PVE Enhancement Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Enhancement Shaman Class Overview

PVE Enhancement Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
Welcome to my Enhancement 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.

Enhancement Shaman is a unique spec, it combines melee attacks and spell casting. While you always favor melee range of your enemies, you have the ability to strike them from a far. Shaman is one of the few melee damage dealers capable of self-healing on such level

Thanks to the wide array of useful abilities that they bring through their many totems, Enhancement Shamans always make a worthy addition to any raid.

Talent Tree

This is build for fresh 80 level players with weak gear. It gives us cheap Shock spells and mana regeneration from Stormstrike .

PVE Enhancement Shaman Low Gear Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Second build is more for people with good or BiS gear. Less mana regeneration, which will be compensated with by raid-member buffs or spells, making this build better in a full raid with different classes. Your totems are stronger than Death Knights buff with this build, at the cost of Intellect.

PVE Enhancement Shaman BiS Gear Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

You can always swap Ancestral Knowledge with Enhancing Totems


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Feral Spirit
Glyph of Stormstrike
Now the third one you have to choose
Glyph of Windfury Weapon
Glyph of Flame Shock
Glyph of Lightning Bolt
Glyph of Fire Nova
I'd suggest the Windfury Glyph for new players


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Relentless Earthsiege Diamond with Nightmare Tear. Don't use other blue gems.

Stark Ametrine
Pristine Ametrine
Wicked Ametrine
Accurate Ametrine

Quick King's Amber
Rigid King's Amber

Bright Cardinal Ruby
Precise Cardinal Ruby


Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher or Precision
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Icewalker or Greater Assault
Weapons –  Berserking

Windfury Weapon on right-hand and  Flametongue Weapon on the left-hand

Gameplay & Rotations

Enhancement Shaman has a complicated rotation, though you'll get used to it. Don't forget to use two weapons (dual wield). Two-handed weapons are worse for your DPS, since it only gives you bigger Windfury Crits, nothing more.

When 5 stacks of Maelstrom Weapon use Lightning Bolt
Use Magma Totem
Stormstrike and Lava Lash after Maelstrom Weapon used
Debuff from Stormstrike all the time is on target
Use Flame Shock if not used on the target yet
Earth Shock if Flame Shock already used
Lightning Shield refreshed at 1-3 stacks
Fire Nova if everything else is on cooldown

Feral Spirit and Shamanistic Rage are used all the time when not on cooldown


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 Enhancement Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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