Restoration Shaman PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.1)

Last updated on May 09, 2023 at 00:00 by Tiqqle 5 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Shaman PvP guide.


Restoration Shaman in the Current Meta

Restoration Shamans are the most versatile healers in the game. With roots, slows, decent healing output, big damage, some mobility, and even a ranged interrupt, they always have a place on an Arena team.


Notable 10.1 Changes

  • Burrow Icon Burrow is a new immunity that can deal damage and interrupt casters.
  • Seasoned Winds Icon Seasoned Winds is now available for Restoration Shamans. It lasts 18 seconds and can stack up to 3 times.
  • Earthgrab Totem Icon Earthgrab Totem now has a 30 second cooldown (was 1 minute).
  • Rain Dance Icon Rain Dance, Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain is now instant, 20% more effective, and costs 30% less mana.
  • Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.

Restoration Shaman Strengths


Restoration Shaman Weaknesses

  • Heavily dependent on rotating cooldowns for keeping teammates alive.
  • Lacking large damage reduction cooldowns, or burst healing.
  • Healing throughput is moderate, not strong.
  • No damage reduction team cooldowns.

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.



  • 07 May 2023: Updated for Dragonflight 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight 10.0.7.
  • 04 Feb. 2023: Updated for 10.0.2 updates.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 27 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2 of Shadowlands
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5 of Shadowlands.
  • 04 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1 of Shadowlands.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Updated based on Patch 9.0.5 for Shadowlands.
  • 02 Dec. 2020: Revisions to update for Shadowlands.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Added Covenant page and removed Azerite/Essence mentions. More updates to come.
  • 18 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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