Enhancement Shaman Gear and Best in Slot - Shadowlands 9.0.5 Shadowlands 9.0.5
Gear is one of the most important elements in WoW to strengthen your Enhacement Shaman, providing massive amounts of stats as well as armor, procs, and set bonuses.
In this guide, we will explain how to obtain the best gear for your Enhacement Shaman in and how to check if a piece is BiS, an upgrade or just bad. This guide will help you select the best pieces of gear from Dungeons and Raids in Shadowlands, whether they be weapons, trinkets, or armor.
Should you wish to learn about all the various sources for gear in the expansion, check out our
Gearing Up in Shadowlands Overview
. We have also prepared several other Enhacement Shaman guides on other gear topics, including best enchants for your new gear, best stats to aim for on gear, and simulation data to make informed choices.
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Recommended Gear for Enhancement Shaman in Shadowlands
What is the BiS Enhancement Shaman gear?
With many different sources of gearing and loot scarcity in Shadowlands, targeting your absolute Best in Slot gear isn't entirely realistic; instead, we've created a Best in Slot list from the ideal Enhancement Shaman raid drops found in Shadowlands, from Mythic Dungeons, to help you decide what to prioritize.
While raid drops are generally the most reliable way of getting high item level gear, many other items can be just as good if not better, so you should reference the stat priorities listed on the
to help determine your own BiS gear based on what is available to you.
This is a general recommendation of items to look out for. In most situations item level increases are going to outweigh stat balances due to the value of Agility, but be aware that you are looking for as much Haste as you can get your hands on. Enhancement scales well with all secondaries though, with a slight leaning away from Mastery due to it being more AoE focused. These are just some pointers to items that fulfill this from dungeons and Raid zones.
Castle Nathria Best in Slot Gear for Enhancement Shaman
These recommendations are sourced exclusively from within Castle Nathria, and are the ideal picks when looking exclusively at raid content. Some items you grab from outside sources may well outdo these, so treat this as a primer for some good picks in each slot rather than a fixed "BiS list", and always remember to sim your own character with the items you have access to!
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Mythic+ Best in Slot Gear for Enhancement Shaman
These recommendations are sourced from the various dungeons throughout Shadowlands, and don't include any raid gear, open world, PvP or world boss items. Some items you can grab from these sources may well outdo these recommendations, so treat this as a primer for some good picks in each slot rather than a fixed "BiS list", and always remember to sim your own character with the items you have access to!
There are a few solid trinkets to look out for that are worth considering if you can get your hands on them currently:
- syncs up with every use of
to further accentuate our burst windows.
- can be awkward to make full use of, but has extremely powerful synergy with our
- sustained single target/cleave option that gains a lot when targets survive for longer periods.
- simple no fuss high value stat stick that is flexible in most situations.
- high on use burst that has outplay potential to deal with certain mechanics, and on average brings a lot in single target.
provide a good estimate of trinket values in a basic gear profile situation, and is helpful to get a good framing of what to look out for.
Best Items to Upgrade with Valor Points in Shadowlands
Points is a returning currency brought back with Patch 9.0.5. With this new currency, players are able to upgrade items from Mythic+ Dungeon, either from running Mythic Keystones or from the Great Vault, up to item level 220. Similarly to
, Valor has a cap that is increased every week during the Season.
You can obtain Valor by completing Mythic+ dungeons or completing daily callings. You can learn more about Valor in our in-depth guide.
Earning and Spending Valor Points
When it comes to gear to prioritize, it's crucial to focus on getting hold of a high item level main hand weapon (offhand is far less important), and after that grabbing some of the strong trinket picks are the best investments. If you're only gearing via Mythic+/Valor however, remember that upgrading your lowest item level pieces (ideally with good stats) will always be a good investment.
It's also worth noting that ultimately while having the best stats on weapons is nice, it's largely irrelevant compared to the gain from the raw weapon damage. If you find yourself getting unlucky with the perfect drop, don't be hesitant to just invest in any other weapon drop you see as it's by far the most important thing to maintain.
Best option available and ideally should be the one to pick up.
Solid alternative and within margin, so also a great pick to level as soon as possible.
Works well in both single target and cleave scenarios, though does rely on targets lasting for longer durations. Hard to fault in most encounters, but slightly weaker in Mythic+ specifically.
This can sometimes be a gamble to use, especially in raid content, but that it syncs up perfectly with
can lead to explosive burst, but does have some issues with activating the incorrect effect if mis-timed. It's a uniquely powerful option however, so is always worth considering.
Due to the strength of
and its strong relationship with Haste, even though they can desync this can be really powerful as a frontloaded amplifier to your strongest damage window.
