Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Enhancement Shaman PvE Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Enhancement Shaman DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

Boss

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility
Agility

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gem

Races

Goblin
Tauren
Dwarf

Gem

Races

Troll
Draenei
Tauren

Gem

Races

Zandalari Troll
Tauren
Orc

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Rotation

Use Potion
Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
Not during Ascendance
Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.
Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?
There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).