Enhancement Shaman PvP
"Because we need Pro enhancement shamans"
Hello dear reader, this is my first guide (ever) and maybe my last
. This took me A LOT of my beautiful time. I hope that you enjoy it and understand it.
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Table of Contents
4) Hit rating
14) Power Auras
15 Trick or Trick
17) 2H weps
"Because you need to be talented and powerful"
General build. Its has Earthen Power and 3/3 points on Elemental Warding for more defence.
Toughness is not that great. 10% health at the cast of 5 points, is not a good deal. 30% movement reducement is not good either. Remember you have Earthbinding totem which slows the enemy and with Earthen power talent, it remove slows. Plus you can frost shock and freeze them, ghost wolf to remove slows, and ghost wolf got Spirit Walk, which removes slows and increases your movement speed by 60% for 15 sec.
So try evading the toughness talent.
"but i like toughness... it has a cool name"
Oh, so get this build:
[Optimizing Survivability with toughness 5/5]
"i dont like any of those build... u are missing some important talents"
Yea, surely i was. i suggest u this build them, here i do not miss any important pvp talents Totaly full ultra mega pvp
updated: someone told me that molten armory isnt working. so i took pics of a good talent tree for pvp. here it is:
theres one talent for u to put it anywhere u want, choose wisely!
"Because you dont want to be so empty"
[Glyph of Feral Spirit]
[Glyph of Stoneclaw Totem]
[Glyph of Stormstrike]
You can get Glyph of Windfury instead of the SS glyph, its up to you.
With glyphed Stoneclaw totem, you want to use it a lot. For example, you are about to pvp against a retri pala, drop stoneclaw totem asap, cuz pala will probably (very probabibly) use Hammer of Justice. so if Stoneclaw is there, damage will be reduced greatly. this is basic and obviously info. its just to give u and idea about how to use it. Also, u can drop it before healing your self. i always do it.
[Glyph of Water Walking]
[Glyph of Renewed Life]
[Glyph of Ghost Wolf]
You can replace the glyph of ghost wolf with the Water breathing glyph.
"Because you do want a Top Gear."
Gearing is obvious, get everything that says "Wrathfull". You can have some non-wrathfull off sets, just make sure you dont go below 1k resiliance. shamans need survivalbility, they die easily. So in this case, resiliance will help a lot. Keep in mind that you will be main target in arenas in almost every case.
This is your ultimate Goal. Get Full wrathfull, JC 450 and ench or eng. when trinkets proc and berserkin 2x, u will be at 8600 AP unbuffed.
Take a look at this WF crits.
Your goal is to get about 6k AP unbuffed. Its possible to get 9k or more buffed with improved Blessing of might, battle shout, bok, flasks, trinkets and ench procs, etc.
9k unbuffed WF Crit is Awesome!
I got Sharpened twillight scale trinket and 2x berserkin.
Medallion of the Alliance a MUST
Herkuml War Token
30 EoF (60 on lordaeron) or 20 coins. Recomended by Naitroxx
13 coins or 83 VP
Sharpened Twilight Scale
Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance
Band of the Bone Colossus
(from lord morrowgar icc 25m)
Neck: Precious' Putrid Collar
Weapons: get TWO (2) of these
Wrathful Gladiator's Truncheon
(note that if ur an orc shaman u should get fist weapons)
Totem: This is the one for you
Totem of the Avalanche
"You dont want to miss a Wind Shear."
Ok, now lets talk about hit rating. Hit refers to physical damage that occurs as a result of an attack made with melee or ranged weapons. Basically it reduces the chance to miss with your attack.I have made A LOT of tests with different hit rating using a draenie. i started with 0 Hit rating (HR) and obviously i missed some spell against all races excluding night elf. Them i went to 34 HR and guess what? i almost never missed an spell. i casted like 250 Lightning Bolt (LB) and i missed like 2 times.
When i started to pvp against a Night Elf things changed (a lot). I casted 100 LB and i missed 4 or more with HR on 34 using a draenie. Them i went to 72 HR and casted 100 lightning bolt and i missed 1 time. Them i went to 88 HR and casted another 150 LB or more and misssed 1 time. Obviously against Night Elf using a Draenie.
The thing is that Draenies have a racial passive (Heroic Presence) which increase the hit rating by 1%. However, Night Elfs have a racial passive (Quickness) which Reduces the chance that melee and ranged attackers will hit them by 2%. Taking that into account, Night Elf are a problem. Also, paladins, frost mages and other classes are a prob cuz they got talents that decrease chance to be hit by X amount.
With the 1% that draenies have is easier to cap HR. So if you are Draenie shaman
you should get min 80 HR, norm 100 HR or max 120 HR. Anything like 130+ is ridiculous and stupid.
IF you are NOT Draenie i suggest going with 100 HR min ~115HR norm Max 130 HR. Anything like 145+ is stupid.
IF you got 3 PvE offsets (neck and rings), its ok to have 180 hit rating. do not gem or enchant hit rating if u have 3 pve offsets.
how should i get HR, from gems or from gear? You can have it from both. Get the cloak/neck with 60 HR and [Pristine Ametrine] x3 or 4
i couldnt understand all that ****, I am Human, whats the cap that i should get?
get the Yankees cap
they always get tons of hits.
"Because they Glow."
Now its time for gems. We dont need to speak much in here just get this gems on cuz u must have them.
"what if i have a question?"
Enhancement shamans need Attack Power like frost mages need haste.
"how much haste do frost mages need?"
why the hell are u asking question about mages in a shaman enh thread? jeez...
Shamans need AP. First priority is AP.
Priority: AP>Crit>Haste>HR>SP P.
Spell Pene should be ~80 or more. max is 124 (if i remember) but arcane mages will always be resisting ur spells by 100 or 200 more cuz they got a lot of resistance (with mage armor on). but sometimes when u try to purge their shields, it happens that armors are purged, making it even better for u.
Haste must come from off sets.... and from Black magic enchant if u have it. (its recommended to have 2 off hands weps, one enchanted with Black magic and the other enchanted with titanium chain)
Crit cap is 30%
HR cap is ~110
Agility cap is 0.0001748 x 10^-12% ITS A MUST ( /cheers to the one that can solve that scientific notation)
Strength cap is 0.002% like Headless horseman mount drop rate.... pretty high.
Intellect cap is ∞ - remember that if u dont have intellect, u will lose every match against anyone, guaranteed.
Spirit cap is the most important, cuz if u dont have an spirit, u are DEAD.
and AP is like...... like........like......
well i counted till infinity
and couldnt find any number for AP cap
i guess is a lot.
get this on:
Yellow:[Pristine Ametrine] If u want to cap HR with gems
like if u only need 10+ HR to get cap
Get it on.
Red:[Bright Cardinal Ruby] You should have almost every slot with this one unless you got jewel crafting.
Red:[Bright Dragon's Eye] Get 3 of these and you will be with 204 more AP.
Meta: [Relentless Earthsiege Diamond] Just awesome.
If u are orc get the 18+ stm and 15% stun reduction. cuz orcs have an racial passive that reduces stuns 15%, so its a good idea to get 30% stun reduction.
"dude, you forgot Blue gems..."
i did? mmmh let me check....
oh, is there
i see it. dont u?
"Because you need a life"
It takes time but at the end they worth it. For an Enh shaman you must think of a profession that gives u attack power.
"Fishing? u get a nice buff with the foods."
Yeah. Go fishing.... or try to not get fished.
You want to become a Jewel Crafter. Them if you have time and mood for it,
delete mining and Get Enchanting.
"why do i need jewel crating and enchanting?"
cuz u can make beautiful gems and spend the whole day watching them glow. enchanting cuz u can ench ur head with intellect, making urself less dumb.
Jewel crafting has [Bright Dragon's Eye]
and enchanting has [Enchant Ring - Assault]
"Slow is the way."
"I dont like slow weps, I want windfury to proc a lot..."
"Obama uses slow weapons."