Alternatives to Castle Nathria Pieces
These are pieces that are worth considering as alternatives to what's available within Castle Nathria due to bad itemization. These aren't priorities compared to the above section, but are probably worth the investment if you have spare Valor.
Avoiding Mastery is still the goal right now depending on builds, and with Nathria providing no alternative this is your best choice.
While we're trying to avoid Mastery, the amount of Haste this gives makes it very desirable. With both of the necks available within Nathria being terribly itemized for us, this is the best pick.
With the only shoulders from Nathria coming from Denathrius (and having Mastery to boot) these are the best alternative despite not having any Haste on.
All of Nathria's Bracer options come with Mastery, so this is a great pick to dodge that if you can grab them.
Due to there only being one strong ring option before Denathrius, this is a solid investment as a good option in the second slot to pair up with Inerva's.
Best PvP Gear for Enhancement Shaman in PvE
One of the most popular ways of gearing in Shadowlands is PvP. Unlike raiding and Mythic+, PvP provides players with a deterministic way of obtaining gear, making it more streamlined and less random than the other two high-end gearing options.
There are two main currencies for PvP gearing:
is used exclusively to purchase the base items at ilvl 200, while
is used to upgrade those base items to higher item levels based on your highest current rating in Rated PvP.
has a cap on how much you can obtain, similar to
, which increased every week during the Season, while
has no cap.
Learn more about PvP gearing in our in-depth guide, including ilvl brackets and item upgrade costs.
Conquest and PvP Gearing
Since our goal currently with the nature of stats is to avoid Mastery as much as possible (caused by the suppression
is creating) PvP has become an excellent way to supplement our gear choices with extra Haste in slots otherwise difficult to find it in. Therefore, it has become very desirable to grab certain pieces when possible.
Extremely solid trinket that lines up perfectly with each
letting us lean into one of our best strengths currently. Also unique as the only one minute on-use, so extra valuable here.
Passive Haste is great, and an Agility proc works well given our damage is volatile between cooldowns as is, so a great pickup too.
(or Covenant equivalent)
Given that access to weapons is vital and their scarcity within the raid, if you can reach the required rating (2100 for 226, 2400 for 233) to get weapons above your means, this is hugely beneficial and worth the investment.
Arguably the only well itemized Neck in the whole of Shadowlands currently for Enhancement, absolutely worth the buy.
Best itemized Shoulders available, if you can get them at a higher item level.
Great alternative to the Mastery heavy options in Nathria.
Best Legendary Items for Enhacement Shaman
In Shadowlands, players are able to craft customizable Legendary Items. In order to craft these items, players must collect tradeskill materials and
from Torghast and bring them to the Runecarver.
Learn more about how to craft legendaries for your Enhacement Shaman in our in-depth guide.
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Sources of Gear for Enhacement Shaman in Shadowlands
There are many ways to gear in Shadowlands, each with its own item level range. Below we give a detailed list of possible sources of gear and their related item level.
In addition to the occasional weekend quests, reputation vendors, and other semi-unique sources of gear, the common repeatable sources of gear are:
Gear and Item Levels Available at Launch
PvP Honor Gear (1-3)
Honored to Exalted
PvP Honor Gear (4-5)
Legendary (Rank 1)
Legendary (Rank 2)
Gear and Item Levels Available with Season 1
LFR Castle Nathria
PvP Honor Gear(6-7)
Mythic+ (End of Dungeon)
Normal Castle Nathria
Heroic Castle Nathria
Legendary (Rank 3)
Mythic Castle Nathria
Legendary (Rank 4)
Additionally, Mythic+ dungeons offer their own scaling rewards. Each completion awards gear from that dungeon upon completion, plus credit for your
. The item level of your rewards in the great vault is based on your highest keys for the week.
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Note that completing higher keys beyond +15 doesn't increase the item level of the rewards.
End of Dungeon
Numbers above are for Shadowlands Season 1
Finding Your Best Upgrades - Presenting the Droptimizer
is a tool that uses current information from your character to calculate which bosses in a certain raid and in certain difficulty provide the largest immediate upgrades for you.
it uses the most recent information about your character and the latest theorycraft available to see how big of an upgrade is each piece of loot in a certain raid in a given difficulty.
It is the perfect tool to help you plan your bonus rolls, or check if you need loot from a certain boss or not.
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Stat Priority for Enhancement Shaman in Shadowlands
For a more in-depth look at stats, check out our
Enhancement Shaman Stat Priority Guide
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How useful are the Bloodmallet-charts for trinkets by now, if I look on the page itself they use Night fae, with elemental blast and elemental spirits, and Wolf Bones as there Legendary.
I play as Venthyr with Forceful Winds, Ascendance and Doom Winds, according to sims thats what talents I should go. But well with the number of possible builds how useful are the charts, does anyone know or should I just ignor Bloodmallet and sim every trinket?
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