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Resto Shaman – Q/A
comment 15 Written by on December 12, 2008 – 10:52 am

I’m working on a post for Tuesday called “So you want to be a Resto Shaman”. So far it covers basics like healing spells, buffs, and what stats you want/don’t want on gear. I’d love to know what else to throw in there or any questions you might have!

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15 Responses to “Resto Shaman – Q/A”

  1. Maybe something along the lines of “What makes a resto shaman fun/unique?”

    One of these days I’m going to get my shaman to level cap again and it would be good to have something to look forward to.

  2. I’d be curious to know how you feel about healing stream totem, compared to mana spring totem. Always one? Always the other? Situational?

    By Jacob on Dec 12, 2008 | Reply
  3. Some things you may wanna address.

    1) Leveling resto
    2) Spell rotations for tank/raid healing
    3) Shields vs. off hand items
    4) staffs vs mace/shield
    5) Not feeling bad about wearing cloth/leather

    If I can think of anyhting more I will post another reply.

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  4. Glyphs. Very important.

  5. Earth Shield. In what situations would a particular class/spec benefit from it?

    Also, any useful macros?

    By Malnar on Dec 12, 2008 | Reply
  6. Ok – this is turning into a nice series!

    So You Want To Be A Resto Shaman:
    101 (to include spells and their uses in various situations)
    Gear (to include stats, staff/shield/fob business, as well as armor type “downgrades”)
    Customization (to include Glyphs, consumables and buffs)

    I’m going to avoid the leveling resto topic, for now – if you want to tackle it, Jager, you’re welcome to it! I’ve not been full resto for leveling, so I’m not really the best person to ask! As for spell rotations, I can’t cover that yet, since I’m not raiding, so if you want that one, you can have it too!

    By Anna on Dec 12, 2008 | Reply
  7. Compensation as a healer for basically no HOT’s and what to do because of it. Riptide is really the only option, but how else you can combat stuns, silences, and other healing impairing events.

    Viability of lesser healing wave (with glyph) and why.

    I’d definitely like to see the shield – vs – off hand discussion too!

    Also, how haste stacks up against crit and mp5. I’m currently not sure how to itemize for haste and at what point it’s worth dropping the other stats.

    Thanks Anna!

    … or Bat ((inside joke))

    By Niyahti on Dec 12, 2008 | Reply
  8. And the oh-crap macro with Tidal Focus, Natures Swiftness, and Healing Wave … + trinkets

    By Niyahti on Dec 12, 2008 | Reply
  9. I am a resto shaman. The earthliving weapon buff adds spell power but I have read of mana oil buff. Which is more important–mana regen or spell power?

    and dont get me started on trinkets…I have an offhand and a mace…I like the combo, have not tried a shield tho…perhaps I should.

    By lori clark on Dec 13, 2008 | Reply
  10. Lori – mana oil is being phased out of the game. It works on weapons up to about level 70, but will not work on level 80 weapons.

    Use Earthliving.

    By Jacob on Dec 13, 2008 | Reply
  11. Most comments have covered the stuff I wanted to know.

    How about mods for healing? I use grid tho I have heard good things about Healbot.

    Also tactics for mana conservation – stuff like heal cancelling, when to use Mana Tide and a pot, any cunning tips of when to refresh Water Shield (or is it just when you have a spare second).

    Maybe in the future how to heal nicely with other classes? What gaps may exist in your healing eg with a Druid and what to expect?

  12. Hello
    I’ve been waiting for this post 😉

    I leveled my pally and tried holy…omg wheres my natures swiftness!?

    lol, anyways now I’m going to lvl my shaman (lvl72.75 atm) and want to try out resto again.

    What’s going through my mind is mana regen, I always hear druids and priests saying omg I have 800mp5 or some big number like that…
    That makes me want to gem for int/mp5 so I can’t go oom easily and spam chain heals.

    So are there diffrents ways to going about gemming depending on what kind of healer you want to be?

    By Shammy on Dec 15, 2008 | Reply
  13. Wow! The 1st time I check out your site and you have a post going about something immediately(sp) relevent to me! Awesome! Looking for all the basics and some tips for people who haven’t played other healing classes. I’ve never done healing but want to be able to help my guild out…
    thanks for the awesome post!

    By Wannabeahealer on Dec 15, 2008 | Reply
  14. All I can say is I’ve switched my main from holy priest to resto shaman and in learning my shaman I was lost, so an in-depth look at resto spells and macros as well as an overview of when to use what totems. I think I spent a good day learning about totems on wowhead trying to figure out what they were all for and which were the most useful in group situations. I also power-leveled via “recruit-a-multiboxer” so I didn’t really get a chance to learn while leveling, like I did with my priest.

    By jenna on Dec 15, 2008 | Reply
  15. It just dawned on me that a brief discussion on gemming would be a good addition.

    Sorry for the late idea but better late than never, eh?

    By Malnar on Dec 22, 2008 | Reply

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