Introduction to the Elemental Shaman

Among Shaman, those whom call themselves Elemental are those who chose the powers of Storms and Lightnings to strike their enemies down. Like other Shaman they also have powerful spells attuned to the waters, to the earth and to the flames to aid them in their fights. Shaman can also bind elementals to their will, using them against their enemies for short periods of time.

 Elemental can also provide very significant burst damage, allowing them to surge ahead during short damage checks or dungeon bosses. Overall, this specialization has a tool or talent for every scenario, although its sustained single target damage might be lacking.

Below you will find a beginners guide to the Elemental Shaman, you can click on highlighted abilities, for a more in depth description of them.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Elemental Shaman


  • Potential for very good burst damage for Single Target and Cleave/AoE.
  • Excellent Utility outside of Raids.
  • Talent choices allow for excellent flexibility and varied playstyles.


  • No burst mobility.
  • Most survivability tools are talent-related and can be awkward to use properly.
  • Tends to be outclassed by other specialisations outside of specific situations.


15Earthen Rage Earthen Rage Echo of the Elements Echo of the ElementsElemental Blast Elemental Blast
30Aftershock AftershockCall the Thunder Call the ThunderTotem Mastery Totem Mastery
45Spirit Wolf Spirit WolfEarth Shield Earth ShieldStatic Charge Static Charge
60Master of the Elements Master of the ElementsStorm Elemental Storm ElementalLiquid Magma Totem Liquid Magma Totem
75Nature's Guardian Nature’s GuardianAncestral Guidance Ancestral GuidanceWind Rush Totem Wind Rush Totem
90Surge of Power Surge of PowerPrimal Elementalist Primal ElementalistIcefury Icefury
100Unlimited Power Unlimited PowerStormkeeper StormkeeperAscendance Ascendance

Rotation of the Elemental Shaman

The basic rotation of the Elemental Shaman is as follows:

  • Launch Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock if you have 90 or more Maelstrom


Fire Elemental Icon Fire Elemental is a 2.5-minute cooldown that summons a powerful Fire Elemental for 30 seconds.

Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism is the signature shaman cooldown, increasing the haste of all your party and raid members by 30% for 40 seconds, with a 5-minute cooldown.

Stat Priority

The stat priority of the Elemental Shaman is

  1. Intellect
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
  5. Mastery