Tracking Shaman Crowd Control Abilities

If there’s one thing that is certain about the Cataclysm expansion, it’s that Shamans are going to be featured front and center.  If there are two things that are certain, it’s that crowd control in instances is going to come back in a big way.  With that in mind, now is a good time to […]

Power Auras for the Resto Shaman

Power Auras is a great addon to help you keep track of buffs, debuffs, cooldowns, etc., while keeping your eyes up on your character, where you can see what is happening. Instead of on your action bars, where you can’t see what is happening. I use Power Auras to track my Riptide Cooldown, Earth Shield, Water […]

Resto Shaman UI: Update

Last night our guild didn’t have the numbers for ICC 25, so we swung by ToC 25 to gear up some newer members.  Since this is a much more relaxed instance for us, I finally remembered to grab a screenshot of my UI during a raid.  Here you go (click for a larger version): In […]

Resto Shaman Grid Setup

There are many great guides out there for setting up Grid. Marcie Knox’s article on is perhaps a bit dated now, but is a great introduction to the addon.  You can find a great list of Grid posts on BobTurkey’s site.  Or you could always just Google it.  I’m not going to go over the details of configuring the addon, […]

Basic Resto Shaman Macros

When should you not macro your trinkets?  If you often think to yourself “healing ICC is easy, I wish I had another thing I could worry about to tweak to max my HPS,” then you may not need to macro your trinkets.  You are probably timing them at important moments in the fight for maximum […]

How to Use Shaman HEP

Why You Want to Use Shaman HEP The concept behind Shaman Healing Equivalency Points (HEP) is simple but powerful.  By parsing a combat log from your raid last night, it should be possible to figure out what stats will do the most to improve your healing numbers.  For example, if you already have a ton […]