Restoration Shaman

Patch 9.0.5

Last Updated: 17th Jun, 2021

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  more flexibility than the other two options. Ideally, you want to pair it with Chain Heal. Torrent on the other hand is more GCD efficient and pairs up with the Necrolord playstyle where Riptide is king. Unleash life for pure HPS, Torrent for more freedom to do dmg.


Undulation shines because of how much healing surge is being used in dungeons. Helps with throughput / tank healing.

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.


It's a very flexible row. Static Charge if no one in your group has an AoE stun, or if your strategy requires it. Earthgrab Totem for spiteful weeks or if your group needs extra root for dungeons like Plaguefall. Spirit Wolf if you need extra mobility for dungeons like ToP or DoS where you have to run a lot between wings or simply need an extra personal cd.

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.


Simple rule in this row. Earthen Wall Totem for more raw HPS and Ancestral Vigor for more survivability vs one shot mechanics. I'd recommend Earthen Wall Totem for lower keys and Ancestral Vigor for higher keys. At some point being able to survive one shot mechanic thanks to more HP is more important than more HPS.

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 is the go to talent. You want to make sure that you always have a Cloudburst Totem up when you cast it.


Ascendance is the best choice for Mythic+.