PVE Elemental Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Elemental Shaman Class Overview

PVE Elemental Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.

Talent Tree

PVE Elemental Shaman Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Totem of Wrath
Glyph of Lightning Bolt
Glyph of Lava


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Chaotic Skyflare Diamond

Glowing Dreadstone

Potent Ametrine

Runed Cardinal Ruby

Also if you lack Hit rating or Haste, use these
Veiled Ametrine & Reckless Ametrine


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.


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Elemental Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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