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In this guide, we will look at all the major changes that the shaman has undergone in the Dragonflight expansion. The guide has chapters, so if you’re interested in a particular topic, you can jump right there. Enjoy reading!

Disclaimer: This guide is unfinished due to in-game circumstances. Dragonflight hasn’t been released yet, so we cannot go through builds, gear, consumables, and rotation here. We think that it is very important to provide our readers with the most up-to-date and relevant information, and that’s why we ask you to wait for a while. Keep in touch, and come back later to learn about the rest of the Mage gameplay secrets.

Dragonflight Shaman Overview

Dragonflight Shaman Guide

Shaman is an unusual class that can be healer, melee, or ranged, depending on spec. He can also be an intelligence or agility character, also depending on his chosen specialization. Acting as overlords of earth, fire, water, and air, they can invoke totems and Elementals to support and use mana as a resource. Ner’zhul, the first Lich King, and Thrall, Warchief of the Horde, were Shamans. Do you want to join them?

Dragonflight Shaman Spec Choice

The strengths and weaknesses of each class are purely subjective things. However, there are axioms with which most agree.

Elemental Enhancement Restoration
Strengths
  • Awesome flexibility  playstyle;
  • Tons of utility for a party;
  • Good AoE damage;
  • Excellent mobility.
  • Windfury Totem for melee;
  • Awesome single-target;
  • Good cleave and AoE;
  • Excellent mobility.
  • Great AoE healing;
  • Can heal on go;
  • Tons of utility for party and cheat death.
Weaknesses
  • Weak solo-target damage;
  • Average in all aspects (not good, not bad).
  • Lots of buttons;
  • Damage is directly related to the effectiveness of your movements.
  • Poor healing if the group is dispersed;
  • No good option to avoid damage.

Dragonflight Shaman Changes

Shaman has undergone a lot of minor changes and a few significant ones. Here is some of them:

Dragonflight Shaman Talents

Elemental Shaman

In Dragonflight, the Elem Shaman has undergone the least significant gameplay changes, but the talent tree has become more variable. You still try to play through Storm Elemental, but now you are free to choose which spells to focus on: Lightning Bolt for AoE damage or Lava Burst for single-target.

However, if you don’t like such a heavy dependency on your elemental, you can take the Deeply Rooted Elements gamble on big procs. Shaman has always been versatile and capable of anything, but he does it worse than other “special” classes. Dragonflight is trying to change this, but the essence of the class cannot be changed – he is an ambidexter with short arms

Enhancement Shaman

The reduction in damage from more than 6 targets is offset by the increase in damage from 6 or fewer targets, making Enhancement Shaman a good ally in high tones. Considering the mass of utility he can give to a group(Ancestral Guidance, Wind Rush Totem, Tremor Totem), the Enhancement Shaman will be a welcome ally in any dungeon.

However, this specialization is hard to master due to the high dependence between different schools of magic. Each school increases the damage from the next school of magic, so you need to properly alternate fire, lightning, ice, etc.

Restoration Shaman

Dragonflight brought back a lot of spells from previous expansions to the Restoration Shaman and also gave a lot of old ones new effects. For example, an interesting talent appeared on Healing Rain, which allows you to deal damage to all enemies in range. Legion’s Ancestral Guidance will add more options for emergency healing, and Gust of Wind will expand your movement options.

Long story short, the new shaman resembles the shaman from SL but is a little more sophisticated.

Dragonflight Shaman Leveling

It is best to level on the Elemental Shaman: firstly, he is a ranger, which is always safer, and secondly, he has a lot of AoE damage and high movement speed. Shaman is also very lucky because he has Bloodlust, which will speed up the killing of bosses and completing quests

However, if you want to learn more about Restoration Shaman already at the leveling stage, then the best option for leveling will be dungeons because, as a healer, you will very quickly find a group.

If you chose an open world with its quests for leveling, then the storyline of the Legion or Warlords of Draenor is best for you. Simply visit Chromie at the embassy in Orgrimmar or Stormwind and choose the necessary expansion.

Don’t hesitate to spend some gold on the following items, as they will ease your life drastically.

Useful objects list for leveling:

Dragonflight Shaman Stats

  • Intellect — increases Spell Power;
  • Agility — increases Attack and Spell Power;
  • Haste — reduces your Global Cooldown, increases the number of spells you can cast at a unit of time;
  • Critical Strike — increases the chance to deal additional damage;
  • Versatility — decreases damage taken, increases damage dealt;
  • Mastery — increases the effectiveness of damaging, healing, and absorption spells.
Elemental Enhancement Restoration
  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike 
  5. Mastery
  1. Agility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
  5. Critical Strike
  1. Intellect
  2. Versatility = Critical Strike
  3. Haste = Mastery

Dragonflight Shaman Best Race

Many races can become a shaman, but here are some of the most suitable.

Horde

Goblin

Alliance

Dwarf

Dragonflight Shaman Best Professions

For more successful results in dungeons, it is best to study Engineering because it opens access to items like Disposable Spectrophasic Reanimator and Wyrmhole Generator.

However, if you want to make money, then Jewelcrafting, Alchemy, and Enchanting are your best bet. Each of these professions produces items that remain relevant throughout the expansion.  For more detailed information, check out our Dragonflight profession guide.

Shaman Macros

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast [@focus,exists][@target] Wind Shear

This will kick cast on your focus target. If you have no focus, this will stop cast on your target.

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast [@focus,exists][@target] Purge

Same macro for Purge.

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast [@player] Wind Rush Totem

This allows you to cast Wind Rush Totem at your feet.


So, it’s all we can tell right now about Shaman class in Dragonflight, but stay tuned because we will update all class guides very soon. Good luck in your adventures, and don’t forget to rate our guide if it was helpful to you.

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