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The goal of this guide is not to give you the definitive Best in Slot list of gear for season 2, but rather to give you an overview of relevant loots and where to get them. We do not the ability to pick a definitive gear set optimal everywhere. The gear you use will be a result of what you loot, what talent you use and what content you’re tackling. The more options you have, the better you can tailor your character.

Remember to always sim new items to see if they are an upgrade, see this post to know how Elemental sims.

This guide will not include trinkets, as they have their own guide.

General note:

  • 441 is the base Mythic item level, which is also the maximum ilvl for upgraded mythic+ items.
  • 444 are Rashok and the Dracthyr Experiments items.
  • 447 are Zskarn and Magmorax items, as well as vault mythic+ 20s and crafted items.
  • 450 are Neltharion and Sarkareth exclusive items.


Embellishments Items

There are 3 embellishments effect that stand out for Elemental Shamans during Season 2:

  • The Horizon Strider set requires two embellishments: Wind Spirit’s Lasso and Scale Rein Grips. It is our most versatile choice offering high value in both Single Target and AoE. It can’t be combined with other embellishments. It also “restrains” the tier sets options that we can get. Despite these minor setbacks, it is still excellent. It also improves gameplay by giving us haste. It is also worth noting that this is the Best in Slot of Enhancement as well.
  • Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards has around 35% uptime and gives good value in all content, but is slightly more oriented toward Single Target.
  • Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch is a better choice for Single Target and stacks with itself, so you can use it twice on your gear if you want to focus entirely on pure Single Target niche.

Other options:

  • Elemental Lariat is still a decent choice despite the recent nerfs, but performs overall worse than the one listed above. Since 10.1, the effect duration depends on the number of Elemental Gems you are using. Elemental Lariat becomes a reasonable consideration if you have 5 or more Elemental Gems in your gear.
  • Acidic Hailstone Treads is the best single target Embellishment, but getting slowed by 10% at all time is just horrible. I wouldn’t recommend it under any circumstances, but the option is there. Be sure to know what you are doing.
  • Toxified Armor Patch further enhances Acidic Hailstone Treads, but losing 10% additional movement speed. This is
  • Undulating Sporecloak is the defensive embellishments that you should use in hard content. It is almost mandatory in higher key levels and is very recommended during Raid Progress.

Possible Combinations

Versatile Cleave/AoE: Horizon Stride Set

This is a versatile combinations, slightly oriented toward Cleave and AoE. This is my personal recommendation as Haste feels good to play.

Versatile Single Target: Dracothyst Armguards and Shadowflame Patch

This is a versatile combinations, slightly oriented toward Single Target.

Safe Single Target: Double Shadowflame Patch

This is the “safest” Single target combination.

Pushing and progress: Undulating Sporecloak and a second choice

Undulating Sporecloak is a life-saver on many pulls and hard keys. This should be your safest combo in hard content. It can almost any other embellishments with similar results.

Dangerous Single Target

You will be permanently slowed by 20% when using this set but this is the best ST damage possible. Be ready to face the consequences.

The BiS Table

I will be real with you for a minute, a BiS item list does not exist. A list of items that are perfect for each and every situation is not realistic in modern World of Warcraft.

With that being said, here is a table of items that you can strive for to make your character feel “complete”, depending on the embellishments you decide to use:

Season 2 Item List

Here is a list of all items available in Dungeons and Raid during S2 (excluding trinkets).

Item Stats Location
Spangenhelm of the Cinderwolf Vers (69%) > Hast Tier Set - Magmorax
Gatecrasher Giant’s Coif Hast (69%) > Mast Assault of the Zaqali
Amphibian’s Bellowing Crown Crit (60%) > Mast Halls of Infusion
Mountain Throne Coif Hast (58%) > Vers Neltharion’s Lair
Helm of Hardened Gold Hast (64%) > Crit Neltharus


Item Stats Location
Magmorax’s Fourth Collar Mast (75%) > Vers Magmorax
Kagni’s Scorching Talisman Crit (74%) > Hast Assault of the Zaqali
Tuskarr Bone Necklace Crit (60%) > Vers Brackenhide Hollow
Chain of the Underking Crit (60%) > Mast Neltharion’s Lair
Understone Gorget Crit (65%) > Vers Neltharion’s Lair
Ionized Choker Vers (62%) > Hast The Vortex Pinnacle
Choker of Stolen Thunder Mast (69%) > Hast The Vortex Pinnacle
Red Sky Pendant Crit (69%) > Mast The Vortex Pinnacle
Bromach’s Disentombed Locket Hast (69%) > Mast Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr


