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Enhancement Shaman Class Guide
The Gotwarcraft Enhancement Shaman Guide
for WoW 4.0

Contents

Enhancement Shaman for 4.0

Other Shaman Guides

 

This guide is simply intended to provide a general overview of the Shaman class.

For a more in-depth and highly detailed resource on all Shaman, from leveling to PvP to Raiding to earning gold, check out the Killer Guides' Shaman guide.

 

The Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement shamans are the melee emphasized counterpart of a powerful hybrid class, the combination of ranged damage spells as well as snares, DoT's, etc. pushing them over the boundaries often faced by other melee oriented fighters.

Capable of both healing themselves as well as others with great efficiency not to mention buffing the entire party with an almost endless variety of damage increasing and health restoring buffs that equally apply to the shaman.

Enhancement shamans shine in not only bringing massive DPS to the table but allowing all those around them to put out insane numbers as well, via windfury, strength of earth, etc.

Enhancement Shaman Class Guide

Talent Builds


 

Enhancement Shaman Class Guide

Enhancement PvP Build

Enhancement Shaman Class Guide

Number Crunching

Intellect - 1 = 15 Mana
Spell Hit - 12.6 = 1%
Spell Critical - 22.1 = 1%
Spell Haste - 15.7 = 1%/0.025 seconds off of Global Cooldown & Spell Cast Time

Hit Rating – 15.8 rating = 1% Increase
Critical Rating – 22.1 rating = 1% Increase
Weapon Expertise – 1 point = .25% lower chance for enemy to dodge/parry
Haste –15.7 = 1%

Spellpower Coefficients:

125.0% Chain Heal
85.71% Healing Wave
42.86% Lesser Healing Wave
4.5% Healing Stream Totem (Per Tick)

EXAMPLE: Lesser Healing Wave W/ 100 Spell Healing = +43 Points of Actual healing per cast

125.0% Chain Lightning
79.4% Lightning Bolt
100% Lightning Shield
42.86% Earth Shock
42.86% Frost Shock
15% Flame Shock Direct Damage/52% Flame Shock DoT

Spell Hit, Crit, etc.

Defacto Priority:

+Healing = MP5 - Spirit - Spell Haste

What to shoot for when entering Karazhan & Heroics:

+Hit: 6%
Attack Power: 900 - 1000
Melee Critical: 18 - 20%

What to shoot for when heading into 25-Raids:

+Hit: 9%
Attack Power: 1200+
Melee Critical: 25%+


Gems

[Bold Living Ruby]
[Bright Living Ruby]
[Smooth Dawnstone]
[Jagged Talasite]
[Inscribed Noble Topaz]
[Sovereign Nightseye]

Enchantments

PvE Gear Guide

Note: This is a level 70 gear list for those who wish to do that content. A higher level gear list may appear here in the future. This list may well become partially obsolete with Cataclysm, due to item availability (eg: Stuff bought with Badges of Justice)

As this is a PvE gear guide I'll only list the PvP rewards capable of being obtained via Honor, arena rewards are however viable alternatives to many pieces of gear.

Head:

[Surestrike Goggles v2.0] - Crafted
[Gladiator's Linked Helm] - PvP Reward
[Beast Lord Helm] - Mechanar
[Helm of Desolation] - Black Morass
[Earthwarden's Coif] - Quest Reward

Neck:

[Vindicator's Pendant of Triumph] - PvP Reward
[Choker of Vile Intent] - (25) Badges of Justice
[Necklace of Trophies] - BoE World Drop
[Natasha's Choker] - Quest Reward
[Blood Guard's Necklace of Ferocity] - Heroic Shattered Halls

Shoulders:

[Gladiator's Linked Spaulders] - PvP Reward
[Beast Lord Mantle] - Steamvault
[Scorpid-Sting Mantle] - Normal Slave Pens
[Wyrmfury Pauldrons] - Heroic Old Hillsbrad

Back:

[Dory's Embrace] - (60) Badges of Justice
[Vengeance Wrap] - Crafted BoE
[Cloak of the Coming Night] - Normal Magister's Terrace
[Cloak of the Craft] - World Drop BoE

