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#0 - 2009/01/17 01:01:57 AM
Hey, I have been healing as a shaman ever since tbc came out, and i have experienced ups and downs in my role of healing, and i felt like it was time to give some tips to new comer shaman healers. Below you fill find Gear links, Tactics, Specs and much more help. This guide will basicly get you prepared to start naxx seen as no proper threads have been made by blizzard yet :)

It all begins somewhere

So you have decided to become a resto shammy!? Has a nice ring to it hey? ;) Wheter it is to help out your guild or to explore a new side to the game it does not matter, but as a healer there are some basic concepts you need to grasp. For instance you may not be fully aware of what you need to do. It is pretty obvious and all that you keep the raid/party alive but nothing in life is that simple. Just begin by reading these basic things just so you get to grasp what you are about to embark upon.

1) Healing is a part of the game, if you dont enjoy it then maybe it is not for you:)
2) Dont expect to jump right up there into the big league, just start off slowly and work your way up.
3) Everyone has their bad days, learn from your mistakes and do not give up!
4) PuGs tend to blame the healers when it is not always your fualt, I have been there. Just ignore them and carry on.
5) You are entitled to a mana break once in a while, dont let them pull when your not ready.

etc. etc. I'll add any points on if people think there are some major points i shud add to the intro.


Building the spec

Oki, you have just clicked the button to re spec and waved goodbye to your money. You click your talent tree and then you realise.. omg what do i do with all these numbers!? Well there are some basic healing specs you can use, and it helps to maybe test a few and see which you like the most. This is a list of all the specs me and my friends have had and used and we find proves most effective in each area. Ofc smoe specs are not suited for some people.


http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=hZ0xxIZxcxuAeoxkbhRt
This is the basic but effective combo. It proves most effective on group healing and it will allow you to heal your max, it will also allow you some nice moves to play around with during and instance.

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=hVcZ0xTZxchu0esEzbhRt
This spec is built for pvp, but can be compatible to do a bit of easy pve content. It is most popular for surviability in arena, and you have a few talent points to help you dish out the damage to kill the other faction!

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=hZ0xxIZxsezVxoxkrIRt
This spec is your one way ticket to raid healing. If you are just starting to raid this gives great chain heal spamming combos and with the right gear your mana will be pretty hard to be killed.

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=hZ0xghoZxsxuVeoxkrhRt
This is my spec and it suits what i do. I do casual raiding, i farm Heroics and on special occasions i like to anoy some of you horde in Battle grounds ;)

So pick one of these and feel free to change and adapt it in a way to suit your game playing, after all, you should be playing for fun.

Glyphs

Glyphs are basic scrolls to give you a permanent buff, but you can only have 3 so choose them wisely. But below is a list of all Major and Minor Glyphs avadible to the shammy family. Inscirption has proved popular so you can ask in /2 for someone to make them or look on AH where they should be at an average price ( btw these are just ones that will benefit resto shamans )

MAJOR GLYPHS

Glyph of Healing - Level15
Your Healing Wave also heals you for 20% of the healing effect when you heal someone else.

Glyph of Healing Stream Totem - Level20
Your Healing Stream Totem heals for an additional 20%.

Glyph of Lesser Healing Wave - Level20
Your Lesser Healing Wave heals for 20% more if the target is also affected by your Earth Shield.

Glyph of Water Mastery - Level20
Increases the passive mana regeneration of your Water Shield spell by 30%

Glyph of Earthliving Weapon - Level30
Increases the chance for your Earthliving Weapon to trigger by 5%.

Glyph of Chain Heal - Level40
Your Chain Heal heals 1 additional target.

Glyph of Mana Tide Totem - Level40
Your Mana Tide Totem grants an additional 1% of each target's maximum mana each time it pulses.

MINOR GLYPHS

Glyph of Water shield - Level20
Increases the number of charges on your Water Shield spell by 1.

Glyph of Renewed life - Level30
All stats increased by 5% for 1 min when you Reincarnate.

Glyph of Ghost wolf - Level20
Your Ghost Wolf form regenerates an additional 1% of your maximum health every 5 sec.


