Season of Discovery Restoration Shaman Healer Talents and Runes

Last updated on Feb 08, 2024 at 02:00 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talents for your Restoration Shaman in WoW Classic — Season of Discovery, as well as advised runes.


Restoration Shaman Talent Build

Most of the points taken are straightforward throughput increases, such as Improved Healing Wave Icon Improved Healing Wave, Tidal Mastery Icon Tidal Mastery, and Purification Icon Purification. Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing and Totemic Mastery Icon Totemic Mastery are examples of strong utility points that improve your group's quality of life through non-healing means.

Mana Tide Totem Icon Mana Tide Totem is another good example of utility, and while it is underwhelming for yourself on its own, it has great group benefits in a raid setting.

From there, options open up: Nature's Guidance Icon Nature's Guidance can help your Earth Shock Icon Earth Shocks interrupt their targets, which is useful on bosses such as Twilight Lord Kelris in Blackfathom Deeps, while Healing Focus Icon Healing Focus can increase your healing by reducing the amount of Spell Pushback in certain situations.

  • Gloves — Water Shield Icon Water Shield or Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst (DPS)
  • Pants — Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage
  • Chest — Overload Icon Overload or Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain (stacked healing)
  • Waist — Power Surge Icon Power Surge or Fire Nova IconFire Nova (AoE DPS)
  • Feet — Spirit of the Alpha Icon Spirit of the Alpha (if not available from other Shaman) or Ancestral Awakening Icon Ancestral Awakening

Water Shield Icon Water Shield is the best option for healing, while Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst is a powerful DPS option if healing is easy.

Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage is the counter-intuitive winner for the leg rune slot, mostly due to the massive Mana returns it can give you when dual-wielding Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapons: the high Attack Power buff of Rockbiter will make your Mana regeneration much stronger, and a significant part of this Mana also goes towards your raid members!

The choice between Overload Icon Overload and Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain comes down to whether there will be area damage to heal in the fight while the raid is stacked or not, as Healing Rain is extremely powerful in such scenarios. Otherwise Overload is very strong for all healing profiles, especially now that Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal can be unlocked.

The Waist slot has some interesting options. Power Surge Icon Power Surge provides a ton of Mana while also occasionally granting instant offensive spell casts, while Fire Nova IconFire Nova enables excellent AoE damage if the encounter calls for it.

Finally, the Feet slot is quite straightforward: Spirit of the Alpha Icon Spirit of the Alpha should always be taken if you do not have an alternative way to obtain this buff in your group, but if you will already be getting it from other Shaman in the group, just get Ancestral Awakening Icon Ancestral Awakening for a small throughput increase.

More engravings are likely to come out as we reach higher level caps so make sure to double check our Shaman rune guide to know where to get the currently recommended runes and learn about future runes as they are made available.



  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 17 Dec. 2023: Completely reworked talents, adjusting them to the current meta.
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