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Restoration Shaman Healer Beginner's Guide - Battle for Azeroth 8.3
2020/01/31 at 8:04 PM
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Looking to start playing a Resto Shaman in World of Warcraft and just want simple advice? Look no further! In this guide, we will cover everything you need to start easily playing a Resto Shaman in , without all the fuss of detailed guides Whether you're new to the spec, a casual achievement hunter, or a returning player looking to refamiliarize yourself with Resto in Battle for Azeroth, these easy guidelines, covering simple and effective talents, rotation, and gear setup, will get you into the action as easily as possible.
Please keep in mind that this page is meant to get beginner players started quickly, and does not contain much in the way of detailed explanations, mechanics, competitive options, gearing, simulation comparisons, or nuance. For more in-depth information, including all those optimizations and more, check out the complete Resto Shaman Guide pages linked in the navigation on the left-hand side of the page.
If you need help leveling to 120 in Battle for Azeroth, check out our
Rotation, Priority, and Abilities
NEW Ny'alotha Tips
Macros & Addons
About the Author
Niseko, the Restoration Shaman for Entropy on Draenor-EU, co-creator, author and theorycrafter for
, admin in its Restoration Shaman specific
and MVP in the
Shaman Class Discord
. Collaborator for
where I'm actively contributing and keeping the spec up to date. Also contributing on
to make simming Restoration Shaman DPS possible.
This Restoration Shaman build is well rounded and suited for all types of content, without focusing on any one thing in particular. For a deeper look at each talent and more specialized builds for specific activities, see the
Resto Shaman Talent Guide
Healing does not follow a specific "rotation", but instead prioritizes spells depending on the situation, preempting and reacting to incoming damage. This section gives a general overview, but more optimizes, talent variations, and advanced tips can be found in the
Resto Shaman Rotation Guide
on cooldown as much as possible. The charge system allows some wiggle room, allowing you to pool charges.
Healing Stream Totem
on cooldown as much as possible.
if there are 6 or more injured targets within a small area.
to heal groups of people. This ability is expensive, try to not cast it too much.
if a target is in immediate danger of dying.
for efficient single target healing.
Try to use your DPS spells if there is nothing worthwhile to heal.
Restoration Shaman primarily favor Intellect through Item Level, followed by Critical Strike. Find out more about how stats work, including sample stat weights and scaling plots in the
, or get an overview of gear to look for from dungeons and raids in the
Resto Shaman Gear Guide
increases the healing of all abilities
has a chance to double healing
increases damage and healing, as well as reducing damage taken
increases your healing based on the targets current health
increases the rate at which healing over time and totems tick and makes the rotation faster
Only two gear slots can be enchanted by all players in Battle for Azeroth: weapons and rings. There are also glove enchants which can assist with professions, Enchanter-only bracer enchants which modify hearthstone use, and Tailor-only cloak enchants which reduce threat slightly.
Enchant Weapon - Machinist's Brilliance
Enchant Ring - Accord of Critical Strike
Leviathan's Eye of Intellect
Deadly Lava Lazuli
The outermost rings of Azerite armor is where the majority of the piece's power comes from, and Resto Shaman has some traits specific to them are powerful for either raid healing or dungeon healing. For raiding you are aiming to get 1 of
while for dungeons you're looking at stacking
Turn of the Tide
together with traits that give you extra stats.
Memory of Lucid Dreams
The Ever-Rising Tide
Conflict and Strife
Gear in 8.3 can get corrupted instead of War- or Titanforged. Aim for everything to do with primary/secondary stats and leech except for the Critical Strike proc and try to not be over 39 Corruption.
Flash of Insight
Our Resto Shaman guides are always updated with the latest information from in-game experience, simulations, and logs; make sure to check our changelog to this page, by clicking on
at the top of the page. If you are interested in more in-depth Resto Shaman guides for Visions of N'zoth, Battle for Azeroth's third and final content patch, make sure to browse the
below, and our list of
just beneath the
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