"kool, ill stick with slow them"
Okey, ill say it once, ill say it just ONE time, get an slow wep in one hand and another slow in off hand. yea, another slow in off hand. lets recap: slow and slow. slow is for pro. slow is dah best. slow is the way. slow ma' *****. slow. sloooooowwwww.
Soulja Boy says: "slow mo' fo'. aint u gut itt, aintt quick it so slow no fo' so stfu cuz u mo' no pick slow ***** dah s*** cuz said so."
"What did he say?"
I think he wants u to get a fast wep..... try asking him.
You need an slow wep in both hands. Slow wep makes your Lava Lash (LL) crit higher and your Storm Strike (SS) crit even higher. so stick with 2 slow.
Notice that Frostbrand wep is WEAK with slow weps so You Dont Want to Use Frostbrand imbue for BGs and OGG/SW raids.
You may want to start with[Furious Gladiator's Truncheon]x 2
You want to have these [Wrathful Gladiator's Truncheon]x 2
(note that if ur an orc shaman u should get fist weapons)
"Because we all love Windfury"
So, you may already know it, but anyways ill say it again. WindFury (WF) on your main hand and WindFury (WF) on your off hand. WF/WF. (battle grounds)
FT(flametongue) is bugged so no WF/FT. WF/WF makes more dmg. everyone uses wf/wf. lets take a look:
"but Frostbrand is for PVP, it slows your enemies and has a talent that increases dmg"
You are talking about Frozen Power. It gives you 10% more dmg with spells and lava lash on targets afflicted with Frostbrand.
1) Frostbrand sucks with slow weps.
2) Its hard to proc FB with an slow wep.
3) its dmg is too low.
4) With SLOw/Fast weps, your Storm Strike hits are lower, your lava lash are even lower, WF crits are much more lower.
5) Frostbrand only works good with Slow/Fast, but slow/fast decreases your DPS....greatly.
6) Frostbrand works better with haste. you dont want haste stack cuz it lows your dps like hell.
7) Frostbrand slow your enemies for 8 secs and deals Frost dmg(from 400 to 700 with 5k gs, socket and enchanted, crits about ~1.1k, about 240 will be resisted (120 if non crit) most of time if you are not Spell pene capped). you dont need so much that slowing effect cuz u already got earthbinding and frostshock on your side.
8) WF crits higher (6 times tbh) than FB.
9)WF Has a 44% chance to proc(40% non-glyphed), you would like to see lots of 3k non-crit -6k crits (5k gs) rather than 600dmg to 1k crit.
10)FB is usable at 2v2 and 3's. but u must know what u are doing. Let's explain it a little bit.
FB is mainly used to have your main target slowed and ur focused target slowed/Ice rooted. If u are doing bg, dont go with FB. There is a trick to have the target with the FB debuff while keeping 2x Windfury wep. More info at "Trick or Trick" section.
"Because you need to be very enchanting to others"
Lets talk about enchantments. Its recommended that you have enchanting 450 so that you can get rings enchants. Remember that our first priority is AP, so you have to get every enchant that gives attack power. lets see which enchants give us AP.
Note: get head and shoulders ench with resil if u are not resil capped (1.2k )
Head: [Arcanum of Torment]
Shoulders: [Greater Inscription of the Axe]
Back: [Enchant Cloak - Major Agility] or [Enchant Cloak - Spell Piercing ]
Chest: [Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats]
Wrist: [Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault] or [Fur Lining - Attack Power]
Hands: [Enchant Gloves - Crusher]
Waist: [Eternal Belt Buckle]
Legs: [Icescale Leg Armor]
Boots: [Enchant Boots - Greater Assault] and if possible [Nitro Boosts]
Weapon: Main Hand: [Enchant Weapon - Berserking]
Off Hand: [Enchant Weapon - Titanium Weapon Chain] or Black Magic.
when you get a decent gear, u may like to know how to pvp with shamans. they are very weak if u dont use ur brain, so prepare urself. i don't want u to do something like this
Read part 2 or u will fail just like him.