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shaman iconRestoration Shaman

WoW Class Guide • WoW Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 • Noxxic Legacy

Healer Rotation & Cooldowns

During combat you are constantly making decisions for what to cast next. Knowing what to do and when is critical for being effecting at healing. This rotation guide should help give a basic understanding of what to do, what's most important, and how to prioritize Restoration Shaman abilities and cooldowns.

Raid/Group Healing Rotation

While healing, keep Water Shield active on yourself, and prioritize your spells like this:

  1. Earth Shield (Keep active on tank)
  2. Riptide when available (& keep active on tank)
  3. Healing Stream Totem when available
  4. Cloudburst Totem when available
  5. Unleash Life when available (See Note 1)
  6. Healing Rain (See Note 2)
  7. Earthen Wall Totem (See Note 2)
  8. Healing Surge or Healing Wave (See Note 3)
  9. Spirit Link Totem to mitigate upcoming group damage.
  10. Healing Tide Totem to recover from group damage.

Note 1: Unleash Life buff is most optimally used when for Chain Heal or Riptide.

Note 2: Use proactively, not just reactively (if known upcoming group damage is incoming, use right before.) Also, try and keep it casted on groups of players that are stacked together.

Note 3: Use either Healing Surge or Healing Wave to use Tidal Waves stacks. Try and favor Healing Wave as it is most mana efficient.

Important Cooldowns

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