Restoration Shaman Healing Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.1
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 — Dragonflight 10.1.
In this section, you will find detailed information about each Vault of the Incarnates boss. Having the new Restoration Shaman tier set bonus does not change your gameplay priorities, and thus the way you approach bosses should stay the same.
Raid Talents for Restoration Shaman
In a raid setting, you want to prioritize raid healing talents, such as Chain Heal oriented Flow of the Tides, High Tide, and Tidebringer, or the alternative Riptide focused talents Wavespeaker's Blessing, Primordial Wave, and Continuous Waves.
Post its 30% nerf in 10.0.7, Wellspring is no longer as attractive, which also reduces the need to have Undercurrent, and thus we favor a Chain Heal-focused build for now, which might change for the upcoming 10.1 patch if the new tier set continues to be Riptide oriented.
Support talents such as Wind Shear and Gust of Wind are taken 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!
You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:
- Make sure you dispel Leaping Flames quickly, as it leaves a very nasty dot after its initial damage.
- 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.
- 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 and other cooldowns to burst heal during heavy incoming damage.
- Seismic Assault is an excellent time to use 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
- If you are struggling with your output on this fight and finding groups of allies to hit with Healing Rain reliably, try using your single target heals more, especially with Primordial Wave.
- Use Downpour during periods where there are not many 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 to help out your raid team.
For more information, please refer to our The Primal Council guide.
Sennarth, the Cold Breath
- While many classes may struggle with the pull-in mechanic, Gossamer Burst, Shamans can tech into 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. 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 or Tiger's Lust.
For more information, please refer to our Sennarth the Cold Breath guide.
- One of the main mechanics of this fight, Blowback, will knock players a very far distance. Gust of Wind is, once again, useful if you are struggling with this mechanic.
- Primordial Wave is great in this fight due to how spread the group has to be, and Tidebringer is a must to use Chain Heal effectively.
- This encounter has many kickable spells and adds to interrupt on the platforms. Use Wind Shear and Capacitor Totem to help out your raid team.
- Due to how spread the raid is and how dangerous spreading Conductive Mark is, you want to avoid using Downpour and max out Ancestral Vigor instead.
For more information, please refer to our Dathea Ascended guide.
- 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 and Chain Heal.
For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.
- Due to heavy movement, ensure enough mobility talents from your general tree to move around comfortably!
- Make sure you dispel 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 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
- Use a combination of Wind Shear, Purge, and 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 and Wind Shear to help gather the adds in the intermission.
- In phase two, use Gust of Wind to quickly move through Tempest Wing. The slow from Fulminating Charge can be ignored with Ghost Wolf.
- Use defensives and healing cooldowns during Stormsurge.
- Watch out for breath during intermission and use Thunderstorm and 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 and Fulminating Charge.
For more information, please refer to our Raszageth the StormEater guide.
- 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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