Check out our shaman guide for speed leveling 1-60 in wow classic / vanilla. You’ll find here the best spec and gear for leveling. Be the first shaman to reach lvl 60 on your server!
Shaman is overall a pretty good leveling class. high mobility, kiting potential, and excellent group utility It's very versatile with both good melee attacks and great spells, as well as self-healing and a plethora of buff and utility totems.
Here are some tips to progress quickly during your leveling as shaman in classic wow.
From level 6 onwards (when you get Earthbind Totem Rank 1) you can start Earthbind Kiting, using Earthbind Totem to Slow Enemies by 50% (= R3 Hamstring Warriors obtained at 54) weaving in and out of their hit box to mitigate damage. If a Mob has 2.0 Attack Speed and you have a Weapon with 3.8 = 47.4% Damage Reduction!
Mobs out in the open world generally have a higher movement speed and higher attack speed than you. If you were to stand still and trade hits with a mob back and forth you may end up trading 1 of your Auto attacks for 2+ of theirs.
If executed properly, proper Earthbind Kiting allows you to trade 1 hit for 1 hit with a target, drastically reducing your damage taken while not reducing your damage at all since you are monitoring your natural auto attacks with the swing timer.
Swing Timer <- Click for Link to Addon
Tracks both your swing timer and your enemies swing timer. This is vitally important to effectively “Earthbind Kiting”.
Totem Module <- Click for Link to Addon
Call of Elements is mostly a totem timer / placement addon. It displays four totem icons that you can click to summon totems.
XP / Hr Tracker <- Click for Link to Addon
Track your leveling efficiency with precision. Use a tool that can share insights such as EPH and EPM and Average XP per kill.
Outfitter <- Click for Link to Addon Addon allows you to swap gear back and forth easily.
This is useful for swapping back and forth a spirit set.
To begin with, you start in Elemental spec because you will always use your fire totem during your leveling, it’s the skill with the best DPM (damage per mana used), so buffing that spell by 15% is really important for early leveling.
Here is the order:
When you reach lvl 20, you can respec to Enhancement in order to use 2 hands weapons, and you can continue until lvl 40 with this order:
Here is the Enhancement build :
Here is the full Elemental build :
Here is the best rotation for leveling, remember to use "Earthbind Kiting" technique as much as you can.
Here is our advice to choose your gear during leveling:
Enhancement : Agility > Strength > Stamina > Intellect > Spirit
Agility’s effect on a Shaman:
Agility will allow you to critically strike and to dodge enemy attacks more often, so if you are lucky you will be able to quickly kill the monsters. If you need a little more health, focus stamina to be more tanky.
Strength’s effect on a Shaman:
Stamina’s effect on a Shaman:
Elemental : Spell damage / int / crit
Once you reach level 40, you'll have enough mana to fight a lot of mobs without having to regen your mana, so you have to focus first on spell damage, then intellect to get a lot of mana and finally the critical rates.
Here are the best weapons for Enhancement during your leveling, be sure to pick only 2H weapons.
Corpsemaker - 28.9 DPS - Lvl 29 - 40% Drop off Overlord Ramtusk Razorfen Kraul.
Ravager - 37.3 DPS - Lvl 37 - 25% Drop off Herod in Scarlet Monastery.
Mograine’s Might - 38.9 DPS - Lvl 39 - 20% Drop off Scarlet Commander Mograine in Scarlet Monastery.
The Chief’s Enforcer - 43.5 DPS - Lvl 45 - 20% Drop off Chief Ukorz Sandscalp Zul Farrak.
Gatorbite Axe - 45.8 DPS - Lvl 48 - 20% Drop off Rotgrip in Maraudon.
Princess Theradras’ Scepter - 46.5 DPS - Lvl 49 - 26% Drop off Princess Theradras Maraudon.
Force of Magma - 48.1 DPS - Lvl 51 - 20% Drop off Bael’Gar Blackrock Depths.
Here are the best staves for Elemental spec during your leveling.
Zum'rah's Vexing Cane - level 42 - 15% drop off Witch Doctor Zum'rah in Zull farack
Kindling Stave – Level 48 – 20% drop off Pyromancer Loregrain from Blackrock Depths
Quel'dorai Channeling Rod – Level 53 – 10% drop off Lethendris in Dire Maul
Staff of Balzaphon – Level 55 – 33% drop off Balazaphon in Stratholme
Trindlehaven Staff – Level 56 – 20% drop off Overlord Wyrmthalak in Blackrock Spire
Lord Valthalak's Staff of Command – Level 58 – 5% drop on a chest spawns upon defeat of King Gordok and after speaking with Cho'Rush the Observer in Dire Maul North when performing a 'Tribute Run.'
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