Elemental Shaman Class Overview
Welcome to my Elemental Shaman DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Spec, Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.
Elemental Shamans is a burst-damage class, capable of doing single-target and multiple-target damage.
Thier rotation is easy to understand. Thanks to the wide array of useful abilities that they bring through their many totems,
Elemental Shamans always make a worthy addition to any raid.
4 Talents marked with blue are replaceable.
Spend thos 4 talent points depending on the raid, your gear and the encounter. Sometimes you need to instantly go into the Spirit Wolf form to avoid damage. Sometimes, when you can get hit by AoE damage it's best to take Elemental Warding. Improved Fire Nova is taken more when you have BiS gear, for maximizing your damage.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Chaotic Skyflare Diamond
Runed Cardinal Ruby
Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Sapphire Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker
Weapon – Black Magic, Mighty Spellpower or Accuracy
Shield – Greater Intellect
Gameplay & Rotations
Elemental Shaman has a main combo, which consists out of 4 skills.
Main rotation is : Flame Shock > Lava Burst > Elemental Mastery > Lightning Bolt
Everything else is used when cooldown goes off. If needed, use also Chain Lightning
Don't forget to place needed totems in the right spot for maximum efficiency.
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.