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December 17, 2010

Cataclysm Resto Shaman Guide is Live!

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Written by: Vixsin
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After a two weeks of raiding and heroics, I feel confident enough to finally unleash the project I’ve been working on for the last month–the Resto Shaman Cataclysm Guide! It’s a beast of information and content, covering everything from Patch 4.0.1 and Patch 4.0.3. I expect that it will evolve over the coming weeks and months, but hopefully it will prove useful to both new and veteran raiders alike. Content is broken down into the following sections (available via these hots and through the navigation menus on the site):

  1. Spells & Totems
    1. Basic Information
    2. HPM, HPS, and Coefficients
    3. Totems (and overlapping buffs)
  2. Stats
    1. Intellect
    2. Spirit
    3. Crit
    4. Haste
    5. Mastery
  3. Talents
    1. Resto Bonuses
    2. Talents Explained
  4. Glyphs
    1. Prime
    2. Major
    3. Minor
  5. Gearing, Gemming and Enchanting
    1. Gearing
    2. Gemming
    3. Enchants
  6. Supplementals
    1. Professions
    2. Consumables

So, feel free to browse, question, and comment your heart out. (Unfortunately, my page comments are acting a bit funky at the moment, and being that I am horrible when it comes to the technical side of my blog, I’ve no ETA for when the problem might be fixed. Hopefully soon!) And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me directly.


  1. Very, very cool guide. I’m definitely bookmarking this!
    Fobok´s last post ..Character Updates

  2. Amazing guide Vixsin! Thank you for all your hard work putting this together.

  3. Vixsin, you win again. Thanks so much!

  4. Luci

    Vixsin you complete me!! lol. Thanks so much for taking a time to write up this guide, it really helped confirm some theories I formed as well as debunked some I thought were good ideas.

  5. Jakin

    Thank You Vixsin, this is the best and most updated guide I have ever read, and it is also in a language and a “pin to the point” way for everyone to understand. As an CL for Shamans, this help me a lot, and I will link this to my guild.

  6. syl

    A very nice guide I shall be referring to my restoshaman guildmates definitely. cheers!
    syl´s last post ..Healing Coordination- Going the extra mile

  7. Caliie

    Wonderful guide. Thanks so much, and it really supports the results I’ve been seeing as I build my healing set and heal heroics. My only other request, since I haven’t gotten into healing raids yet, could you please post the talent build you are raiding with at present?

  8. Shawin

    This is a really awesome guide, I am a greatly improved healer because of this guide. I would like to see a true BiS in a few formats: New 85 BiS list (Pre-heroic), BiS Heroic (Pre raid) and BiS Raiding. Hook it up! I think your view of resto is great and your choice of 1 item vs another is something I would likw to see.

  9. Dorisel

    I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this. Thanks Vixsin!

  10. Talaan

    Thanks Vixsyn! Really appreciate you taking the time to make a fantastic and down to earth guide!

  11. Keno

    Hey, I’ve been playing my holly pally for a long time but always wanted to have an Resto Shammy. Thanks for the guide and keep up the great work!!

  12. Fleshharrower

    Thank you very much for the excellent and informative guide. I thought my healing would never get back up to acceptable levels after Cata came out and now I am back up on top during our guild’s heroic/raid runs.

  13. LottieL

    What an awesome guide, just want to thank you for such an amazing effort.

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