Item Stats Location
Thunderpads of the Cinderwolf Hast (69%) > Crit Tier Set - Echo of Neltharion
Kazzara’s Grafted Companion Crit (69%) > Hast Kazzara, the Hellforged
Rooted Shoulders of Putrefaction Hast (58%) > Vers Brackenhide Hollow
Skyhorn Mantle Hast (62%) > Crit Neltharion’s Lair
Fallen Snow Shoulderguards Hast (61%) > Crit The Vortex Pinnacle


Item Stats Location
Pelisse of the Cinderwolf Hast (68%) > Vers Catalyst
Voice of the Silent Star Crit (68%) > Hast Scalecommander Sarkareth (rare item)
Drape of the Dracthyr Trials Vers (68%) > Mast Zskarn, the Vigilant Steward
Etchings of the Captive Revenant Crit (68%) > Hast Kazzara, the Hellforged
Parrotfeather Cloak Crit (60%) > Mast Freehold
Putrid Carapace Mast (60%) > Crit Neltharion’s Lair
Mammoth-Trainer’s Drape Mast (64%) > Crit Neltharus
Sporecaller’s Shroud Vers (56%) > Crit The Underrot
Billowing Skydrape Crit (50%) > Mast The Vortex Pinnacle
Shadow of Perfect Bliss Crit (61%) > Hast The Vortex Pinnacle
Billowing Cape Vers (53%) > Mast The Vortex Pinnacle


Item Stats Location
Adornments of the Cinderwolf Crit (65%) > Vers Tier set - Zskarn, the Vigilant Steward
Cuirass of Meticulous Mixture Vers (65%) > Hast The Amalgamation Chamber
Sundered Edgelord’s Breastplate Mast (65%) > Crit Raid BoE
Hauberk of Frozen Fervor Vers (59%) > Crit Halls of Infusion
Tunic of Screaming Earth Crit (71%) > Hast Neltharion’s Lair
Emberguard Harness Hast (61%) > Mast Neltharus
Fatebound Chainmail Crit (63%) > Vers Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr


Item Stats Location
Runebraces of the Cinderwolf Crit (66%) > Mast Catalyst
Shackles of the Shadowed Bastille Hast (66%) > Vers Rashok, the Elder
Boulder-Tossing Bands Hast (66%) > Crit Assault of the Zaqali
Raoul’s Barrelhook Bracers Hast (56%) > Vers Freehold
Bitestone Wristwrap Hast (69%) > Vers Neltharion’s Lair
Obsidian-Hardened Wraps Vers (61%) > Crit Neltharus
Fierce Boreal Armguards Hast (59%) > Mast Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr


Item Stats Location
Knuckles of the Cinderwolf Crit (71%) > Vers Tier Set - The Forgotten Experiments
Grasps of Welded Anguish Mast (71%) > Hast Kazzara, the Hellforged
Bite-Resistant Chain Gloves Vers (63%) > Hast Freehold
Torrential Downpour Gauntlets Hast (61%) > Vers Halls of Infusion
Gauntlets of Innumerable Barbs Mast (67%) > Crit Neltharion’s Lair
Blood Tick Crushers Crit (56%) > Vers The Underrot
Rock Shovelers Vers (59%) > Hast Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr


Item Stats Location
Faulds of the Cinderwolf Mast (66%) > Hast Catalyst
Hydratooth Girdle Vers (66%) > Crit Magmorax
Gloomfused Chemistry Belt Vers (66%) > Mast The Amalgamation Chamber
Faulds of Failed Experiments Vers (66%) > Mast Raid BoE
Swollen Bark Clasp Crit (63%) > Hast Brackenhide Hollow
Chain-Linked Safety Cord Vers (52%) > Mast Freehold
Boulderbuckle Strap Hast (65%) > Mast Neltharion’s Lair
Waistguard of Sanguine Fervor Hast (65%) > Vers The Underrot
Hail-Strung Belt Crit (56%) > Mast The Vortex Pinnacle
Gatekeeper’s Girdle Crit (65%) > Vers Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr


Item Stats Location
Braies of the Cinderwolf Hast (69%) > Mast Tier Set - Rashok, the Elder
Scalecommander’s Ebon Schynbalds Crit (69%) > Vers Scalecommander Sarkareth
Tassets of Densified Ooze Mast (62%) > Vers Brackenhide Hollow
Faultline Leggings Crit (61%) > Mast Neltharion’s Lair
Corpuscular Greaves Hast (56%) > Crit The Underrot


