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Shaman Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Jun 20, 2020 at 17:23 by Stan 2 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Shaman changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Shamans also gain access to class-specific Shaman Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

2.

Elemental Shaman

  • The Maelstrom resource and accompanying bar have been removed, returning Elemental Shaman's to their former cooldown management playstyle, a design that relies on building stacks of Fulmination Icon Fulmination to determine when to insert Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock into the rotation.
  • Fulmination Icon Fulmination has been changed to be a guaranteed proc from Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt and Lightning Bolt Overload Icon Lightning Bolt Overload.
  • Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning has been decoupled from Fulmination Icon Fulmination entirely, but still grants Seismic Thunder Icon Seismic Thunder stacks.
  • Earthquake Icon Earthquake's base damage has been reduced significantly, but Seismic Thunder Icon Seismic Thunder now also increases the damage of Earthquake for each stack of Seismic Thunder consumed when cast.
  • Fire Elemental Icon Fire Elemental's interaction with bonus Fulmination Icon Fulmination proc chance has been redesigned. While Fire Elemental is active, the period of Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock is reduced, which increases the damage of any Flame Shock debuff and also increases the chance of gaining the Lava Surge Icon Lava Surge effect. Additionally while Fire Elemental is active, any newly cast Flame Shock will have its duration increased by 100%.
  • Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield grants the Shaman a charge of Fulmination Icon Fulmination when it deals damage to an enemy.
2.1.

Elemental Shaman Talent Changes

  • Echoing Shock Icon Echoing Shock is a new Level 25 talent that blasts a target for significant damage, which makes the Shaman's next healing or damage-dealing spell cast a second time shortly afterward without costing additional resources.
  • Echo of the Elements Icon Echo of the Elements no longer grants a second charge of Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem for Elemental Shaman.
  • Call of the Thunder (Level 25 talent) removed.
2.2.

Elemental Shaman Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Elemental Shamans.

3.

Enhancement Shaman

  • The Maelstrom resource and bar have been removed.
  • Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon returns, giving each attack a chance to grant a stack of a buff that is used to make your next healing or damage-dealing ability instant.
  • Rockbiter Icon Rockbiter has been removed.
  • The base cooldown of Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash was increased from 12 to 18 seconds.
  • Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike's cooldown has been reduced to 7.5 seconds (was 9 seconds).
  • Maximum Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon stacks have been increased from 5 to 10.
  • Each stack of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon now grants increased damage and/or healing to the abilities Maelstrom Weapon affects in addition to the cast time reduction.
  • Abilities altered by Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon had their baseline damage or healing values reduced.
  • Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer now longer causes your next Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike to not incur a cooldown.
  • Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit now grants one stack of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon immediately when pressed, and an additional 5 stacks over the duration of Feral Spirit.
  • Each target that you hit with Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning now both increases the damage of, and reduces the cooldown of your next Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning.
  • Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem radius has been increased from 12 to 30 yards.
  • Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon and Flametongue Weapon Icon Flametongue Weapon no longer require you to click the button, then click a weapon on your character sheet. They automatically apply their effect to an appropriate equipped weapon.
  • Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield now has a 50% chance to grant you a stack of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon when it deals damage to an enemy.
  • Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock and Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock have their cooldowns shortened with your current Haste.
3.1.

Enhancement Shaman Talent Changes

3.2.

Enhancement Shaman Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Enhancement Shamans.

4.

Restoration Shaman

  • Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield is now baseline for the spec (was a Level 25 talent).
4.1.

Restoration Shaman Talent Changes

  • Surge of Earth Icon Surge of Earth is a new Level 25 talent that expends a few Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield charges to significantly heal the current target and several nearby allies.
4.2.

Restoration Shaman Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Restoration Shamans.

5.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

6.

Changelog

  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 16 Jun. 2020: Shaman changes updated with the Alpha Build 34714 rework.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34365.
  • 08 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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