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

Q: “Will Elemental be viable in ?"

Firstly, no spec in the game is unviable. Certain specs may be favoured for certain bosses in a raid, but this is only relevant to the very highest end of raiding (ie, competing for world first). Elemental (and every other spec) will remain competitive for 99.9% of the playerbase.

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

See the Consumables section of the guide.

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

See the Priority List section of the guide.

Q: “When do I cast Chain Lightning?”

See the Priority List section of the guide.

Q: “Does Earthquake stack?”

Yes, Earthquake stacks and has no stack limit.

Q: “When should I stop using Earth Shock and use Earthquake?”

In general, stop using Earth Shock against two targets or more. But check out the Priority List page for more information.

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

Note: This only applies when talented into Primal Elementalist.

Since the cooldown of Meteor is the same as the duration of Primal Fire Elemental, save it for a period of AOE within the Elemental’s lifetime. If there is no upcoming AOE, cast it immediately. Make sure to bind it to a key. Check out the macro section of this page, if you need help with that.

Q: “Is there a way to enable/disable Earth Elemental taunt without screwing up my autocast settings of the DPS Elemental?”

Note: This only applies when talented into Primal Elementalist.

Not that we’re aware of. The Elementals’ autocast settings are shared between the Elemental pets. If you deactivate or activate it on one button, the matching button of the other Elementals will share that setting. We hope, that this will be changed.

It was changed! 8.3 introduces separate toggle states for all three Elementals and their casts. This now should no longer pose an issue. The fix was reverted just before 8.3 went live.

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

Yes. No. It depends. Check out the Priority List and special notes on that website for in depth information.

Q: “What are some useful Macros?”

This Macro allows you to place an Earthquake at your cursor:

#showtooltip Earthquake
/cast [@cursor] Earthquake

This macro allows you to cast the Elementals Ability or Icefury, depending on your talents. The correct icon is shown once you’ve loaded the ability at least once after logging in.

/use [talent:6/3]Icefury;[pet: Primal Storm Elemental]Eye of the Storm;[pet: Primal Fire Elemental]Meteor;[pet: Primal Earth Elemental]Harden Skin

This macro is a handy mouseover macro for Flame Shock.

#showtooltip Flame Shock
/cast [@mouseover,harm,nodead][] Flame Shock

This macro allows you to summon your Earth Elemental and active its defensive CD via double click. If your Fire Elemental is active Earth Elemental will simply go on CD and nothing else will happen, so don’t try this with your DPS Elemental being active.

/cast Earth Elemental
/cast [talent:6/2] Harden Skin

You can also adapt this macro to dismiss the Earth Elemental after getting Harden Skin.

/cast Earth Elemental
/cast [talent:6/2] Harden Skin
/script PetDismiss()