Restoration Shaman Healing Guide (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

Welcome to our Restoration Shaman healing guide for World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Restoration Shaman in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

About Our Reviewers

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Vixsin, the author of Life in Group 5, the main Restoration Shaman theorycrafting resouce, and by Stoove, our in-house Restoration Shaman theorycrafter and occasional blogger.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Shaman Transition Guide!

Class Overview

Currently, Restoration Shamans shine when it comes to healing grouped up or stacked players. They are also very good tank healers. That said, they lack the necessary tools for healing spread out groups as efficiency as other classes do.

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, through their many totems (Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem, in particular).

In order to properly play a healing role, you will need more than just class-specific information. To better understand healing in general, we recommend that you read our healing guide.


To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages: