Playstyle & Rotation
Generally Resto Shaman is about managing your short cooldown abilities.
Outside of these cooldown type abilities, as always with healing it's about using the best spell for the situation:
- Chain heal when multiple players require big heals.
- Use your tidal waves charges to weave in Healing waves on players taking low damage.
- Use your tidal waves charges to weave in Healing Surges on players taking heavy damage.
- Riptide during movement, low or medium damage phases, or on players when they will require spot healing, or moving out of range/light of sight.
Generally your healing officer or raid leader should have cooldowns assigned to specific points on progression. However you should always watch for where you can save a wipe as a Resto shaman; both Spirit Link Totem and Ankh totem are 1 button press abilities that can instantly save a wipe or save someone's life.
The key to being an insane resto shaman is using your High Tide and Cloudburst Totem well, and planning accordingly. Even myself I do not always do this, and it really is the best way to push your output at key moments.