Restoration Shaman

Patch 9.0

Written by Turbosixpack Last Updated: 20th Nov, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Recommended Talents

Recommended Raiding Build

Recommended Mythic+ Build

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Unleash LifeInstant


Unleash Life brings a lot more flexibility than the other two options in this tier. Ideally, you want to pair it with Chain Heal. If there’s low raid-wide damage, don’t be afraid to use Riptide on somebody that’s about to die or to use it on the tank.


Undulation helps a lot with output.

Tier 2 (25)

Echo of the ElementsPassive
Surge of EarthInstant

Raiding and Mythic+

Echo of the Elements gives an extra charge on Riptide, Cloudburst Totem and Lava Burst. The healing output from the extra Riptide charges and Cloudburst Totems is much stronger than the other options and increases your damage with a second Lava Burst.

Tier 3 (30)

Spirit WolfPassive
Earthgrab TotemInstant
Static ChargePassive


Spirit Wolf is the default choice for this talent row.


Static Charge if no one in your group has an AoE stun, or if your strategy requires it, else you should use Spirit Wolf.

Tier 4 (35)

Ancestral VigorPassive
Earthen Wall TotemInstant
Ancestral Protection TotemInstant


Always use Earthen Wall Totem unless your raid is cheesing a specific mechanic with Ancestral Protection Totem or you need the extra health pool from Ancestral Vigor.


Earthen Wall Totem is a good choice for Mythic+.

Tier 5 (40)

Nature's GuardianPassive
Graceful SpiritPassive
Wind Rush TotemInstant


Use Wind Rush Totem if your raid needs it, otherwise, it’s a personal preference with Graceful Spirit offering more mobility.


Graceful Spirit is the best choice. But, if your personal survivability matters a lot then Nature’s Guardian is also an option.

Tier 6 (45)

Flash FloodPassive
Downpour1.5 sec cast
Cloudburst TotemInstant


Cloudburst Totem - Strongest in this tier by far.


Cloudburst Totem is the best choice for Mythic+.

Tier 7 (50)

High TidePassive
Wellspring1.5 sec cast


Wellspring - With current tuning on Chain Heal, it looks like this will be the go-to. You want to make sure that you always have a Cloudburst totem up when you cast it.


Ascendance is the best choice for Mythic+.