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4) Enchants/re forgery/Stats
7) Actual Healing tips
8) Useful Addons
People often ask which race is best when rolling a Shaman, so depending on your faction here's your best options...
Alliance best choices:
-Stone form: Removes all poison, disease and bleed effects and increases your armor by 10% for 8 sec.
-Frost Resistance: Increases your resistance to harmful Frost effects by 85.
-Gift of the Naaru: Heals the target for X over 15 sec. The amount healed is increased by your attack power/spell power.
-Heroic Presence: Increases your chance to hit with all spells and attacks by 1%.
-Shadow Resistance: Increases your resistance to harmful Shadow effects by 85.
Horde best choices:
-Rocket Jump: Activates your rocket belt to jump forward. (With shamans excellent maneuvers to run away, this just makes our mobility even better)
-Rocket Barrage: Launches your belt rockets at an enemy.
-Time is Money: 1% increase to attack and casting speed.
-War Stomp: Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 seconds.
-Endurance: Base health increased by 5%.
-Nature Resistance: Increases your resistance to harmful Nature effects by 85.
-Regeneration: Increase health regeneration bonus by 10%. Also allows 10% of normal health regen during combat.
-Da Voodoo Shuffle: Reduces the duration of all movement impairing effects by 15%.
-Berserking: Activate to increase attack and casting speed by 20% for 10 seconds.
-Glyph of Earth Shield: Increases the amount healed by your Earth Shield by 20%.
-Glyph of Riptide: Increases the duration of Riptide by 40%.
*For the last glyph, its a choice between:*
-Glyph of Earth Living Weapon: Increases the effectiveness of your Earthliving Weapon's periodic healing by 20%.
-Glyph of Water shield: Increases the passive mana regeneration of your Water Shield spell by 50%.
-Glyph of Hex: Reduces cool down of your Hex spell by 15 sec.
-Glyph of Stoneclaw Totem: Your Stoneclaw Totem also places a damage absorb shield on you, equal to 4 times the strength of the shield it places on your totems.
-Glyph of Healing Stream: Your Healing Stream Totem also increases the Fire, Frost, and Nature resistance of party and raid members within 30 yards by 195.
These are 100% preference, but I use these since they're great for BGs and Rated BGs so you can buff water walking on everyone.
-Glyph of Water breathing: Your Water Breathing spell no longer requires a reagent.
-Glyph of Water Walking: Your Water Walking spell no longer requires a reagent.
I have this glyph just so before rated BGs i don't have to remember to buy a bunch of reagents.
-Glyph of Renewed Life: Your Reincarnation spell no longer requires a reagent.
There's a few different gems you're able to stick in your slots, depending on if you need a certain stat over another. Personally, I don't stack 40 intellect gems in my red slots, i stack Willful ember topaz gems for the extra resilience.
Red: Brilliant inferno ruby (40 intel)
Red: Willful ember topaz (20 int/20 resil)
Yellow: Mystic amberjewel (40 resil)
Yellow: Willful ember topaz (20 int/20 resil)
Blue: Veiled demonseye (20 int/20 hit)
Blue: Purified demonseye (20 int/20 spirit)
If you don't have the Spell pen neck or cloak you're going to need to get spell pen capped, so this alternative blue gem is what you'll need, but there's no reason why you should pick up the Spell pen cloak or neck.
Blue: Vivid Dream Emerald (20 resil/20 spell pen)