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Enhancement Shaman DPS Buffs, Debuffs, and Useful Abilities (WoW 4.3.4)

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In this article, we list the buffs, debuffs and useful abilities that an Enhancement Shaman brings to a raid in WoW 4.3. We also list equivalent buffs and debuffs that other classes provide.

The other articles of our Enhancement Shaman guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the left.

Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage Increases melee Attack Power by 20% and ranged Attack Power by 20% for every party or raid member within 40 yards — does not stack with Abomination's Might Icon Abomination's Might, Trueshot Aura Icon Trueshot Aura, and Blessing of Might Icon Blessing of Might
Alliance and Horde equivalents of Time Warp Icon Time Warp
Earth Totem Buffs
Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem +549 Agility and Strength — does not stack with Horn of Winter Icon Horn of Winter, Roar of Courage Icon Roar of Courage, and Battle Shout Icon Battle Shout
Stoneskin Totem Icon Stoneskin Totem Increases armor of all raid members within 40 yard range of the Shaman by 4075 — does not stack with Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura
Fire Totem Buffs
Flametongue Totem Icon Flametongue Totem Increases spell power by 6% — never put down by Enhancement Shamans — does not stack with Arcane Brilliance Icon Arcane Brilliance, Totemic Wrath Icon Totemic Wrath, and Demonic Pact Icon Demonic Pact
Water Totem Buffs
Elemental Resistance Totem Icon Elemental Resistance Totem
Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem
Mana Spring Totem Icon Mana Spring Totem +326 mana per 5 seconds — does not stack with Blessing of Might Icon Blessing of Might and Fel Intelligence Icon Fel Intelligence
Totem of Tranquil Mind Icon Totem of Tranquil Mind Reduces the casting pushback suffered by raid members by 30% — does not stack with Concentration Aura Icon Concentration Aura
Wind Totem Buffs
Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem Increases ranged and melee Attack Speed of all raid or party members by 10% — does not stack with Improved Icy Talons Icon Improved Icy Talons and Hunting Party Icon Hunting Party
Wrath of Air Totem Icon Wrath of Air Totem Increases spell casting speed of all raid or party members by 5% — does not stack with Moonkin Form Icon Moonkin Form and Mind Quickening Icon Mind Quickening
Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock Attack Speed reduction — does not stack with Frost Fever Icon Frost Fever, Infected Wounds Icon Infected Wounds, Dust Cloud Icon Dust Cloud, Tailspin Icon Tailspin, Judgements of the Just Icon Judgements of the Just, Waylay Icon Waylay, and Thunder Clap Icon Thunder Clap
Purge Icon Purge Dispels a beneficial magical effect from an enemy target.
Cleanse Spirit Icon Cleanse Spirit Decurses a friendly target.
Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem Put this totem down whenever a boss or an add is about to cast a fear effect on your party or raid. This totem is unique to Shamans and it is important to use it when needed. After using Tremor Totem, do not forget to replace it with your regular Earth Totem.
Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear Interrupt (becomes the best ability in the game if you talent Reverberation Icon Reverberation)
Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon Single-target taunt (when combined with Unleash Elements Icon Unleash Elements)
Crowd Control
Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock Single-target slow
Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem
  • AoE slow
  • Removes snare effects on the Shaman and nearby allies (only if Earthen Power Icon Earthen Power is talent, which is very unlikely).
Incapacitating abilities that have a limited interest due to the fact that other classes have equivalent abilities that do not have cooldowns (namely Polymorph Icon Polymorph for Mages, and Banish Icon Banish for Warlocks)
Grounding Totem Icon Grounding Totem Prevents a harmful spell from damaging a nearby ally.
Stoneclaw Totem Icon Stoneclaw Totem With Glyph of Stoneclaw Totem, Stoneclaw Totem can be used to absorb damage done to you.
Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage Reduces damage taken by 30% for 15 seconds. Also removes the mana cost of your offensive abilities. This is a great survivability cooldown that many Enhancement Shamans forget to use during periods of high damage.

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