Enhancement Shaman playstyle and rotation guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 3rd Jan, 2023
Weber Enhancement Shaman Author
Weber

Playstyle & Rotation

Enhancements rotation may look daunting as we have a lot of buttons. However, it boils down to a few core principles:

General Rotation:

  1. Windfury Totem if missing
  2. Feral Spirit
  3. Windstrike
  4. Lava Lash with Hot Hand active or 6+ Ashen Catalyst stacks
  5. Stormstrike with Doom Winds active
  6. Ice Strike with Doom Winds active
  7. Crash Lightning with Doom Winds active
  8. Sundering with Doom Winds active
  9. Primordial Wave
  10. Flame Shock if missing
  11. Lightning Bolt at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon with Primordial Wave
  12. Elemental Blast at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon with Elemental Spirits active
  13. Lava Burst at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon with Fire Elemental Spirits active
  14. Sundering with Legacy of the Frost Witch or regular Feral Spirits active
  15. Ice Strike
  16. Frost Shock with Hailstorm active
  17. Lava Lash with less than 5.4 seconds on Flame Shock
  18. Stormstrike with Stormbringer active
  19. Elemental Blast at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon and both charges off cooldown
  20. Lava Burst at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon
  21. Lightning Bolt at 10 Maelstrom Weapon
  22. Stormstrike
  23. Lava Lash
  24. Lightning Bolt at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon
  25. Sundering
  26. Frost Shock
  27. Crash Lightning
  28. Fire Nova
  29. Flame Shock

Opener:

  1. (pre-cast) Windfury Totem
  2. Flame Shock
  3. Feral Spirit
  4. Stormstrike
  5. Ascendance

Multi Target:

  1. Windfury Totem if missing
  2. Feral Spirit
  3. Lava Lash to spread Flame Shock if not at maximum
  4. Lightning Bolt at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon and Primordial Wave active
  5. Chain Lightning at 10 Maelstrom Weapon
  6. Crash Lightning with Doom Winds active
  7. Sundering with Doom Winds active
  8. Fire Nova at 6 targets
  9. Sundering with Legacy of the Frost Witch active or regular Feral Spirits active
  10. Crash Lightning to maintain the buff
  11. Ice Strike
  12. Frost Shock with Hailstorm active
  13. Windstrike (if talented into Thorim’s Invocation)
  14. Flame Shock if missing
  15. Windstrike (if talented into Deeply Rooted Elements)
  16. Stormstrike (if talented into Deeply Rooted Elements)
  17. Lava Lash to apply Lashing Flames
  18. Crash Lightning if buffed by Chain Lightning
  19. Sundering
  20. Fire Nova at 4+ targets
  21. Elemental Blast at 5 Maelstrom Weapon with Elemental Spirits active
  22. Windstrike
  23. Stormstrike
  24. Crash Lightning
  25. Fire Nova at 2+ targets
  26. Chain Lightning at 5+ Maelstrom Weapon
  27. Frost Shock

Playstyle

When using both Elemental Blast and Elemental Spirits, make sure you pool Elemental Blast charges before Feral Spirit, so you can always get two inside the window. Elemental Blast gets buffed by all wolves, which stack multiplicatively for massive damage.

When using both Primordial Wave and Overflowing Maelstrom, you ideally want to spend 10 Maelstrom Weapon on the Lightning Bolt. This is made a lot easier through Primal Maelstrom
Primordial Wave and Doom Winds should be saved for add spawns if possible, as their value increases drastically with extra targets.

During Doom Winds you want to focus on using as many main hand attack as possible as only those can trigger Windfury Weapon. This includes Stormstrike, Ice Strike, Crash Lightning, and Sundering. If used in AoE, you want to reduce Crash Lightnings cooldown by using Chain Lightning and get as many into the window as possible, as it can trigger Windfury Weapon on every target hit.

When using Ascendance, you now need to make sure to prime Thorim’s Invocation with the correct Maelstrom Weapon spender. You always want Lightning Bolt in single target and Chain Lightning in AoE.

When using Alpha Wolf, remember to activate it by using Crash Lightning or Chain Lightning every 8 seconds after casting Feral Spirit. Activating it is even worth in single target as the wolves just begin to cast Spirit Bomb on top of their normal damage.