Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Restoration Shaman PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Restoration Shaman PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

Talents

15
Torrent
Undulation
Unleash Life
30
Echo of the Elements
Deluge
Earth Shield
45
Spirit Wolf
Earthgrab Totem
Static Charge
60
Ancestral Vigor
Earthen Wall Totem
Ancestral Protection Totem
75
Nature's Guardian
Graceful Spirit
Wind Rush Totem
90
Flash Flood
Downpour
Cloudburst Totem
100
High Tide
Wellspring
Ascendance

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Torrent
Undulation
Unleash Life
30
Echo of the Elements
Deluge
Earth Shield
45
Spirit Wolf
Earthgrab Totem
Static Charge
60
Ancestral Vigor
Earthen Wall Totem
Ancestral Protection Totem
75
Nature's Guardian
Graceful Spirit
Wind Rush Totem
90
Flash Flood
Downpour
Cloudburst Totem
100
High Tide
Wellspring
Ascendance

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Torrent
Undulation
Unleash Life
30
Echo of the Elements
Deluge
Earth Shield
45
Spirit Wolf
Earthgrab Totem
Static Charge
60
Ancestral Vigor
Earthen Wall Totem
Ancestral Protection Totem
75
Nature's Guardian
Graceful Spirit
Wind Rush Totem
90
Flash Flood
Downpour
Cloudburst Totem
100
High Tide
Wellspring
Ascendance

PvP Talents

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Races

Orc
Dwarf
Dark Iron Dwarf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Dwarf
Dark Iron Dwarf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Orc
Draenei
Tauren

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
If you are taking a lot of damage
Time up with big damage phases
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases
5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
Use on an ally below 75% health
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
When you have Tidal Waves
2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
Is a long cooldown available?
No
5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
Use on an ally below 75% health
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
When you have Tidal Waves
2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
Yes
If you are taking a lot of damage
Time up with big damage phases
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases

Rotation

Use Potion
If you are taking a lot of damage
Time up with big damage phases
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases
5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
Use on an ally below 75% health
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
When you have Tidal Waves
2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
Is a long cooldown available?
No
5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
Use on an ally below 75% health
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
When you have Tidal Waves
2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
Yes
If you are taking a lot of damage
Time up with big damage phases
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases

Rotation

Use Potion
If you are taking a lot of damage
Time up with big damage phases
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases
5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
Use on an ally below 75% health
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
When you have Tidal Waves
2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
Is a long cooldown available?
No
5+ allies. This is pretty liberal use because of the short cooldown. It is best to use it a bit early so that you can store up healing in it before you really need it.
5+ allies who can stay in the area for an extended period of time
Use on an ally below 75% health
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
When you have 2 stacks of Tidal Waves
4+ allies (5+ with High Tide)
If they don't have Riptide or the HoT is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
When you have Tidal Waves
2+ allies when Tidal Waves is down
If someone is getting very low and you don't have Tidal Waves, you still have to save them. Casting a single target heal without Tidal Waves should be a very rare occurrence when played well.
Yes
If you are taking a lot of damage
Time up with big damage phases
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases

Frequently Asked Questions

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