PVE Restoration Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Restoration Shaman Class Overview

PVE Restoration Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.

Talent Tree

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

PVE Restoration Shaman Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Chain Heal
Glyph of Earth Shield
Glyph of Healing Stream Totem

Also have a look at these glyphs, depending on your current gear
Glyph of Healing Wave
Glyph of Earthliving Weapon

People with low gear may consider taking these
Glyph of Lesser Healing Wave
Glyph of Water Mastery

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Water Shield
Glyph of Renewed Life


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.

If low on mana - then use Mana Tide. Or you can ask for Hymn of Hope from a Priest or Innervate from a Druid.


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Restoration Shaman Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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