Restoration Shaman Class Overview
Welcome to my Restoration Shaman healer guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Spec, Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.
Restoration Shamans make a worthy addition to any raid, thanks to their abilities to complement other healers. Also, they bring a wide array of useful abilities and unique buffs through their many totems.
This is a standart talent tree. If you are sure that you will have a Holy Priest or another Restoration Shaman with Ancestral Healing, then use those talent points for Elemental Weapons and Cleanse Spirit
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Meta: Revitalizing Skyflare Diamond or Insightful Earthsiege Diamond
Put Reckless Ametrine into the headgear and some other red slot with a yellow slot free. (with 7 Spell Damage socket bonus)
Rest is filled with Quick King's Amber, you can also add some Energized Eye of Zul
Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Sapphire Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker or Tuskarr's Vitality
Weapons – Mighty Spellpower or Spellsurge
Shield – Greater Intellect
Gameplay & Rotations
Use Water Shield on yourself before the fight, this will be you main mana regeneration source. Apply Earthliving Weapon on your weapon and choose 4 needed totems depending on the classes you have in your party. Also, apply Earth Shield on your Tank.
The fight started. Use Chain Heal, and Healing Wave on those who got very low on their hp. Don't forget to use Nature's Swiftness and Tidal Force if the raid has taken a lot of damage. Properly replace your totems if needed. Update shields on you and the tank.
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.