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Enhancement Shamanenhancement iconvsferal iconFeral Druid

Debating whether to play a Feral Druid or Enhancement Shaman? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Feral Druids and Enhancement Shamans using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.

Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.0 WoW Dragonflight Pre-patch

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  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)Enhancement Shaman achieved 4.91% more maximum boss DPS than Feral Druid when there was no movement or lag.
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)Enhancement Shaman achieved 1.3% more maximum boss DPS than Feral Druid when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
  • Best gear scalingEnhancement Shaman scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 11.4% more from 282 ilvl to 308 compared to Feral Druids.
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  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)Feral Druid achieved 7.03% more AoE DPS than Enhancement Shaman when there was no movement or lag.
  • Least affected by movement (single-target)Feral Druid’s single-target DPS was -56.9% less affected by increased movement compared to Enhancement Shamans.
  • Simplest GameplayFeral Druid has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
  • DPS less dependant on big cooldownsFeral Druid’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 14.65% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Enhancement Shamans.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Enhancement Shaman and Feral Druids, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!


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