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Restoration Shaman PvP Guide For 2v2

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Restoration Shaman
Season 3
50 characters
2351 - 2630

Welcome to Murlok.io's Restoration Shaman PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Restoration Shamans from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Banmagic (Hyjal EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2630.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Restoration Shamans

  1. 1
    Banmagic's character icon
    Banmagic
    Hyjal (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2630
  2. 2
    Jjm's character icon
    Jjm
    Sargeras (US)
    457 ilvl
    2586
  3. 3
    Trillebelly's character icon
    Trillebelly
    Outland (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2548
  4. 4
    Phaynoztwo's character icon
    Phaynoztwo
    Cthun (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2495
  5. 5
    Domo's character icon
    Domo
    Stormscale (EU)
    460 ilvl
    2488

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Restoration Shaman Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+776
9% Critical Strike
+1621
10% Haste
+6123
125% Mastery
+5743
28% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+9
0% Avoidance
+11
0% Leech
+502
10% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Orc currently being the top race for Restoration Shamans in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Orc race icon
    Orc
    35
  2. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    7
  3. Pandaren race icon
    Pandaren
    4
  4. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    2
  5. Highmountain Tauren race icon
    Highmountain Tauren
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Shaman specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Shaman class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Shaman's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Chain Heal
50
Lava Burst
50
Astral Shift
50
Chain Lightning
32
Wind Shear
50
Planes Traveler
12
Thunderous Paws
17
Frost Shock
3
Maelstrom Weapon
0
Earth Shield
50
Fire and Ice
3
Earth Elemental
14
Capacitor Totem
36
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
16
Brimming with Life
29
Elemental Orbit
50
Healing Stream Totem
50
Ancestral Defense
0
Tremor Totem
47
Guardian's Cudgel
4
Greater Purge
43
Flurry
0
Swirling Currents
50
Improved Purify Spirit
5
Earthgrab Totem
49
Hex
45
Nature's Fury
1
Surging Shields
50
Elemental Warding
0
Nature's Guardian
50
Voodoo Mastery
4
Winds of Al'Akir
0
Spiritwalker's Grace
50
Thunderstorm
50
Totemic Focus
48
Spirit Walk
2
Spiritwalker's Aegis
50
Ancestral Guidance
49
Totemic Projection
50
Totemic Surge
50
Go with the Flow
0
Mana Spring
3
Lightning Lasso
49
Poison Cleansing Totem
6
Totemic Recall
46
Nature's Swiftness
50
Stoneskin Totem
11
Call of the Elements
13

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Restoration Shamans with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Riptide
50
Deluge
49
Healing Wave
50
Healing Stream Totem
50
Healing Rain
0
Stormkeeper
14
Resurgence
46
Tidal Waves
50
Acid Rain
0
Overflowing Shores
0
Ancestral Vigor
48
Flash Flood
2
Water Totem Mastery
50
Ancestral Reach
0
Spirit Link Totem
50
Master of the Elements
3
Living Stream
50
Wavespeaker's Blessing
0
Healing Tide Totem
50
Lava Surge
26
Mana Tide Totem
24
Torrent
50
Unleash Life
50
Tide Turner
47
Echo of the Elements
50
Resonant Waters
15
Earthen Wall Totem
50
Earthliving Weapon
50
Primordial Wave
50
Ancestral Awakening
8
Earthen Harmony
50
Undercurrent
0
Improved Primordial Wave
36
Tidebringer
0
Downpour
0
Improved Earthliving Weapon
50
Continuous Waves
11
Primal Tide Core
6
Ascendance
50
Deeply Rooted Elements
50

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Restoration Shaman's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Skyfury Totem
0
Counterstrike Totem
0
Electrocute
0
Grounding Totem
48
Rain Dance
0
Living Tide
47
Unleash Shield
4
Traveling Storms
0
Seasoned Winds
0
Static Field Totem
50
Burrow
1

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Restoration Shamans in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals item icon
    Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    30
  2. Flame-Touched Helmet item icon
    Flame-Touched Helmet
    8
  3. Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    8
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Helm item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Helm
    4

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    40
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    10

Shoulders

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Companions item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    42
  2. Flame-Touched Spaulders item icon
    Flame-Touched Spaulders
    7
  3. Hellbloom Epaulets item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Epaulets
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    41
  2. Hellbloom Cape item icon
    Hellbloom Cape
    6
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    1

Chest

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Harness item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    50

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards
    27
  2. Flame-Touched Cuffs item icon
    Flame-Touched Cuffs
    13
  3. Complicated Cuffs item icon
    Complicated Cuffs
    5
  4. Hellbloom Armguards item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Armguards
    3
  5. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards item icon
    Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    2

Hands

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Grips item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    50

Waist

  1. Flame-Touched Chain item icon
    Flame-Touched Chain
    45
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt
    3
  3. Hellbloom Cinch item set icon
    set
    Hellbloom Cinch
    1
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Girdle item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt item set icon
    set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    50

Feet

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Boots item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Boots
    33
  2. Flame-Touched Treads item icon
    Flame-Touched Treads
    10
  3. Infurious Boots of Reprieve item icon
    Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    5
  4. Obsidian Gladiator's Chain Boots item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Chain Boots
    1
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Sabatons item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Chain Sabatons
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    47
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    29
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    21
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    3

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    50
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    44
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Emblem item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    5
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    46
  2. Hellbloom Club item icon
    Hellbloom Club
    3
  3. Obsidian Gladiator's Scepter item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Scepter
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark
    48
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shield item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shield
    2

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Restoration Shamans in 2v2.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    52
  2. Flame-Touched Chain embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    38
  3. Infurious Boots of Reprieve embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    5
  4. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards embellishment item icon
    Adaptive Stonescales
    2
  5. Flame-Touched Helmet embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Restoration Shamans in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    8

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    46
  2. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    3
  3. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    46
  2. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    3
  3. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    48
  2. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    28

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    48
  2. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    2

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    29
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    18
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    93
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    4
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    2

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    50

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Restoration Shamans in 2v2.

  1. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    305
  2. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    29
  3. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    16
  4. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    13
  5. Sensei's Alexstraszite gem icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    8