 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Flame-Touched Helmet
    4
  2. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    1
  3. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    1

Neck

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

Shoulders

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    6

Back

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

Chest

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    6

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    3
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards
    2
  3. Flame-Touched Cuffs
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    6

Waist

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

Legs

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    5
  2. Flame-Touched Legguards
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    5
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Boots
    1

Rings

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    6
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight
    5
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    6
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    5
  3. set
    Verdant Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Hellbloom Cudgel
    3
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    3

Off Hand

  1. Hellbloom Cudgel
    3
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Claws
    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 Enhancement Shamans in 2v2.

  1. Mettle
    5
  2. Adaptive Stonescales
    3
  3. Verdant Conduit
    2
  4. Blue Silken Lining
    1
  5. 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 Enhancement Shamans in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    5
  2. +125 Speed
    1

Chest

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

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    6

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    4

Legs

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

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    6

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    8
  2. +82 Versatility
    4

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    5

Off Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    5

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 2v2.

  1. Zen Neltharite
    17
  2. Keen Neltharite
    12
  3. Zen Malygite
    10
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    3
  5. Keen Ysemerald
    1