Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Restoration Shaman Guide

Introduction

    Restoration Shamans bring a couple important raid buffs with them with
    Ancestral Healing
    for tanks, and
    Restorative Totems
    for improved mp5. All Shamans have acess to
    Wrath of Air Totem
    for spell haste, and of course
    Bloodlust
    or
    Heroism
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Restoration Shaman Rotation

    Restoration Shamans are still reliable raid healers thanks to
    Chain Heal
    . They gain some new tools with
    Riptide
    , and a talent called
    Tidal Waves
    which gives them some nice options for single target healing. Consuming
    Riptide
    with a
    Chain Heal
    will increase the effectiveness on every bounce, so you can also set up big a
    Chain Heal
    by using
    Riptide
    on a target first beforehand.

Priority

  1. Use
    Earthliving Weapon
    .
  2. Maintain
    Water Shield
    .
  3. Maintain
    Stoneskin Totem
    ,
    Healing Stream Totem
    ,
    Wrath of Air Totem
    , and
    Flametongue Totem
    . This is just a baseline, totems might change depending on raid composition.
  4. Maintain
    Earth Shield
    .
  5. Use
    Tidal Force
    .
  6. Cast
    Mana Tide Totem
    when everyone in your group will benefit the most from it.
  7. Cast
    Nature's Swiftness
    with
    Healing Wave
    or
    Chain Heal
    for emergency instant heals.
  8. Cast
    Riptide
    .
  9. Cast
    Chain Heal
    on targets with
    Riptide
    buff.
  10. Cast
    Healing Wave
    or
    Lesser Healing Wave
    if you have a stack
    Tidal Waves
    for single target healing.
  11. Cast
    Chain Heal
    . This will also generate
    Tidal Waves
    charges.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Restoration Shaman Talents

Standard Build

If someone else has
Enhancing Totems
, move those points into
Thundering Strikes
. If you are certain
Ancestral Healing
will be fully covered by another Restoration Shaman or Holy Priest, you can move those points into
Thundering Strikes
or
Elemental Weapons
if able to.
0
Elemental
0
Enhancement
0
Restoration

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Restoration Shaman Glyphs

  1. Major:
    Chain HealChain Heal
    ,
    Earthliving WeaponEarthliving Weapon
    ,
    Earth ShieldEarth Shield
  2. Optional: For AoE healing, replace
    Earth ShieldEarth Shield
    with
    Healing Stream TotemHealing Stream Totem
    .
  3. Minor:
    Water ShieldWater Shield
    ,
    Renewed LifeRenewed Life

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Restoration Shaman Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of the Frost Wyrm
    Alternatives:
  • Spellpower Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Mighty Thoughts

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Tender Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Firecracker Salmon
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Smoked Salmon

Potions

    Best:
  • Runic Mana Potion

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Restoration Shaman Best Races

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Orc:
    Blood Fury

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Restoration Shaman Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Springy Arachnoweave
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Electroflux Sight Enhancers
    for early gearing.
  2. Tailoring: Second best profession thanks to
    Darkglow Embroidery
    or
    Lightweave Embroidery
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Third best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Runed Dragon's Eye
    and
    Quick Dragon's Eye
    .
  4. Blacksmithing: Fourth best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  5. Leatherworking, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Spell Power
    ,
    Ring - Greater Spell Power
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Storm
    or
    Master's Inscription of the Crag
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  6. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .