Restoration Shaman playstyle and rotation guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 8th Aug, 2022
Thaner Restoration Shaman Author

Playstyle & Rotation

Damage Opener:

Single Target:

  1. Lava Burst on 2-second pull timer
  2. Flame Shock
  3. Lava Burst
  4. Lightning Bolt until Lava Burst reset or cooldown ready.


  1. Spam Chain Lightning unless you need to funnel dmg into main target

Note: Chain lightning got buffed by 35% and currently its more worth to spam chain lightning than spread flame shocks + cast lava bursts in raw AOE situation.


Use Healing Rain on cooldown.

Use Riptide on cooldown.

Prepare Cloudburst Totem before damage: 

  1. Use Cloudburst Totem 
  2. Use Healing Rain
  3. Use Wellspring (if talented)
  4. Cast chain heal or healing wave depending on the situation

Keep Earth Shield up on the tank.

Cast Chain Heal and Healing Wave as filler depending on how damage intake looks.

Bare in mind that with 2p of tier set, we are getting crit stacks for our Chain heal. In the raid, you might want to hard-cast Chain Heal to drop these stacks unless you are about to use Cloudburst or any big cd that will consume them.