Elemental Shaman Guide


ElementalPvELevel 120 (End-Game) 8.3 Visions of N'Zoth

#Elemental Shaman DPS Rotation & Cooldowns

Below is our guide for prioritizing your abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Each rotation list is more of a "priority list"--in real-time, you'll constantly be determining which ability to use next. Out of all abilities you have available, use the one highest up in the priority list.

#Single Target Rotation

  1. Keep Totem Mastery active
  2. Keep Flame Shock (refresh when <6 seconds until expire)
  3. Fire Elemental
  4. Earth Elemental (See Note 1)
  5. Lightning Bolt (See Note 2)
  6. Earth Shock (See Note 3)
  7. Stormkeeper
  8. Earth Shock (if >90 Maelstrom)
  9. Frost Shock (if Icefury and Master of the Elements are active)
  10. Lava Burst
  11. Frost Shock (if Icefury is active)
  12. Icefury
  13. Earth Shock (if >60 Maelstrom)
  14. Lightning Bolt (See Note 4)

Note 1: Only cast Earth Elemental when Fire Elemental is not already up and you are not using Primal Elementalist.

Note 2: Lightning Bolt is only this high in the priority chain if Stormkeeper is active.

Note 3: Earth Shock is only this high in the priority chain if >60 Maelstrom and Master of the Elements is active.

Note 4: Use Lightning Bolt when there's nothing else to do and you are standing still. If moving, use Frost Shock instead.

#AoE Rotation

  1. Keep Totem Mastery active
  2. Stormkeeper
  3. Keep Flame Shock active on 3-4 targets
  4. Earthquake (See Note 5)
  5. Chain Lightning

Note 5: Try to align Earthquake with Master of the Elements

#Important Cooldowns

  • Bloodlust Epic group cooldown. Use as directed by your party/raid leader.
  • Fire Elemental Cast with as many self-buffs as possible to maximize DPS.