Shaman Class Overview

Last updated on Nov 19, 2023 at 11:10 by Lavender 1 comment

Shaman are the spiritual leaders of their tribes and clans. They communicate with spirits, have visions of the future, and guide their people through the darkest of times. Many mistake their wisdom and serenity for a pacifist nature. When challenged, though, shaman have a range of powers available for dealing with threats to the natural order.


Shaman in Season of Discovery

Find our new guides for Shaman in WoW Classic Season of Discovery below! The new game mode will have players find and utilize Runes that can then be engraved onto their gear to provide them special bonuses that augment already existing abilities or allow the class to use entirely new spells.

With the introduction of new Runes in Season of Discovery, not only will old builds be increased in power, but Shaman now has the option of being played as a Tank.


Shaman Specializations

Shamans have three talent specializations: Elemental, Enhancement, and Restoration.

  • Elemental — This specialization commands the raw power of the elements to create intense magical devastation.
  • Enhancement — This specialization bolsters the melee capabilities of the Shaman, ensuring they can fight up close, powered by the elements.
  • Restoration — Using the spiritual power of the elements, this specialization focuses on aiding and healing allies.

Resources as a Shaman

The primary resource used by Shamans is Mana in all specializations.


Races for Shamans

Shamans can be played as Orcs, Trolls, and Tauren for the Horde. In Classic, you cannot play Shaman on the Alliance.


Gearing a Shaman

Shamans are able to wear Cloth and Leather, as well as Mail after reaching Level 40.

Shamans are able to use Axes (One-handed, as well as Two-handed with talents), Daggers, Fist Weapons, Maces (One-handed, as well as Two-handed with talents), and Staves.


Shaman Trainers

In order to learn skills and skill ranks, you will need to go to a Shaman trainer. Below is a list of all the trainers available to the Horde.


Horde Shaman Trainers


Shaman Guides for World of Warcraft: Classic

For information on how best to play your Shaman in Classic, you can check out the following guides.



  • 19 Nov. 2023: Updated for Season of Discovery.
  • 29 Sep. 2019: Fixed trainer locations.
  • 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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