Mythic+ Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement Shaman
Season 3
50 characters
3386 - 3692

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Enhancement 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 Nayfin from Area 52 (US) — currently ranked as the best Enhancement 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 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
    Nayfin
    Area 52 (US)
    488 ilvl
    3692
  2. 2
    Sparkhe
    Stormrage (US)
    488 ilvl
    3662
  3. 3
    Линдал
    Howling Fjord (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3653
  4. 4
    Dejawu
    Area 52 (US)
    488 ilvl
    3651
  5. 5
    Onlyelements
    Stormrage (US)
    488 ilvl
    3636

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+2358
23% Critical Strike
+4753
28% Haste
+5730
79% Mastery
+2382
12% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+806
10% Avoidance
+217
3% Leech
+171
3% 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 Enhancement Shamans in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    27
  2. Orc
    7
  3. Tauren
    5
  4. Goblin
    3
  5. Draenei
    2

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
33
Lava Burst
50
Astral Shift
50
Chain Lightning
50
Wind Shear
50
Planes Traveler
50
Spirit Wolf
39
Frost Shock
50
Maelstrom Weapon
50
Earth Shield
33
Fire and Ice
49
Earth Elemental
48
Capacitor Totem
45
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
2
Brimming with Life
50
Elemental Orbit
11
Healing Stream Totem
4
Ancestral Defense
49
Tremor Totem
10
Static Charge
18
Purge
12
Flurry
49
Swirling Currents
4
Cleanse Spirit
17
Wind Rush Totem
43
Hex
2
Nature's Fury
49
Surging Shields
5
Elemental Warding
49
Nature's Guardian
49
Voodoo Mastery
1
Winds of Al'Akir
49
Spiritwalker's Grace
0
Thunderstorm
50
Totemic Focus
8
Spirit Walk
50
Graceful Spirit
0
Ancestral Guidance
49
Totemic Projection
29
Totemic Surge
13
Go with the Flow
24
Mana Spring
5
Thundershock
47
Poison Cleansing Totem
15
Totemic Recall
6
Nature's Swiftness
0
Stoneskin Totem
15
Call of the Elements
2

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
50
Windfury Weapon
50
Refreshing Waters
0
Lava Lash
50
Forceful Winds
0
Improved Maelstrom Weapon
50
Molten Assault
50
Unruly Winds
0
Windfury Totem
5
Raging Maelstrom
50
Ice Strike
50
Hailstorm
50
Doom Winds
0
Elemental Blast
50
Overflowing Maelstrom
50
Sundering
2
Swirling Maelstrom
8
Hot Hand
50
Storm's Wrath
0
Crash Lightning
44
Feral Lunge
0
Stormflurry
0
Ashen Catalyst
50
Stormblast
0
Elemental Weapons
50
Converging Storms
0
Crashing Storms
42
Lashing Flames
50
Primordial Wave
50
Feral Spirit
50
Deeply Rooted Elements
0
Primal Maelstrom
50
Elemental Assault
50
Witch Doctor's Ancestry
50
Legacy of the Frost Witch
0
Static Accumulation
0
Splintered Elements
50
Elemental Spirits
50
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
24
Shamanism
27
Skyfury Totem
10
Counterstrike Totem
13
Unleash Shield
4
Grounding Totem
21
Seasoned Winds
6
Static Field Totem
11
Traveling Storms
4
Burrow
18
Stormweaver
4

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    37
  2. Snake Eater's Cowl
    5
  3. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    4
  4. Flame-Touched Helmet
    2
  5. Coif of the Court Spider
    1

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    29
  2. Eye of the Rising Flame
    7
  3. Chain of the Green Flight
    6
  4. Torc of Passed Time
    5
  5. Raven Filigree Pendant
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    48
  2. Mantle of Slumbering Sands
    2

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    16
  2. Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    9
  3. Greatwolf Outcast's Chainweave
    6
  4. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    6
  5. Periwinkle Cloak
    5

Chest

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    49
  2. Ancient Haubark
    1

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    48
  2. Greatwolf Outcast's Wristguards
    1
  3. Wellspring Wristlets
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    48
  2. Stonecracker Knuckles
    2

Waist

  1. Jeweled Sash of the Viper
    21
  2. Greatwolf Outcast's Sigil Belt
    10
  3. Reality-Warping Waistband
    6
  4. Forlorn Leaf Clasp
    5
  5. Flame-Touched Chain
    3

Legs

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    30
  2. Aerwynn's Ritual Sarong
    12
  3. Rockhide Leggings
    5
  4. Fel-Hammered Greaves
    2
  5. Kilt of Fanatical Consumption
    1

Feet

  1. Cleats of the Savage Claw
    15
  2. Whelp Handler's Lined Boots
    10
  3. Flame-Touched Treads
    9
  4. Bramble Looped Boots
    4
  5. Sentinel's Gilded Poulaines
    4

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    40
  2. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    20
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    15
  4. Band of Burning Thorns
    8
  5. Anthia's Ring
    4

Trinkets

  1. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    41
  2. Ember of Nullification
    23
  3. Porcelain Crab
    14
  4. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    11
  5. Cataclysmic Signet Brand
    5

Main Hand

  1. Igira's Flaying Hatchet
    30
  2. Soulrending Claw
    6
  3. Thorncaller Claw
    5
  4. Lightning Whelk Axe
    3
  5. Fallen Drake's Bonesplitter
    2

Off Hand

  1. Igira's Flaying Hatchet
    28
  2. Obsidian Seared Slicer
    5
  3. Fallen Drake's Bonesplitter
    4
  4. Thorncaller Claw
    4
  5. Lightning Whelk Axe
    2

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 Mythic+.

  1. Adaptive Stonescales
    48
  2. Elemental Lariat
    29
  3. Blue Silken Lining
    12
  4. Roiling Shadowflame
    8
  5. Choker Of Shielding
    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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    48
  2. Regenerative Leech
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    48
  2. Accelerated Agility
    1
  3. Sustained Strength
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    50

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    48

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    45
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    4
  3. Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    43
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    7

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    61
  2. +82 Haste
    22
  3. +82 Versatility
    13

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion
    32
  2. Sophic Devotion
    17
  3. Earthen Writ
    1

Off Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion
    33
  2. Sophic Devotion
    17

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 Mythic+.

  1. Keen Neltharite
    81
  2. Keen Ysemerald
    64
  3. Zen Malygite
    54
  4. Zen Neltharite
    47
  5. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    43