Cleansing Totem (shaman ability)

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Cleansing Totem
Spell nature diseasecleansingtotem.png
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown


30 yd

Other information
Level learned



Cleansing Totem (formerly known as Poison Cleansing Totem and Disease Cleansing Totem) is a shaman ability available at level 38. It places a totem at the feet of the shaman that attempts to remove 1 poison and 1 disease effect from nearby party members every 3 seconds. It is the result of the combination of [Poison Cleansing Totem] and [Disease Cleansing Totem].

Talent improvement

Talents that can improve the totem:


Useful for dealing with mobs that constantly deals out disease debuffs when soloing.

Most useful when dealing with mobs or bosses that can afflict diseases on several party members.

The totem will cleanse all members within the effective radius, thus keeping the party in peak performance. Not to mention this will save the shaman some mana as opposed to cleansing one by one.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Earthmender Duarn references Cleansing Totem's removal in one of his random comments.

  • Earthmender Duarn says: I fail to understand why they banned totemic cleansing. No one was ever in range, anyways.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Poison Cleansing Totem and Disease Cleansing Totem have been merged into Cleansing Totem. Cleansing Totem pulses every 3 seconds, down from 5.

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