TBC Classic Elemental Shaman Guide

Introduction

    Every raid will want at least one Elemental Shaman because of the utility provided by
    Totem of Wrath
    . While the rotation is very straight forward, they are one of the most powerful casters early on due to the large amount of hit rating gained from talents, allowing them to prioritize more offensive stats when gearing up.

TBC Elemental Shaman Rotation

    The standard rotation for Elemental Shamans is 3
    Lightning Bolt
    , followed by 1
    Chain Lightning
    . Once you have enough haste (
    Lightning Bolt
    cast time is below 2 seconds) you can switch to a 4
    Lightning Bolt
    , 1
    Chain Lightning
    rotation. You can also spam
    Lightning Bolt
    for a mana efficient rotation.

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Water Shield
    .
  2. Maintain
    Totem of Wrath
    ,
    Mana Spring Totem
    , and
    Wrath of Air Totem
  3. Use
    Elemental Mastery
    with
    Chain Lightning
    .
  4. Cast
    Chain Lightning
    .
  5. Cast
    Lightning Bolt
    .
  6. Cast
    Flame Shock
    while moving.

AoE

  1. Use
    Fire Nova Totem
    .
  2. Cast
    Chain Lightning
    .
  3. Use
    Magma Totem
    after
    Fire Nova Totem
    explodes.
  4. Maintain
    Flame Shock
    on 2 targets.
  5. Cast
    Lightning Bolt
    .

TBC Elemental Shaman Talents

Standard Build

0
Elemental
0
Enhancement
0
Restoration

TBC Elemental Shaman Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Blinding Light
    Alternatives:
  • Adept's Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Draenic Wisdom

Food

    Best:
  • Blackened Basilisk
    ,
  • Crunchy Serpent
    ,
  • Poached Bluefish
    Alternatives:
  • Skullfish Soup
    ,
  • Juicy Bear Burger

Potions

    Best:
  • Destruction Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Super Mana Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Brilliant Wizard Oil
    Alternatives:
  • Superior Wizard Oil

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

TBC Elemental Shaman Best Races

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Orc:
    Blood Fury

TBC Elemental Shaman Best Professions

  1. Leatherworking: Provides 80 spell haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 spell power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    . The Netherstrike set is your Pre-Raid bis as well.
  2. Enchanting: Provides 24 Spell Power with
    Ring - Spellpower
    .
  3. Tailoring: The set bonus from Spellstrike is bis for Pre-Raid.
  4. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 14 Spell Damage and 12 Spell Crit.

TBC Elemental Shaman Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Scryers as an Elemental Shaman in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Discipline
    , is slightly better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Orb
    . However, Scryer's has the advantage of providing one of the best trinkets in Phase 1, the
    Scryer's Bloodgem
    and a powerful ring, the
    Seer's Signet
    .