Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Guide

Introduction

    Elemental Shamans bring a few important raid buffs with them. They bring spell power and a critical strike chance buff with
    Totem of Wrath
    . They also bring spell critical strike chance with
    Elemental Oath
    . All Shamans have acess to
    Wrath of Air Totem
    for spell haste, and of course
    Bloodlust
    or
    Heroism
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Rotation

    Elemental Shaman have a very simple rotation. They have a couple of imporant procs with
    Elemental Focus
    and
    Lightning Overload
    but they do not alter the rotation at all.

Opener

  1. Cast
    Call of the Elements
    pre-pull.
  2. Cast
    Water Shield
    pre-pull.
  3. Pre-pot
    Potion of Wild Magic
    .
  4. Pre-cast
    Lightning Bolt
    .
  5. Cast
    Flame Shock
    .
  6. Use
    Elemental Mastery
    with
    Lava Burst
    .
  7. Cast
    Chain Lightning
    .
  8. Cast
    Fire Elemental Totem
    if the buffs provided by
    Totem of Wrath
    are covered by someone else.
  9. Proceed with normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Flametongue Weapon
    .
  2. Maintain
    Water Shield
    .
  3. Maintain
    Totem of Wrath
    ,
    Mana Spring Totem
    , and
    Wrath of Air Totem
    . This is just a baseline, totems might change depending on raid composition.
  4. Maintain
    Flame Shock
    . Always let it expire before you re-apply it.
  5. Cast
    Fire Elemental Totem
    if the buffs provided by
    Totem of Wrath
    are covered by someone else.
  6. Use
    Elemental Mastery
    with
    Lava Burst
    .
  7. Cast
    Lava Burst
    if the target is afflicted by
    Flame Shock
    .
  8. Cast
    Chain Lightning
    . This is very mana intensive, so use accordingly.
  9. Cast
    Thunderstorm
    if you are missing more than 10% mana and are within 10 yards of the boss.
  10. Cast
    Lightning Bolt
    .
  11. Cast
    Thunderstorm
    if you need mana.

AoE

  1. Cast
    Fire Elemental Totem
    if the buffs provided by
    Totem of Wrath
    are covered by someone else.
  2. Cast
    Thunderstorm
    if you are using
    Glyph of ThunderstormGlyph of Thunderstorm
    .
  3. Cast
    Magma Totem
    if no
    Fire Elemental Totem
    .
  4. Cast
    Fire Nova
    .
  5. Cast
    Chain Lightning
    .
  6. Perform single target rotation.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Talents

Standard Build

If someone else has
Enhancing Totems
, move those points into
Ancestral Knowledge
,
Convection
, or
Unrelenting Storm
.
0
Elemental
0
Enhancement
0
Restoration

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Glyphs

  1. Major:
    LavaLava
    ,
    Lightning BoltLightning Bolt
    ,
    Totem of WrathTotem of Wrath
  2. Minor:
    Water ShieldWater Shield
    ,
    Renewed LifeRenewed Life
    ,
    ThunderstormThunderstorm

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Stats

Hit Cap

  • 10% (263 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    ,
    Elemental Precision
    , and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 11% (289 Rating) with
    Elemental Precision
    and
    Misery
    or
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 13% (342 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Elemental Precision
  • 14% (368 Rating) with
    Elemental Precision

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of the Frost Wyrm
    Alternatives:
  • Spellpower Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Mighty Thoughts

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Tender Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Firecracker Salmon
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Smoked Salmon
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare

Potions

    Best:
  • Pre-pot
    Potion of Wild Magic
    ,
  • In Combat
    Potion of Speed

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Best Races

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Orc:
    Blood Fury

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Elemental Shaman Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Springy Arachnoweave
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Electroflux Sight Enhancers
    for early gearing.
  2. Tailoring: Second best profession thanks to
    Lightweave Embroidery
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Third best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Runed Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  4. Blacksmithing: Fourth best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  5. Leatherworking, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Spell Power
    ,
    Ring - Greater Spell Power
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Storm
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  6. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .