Shaman Class Overview

Last updated on Sep 29, 2019 at 11:10 by Blainie 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.

If you were looking for TBC Classic advice, please refer to our TBC Classic Shaman class overview.


Races for Shamans

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


Shaman Specializations

Shamans have 3 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.


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.


Shaman Guides for the Season of Mastery

While the Season of Mastery features no class changes, you can check out alternate gear guides we have created for Shaman.



  • 29 Sep. 2019: Fixed trainer locations.
  • 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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