PvE Elemental Shaman Best Professions

PvE Elemental Shaman Best Professions
  • Author: Strong
  • Date: May 21, 2024
  • Updated: May 21, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

No World of Warcraft character is complete without professions! Along with their gold making potential, professions can provide powerful bonuses to your damage, healing, or survivability. This guide will go over the best professions for a Elemental Shaman in Cataclysm PvE content.

One important thing to note is Mail Specialization, which necessitates all your armor slots be occupied by Mail pieces to grant you a 5% increase to Intellect as an Elemental Shaman. This is mandatory, so gone are the days of getting that occasional Leather or Cloth piece because of its desirable stat spread.

Engineering is so much better than any of the other options because of the Cogwheel Sockets and Cogwheel gems, which give huge stat boosts to the Engineering helm. Tailoring is the preferred second choice as Lightweave Embroidery is much better than Enchant Cloak – Greater Intellect, your second-best option for the slot. The other professions are more or less equal or less than.

Best Professions

wow classic professions engineering icon Engineering

wow classic professions tailoring icon Tailoring

Useful Professions

The following professions, with the exception of Herbalism, all provide around 80 Intellect when taking advantage of their max-level perks. Jewelcrafting can provide 81 bonus Intellect by using three Brilliant Chimera’s Eye gems over three Brilliant Inferno Ruby gems, but that’s just one bonus point of Intellect. Min-max or follow your heart; the choice is yours.

inscription icon cataclysm Inscription

wow classic professions alchemy icon Alchemy

wow classic professions enchanting icon Enchanting

jewelcrafting icon cataclysm Jewelcrafting

wow classic professions blacksmithing icon Blacksmithing

wow classic professions leatherworking icon Leatherworking

wow classic professions herbalism icon Herbalism

  • Lifeblood is a 2-minute cooldown that increases Haste by 480 for 20 seconds and provides a bit of healing.

Sub-Par Professions

There’s no real good reason to go for the below professions unless you’re a true role-player.

wow classic professions skinning icon Skinning

wow classic professions mining icon Mining

  • Toughness gives a passive 120 Stamina bonus.


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Thrall is the best Warcraft character; tell me I'm wrong. Long-time Blizzard fan who thinks that gnomes are the worst type of people and rogues don't tip (except into your spine). Flying mounts should never have been added to the game, and playing 12 hours of WoW a day just makes you "dedicated."
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