Shaman Information and Changes

Here’s a list of the upcoming changes for Shaman in Warlords of Draenor.

Level 100 talents

  • Restoration
    • Condensation Totem (Instant): Summons a Water Totem with 5 health at the feet of the caster for 15 sec that collects 5% of all overhealing, and grants it to the Shaman as spell power toward their next Healing Wave, Healing Surge, Chain Heal, or Riptide.
    • Storm Elemental Totem (26.9% of base mana, 5 min cooldown, Instant): Summons an Air Totem with 6000 health at the feet of the caster, calling forth a Greater Storm Elemental to hurl gusts of wind at the caster’s enemies. Each gust of wind does damage to the enemy, and then heals all allies within 15 yards for 100% of the damage dealt, split evenly. Lasts 1 min.
    • High Tide: Your Chain Heal also bounces to up to 3 additional targets affected by your Riptide, and no longer diminishes in power with each bounce.

Talent and Mastery Changes

Echo of the Elements has been changed. Shaman spells and abilities can possibly trigger Echo of the Elements causing the next short-cooldown spell or ability to not activate a cooldown. For Restoration, it can be used on Healing Rain, Purify Spirit, or Riptide.

Spell Changes

Multiple Earth Shields can now be applied to the same target.

Glyph of Chaining no longer causes Chain Heal to have a 2-second cooldown. It increases the jump distance of your Chain Heal by 100%.

Telluric Currents is a passive ability for Resto Shaman and causes Lightning Bolt to restore 1.25% of maximum mana each it is cast instead of costing mana. The glyph for it has been removed from the game.

Mana Tide has changed so that the Spirit stat of allies has been increased by 50% (instead of increasing everyone’s Spirit based on the Shaman’s Spirit levels). It continues to ignore any temporary buffs in Spirit.

Earthliving Weapon increases healing done by 5% instead of just increasing Spell Power.

Lightning Bolt can no longer be cast while moving (unless effects like Spiritwalker’s Grace are active).

Class perks

These perks can only be earned from level 91 to level 99.

Glyphs

  • Glyph of Spiritwalker’s Focus: Reduces the cooldown of Spiritwalker’s Grace by 60 sec, but reduces its duration by 7 sec.
  • Glyph of Spiritwalker’s Aegis: When you cast Spiritwalker’s Grace, you become immune to Silence and Interrupt effects for 5 sec.
  • Glyph of Grounding: Reduces the cooldown on Grounding Totem by 3 sec.
  • Glyph of Ghostly Speed: Ghost Wolf grants an additional 60% movement speed, but can no longer be used while in combat.This effect is disabled in battlegrounds and arenas and cannot be combined with other temporary speed bonuses.
  • Glyph of Shocks: Increases the range on Earth Shock, Flame Shock, Frost Shock, and Wind Shear by 5 yards.