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Elemental Shaman Overview
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Changes in patch 7.2
No notible changes made to Elemental apart from Legendaries and Artifact. Please check those sections for those changes!
What makes Elemental Shaman special
Among Shaman, those whom call themselves Elemental are those who chose the powers of Storms and Lightnings to strike their enemies down. Like other Shaman they also have powerful spells attuned to the waters, to the earth and to the flames to aid them in their fights. Shaman can also bind elementals to their will, using them against their enemies for short periods of time.
The signature for Shaman: Totems. Some of Elemental's abilities are based on or are actual totems placed on the ground. Also, with Legion, Elemental is the only specialization that can summon Elementals to their aid.
Every race except for Blood Elves, Gnomes, Human, Night Elves, Undead, and Worgen.
Shaman can use daggers, staves, shields, fist weapons, maces, and axes.
Iconic Elemental Shaman abilities:
Mastery: Elemental Overload
: Your Lightning Bolt, Elemental Blast, Icefury, Chain Lightning, and Lava Burst casts have a 16% chance to trigger a second cast on the same target for 75% of normal damage and Maelstrom generation.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
Shaman have the free hearth
, can see into the distance with
, and can transform into a spectral wolf with
Glyph of the Spectral Wolf
They can equip the legendary weapons
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
All of these items are sold by
in Outland Nagrand:
Vol'jin's Serpent Totem
: effect of old Glyph of Flaming Serpent
: effect of old Glyph of Rain of Frogs
Raging Elemental Stone
: effect of old Glyph of Elemental Familiars
: effect of Water Totem
Tome of Hex: Compy
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