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PVE Enhancement Shaman DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)  

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Welcome to the Enhancement Shaman DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Enhancement Shaman in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.


This build is for fresh 80 level players with weak gear. It gives us cheap Shock spells and mana regeneration from Stormstrike.

Enhancement Shaman Lowgear Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a

The second build is more for people with good or BiS gear. Less mana regeneration, which will be compensated with by raid-member buffs or spells, making this build better in a full raid with different classes. Your totems are stronger than Death Knights buff with this build, at the cost of Intellect.

Enhancement Shamanbisgear Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a

You can always swap Ancestral Knowledge with Enhancing Totems


Major Glyphs

Other viable choices for the 3rd Glyph:


Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Gameplay & Rotations

Windfury Weapon on right-hand and Flametongue Weapon on the left-hand Enhancement Shaman has a complicated rotation, though you'll get used to it. Don't forget to use two weapons (dual wield). Two-handed weapons are worse for your DPS since it only gives you bigger Windfury Crits, nothing more.

Feral Spirit and Shamanistic Rage are used all the time when not on cooldown

Stat Priority

Hit Rating → Expertise → Attack Power & Haste → Critical Rating → Armor Penetration → Agility → Stamina

Hit Rating soft cap is 8% and should be a priority - this allows to land all special attacks. Since Enhancement Shamans use dual wield - they have a cap at 27% (melee attacks), but it's not reasonable to get so much Hit Rating since you will be sacrificing other stats.

Hit Rating hard cap for Shaman is spell hit cap - 17% because your build also relies on Maelstrom Weapon and Lightning Bolt mechanics.
Here's how to achieve these numbers:

Expertise decreases the chance that melee attacks will be dodged or parried by 0.25%. Cap - 26 points (not rating). Unleashed Rage gives 9 points, and Orcs passive - Axe Specialization gives another 5.

Stacking Haste or combining it with Attack Power is a personal preference as the difference is marginal. It will likely be affected by the gear you can currently aquire.

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Which are the bis trinkets for enh sham? You should add also a bis list

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As profession, what do you think of skinning ( crit) and enchanting?

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