Healing Wave

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For the Pet Battle ability, see [Healing Wave].

Healing Wave
Spell nature healingwavelesser.png
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Healing

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

56

Improvements
Power over the elements is power over creation itself.[1]

Healing Wave is a Restoration shaman healing spell, learned at level 60. It is a shaman's most mana efficient single-target heal. It doesn't heal for very much, however, and is only really useful at times of lower damage. Its main advantage is that the low mana cost means that you can chain-cast the spell indefinitely.

Tips and tactics

  • While mana efficient, Healing Wave doesn't heal for very much. Using [Tidal Waves] charges on it is not always recommended either.
  • If a target is in danger of dying, [Healing Surge] is usually a better choice.

Improvements

Trivia

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-06-13): "Healing Wave heals for an additional 50% in PvP situations (was an additional 100%)."
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now heals for 200% more in PvP (was 135%).
  • Hotfix (2016-07-25): "Now heals for 35% more in PvP combat."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): [Greater Healing Wave] has been renamed to Healing Wave.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Level requirement is 7, and the spell is no longer free, available after character creation.
  • Hotfix (2009-04-22): "The Thunderfall Totem will no longer increase the casting time of Healing Wave or Lesser Healing Wave when [Tidal Waves] is active."
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): Mana cost on all ranks reduced approximately 9%.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Mana cost and heal amount reduced.

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