Phew, bet your glad we got the glyphs out of the way!? :D
Know our glyphs or sorted, are talents are set, and we know what we are doing.. ready to get going?
Well not quiet yet, we need to get some gear sorted out first. The below are listed with a link and where they are got from. The link will provide further deatil on the item ( Good old wowhead ) This is just a list of BASIC gear you will need to collect to be able to provide good healing in starter WotlK raiding / heroic content.

If you really really really really dont want to go through all the links and your guna be a lazy healer then here is just some basic sets you can look at / gear that you can grind

Gearing for Heroics? Just craft stormhide set
Gearing for Raiding? Just go through heroics, collect rep and buy badge rewards
( You really are lazy :P )

ARMOR


Head

Volkhan's Hood - Source: Halls of Lightning normal
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=36985

Helm of the Majestic Stag - Source: Kirin Tor Honored
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44170

Helm of the Lightning Halls - Source: Halls of Lightning Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37857

Battle Mender's Helm - Source: Argent Crusade Revered
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44248

Battlemap Hide Helm - Source: Heroic Utgarde keep
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37180#comments




Neck

Amulet of Dazzling Light - Source : The Nexus Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37141

Amulet of the Spell Flinger - Source: Old Kingdom Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43285



Shoulders

Epaulets of Market Row - Source : Normal Strat
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37116

Mantle of Discarded Ways - Source: Utgarde Pinicle Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37398


Back

Wispcloak - Source: Tailoring Crafted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41609

Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape - Source: The Oculus normal
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37291


Chest

Revenant's Breastplate - Source: Leathworking Crafted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43461

Dalronn's Jerkin - Source: Utgarde Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37184


Feet

Revenant's Treads - Source: Leatherworking Crafted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43469

Sabatons of the Ages- Source: Halls of Stone Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37654

Boots of Twinkling Stars - Source: Kirin Tor Exalted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44182


Hands

Fiery Obelisk Handguards - Source: Heroic Old Kingdom
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37623

Grips of Fierce Pronouncements - Source: The Wyrmrest accord Exalted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44204

Lightning- Charged Gloves - Source: Halls of Stone Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=38615

Cracked Epoch Grasps - Source: Heroic strat
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37686


Legs

Giantmaim Legguards - Source: Leatherwork Crafted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43458

Kilt of Dark Mercy - Source: Knights of Ebon blade Exalted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44305

Frozen Forest Kilt - Source: The Nexus Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37155

Kilt of Molten Golems - Source: Normal Hall of Lightning
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=36986


Waist

Mail Gridle of the Audient - Source: Halls of Lightning Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=36986

Slad'ran's Coilder Cord - Source Heroic Gundrak
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37628

Stormhigh belt - Source: Leatherworking Crafted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43450


Wrist

Limb Regeneration Bracers - Source: Heroic Drak'Tharon Keep
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37788

Bands of Channeled Energy - Source: Heroic Nexus
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37138

Bands of the Sky ring - Source: Heroic Oculus
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37365

Stormhide Wristguards - Source: Leatherworking Crafted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43452


Rings

Annhylde's Ring - Source: Utgarde Keep Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37192

Signet of Hopeful Light - Source: Argent Crusade Exalted
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44283

Band of Enchanted Growth - Source: Heroic oculus
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37195

Solitaire of Reflecting beams - Source: The Violet Hold heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43408

Signet of Ranulf - Source: Utgarde Pinicle
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37058


Trinket

Spark of Life - Source: Halls of Stone Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37657

Winged Talisman - Source: Halls of Lightning Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37844

Soul presever - Srouce: Heroic strat
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37111

Cannoneer's Morale - Source: Quest
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44015


Weapons

War Mace of Unrequited Love - Source: The Nexus Heroic
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37169

Gravel of the Fleshcrafter - Source: Heroic start
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37681

Screw-Sprung Fixer-Upper - Source: Quest
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41822


Shield

Facade Sheild of Glyphs - Source: Heroic Azjol-Nerub
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=372

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#12 - 2009/06/11 01:50:16 PM
Q u o t e:
that guide was been maybe not so bad in that time when he wrote it.. but builds are now out of date, because talent trees was been changed.. than don't click on that talent builds... or stop bump it.. or update it...


If it gets updated, then it will not be a problem to add it to the 'Shaman Guides & Useful Links' sticky:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=8864978459&sid=1

:-)