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Enhancement Shaman Quick Start Guide
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This Enhancement Shaman Guide is intended for new players just trying out the spec, casually raiding or working on max-level quests like class mounts, or for someone who hasn't played the spec in awhile and wants a quick brush up on what to do. If you are looking for more in-depth information, check out the other guide sections listed on the right-hand side of this page, or the
Here is a versatile all around build that serves well for most content as an Enhancement Shaman. These cover both single target and AoE as much as possible without sacrificing much, but a more in-depth look at talents, as well as for specific recommendations depending on gear can be found on the
Enhancement Talent Guide
Haste = Mastery > Agility > Versatility = Critical Strike
More in-depth information about stats can be found
in the Enhancement gear guide
Fresh 110s in Legion can gear up pretty quickly (~910 ilvl) between World Quests, Relinquished Tokens from
, Heroic Dungeons, and PvP. Give our
Legion Gearing Before Raids
guide a read to learn which avenue of acquiring gear sounds the most interesting for you. Any gear can proc Warforged or Titanforged ilvl gains, so gear from any source can be a huge upgrade for new players.
Legendaries on the other hand is far more difficult to give a quick run down, as many have specific uses. Since you can't really decide which you get, taking a look at the
Enhancement Shaman Gear Guide
to read up on them individually will give you the best information for the ones you have access to.
Thanks to the
catch-up mechanisms added in 7.3, you'll be able to empower your artifact exceptionally quickly even if this is your first 110, acquiring the first three golden traits with little effort.
As all level 110 players are above
40 in Patch 7.3, there are truly massive gains, allowing players to acquire numerous traits with one AP token. Artifact paths are less important in 7.3 as you'll be able to grab every possible trait, but we have included recommended paths in case you are struggling to earn Artifact Power.
The recommended initial artifact path is this:
After reaching 35 traits follow the following path:
Winds of Change
Forged in Lava
Weapons of the Elements
Gathering of the Maelstrom
Choice between utility:
Spirit of the Maelstrom
Concordance of the Legionfall
Here is a basic rotation for Enhancement Shaman below. More information about the rotation, as well as an explanation of important abilities and advanced tips, can be found
on the Enhancement Rotation Guide
to apply the
, try to make sure
if 2 targets are in range and the buff is not active
if the buff is absent
if two targets are in range
to generate Maelstrom
This covers the majority of the basics when jumping into Enhancement as a quick start. If you're interested in learning more, take a look at some of the other sections linked in the bar at the top and expand your knowledge further!
is a new system of artifact progression added in Patch 7.3.
Once a player has unlocked the Netherlight Crucible on one character, any character that unlocks the
can access the Crucible and put points into the Tier 1 Trait:
. Do this to earn +15 ilvls onto your artifact.
Players with 60-75 purchased traits can unlock additional Crucible relic traits. Because your choice in Tier 2 affects which traits you can reach in Tier 3, you need to balance both the Tier 2 and Tier 3 bonuses when you make your Tier 2 choice.
For Tier 2 choices, prefer paths with
Torment the Weak
Secure in the Light
Infusion of Light
For Tier 3, prefer paths with
Overall, the Netherlight Crucible is a really complicated system. In order to get in-depth information on it, please check out our
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