View Full Version : Shaman Enh shaman DPS help
02-02-2011, 05:03 AM
i'm pretty sure im spell hit capped and expertise cap and my rotation i do is UE lava lash flame shock mw5 LB stormstirke earth shock and wolves and i usally pull around 11k or so on boss and was wondering if i could improve my DPS
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02-05-2011, 08:01 AM
Hey bud. The only thing I would make sure of is when you are using UE. If you are at a distance, UE is priority with flame shock right after(Note: this is only if you are at a distance from target). If you are in melee range, Lava Lash is priority, then UE. My dps increased by a significant amount. Even if you have absolutely no stacks of Searing Flame, it still has the chance to knock the crap out of anything you are hitting. Give it a shot bud.
03-01-2011, 01:01 PM
The rotation you have seems good but i would move stormstrike before lightning bolt because of the bonus from the debuff stormstrike puts on the enemy can increase the damage if the LB crits.
03-01-2011, 01:14 PM
To clarify, this is directly from the Shaman pro's at Elistist Jerks:
Like many classes, Enhancement Shamans don't have a set rotation, and instead use a priority queue. This concept is fairly straightforward - the higher a ability is in the queue, the higher priority it has. Meaning if it's off cooldown and available, use it, if not, go to the next ability, if it's unavailable, go to the next, etc.
Here is what a level 85 priority queue might look like. Sim your setup to find an optimal list.
Priority (http://elitistjerks.com/#)Abbreviation (http://elitistjerks.com/#)Meaning (http://elitistjerks.com/#)
1 ST_0 Searing Totem with 0 ticks remaining
2 LL Lava Lash
3 FS_UEF Flame Shock if the Unleash Flame buff is present
4 MW5_LB Maelstrom Weapon x5 stacks + Lightning Bolt
5 UE Unleash Elements
6 SS Stormstrike
7 ES Earth Shock
8 SW Spirit Wolves
9 ST Searing Totem (with x ticks remaining, set in sim)
03-28-2011, 11:05 AM
I've personally found it best to prioritize LL over everything else - even to the detriment of holding an MW5 for another GCD or letting FS drop. I've also found that UE is > SS as it does roughly the same instant damage and gives you the extra buffs. The largest decision making that you have to do is managing your Maelstrom procs. Particularly if everything is on cooldown and your sitting at MW4, go ahead and hard cast it (it'll only take .4 secs or so). This works especially well if LL and SS are bout to come off cooldown because your not doing anything anyways and they will help build MW's for your next proc. Hope that helps!
04-05-2011, 04:29 AM
Hey i was having a prob similar to yours. My rotion is.Stormstrike,Ue,Flame Shock,Lava Lash, Lightning Bolt then i just hit w/e comes up nad btw i forgot to put totems before stormestrike
04-15-2011, 12:17 PM
That is your problem. If you look at the priority list I put in above, you should see a huge DPS increase. Like Juju said, Start with Lava Lash always. Stormstrike is now on the priority list. Look above to see the list again. Trust me, it will help.