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This page has the answers to some frequently asked questions for Elemental Shamans.

Q: “Will Elemental be viable in Dragonflight 10.1.0?”

  • Firstly, no spec in the game is unviable. Certain specs may be favored for certain bosses in a raid, but this is only relevant to the very highest end of raiding (i.e, competing for world first). Elemental (and every other spec) will remain competitive for 99.9% of the player base.
  • With that being said, Elemental’s more versatile than it was in Season 1:
    • Changes to the Class Tree give us more points to use in it.
    • The ST and the Hybrid build share 28 out of 30 talent points in the spec tree, making it very easy to switch from one to the other without losing much.
    • Sadly, the rotation for that build can be tricky to learn, and will make us way less mobile than in S1.
    • Lastly, we still don’t bring any relevant raid utility, meaning we are highly dependent on tuning to get a raid spot.
  • You can check all of Elemental’s changes for 10.1 in this Changelog post.

Q: “What do all these abbreviations mean? I can’t understand other Elemental Shaman!”

  • It can be tough trying to learn all of them at once but there is a handy resource to help you! See Elemental Abbreviations.

Q: “What does Flash of Lightning actually reduce?”

Q: “Do you have any recommendation on how to sim and profiles to use while simming?”

  • For a complete guide about Elemental’s sim, see this post.

Q: “What Pots/Food/Phials should I use?”

Q: “Does Earthquake stack?”

  • Yes, Earthquake stacks and has no stack limit. Also Haste doesn’t affect its tick rate.

Q: “What is funnelling?”

Q: “Is there a point where I don’t cast Earth Shock with Echoes of Great Sundering talented?”

Q: “Okay, so what about Elemental Blast and/or Echoes of Great Sundering then?!”

Q: “How many targets should I cast Flame Shock on?”

  • See the Priority List for each build in the Build section of the guide.

Q: “When do I cast Chain Lightning?”

Q: “What about with Stormkeeper?”

Q: “When is the best time to use Primal Fire Elemental’s Meteor and Primal Storm Elemental’s Tempest?”

  • When they would hit the most targets. For Tempest specifically, you need to ensure it is also fully buffed by Call Lightning.
    Note: This only applies when talented into Primal Elementalist. Both abilities can be macro’d. See useful macros further down.

Q: “Do I use Lava Burst during Storm Elemental?”

  • Storm Elemental does not alter the rotation for the builds that use it. During its duration, you will typically behave the same regardless of it being active.

Q: “What trinkets should I aim for as an Elemental Shaman?”

  • For a complete guide about Elemental’s trinket, see Trinket section of the guide.

Q: “What are some useful Macros?”

  • See the Macros section of the guide.