- Author: Venesh
- Date: February 16, 2022
- Updated: January 21, 2023
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
In this section, we will be covering what is deemed to be an effective stat priority list for Enhancement Shamans in Wrath of the Lich King, and will further explain each stat in more detail.
- Hit Rating
- Attack Power
- Armor Penetration
When it comes to dual-wielding classes, the Hit Rating is tricky, to say the least. The soft hit cap for melee classes is 8%, while the hard cap is 25%. Attempting to reach 25% may hinder your build, so you should aim for a more achievable 13-14% for Melee Hit Rating and 17% for Spell Hit Rating (since we will use spells in our rotations as well).
The Expertise rating should always be 26.
With Attack Power we should stack as much as possible; the more, the merrier. Note that we will also gain Spell Power from our Attack Power because of the talents we picked.
In regards to Haste, the Enhancement Shaman works the same as the Retribution Paladin. In other words, this is a class that practically abuses a high amount of Haste. Any amount over 16% Haste will do wonders for your damage.
Armor Penetration is one of the most powerful stats implemented in the game. However, as an Enhancement Shaman you deal hybrid damage – both physical and nature damage. Therefore, Armor Penetration is not ranked higher as a stat. Still, it brings consistent value and should not be ignored.
Agility offers both Critical Strike chance rating and Attack Power for the Enhancement Shaman. But, don’t rush to gem the Agility just yet – your gear will offer plenty. Just like with the Attack Power, the more Agility you have, the better it will be for your overall damage output.