Restoration Shaman PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Shaman
Specialization: Restoration
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Restoration Shaman Healing Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Torrent
Undulation
Unleash Life
30
Echo of the Elements
Deluge
Earth Shield
45
Spirit Wolf
Earthgrab Totem
Static Charge
60
Ancestral Vigor
Earthen Wall Totem
Ancestral Protection Totem
75
Nature's Guardian
Graceful Spirit
Wind Rush Totem
90
Flash Flood
Downpour
Cloudburst Totem
100
High Tide
Wellspring
Ascendance

2. Stats

Critical Strike > Versatility > Intellect > Haste

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
>
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
> >
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
>
Shoulders
> >

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
> >

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Goblin > Draenei > Pandaren

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
>
>
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? If you are taking a lot of damage
? Time up with big damage phases
? Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
? Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
? Time up with big damage phases
? 5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
? 5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
? Use on an ally below 75% health
? When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
? When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
? 4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
? If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
? When you have Tidal Waves
? 2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
? If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
? Is a long cooldown available?
No
? 5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
? 5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
? Use on an ally below 75% health
? When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
? When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
? 4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
? If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
? When you have Tidal Waves
? 2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
? If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
Yes
? If you are taking a lot of damage
? Time up with big damage phases
? Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
? Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
? Time up with big damage phases

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).