Restoration Shaman Frequently Asked Questions — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Seksixeny 38 comments
General Information

On this page, we go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Restoration Shaman in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth Dragonflight 10.0.7. This will be updated as more common repeated questions surface over the course of the expansion.


Why is My Wellspring Healing so Much on Some Casts Relative to Others?

Wellspring Icon Wellspring will divide its tooltip healing amount by the targets hit, in order to do a maximum amount of 6 * (tooltip healing). This means that, usually, the maximum amount of healing you can get from a Wellspring cast caps at 6 injured targets. The trick to go past this hard cap is understanding it does this calculation as you finish casting it, but it still has a small travel time to actually hit other players. If only a few people are injured at the time Wellspring finishes casting, but they all become injured by the time Wellspring actually hits, all of them are hit by the uncapped amount, thus creating a huge burst of healing! Just be careful not to finish casting Wellspring when no one is injured because, at that point, its unique over-healing prevention mechanic will kick in and it will do extremely low healing on anyone hit, instead.


Are Restoration Shamans Good?

Restoration Shamans are alright in Raids and PvP, due to high spot and stacked group healing and utility. They are also fine in Mythic+, having high utility and a ranged interrupt, as well as strong burst DPS with Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper and multiple dedicated DPS talents.

A summary of all changes for the latest patch can be found on our Restoration Shaman introduction page. Read on for a more detailed opinion on our state for Mythic+, PvP and Raids.


Are Restoration Shamans Good in Raids?

They are great, due to powerful unique tools, such as Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem, Ancestral Protection Totem Icon Ancestral Protection Totem, and strong cooldown-oriented healing.


Are Restoration Shamans Good in Mythic+?

Restoration Shamans are a fine class for pushing high keys, as they have decent healing, as well as high burst damage on demand with Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper and the sustained damage of Acid Rain Icon Acid Rain. They are also among the only healers who can interrupt from range and have many utility talents for all situations.

If you do wish to go ahead and try to complete higher keys as a Restoration Shaman, you can find more information on how to maximize your output on our Mythic+ page below.


Are Restoration Shamans Good in PvP?

As the most versatile healers in the game, with roots, slows, strong healing output, mobility, and even a ranged interrupt, they always have a place on PvP teams.

If you wish to give PvP as a Restoration Shaman a try, you can follow the advice in our spec PvP guide below.


Best Trinkets for Restoration Shamans?

Broodkeeper's Promise Icon Broodkeeper's Promise and Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon are the best trinkets available in the current patch, because of their raw power and ease of use. All trinkets are detailed in our Gear guide.


Is There a Haste Cap for Restoration Shamans?

There is no Haste cap. Its purpose is to make your rotation feel smoother and more responsive. The increased throughput comes at the cost of Mana, however.

We cover the stat priority and assess each stat in more detail on our dedicated stats page, which is linked below.


What is the Best Race for Restoration Shamans?

The best race for Alliance players is Dwarf (Stoneform Icon Stoneform and Might of the Mountain Icon Might of the Mountain), while Horde players should go Tauren for PvE (Brawn Icon Brawn) or Orc (Hardiness Icon Hardiness) for PvP.

You can learn more about racial benefits and other aspects of the class in the simulations page.


How Does Earth Shield Interact with Chain Heal?

Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield does not increase the whole Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal by 20% when cast on a target with it. Only the first hit is increased, and this applies to all other interactions with Earth Shield; only its target gets the healing increase and only while Earth Shield is active.


Does Chain Heal Require High Tide to be Used?

Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal casts with the High Tide Icon High Tide buff are very powerful, but Chain Heal still does a good amount of healing even outside these windows, and you can use it whenever area healing is required, as long as you have Mana.


Does High Tide Activate from Free Casts Made While Innervated?

Yes! Casts done under the effects of Innervate Icon Innervate cost 0 Mana, but are still counted towards High Tide's next activation threshold.


What is the Best Loa for Zandalari Restoration Shamans?

The Critical Strike buff provided by Embrace of Pa'ku Icon Embrace of Pa'ku is currently the best choice available.



  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated Wellspring mentions with its 10.0.7 nerfs and general text clearing.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Further updates to Chain Heal and High Tide usage.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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