Stat Priority (5.4.8)
Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Elemental Shaman. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Shaman and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.
Intellect > 15% Spell Hit (Hit | Spirit) > Mastery > Haste > Crit
Intellect Increases damage dealt by spells and slightly increases critical strike chance.
15% Spell Hit Any Hit Rating or Spirit will increase your chance to hit and at 15% Spell Hit (5100 Rating) your spells can no longer miss on bosses. Spells missing is the easiest way to lose DPS, so try to maintain this cap. To check your hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Spell tab for “Hit Chance.” If you are below 15%, reforge your weakest stat into Spirit or Hit until you reach the Hit cap.
Mastery Mastery Elemental Overload increases the chance for Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Lava Burst, and Elemental Blast to trigger another second version of the spell that deals 75% of normal damage.
Haste Decreases cast time and increases DoT ticking speeds most notably for Flame Shock.
Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for 200% + 50% damage thanks to Elemental Fury.