Elemental Spreadsheets

This is going to be a collection post of Elemental spreadsheets I’ve put together, in order to have a single “go here” post for Discord. Please note if the Wowhead guide recommends something different, use that instead.

LavaCalcs (Probably needs further updates, etc)
Stat Ratios – 875 (Generated using BloodyStats)
Stat Weights Analysis (Note: not final or 100% accurate yet)


Elementally Legion: Stats

As per usual, a common question is about the stat priority for Elemental and responses are either surprised or disappointed when the answer is “Crit”. More accurately, it’s as follows:

Int >> Crit > Haste ~= Versatility > Mastery

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Legion Weak Auras – Elemental Shaman

With the Legion pre-patch due on the 19th of July it’s time to post my Weak Aura set.


Wago.io collection

Primary Cooldowns
The Right Icon Set – talented cooldown abilities
The Left Icon Set – buffs, defensive abilities and other stuff
Maelstrom predictor bar – with thanks to Cyous & Satron for custom coding work
Secondary abilities – more utility & totem spells
Lightning Transparency

Re-evaluating Stat Weights

Or why Binks is going to try learning Python.

Stat weights. Those things that people ask for all the time in the assumption that they’re a magical set of numbers that will tell you how to get to the best gear set ever.

Hint: they’re not.

I’ve decided that a better approach may be to take a bit from Stat Weights, a bit from the continual “stat cap” questions, and approach this from a “What are people actually wanting these numbers for in the first place?” direction.

Lets tackle that last bit first: What’s the purpose of Stat Weights? Read more of this post

Fixing Elemental

To be perfectly honest, fixing Elemental will probably require more work than there is available time for before Legion. Here’s a few things that I think would improve underlying Elemental mechanics so that there’s fewer negative issues, more options for increasing the required skill cap and reducing the need to switch talents for every boss while also trying to avoid cookie cutter builds (although a few talents will favour others). Read more of this post

The Main Swap

Aka “Why Bink is going to raid on a Mage in Legion rather than his Elemental Shaman”

Part One: Damage Meters

For as long as I can remember Elemental output has been somewhat behind the curve pretty much all the time, unless you look at specific AoE or Cleave boss fights like Hellfire Assault or Iskar. The times where I do well comparatively to everyone else I keep wondering that had I been on a different class that is “more popular” would I have performed significantly better? Read more of this post

Further Elemental Feedback

With the announcement today of the Legion launch date of August 30th it means we’ll probably stop focusing on mechanic stuff soon and go into numbers tuning. Here are some things I think need to be addressed before then.

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