Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Restoration Shaman PvE Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Restoration Shaman Healing Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

Boss

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Haste
Intellect

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Mastery

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Intellect
Haste

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gem

Races

Goblin
Pandaren
Dwarf

Gem

Races

Goblin
Pandaren
Orc

Gem

Races

Pandaren
Goblin
Troll

Gem

Races

Orc
Goblin
Zandalari Troll

Gem

Races

Draenei
Goblin
Zandalari Troll

Gem

Races

Kul Tiran
Goblin
Troll

Gem

Races

Draenei
Goblin
Tauren

Gem

Races

Goblin
Vulpera
Troll

Gem

Races

Dark Iron Dwarf
Troll
Goblin

Gem

Races

Goblin
Zandalari Troll
Draenei

Gem

Races

Goblin
Draenei
Pandaren

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

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

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

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

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

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

How is this Guide useful?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.
Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?
There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).