Item Stats Location
Sollerets of the Cinderwolf Vers (70%) > Mast Catalyst
Crechebound Soldier’s Boots Mast (70%) > Hast Scalecommander Sarkareth
Exacting Augmenter’s Sabatons Mast (70%) > Crit The Forgotten Experiments
Shell-Kickers Mast (59%) > Crit Freehold
Swoglet Stompers Vers (63%) > Mast Halls of Infusion
Bitestone Boots Hast (63%) > Vers Neltharion’s Lair
Waders of the Infested Mast (56%) > Vers The Underrot


Item Stats Location
Onyx Impostor’s Birthright Crit (73%) > Hast Echo of Neltharion
Tormentor’s Siphoning Signet Vers (73%) > Crit Rashok, the Elder
Entropic Convergence Loop Mast (73%) > Hast The Amalgamation Chamber
Bloodied Wedding Ring Mast (63%) > Vers Brackenhide Hollow
Seal of Questionable Loyalties Hast (69%) > Crit Freehold
Circle of Ascended Frost Hast (67%) > Vers Halls of Infusion
Loop of Vitriolic Intent Hast (69%) > Mast Neltharion’s Lair
Band of the Wyrm Matron Crit (63%) > Vers Neltharion’s Lair
Scalebane Signet Mast (69%) > Crit Neltharus
Loop of Pulsing Veins Hast (61%) > Mast The Underrot
Ring of Frozen Rain Vers (70%) > Crit The Vortex Pinnacle
Skyshard Ring Crit (59%) > Hast The Vortex Pinnacle
Eternal Sentry’s Ring Crit (70%) > Hast Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

2 H. Weapon

Item Stats Location
Erethos, the Empty Promise Hast (67%) > Mast Scalecommander Sarkareth
Ancestral Stoneshaper Mast (61%) > Hast Brackenhide Hollow
Infinite Dragonspire Hast (65%) > Crit Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

1 H. Weapon

Item Stats Location
Lavaflow Control Rod Crit (67%) > Hast Magmorax
Zskarn’s Autopsy Scalpel Crit (70%) > Mast Zskarn, the Vigilant Steward
Bloodfire Extraction Conduit Hast (67%) > Crit Rashok, the Elder
Decatriarch’s Bone Pestle Mast (63%) > Crit Brackenhide Hollow
Searing Tusk Shard Mast (59%) > Vers Neltharus
Leaxa’s Thought-Piercer Hast (53%) > Crit The Underrot
Biting Wind Crit (62%) > Hast The Vortex Pinnacle


Item Stats Location
Echo’s Maddening Volume Hast (67%) > Mast Echo of Neltharion
Thadrion’s Erratic Arcanotrode Crit (67%) > Hast The Forgotten Experiments
Rod of Perfect Order Hast (63%) > Mast Halls of Infusion
Irontorch Igniter Crit (61%) > Hast Neltharus


Item Stats Location
Calamity’s Herald Crit (65%) > Hast Echo of Neltharion
Experiment 1, Kitewing Vers (69%) > Crit The Forgotten Experiments
Monstrous Gluttony Vers (52%) > Crit Neltharion’s Lair
Qalashi Defender Crit (63%) > Mast Neltharus
Targe of the Ancient Warder Crit (56%) > Mast The Underrot
Stout Shield Crit (59%) > Mast Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

The Onyx Annulet

The Onyx Annulet is roughly equivalent to a 418 crafted ring in Single Target and pretty bad all around in AoE.
Its primary use will be as catch-up gear on a new character, or as a somewhat decent option going into Aberrus.


  1. Freezing Ice Stone
  2. Prophetic Twilight Stone (with Desirous Blood Stone)
  3. Desirous Blood Stone (with Prophetic Twilight Stone)
  4. Storm Infused Stone


  1. Storm Infused Stone
  2. Prophetic Twilight Stone (with Desirous Blood Stone)
  3. Desirous Blood Stone (with Prophetic Twilight Stone)
  4. Pestilent Plague Stone

How to sim your best offensive stones option :

  • Take your ST or AoE talent and gear depending on what you want to sim.
  • Get your simc in-game.
  • Go to Raidbots > Advanced and paste your simc.
  • Paste the content of this pastebin after your simc string.
  • Remember to set fight length and target count.
  • Profit.


  • The pastebin will have the Onyx Amulet enchanted to Haste by default.
  • If you don’t have premium Raidbots, it will tell you that it is too many iterations. In that case, just cut the pastebin in two and do two sims.
  • Don’t use dungeon-slice, it’s not implemented for Elemental. See this post to know how Elemental sims.