Restoration Shaman Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Restoration Shaman Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Restoration Shaman in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Restoration Shaman

The Water element is used for Restoration Shamans, using it to restore health to their allies with powerful spells like Healing Rain, but can also use other elements to deal damage to their enemies. They use Totems to grant passive utility to their allies, or even deal damage.

Stat Choice for Restoration Shaman

General Stat Priority for Restoration Shaman with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Versatility = Critical Strike
  3. Haste = Mastery

Basic Rotation

Please read our Rotation and Cooldown section for further information. 

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Top row Talents like Chain Lightning, Lava Burst, Frost Shock, Chain Heal and Astral Shift are going to be implemented into your rotation, and have the biggest impact in your playstyle.

Other Damage Talents

Maelstrom Weapon and Flurry are increasing your Melee damage, Improved Lightning Bolt increases the damage of Lightning Bolt by 20% and Fire and Ice increase your Fire and Frost damage by 3%.

Crowd Control & Utility

Capacitor Totem, Hex, Wind Shear and Thunderstorm are your Crowd Control abilities. Tremor Totem, Windrush Totem, Poison Cleansing Totem, Stoneskin Totem and Purge grant you additional Utility for your group. Healing Stream Totem, Earth Shield, Mana Spring Totem and Ancestral Guidance are boosting your potential Heal output. Gust of Winds grants you an additional movement ability, while Spiritwalker’s Grace allows you to cast while moving.

Defensive Talents

Ancestral Dfense grants you Leech and Avoidance, and Elemental Warding grants reduced magical damage taken. Brimming with Life increases your Health while Reincarnation is off cooldown, and makes Reincarnation cool down faster.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Ascendance is a 3-minute cooldown which duplicates all healing you deal for 15 seconds, and distributes it among allies within 20 yards.
  • Primordial Wave has a 45 seconds cooldown and deals damage or heals your target, and either applies Flame Shock or Riptide to it. It also causes your next Healing Wave to also heal all targets affected by Riptide.
  • Earthliving Weapon can be used on your weapon for 1-hour, and causing your most of your healing spells to trigger additional heal over 12 seconds.
  • Call of Thunder passively increases the damage of your Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning by 35%.
Multi Target Talents
  • Healing Rain places a healing zone on the target area which heals all allies inside of it.
  • Acid Rain causes all enemies inside of your Healing Rain to take periodic damage.
  • Downpour causes a burst of water the target location, healing six allies within 12 yards of it.
  • Wellspring is a new ability which creates a surge of water which travels forward, healing all allies in front of you.
  • Spirit Link Totem is a 3-minute cooldown which synchonizes the health of all allies inside of it.
  • Healing Tide Totem is also a 3-minute cooldown which heals all party or raidmembers withing 40 years every 2 seconds for 10 seconds.

Mythic+ Talents For Restoration Shaman



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Restoration Shaman in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Restoration Shaman in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Restoration Shaman

General Stat Priority for Restoration Shaman with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Versatility = Critical Strike
  3. Haste = Mastery

Intellect is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your healing from your spells, depending on the missing health of your target.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Restoration Shaman

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Restoration Shaman

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets, based on simulations for damage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables