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
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.
Dragonflight Shaman Changes
Shaman has undergone a lot of minor changes and a few significant ones. Here is some of them:
- Brimming with Life — now increase your HP by 8%;
- Stoneskin Totem — new totem reduces 10% physical damage to your party;
- Tranquil Air Totem — new totem prevents castback push and reduces the duration of interrupts by 50%;
- Mana Spring Totem — now restore mana when you cast Lava Burst ;
- Now you can select Ancestral Protection Totem and Ancestral Vigor together;
- Now all specializations have access to Primordial Wave — necrolord’s covenant ability.
Dragonflight Shaman Talents
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
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.
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:
- Gunshoes — A very useful object to go very fast during 25s;
- Light-Step Hoofplates — gives +20% mounted speed;
- Goblin Glider Kit — allows you to glide slowly from any cliff. Saves a lot of time;
- Fried Bonefish — food from Shadowlands. Gives 263 move speed for 6s after killing an enemy.
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.
Dragonflight Shaman Best Race
Many races can become a shaman, but here are some of the most suitable.
Dragonflight Shaman Best Professions
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.
/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.
/cast [@focus,exists][@target] Purge
Same macro for Purge.
/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.