This is not intended to discuss or debate which race or professions are the best for an Enhancement Shaman, and only to discuss our basic best in slot setup including glyphs.
For other Enhancement related discussion, refer to this thread: http://elitistjerks...._good_transmog/
This list obviously isn't final. Please keep in mind that while I believe this setup to be the best currently available in game, I am human and have not tested every possible setup. If I have made mistakes, spelling errors, or there's an error in a config file, or you have any other questions or comments, send me a PM rather than cluttering up the thread.
If you believe you have a gear, enchant, gem, reforge, imbue or glyph or talent setup that is superior, you'll need to simulate your setup and provide data supporting your claim, keeping a few things consistent with what is outlined here. For the sake of consistency, most parameters required will be similar to those outlined in the 3.3 BiS discussion thread by Vespasian and Rava.
Race: Must be Tauren. Other races provide a dps increase.
Professions: Must be Alchemy and Enchanting. They do not interfere with normal enchants and provide +80 agility each.
Mana: Simulating mana is not necessary, we are not limited by it. It's fine if you do, the results should be identical either way. Do not use Shamanistic Rage as soon as available.
Simulation Time: 5000 hours
Combat Length: 7 minutes
Combat Variation: 35%
Reaction Time: 230-260.
Talents: This is the talent setup currently being used. Please note that Shamanistic Rage will be considered a required talent point.
PLEASE INCLUDE CONFIG FILE AND DPS REPORT WITH YOUR POST, as well as any and all changes you made from those found under the item list.
Agility main hand:
With 4.3, spell power weapons are dead. We are not likely to see them compete again in the future.
I don't have a config/dps report to give yet, but wanted to update for 4.3 as quickly as possible, so until I'm able to provide them, if you have any setups you believe to be better, please PM me instead of cluttering up this thread unless you can provide significant data supporting it.
There is a lot of potential for different setups to have very similar output this tier, as several of the highest agility items also have very weak secondary stat combinations, namely Sporebeard Gauntlets, Belt of the Beloved Companion, Treads of Dormant Dreams and Signet of Grasping Mouths. Spiritwalker's Grips, or VP gear in the other 3 cases may be very competitive. It's also entirely possible that some setups will go as high as 60 points over the spell hit cap. Hit beyond the cap is often better than Haste Rating.
Chardev profile: chardev 9
[table=head]Slot | Item | Gem 1 | Gem 2 | Gem3 | Reforge | Enchant
Head | | | | - | Haste -> Mastery |
Neck | | - | - | - | Haste -> Expertise | -
Shoulders | | | | - | Expertise -> Mastery |
Back | | | | - | Mastery -> Expertise | Enchant Cloak - Greater Critical Strike
Chest | | | | | - | Enchant Chest - Peerless Stats
Wrists | | | - | - | Crit -> Hit | Enchant Bracer - Agility
Hands | | | | - | Crit -> Hit | Enchant Gloves - Greater Mastery
Waist | | | | | Crit -> Mastery |
Legs | | | | | Crit -> Mastery |
Feet | | | | - | Haste -> Mastery | Enchant Boots - Major Agility
Finger | | | - | - | Mastery -> Hit| Enchant Ring - Agility
Finger | | | - | - | Haste -> Mastery | Enchant Ring - Agility
Trinket | | - | - | - | - | -
Trinket | | - | - | - | - | -
Ranged | | | - | - | Crit -> Hit | -
Main | | - | - | - | - | Enchant Weapon - Landslide
Off | | - | - | - | - | Enchant Weapon - Landslide
Searing Totem if not present
Maelstrom Weapon x5 Lightning Bolt
Flame Shock with Unleash Flame buff
Searing Totem if <5 ticks left
Maelstrom Weapon x4 Lightning Bolt
Main Hand: Windfury Weapon
Off Hand: Flametongue Weapon
Stat values (DPS)
These are the stat values used with the below Config file. Yours will be different. Sim it yourself for your own character for best results.
[Table=head]Stat | EP value | Value in DPS
Attack Power | 1.0 | 1.64
Crit rating | 1.02 | 1.67
Hit rating (past spell cap) | 0.82 | 1.34
Hit rating (below spell cap) | 2.05 | 3.41
Expertise rating (below dodge cap) | 1.82 | 2.98
Haste rating | 0.53 | 0.87
Mastery rating | 1.66 | 2.73
Main hand DPS | 2.98 | 4.90
Off hand DPS | 2.32 | 3.80
Agility | 2.59 | 4.26
Strength | 1.03 | 1.70
DPS Report and config file: