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The following charts show the value of specific Azerite traits in single target and AoE situations. The “Item Level” charts show how a single point of a trait scales at different item levels, and the “Stacked” charts show how traits scale with multiple points. Understand that simming your own gear is the best option for determining what item to equip, and which traits to enable.

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Item-level scaling


Trait stacking

Note that these charts show the value of traits at 385 item level, the base for Mythic Uldir loot. This serves as a decent reference for the value of stacking traits.


Special mentions

Ancestral Resonance

This requires you to personally cast Bloodlust/Heroism to activate the trait. Note that the trait still triggers even if you have the Sated debuff active. This simply means you can benefit from this trait once every 5 minutes at most. One word of warning; it’s very easy to over-cap your Mastery: Elemental Overload with multiple points into this trait, so try to avoid more than one where possible.

Igneous Potential

Stacking this trait increases the damage component, but you only gain the increased Lava Surge chance on the first point. This does not nullify the trait’s value after the first point, but it does come at a slight cost thanks to the Lava Surge’s non-scaling. A great option for Maelstrom generation and movement.

Lava Shock

With increased value in two-target cleave, this trait could see extensive use if a fight calls for sustained two-target cleave.

Rumbling Tremors

This buffs Earth Elemental into a more meaningful damage cooldown. However, as we already use Earth Elemental on cooldown (with some caveats when using Primal Elementalist), this has no effect on how you decide to use the Earth Elemental.

Natural Harmony

This trait is not utilized to the fullest by our standard spells, because we usually don’t use Frost Shock. If you somehow end up with this trait twice, you can actually use Frost Shock to keep that buff up and be dps neutral to not using the buff. This has the advantage of additional movement globals / stutter stepping.

Azerite Items

Read the gear page in this guide.