Restoration Shaman PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Tiqqle 5 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Restoration Shaman 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.

1.

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.

2.

Notable Season 4 Changes

  • There are no notable changes for Season 4 for Restoration Shaman to consider.
3.

Notable 10.2 Changes to keep in mind

  • Riptide Icon Riptide healing throughput has been increased.
4.

Restoration Shaman Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem will save a teammate from dying.
  • +Very strong team healing through Healing Tide Totem Icon Healing Tide Totem with the PvP talent Living Tide Icon Living Tide selected.
  • +Resetting the cooldown of Earthen Wall Totem Icon Earthen Wall Totem with Totemic Recall Icon Totemic Recall.
  • +Multiple utility spells
  • +Purge Icon Purge/Greater Purge Icon Greater Purge is crucial in matchups
  • +Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear and Grounding Totem Icon Grounding Totem are critical stopping crowd-control.
  • +Passive healing through Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem and Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield.
  • +Strong damage through Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock, Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper and Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst.
  • +Several spells that heal when you are in crowd control or interrupted.
  • +A Mortal Strike Icon Mortal Strike effect and damage reduction through Unleash Shield Icon Unleash Shield
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Heavily dependent on rotating cooldowns for keeping teammates alive.
  • -Lacking large damage reduction cooldowns or burst healing.
  • -No damage reduction team cooldowns.
5.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
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  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
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  • 19 Mar. 2024 (races): Updated for Dragonflight 10.2.6.
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  • 24 Jan. 2024 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight 10.2.5, talent page.
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  • 23 May 2023 (playstyle): Updatedfor Dragonflight 10.1 start of season.
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  • 07 May 2023 (races): Updated for Dragonflight 10.1.
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  • 21 Mar. 2023 (races): Updated for Dragonflight 10.0.7.
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  • 04 Feb. 2023 (playstyle): Updated for 10.0.2 updates.
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  • 25 Dec. 2022 (macros): Updated Macros Dragonflight Season 1.
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  • 22 Nov. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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  • 31 Jul. 2022 (races): Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
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  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
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  • 22 Mar. 2021 (races): Updated for correct Pandaren Versatility food buff.
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  • 02 Feb. 2021 (comps): Updated compositions based on maturing PvP Season.
  • 02 Dec. 2020 (playstyle): Updated to prepare for Shadowlands first PvP season.
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  • 29 Nov. 2020 (gear): Removed old Azerite mentions.
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  • 20 Nov. 2020 (talents): Updated for Covenants and Legendaries for Shadowlands.
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  • 12 Jul. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Burst and Sustained Healing rotations.
  • 02 Mar. 2020 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
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