Elemental Legendary Guide

Last updated: March 30, 2017 at 20:34 pm

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These legendary sims were compiled using the T19M_NH SimulationCraft profile with 52 points in the artifact.

Echoes of the Great Sundering

The legendary shoulders are a versatile Legendary that provides an increase in all situations. Even though they are not quite optimal for Single Target, don’t neglect the proc on single target fights. Always make use of the Earthquake proc before casting another Earth Shock. Encounter awareness helps with maximizing the benefit from this item — delay casting Earthquake if the boss will move or if adds will spawn within the 10 seconds the proc is available. Never delay an Elemental Blast cast to cast the proc. There is a synergy between Echoes of the Great Sundering and The Blood Deceiver’s Pact.

  • Rotation changes recommended: Make use of EQ procs before casting ES.

The Blood Deceiver’s Pact

The legendary boots took a hit in 7.1.5 to 20% chance to refund Maelstrom and are no longer the strongest Single Target legendary. The decreased proc chance allows for a smoother Icefury rotation and still retains its synergy with Echoes of the Great Sundering.  Do not delay an Elemental Blast cast to cast another Earth Shock if possible unless moving. Make sure you dump all of your boot procs before casting Icefury to avoid overcapping Maelstrom. For example, if you Earth Shock at 86+ maelstrom and your boots proc but IF comes off CD, dump your boot procs first.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None.  Do not delay Elemental Blast to cast a 2nd Earth Shock unless you are moving

Eye of the Twisting Nether

The legendary shaman ring provides a nice, easy DPS boost.  This is the BiS legendary for all three builds.  Elemental Blast will proc all three effects, making the buff easy to keep up.  The effect, haste, and prismatic socket make this an appealing legendary.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None

Pristine Proto-Scale Girdle

The legendary belt provides a great, passive DPS increase.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None

Al’Akir’s Acrimony

The legendary bracers provides an easy DPS increase during AoE and cleave. Bracers increase the value of LR in cleave and AoE situations slightly, but this doesn’t necessarily change anything in your priority list.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None, do not substitute CL in Single Target situations

Sephuz’s Secret

The legendary ring provides an easy DPS increase during trash or add encounters. Earthquake’s knockdown, Lightning Surge stun, Earthgrab’s root, Purge and Wind Shear trigger the haste bonus allowing the best up-time during extended trash pack fights or consistent add spawn. The passive 2% Haste and 10% movement speed make this a very decent legendary. If you can proc the Haste effect, it becomes extremely useful and the best situational legendaries you can equip.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None (you should already be spamming Earthquake on those packs)

Roots of Shaladrassil

The extra stats added to the legendary pants in 7.2 brings them more in line with the throughput legendaries. Having a powerful heal that scales with your health pool is a very attractive option in progression.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None

Prydaz, Xavaric’s Magnum Opus

The added stats on this legendary in 7.1.5 makes this a very versatile and all around good legendary.  The shield is a nice bonus and the neck is a great substitute if you are having trouble obtaining an Arcanocrystal. There is now no reason to be sad if you roll this Legendary.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None

Uncertain Reminder

The legendary helm is a strong DPS increase for both short fights and incredibly long (10+ minute) fights. This legendary allows for greater synergy with Fire Elemental and Potion of Prolonged Power as you get a full 1 minute of lusted Fire Elemental/Prolonged Power rather than just 40 seconds.

  • Rotation changes recommended: None

Kil’Jaeden’s Burning Wish

The legendary trinket is a very strong increase for AOE and cleave situations and also provides some medicore secondary stat boosts. The damage is less pronounced on Single Target but still provides an increase over a non-legendary trinket setup. Always use the trinket on Single Target unless a period of AOE or Cleave is coming up shortly and you won’t lose a cast of the trinket over the course of the encounter.

  • Rotation changes recommended: Treat the trinket like Stormkeeper. Save it for AOE if you don’t lose a cast over the duration of the fight.