Restoration Shaman Overview
Welcome to the Restoration Shaman Guide Overview, updated for World of Warcraft Legion Patch 7.1.5! This guide is written by
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Key Changes in Patch 7.1.5
Generally speaking, Resto Shaman gameplay is unchanged from before the patch. Tier 19 set bonuses will provide Shamans with a much appreciated increase to their Single Target heals. Shamans are still very strong group healers that come with moderate mobility, powerful cooldowns, and a variety of utility options to assist their party. The playstyle that has worked for Resto Shamans throughout Legion thus far should continue to work well in
However, there are a few changes to note for Restoration in this patch.
Restoration Shaman changes:
has had its initial heal increased to 350% Spellpower up from 325% Spellpower.
has had its heal increased significantly to 450% Spellpower up from 375% Spellpower. This is an exciting change to help breathe some life back into our final talent row.
has had its heal decreased by 5%. Chain Heal now heals for 380% Spellpower down from 400% Spellpower and then jumps to heal the most injured nearby party or raid member. Reduction after each jump remains unchanged at 30%.
received a much needed ~17% increase to its healing, which is just in time to be taken greater advantage of with our Tier 19 Set.
, the Artifact Trait that applies a HoT to targets healed by
was increased by 20%.
Don't be discouraged by a
nerf, the buffs to our talents
as well as the buff to
more than make up for this minor loss.
What makes Restoration Shaman Special
Learn more in our
Legion Healing Overview
: Calling upon the healing properties of water, Restoration Shamans use not only the soothing, calming nature of water to heal their allies but also powerful totems that are iconic to the class.
: Restoration Shamans use mana as their resource for spells.
is their personal damage reduction while having
to aid not only themselves but allies.
: Restoration Shamans have an array of healing abilities. Instant heals such as
, single target heals as in
, and group healing such as
, and powerful healing cooldowns like
and these are just to name a few.
on cooldown to maximize generation of
during large raid damage intake.
, which is baseline for all shamans. There is also a mobility talent row that they can pick and choose if they want to give themselves or their allies more mobility.
are both strong group healing/defensive cooldowns.
on a shorter cooldown, aids in healing 1-3 members, very strong in dungeons.
strengthens your overall healing for 15 secs.
: Harnessing the power of the depths themselves,
a weapon imbued with water as well as
in your offhand.
: Intellect + Mail
: Specializes in group and single target healing through cooldowns and totems.
Races that can play a shaman are: Pandaren, Goblin, Draenei, Dwarf, Orc, Tauren, and Troll. Shaman were originally a Horde-only class!
Shaman can use daggers, one-handed maces, one-handed axes, two-handed maces, and staves.
Iconic Restoration Shaman abilities:
: Increases the potency of your healing spells by up to 24%, based on the current health level of your target (lower health targets are healed for more).
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
Shaman have the free hearth
, can see into the distance with
, and can transform into a spectral wolf with
They can equip the legendary weapons
All of these items are sold by
in Outland Nagrand:
: effect of old Glyph of Flaming Serpent
: effect of old Glyph of Rain of Frogs
: effect of old Glyph of Elemental Familiars
: effect of Water Totem
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