Healing Surge

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Healing Surge
Spell nature healingway.png
  • Healing Surge
  • Level 7 shaman ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 20% / 22% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec / 2 sec cast
  • Elemental Elemental, Restoration Restoration
    A quick but expensive surge of healing energy that restores (475% of spell power) of a friendly target's health.

    Enhancement Enhancement
    Heals a friendly target for (550% of spell power). Consumes 20 Maelstrom, if available, to become instant.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned



Healing Surge is a shaman ability learned at level 7. It has a very short casting time but doesn't heal for very much and costs a very high amount of mana. The spell was previously known as [Lesser Healing Wave], and is sometimes still referred to as LHW.


Healing Surge is less mana efficient than [Healing Wave]. The spell's only advantage is its short casting time, which only really applies when [Tidal Waves] is not available.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): "The Healing Surge cast by Swelling Waves now heals for half its regular amount."
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-01): "Enhancement Shamans should no longer be prevented from using instant Healing Surge while moving."
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-07-25): "Now heals for 20% more in PvP combat."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Separate version for Enhancement added.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

External links

Elemental, Restoration Enhancement