Introduction to the Enhancement Shaman

Intense communion with fire, earth, air, and water isn’t exclusive to the elemental shaman. In many ways, enhancement shaman similarly bond with nature and leverage its power on the battlefield. What distinguishes them in their training—and in their connection with the elements—is their combat methodology. These shaman favor empowering their physical attacks with elemental energies and facing their adversaries up close. They don’t shy from the frontlines, wielding magically augmented weapons, potent elemental attacks, and totems that shape the tide of battle.

Losing the artifact has diluted some parts of what made Enhancement strong within the Legion landscape, however its ability to maintain a strong sustained damage package should not be underestimated. It can feel quite susceptible to damage however with a lack of strong defensive tools, so requires a good amount of awareness to stay safe.

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

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Enhancement Shaman


  • Strong sustained single target damage
  • Flexible, can mesh with a number of different encounter styles
  • Able to funnel AoE and cleave into single target, gaining a large amount of priority target damage


  • High variance in burst due to Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer
  • Reliant on uptime, so can be punished in very high movement encounters
  • Relies heavily on gear to enable certain damage profiles, which can be restrictive


15Boulderfist BoulderfistHot Hand Hot HandLightning Shield Lightning Shield
30Landslide LandslideForceful Winds Forceful WindsTotem Mastery Totem Mastery
45Spirit Wolf Spirit WolfEarth Shield Earth ShieldStatic Charge Static Charge
60Searing Assault Searing AssaultHailstorm HailstormOvercharge Overcharge
75Nature's Guardian Nature’s GuardianFeral Lunge Feral LungeWind Rush Totem Wind Rush Totem
90Crashing Storm Crashing StormFury of Air Fury of AirSundering Sundering
100Elemental Spirits Elemental SpiritsEarthen Spike Earthen SpikeAscendance Ascendance

Rotation of the Enhancement Shaman

The basic rotation of the Enhancement Shaman is as follows:

  • Swing  Rockbiter Icon Rockbiter if below 70 Maelstrom and about to reach 2 charges
  • Cast Flametongue Icon Flametongue if the buff has less than 4.5 seconds remaining

You can use the recommended Addon ConRo for help with your rotation, it can be found in our Addons Guide here


Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit summons two wolves to fight for you for 15 seconds.

Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust and Heroism Icon Heroism increase Haste by 30% for 40 seconds for all party and raid members within 100 yards

Stat Priority

The stat priority of the Enhancement Shaman is

  1. Haste
  2. Critical Strike = Versatility
  3. Mastery
  4. Agility