Elemental Weapons

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Elemental Weapons
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  • Elemental Weapons (2 ranks)
  • Enhancement, Tier 1
  • Increases the passive bonuses granted by your Flametongue Weapon and Earthliving Weapon abilities by 20/40%, the damage of your extra attacks from Windfury Weapon by 20/40%, and the effectiveness of the ongoing benefits of your Unleash Elements ability by 25/50%.

Elemental Weapons is a Tier 1 Enhancement shaman talent. It improves the potency of a Shaman's elemental weapon enchantments.


Elemental Weapons is a staple talent of most Enhancement builds. While Enhancement shamans usually use Windfury Weapon to the exclusion of all others, this talent produces the most marked improvement; the 40% bonus is added to the entire attack, which boosts the shaman's melee DPS output by 56% when using Windfury Weapon. This is one of the talents that allows an enhancement shaman to compete with other dual-wielders like Rogues and Fury-specced Warriors in melee DPS.

Restoration and Elemental shamans benefit significantly less from this talent, as the bonuses for Earthliving Weapon and Flametongue Weapon only apply to the flat bonuses granted by those imbues, and thus do not offer the bonus to scaling that is what make the talent so powerful for Enhancement.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Reduced from 3 to 2 ranks. Earthliving and Flametongue Weapon effects increased from 10/20/30% to 20/40%. Now also affects Unleash Elements.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Changed.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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