Resto Shaman

Tons of new caster animations are coming with patch 7.3 Casters are getting some fantastic spell animation changes on the patch 7.3 PTR. So far we have changes included for Restoration Druids, all Mages, all Priests, and Elemental and Restoration Shamans. Warlocks are being worked on but aren’t ready yet. Most of the updated animations seem to revolve around better spell effects with new glowy...

Totem Talk: Cake Magic, Spell Blades and Star Gazing in Nighthold Last time we went over the first encounters in the sewers of The Nighthold. Seems every time we have to storm a citadel we start in the sewers, doesn’t it? This week we try to get some fresh air by making our way to the upper floors.




Totem Talk: Shaman healing in Nighthold I’ve been looking forward to The Nighthold for a while now. Not only does it continue the story of Legion and Suramar, but the aesthetic is something that really appeals to me. There’s just something about dark elves in a magical city. Coming hot on the heels of the Halls of Valor, we’re finally attempting to...

Totem Talk: Elemental and Restoration Shaman in Patch 7.1.5 Patch 7.1.5 is here and we Shaman received a rather large number of changes. All three specs got some attention, though Elemental and Enhancement moreso than Restoration. Reactions have been varied, and I’ve seen equal amounts of hope and doomsaying. Today we’re going to take a look at what changed. We won’t cover everything, but certainly...

Totem Talk: Year’s end reflections We’re coming to the end of the year and it’s a good time to take stock of what’s come and gone. We take in all the good and bad that has happened and then we look towards the year ahead. Legion brought with it some big promises, and a lot of expectations. How did shaman fare...

Totem Talk: Healing the Helya encounter in Trial of Valor Last time, we talked about the first two bosses in the Trials of Valor. While Guarm is pretty straight forward, Odyn is a bit of a workout. Three distinct phases and a lot of abilities to look out for. This isn’t a bad thing, mind you, and the fight is fairly fun. It also isn’t...




Totem Talk: Restoration in the Trial of Valor It’s been a little bit since Legion was released, and we’ve already received some much anticipated content updates. The latest patch brought us a new raid zone, the Trial of Valor.  It’s a small raid in terms of the number of bosses, but the content is a nice challenge. Not to mention that it actually...

Totem Talk: Shaman hidden artifact appearances Artifact weapons are one of the key features in Legion — focal points of not only class power, but also class fantasy. One of the concerns that many players had was that if everyone had the same weapon, what would make it so special? Luckily, the developers included some ways to customize your artifact through...



Totem Talk: What to do as a level 110 Resto Shaman It’s been a while since we last talked — when we last left off, we talked about Elemental and Restoration Shaman talents for questing while playing through Blizzard’s latest expansion. We’ve also discussed Resto mana regen as well as spell priority. Since then, there’s been quite a lot going on. Legion has been live for...

Totem Talk: Restoration Shaman mana regen and spell priority in Legion Healing as a Restoration Shaman — or anything else — in World of Warcaft after the most recent patch can be a bit daunting. Before Legion comes, we’re working without one of our biggest tools: our Artifact weapon. Tanks are taking more damage, our talents and abilities have been reworked, and stats on our gear...

Shaman class hall
Totem Talk: Shaman tuning in Legion We’ve made it to the home stretch before the release of the next expansion for World of Warcraft, Legion. So what does that mean for the state of Shaman? Well, it means we’re entering the final iterations of  content before release on live. This also means moving into the tuning phase. The tuning phase is...

Totem Talk: Restoration Shaman in Legion Now that Legion has moved out of alpha and into the beta stages of development, more aspects of Restoration Shaman are being solidified as the ever-looming release date comes closer. While things still aren’t final, we are getting a clearer picture of where things are headed. I will give you the normal disclaimer here, however:...

Totem Talk: Sharas’dal, Scepter of Tides The Legion alpha is still moving forward and we are inching ever so much closer to the beta phase and then release. I’m not sure about you, but I can’t wait. In the meantime, I’ve had to content myself with pouring over all of the news and updates that have been coming out. Now since...

Shaman Restoration Artifact
Totem Talk: Legion’s Restoration Shaman Artifact Scenario Last time we talked, I gushed about our new class order hall. The look, the feel, the ambiance all sing to me in a way that I did not expect it too. Everything just works, at least for me, in reinforcing that class fantasy of what it is to be a Shaman. Totems everywhere used...

Restoration Shaman
Totem Talk: Restoration Shaman Artifact traits and abilities in Legion As we make our way through the Winter Veil season, updated builds of the Legion alpha have been released, and with them we are starting to get our first looks at both the Restoration Shaman spells and abilities as well as the Restoration Shaman Artifact, the Scepter of Azshara. While Shaman still aren’t enabled in...

Breakfast Topic: When my cat played WoW I like to tell this story from time to time because it’s cute. About how during one Karazhan run that I was healing on my Resto Shaman, I had to step away suddenly from my computer during a break, only for them to pull the boss before I returned. My cat Puck (she’s very cute)...