#0 - 2009/01/17 01:01:57 AMHey, 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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 )
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.
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 )
Volkhan's Hood - Source: Halls of Lightning normal
Helm of the Majestic Stag - Source: Kirin Tor Honored
Helm of the Lightning Halls - Source: Halls of Lightning Heroic
Battle Mender's Helm - Source: Argent Crusade Revered
Battlemap Hide Helm - Source: Heroic Utgarde keep
Amulet of Dazzling Light - Source : The Nexus Heroic
Amulet of the Spell Flinger - Source: Old Kingdom Heroic
Epaulets of Market Row - Source : Normal Strat
Mantle of Discarded Ways - Source: Utgarde Pinicle Heroic
Wispcloak - Source: Tailoring Crafted
Ancient Dragon Spirit Cape - Source: The Oculus normal
Revenant's Breastplate - Source: Leathworking Crafted
Dalronn's Jerkin - Source: Utgarde Heroic
Revenant's Treads - Source: Leatherworking Crafted
Sabatons of the Ages- Source: Halls of Stone Heroic
Boots of Twinkling Stars - Source: Kirin Tor Exalted
Fiery Obelisk Handguards - Source: Heroic Old Kingdom
Grips of Fierce Pronouncements - Source: The Wyrmrest accord Exalted
Lightning- Charged Gloves - Source: Halls of Stone Heroic
Cracked Epoch Grasps - Source: Heroic strat
Giantmaim Legguards - Source: Leatherwork Crafted
Kilt of Dark Mercy - Source: Knights of Ebon blade Exalted
Frozen Forest Kilt - Source: The Nexus Heroic
Kilt of Molten Golems - Source: Normal Hall of Lightning
Mail Gridle of the Audient - Source: Halls of Lightning Heroic
Slad'ran's Coilder Cord - Source Heroic Gundrak
Stormhigh belt - Source: Leatherworking Crafted
Limb Regeneration Bracers - Source: Heroic Drak'Tharon Keep
Bands of Channeled Energy - Source: Heroic Nexus
Bands of the Sky ring - Source: Heroic Oculus
Stormhide Wristguards - Source: Leatherworking Crafted
Annhylde's Ring - Source: Utgarde Keep Heroic
Signet of Hopeful Light - Source: Argent Crusade Exalted
Band of Enchanted Growth - Source: Heroic oculus
Solitaire of Reflecting beams - Source: The Violet Hold heroic
Signet of Ranulf - Source: Utgarde Pinicle
Spark of Life - Source: Halls of Stone Heroic
Winged Talisman - Source: Halls of Lightning Heroic
Soul presever - Srouce: Heroic strat
Cannoneer's Morale - Source: Quest
War Mace of Unrequited Love - Source: The Nexus Heroic
Gravel of the Fleshcrafter - Source: Heroic start
Screw-Sprung Fixer-Upper - Source: Quest
Facade Sheild of Glyphs - Source: Heroic Azjol-Nerub