Chest:

[Hauberk of the War Bringer] - Normal Magister's Terrace
[Tunic of the Ranger Lord] - Heroic Magister's Terrace
[Gladiator's Linked Armor] - PvP Reward
[Felstalker Breastplate] - Crafted BoE
[Laughing Skull Battle-Harness] - Black Morass

Wrist:

[Vindicator's Linked Bracers] - PvP Reward
[Bracers of the Forest Stalker] - Normal Magister's Terrace
[Felstalker Bracers] - Crafted BoE
[Emerald Eye Bracer] - Heroic Bloodfurnace

Hands:

[Gauntlets of Rapidity] - (75) Badges of justice
[Windstrike Gloves] - Crafted BoE
[Felfury Gauntlets] - Crafted BoE
[Beast Lord Handguards] - Shattered Halls

Belt:

[Belt of the Black Eagle] - Crafted BoE
[War-Feathered Loop] - (60) Badges of Justice
[Vindicator's Linked Girdle] - PvP Reward
[Rune-Engraved Belt] - Quest Reward

Legs:

[Leggings of the Pursuit] - (100) Badges of Justice
[Wyrmscale Greaves] - Heroic Old Hillsbrad
[Emerald-Scale Greaves] - Heroic Old Hillsbrad
[Scaled Greaves of Patience] - Old Hillsbrad
[Sunfury Legguards] - Quest Reward

Boots:

[Treads of Booming Thunder] - (60) Badges of Justice
[Boots of the Crimson Hawk] - Crafted
[Vindicator's Linked Sabatons]
- PvP Reward
[Outland Striders] - Arcatraz
[Fleet Refugee's Boots] - Quest Reward

Rings:

[Angelista's Revenge] - (60) Badges of Justice
[Shapeshifter's Signet] - Reputation Reward
[Vindicator's Band of Triumph]- PvP Reward
[Ravenclaw Band] - Sethekk Halls
[Kaylaan's Signet] - Reputation Reward
[Slayer's Mark of the Redemption] - Quest Reward

Trinkets:

[Darkmoon Card: Crusade] - Darkmoon Card Deck
[Shard of Contempt] - Heroic Magister's Terrace
[Bloodlust Brooch] - Vendor(41 Badges of Justice)
[Abacus of Violent Odds] - Drop(Mechanar)
[Hourglass of the Unraveller] - Drop(Black Morass)
[Core of Ar'kelos] - Quest Reward

Main-Hand:

[Vanir's Right Fist of Brutality] - (105) Badges of Justice
[Gladiator's Right Ripper] - PvP Reward
[The Bladefist] - Heroic Shattered Halls
[Reflex Blades] - Arcatraz
[Demonblood Eviscerator] - Shattered Halls

Off-Hand:

[Vanir's Left Fist of Brutality] - (45) Badges of Justice
[Gladiator's Left Ripper] - PvP Reward
[Boggspine Knuckles] - Heroic Underbog
[Sun-forged Cleaver] - Normal Magister's Terrace
[Whispering Blade of Slaying] - Shadow Labyrinth

Totem:

[Stonebreaker's Totem] - (20) Badges of Justice
[Totem of Astral Winds] - Heroic Mana Tombs

 

 

1-80 (85) Enhancement Shaman Leveling Guide

The best way to get to level 80 fast is to do it with a pre-written Ehancement Shaman leveling guide. If it's automated to the point where you don't have to look anything up then it will be that much faster. Zygor's Guide fits this bill and can get you to 80 in well under ten days, assuming you stay out of the fussing around, PvP sessions, and endless shopping.

Zygor's shows up as a small window in your main game screen and it tracks everything that you need to do and dispalys an arrow, pointing the way to the next task. Youi'll never have any doubt as to where to go or what to do, regardless of what level you happen to be. Leave the game and come back and the guide will remember where you left off.

Ready for Cataclysm? Zygor's will be and it's fully 4.0 ready now. Grab it now, level fast, upgrade when Cat hits, then cruise through all that new content.

Snag your copy of Zygor's Guide here or read our review.

 

 



 

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