Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Enhancement Shaman PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Enhancement Shaman PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

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

PvP Talents

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

PvP Talents

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

PvP Talents

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

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

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

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

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Mastery
Versatility

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

Races

Orc
Dwarf
Draenei

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Dwarf
Draenei

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Draenei
Troll

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.
Where do you get this data from?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.