Restoration Shaman Healing Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Season 4

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General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Restoration Shaman for each boss of the following raid: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Season 4.



In this section, you will find detailed information about each Vault of the Incarnates boss. This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Restoration Shaman and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.


Raid Talents for Restoration Shaman

In a raid setting, you want to prioritize raid healing talents, which often means taking Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal talents, such as High Tide Icon High Tide and Tidebringer Icon Tidebringer. Feel free to experiment with builds, as the current tier set provides general buffs which will work fine with any talent build.

Support talents such as Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear and Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind will be recommended on a boss-by-boss basis below, so make sure to check out our talent import strings if you are struggling with a specific boss!

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!



Recommended Talents:



  • Make sure you dispel Leaping Flames Icon Leaping Flames quickly, as it leaves a very nasty dot after its initial damage.
  • Incinerating Roar Icon Incinerating Roar is the main form of damage in this encounter. Prepare for it with your cooldowns to cover the damage accordingly.

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.



Recommended Talents:



  • The raid is extremely stacked in this fight. It features minimal but exact movements, allowing you to pump healing with minimal movement considerations.
  • With damage on this fight being entirely predictable, it can be beneficial to time Downpour Icon Downpour and other cooldowns to burst heal during heavy incoming damage.
  • Seismic Assault Icon Seismic Assault is an excellent time to use Healing Tide Totem Icon Healing Tide Totem or other cooldowns.
  • When the boss enrages, he doesn't immediately wipe you and instead starts doing massive damage until you die, make sure to use all of your cooldowns to ensure clutch kills!

For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.


The Primal Council

Recommended Talents:



  • If you are struggling with your output on this fight and finding groups of allies to hit with Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain reliably, try using your single target heals more, especially with Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave.
  • Use Downpour Icon Downpour during periods where there are not many Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark and the raid can be stacked.
  • Similarly, try to position yourself as close to the middle of the room as you can help negate the effects of having a 30-yard range. Standing on one side of the room will likely cause you to be unable to reach some of your allies.
  • This encounter has important kickable spells. Consider talenting into Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear to help out your raid team.

For more information, please refer to our The Primal Council guide.


Sennarth, the Cold Breath

Recommended Talents:



  • While many classes may struggle with the pull-in mechanic, Gossamer Burst Icon Gossamer Burst, Shamans can tech into Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind to quickly reposition and overcome the forced movement.
  • While many classes possess a way to remove slows, preservation does not. Be extremely careful in getting too many stacks of Sticky Webbing Icon Sticky Webbing. Do not accidentally refresh your stacks before they fall off, and if you find yourself getting high stacks, ask a paladin or monk for Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom or Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust.

For more information, please refer to our Sennarth guide.


Dathea, Ascended

Recommended Talents:



  • One of the main mechanics of this fight, Blowback Icon Blowback, will knock players a very far distance. Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind is, once again, useful if you are struggling with this mechanic.
  • Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave is great in this fight due to how spread the group has to be, and Tidebringer Icon Tidebringer is a must to use Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal effectively.
  • This encounter has many kickable spells and adds to interrupt on the platforms. Use Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear and Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem to help out your raid team.
  • Due to how spread the raid is and how dangerous spreading Conductive Mark Icon Conductive Mark is, you want to avoid using Downpour Icon Downpour and max out Ancestral Vigor Icon Ancestral Vigor instead.

Kurog Grimtotem

Recommended Talents:



  • Keep an eye on allies taking serious damage, and single target heal them, as damage intake can be highly uneven due to the mechanics.
  • Most of the time, you will be tightly stacked and take heavy damage. This makes it quite easy to get value from Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain and Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal.

For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.


Broodkeeper Diurna

Recommended Talents:



  • Due to heavy movement, ensure enough mobility talents from your general tree to move around comfortably!
  • Make sure you dispel Frozen Shroud Icon Frozen Shroud from players who cannot remove the root effect alone. Generally, you will want to wait for a second or two to see who needs a dispel, then make a decision.
  • This encounter has many kickable spells if you are in the add group. Consider talenting into Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear to help out your raid team if this is your case.

For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.


Raszageth the Storm-Eater

Recommended Talents:



  • Use a combination of Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear, Purge Icon Purge, and Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm to destroy the Volatile Sparks dropped by player circles. The area effects are especially powerful, as they can destroy many of the sparks with a single cast.
  • Use Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear to help gather the adds in the intermission.
  • In phase two, use Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind to quickly move through Tempest Wing Icon Tempest Wing. The slow from Fulminating Charge Icon Fulminating Charge can be ignored with Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf.
  • Use defensives and healing cooldowns during Stormsurge Icon Stormsurge.
  • Watch out for breath during intermission and use Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and Capacitor Totem Icon Capacitor Totem to keep the small adds from reaching a big one.
  • The final phase is similar, but easier, than phase 2, and thus the same tips apply when dealing with Tempest Wing Icon Tempest Wing and Fulminating Charge Icon Fulminating Charge.


  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4 Awakened Raids.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated recommended talents for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 25 Jan. 2023: Added Raszageth tips.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 13 Dec. 2022: Changed talent build to include Gust of Wind and Wind Shear when appropriate.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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