Elemental Shaman Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 23rd Jan, 2024
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Gear

Tier Sets

Elemental gains a very powerful new tier set with Amirdrassil that shifts the focus back to Primordial Wave and Lava Burst.

2 Set: Primordial Wave also casts an Elemental Blast at the target at 70% effectiveness, and grants you all three Elemental Blast bonus effects for 10 seconds.

This 2 set is incredibly strong, the free Elemental Blast triggers everything that a normal cast would, such as Surge of Power, Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence and it can overload with Mountains Will Fall. Being given all three of the buffs at once is a large amount of free stats that you normally have nowhere near full uptime on.

4 Set: Lava Burst burns your target for 10% additional damage over 4 seconds, and after consuming Primordial Wave, your next 2 casts of Lava Burst also hit up to 3 additional targets affected by your Flame Shock for 65% of normal damage

This basically makes Lava Burst deal 10% more damage as a DoT that behaves like Fire Mage’s Ignite. It also gives you a few more AoE-Lava Bursts after a Primordial Wave which helps reduce the cooldown of said ability because of Rolling Magma.

Elemental Shaman Best in Slot Gear

You should still prioritize the gear you use by running a sim for your character, but the lists below will give you a good idea of what items are considered good for Elemental Shaman, and help you target the right content for each piece of loot.

Keep in mind that Elemental has a cap of 88% Mastery from gear, do not surpass this as it will be entirely wasted once you get the buff from Elemental Blast.

Overall Best Gear

Slot Item Source
Head Morningscale Cowl The Everbloom
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Tindral Sageswift
Shoulders Greatwolf Outcast’s Companions Smolderon or Catalyst
Cloak Drape of the Loyal Vassal Atal’Dazar
Chest Greatwolf Outcast’s Harness Nymue or Catalyst
Wrist Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Crafting
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast’s Grips Igira or Catalyst
Belt Reality-Warping Waistband Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond’s Rise
Legs Greatwolf Outcast’s Fur-Lined Kilt Larodar or Catalyst
Boots Acidic Hailstone Treads Crafting
Ring Band of Burning Thorns Larodar
Ring Arch-Druid’s Tainted Seal Darkheart Thicket
Trinket Belor’relos, the Suncaller Tindral Sageswift
Trinket Sea Star Throne of the Tides
Main Hand Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk
Off Hand Verdant Matrix Beacon Nymue

Best Gear from the Raid

Slot Item Source
Head Snake Eater’s Cowl Volcoross
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Tindral Sageswift
Shoulders Greatwolf Outcast’s Companions Smodleron or Catalyst
Cloak Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice Smolderon
Chest Greatwolf Outcast’s Harness Nymue or Catalyst
Wrist Twisted Flamecuffs Larodar
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast’s Grips Igira or Catalyst
Belt Jeweled Sash of the Viper Volcoross
Legs Greatwolf Outcast’s Fur-lined Kilt Larodar or Catalyst
Boots Boots of the Molten Hoard Fyrakk
Ring Band of Burning Thorns Larodar
Ring Signet of the Last Elder Igira
Trinket Belor’relos, the Suncaller Tindral Sageswift
Trinket Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge Council of Dreams
Main Hand Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk
Off Hand Verdant Matrix Beacon Nymue
Staff Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue

Best Gear from Mythic+

Slot Item Source
Head Morningscale Cowl The Everbloom
Neck Chain of the Green Flight Darkheart Thicket
Shoulders Greatwolf Outcast’s Companions Catalyst
Cloak Drape of the Loyal Vassal Atal’Dazar
Chest Greatwolf Outcast’s Harness Catalyst
Wrist Slaughterhouse-Chain Bracers Waycrest Manor
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast’s Grips Catalyst
Belt Reality-Warping Waistband Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond’s Rise
Legs Greatwolf Outcast’s Fur-Lined Kilt Catalyst
Boots Grunt’s Eternal Treads Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond’s Rise
Ring Arch-Druid’s Tainted Seal Darkheart Thicket
Ring Ring of Contempt Black Rook Hold
Trinket Sea Star Throne of the Tides
Trinket Balefire Branch Waycrest Manor
Main Hand Morchie’s Distorted Spellblade Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond’s Rise
Off Hand Disc of Indomitable Will Atal’Dazar
Staff Iridal, The Earth’s Master Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall

Embellishments

Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards offer both a Haste/Mastery buff when dealing damage, as well as a Crit/Vers buff when taking damage. These bracers get better the more difficult content you engage with, where you're able to reach upwards of 35-40% uptime on both buffs, providing a massive amount of stats.

Blue Silken Lining is a solid choice for the second embellishment, offering a large amount of mastery at times. It’s not incredible, but the remaining choices are even more underwhelming.

Acidic Hailstone Treads will give slightly more damage than Blue Silken Lining but at the loss of 10% movement speed. Use at your own risk, not recommended in most cases.

Trinkets

Elemental has a fair few options this tier, make sure to sim yourself to find the best combination for you.

Belor’relos the Suncaller offers the most amount of damage but has a downside of both being limited to only 12 yards around you as well as doing a non-insignificant amount of damage to yourself.

Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge, Sea Star and Coagulated Genesaur Blood are all solid trinkets that just provide a bunch of stats and don't require you to play around them.

Balefire Branch is an on-use intellect buff that can be used to take advantage of certain fights where the boss takes increased damage for a period of time, take sims with this trinket with a grain of salt as the downside of losing parts of the buff when taking damage can’t properly represent every encounter.