Nature's Guardian

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For the Guardian druid mastery, see [Mastery: Nature's Guardian].
Nature's Guardian
Spell nature natureguardian.png
  • Nature's Guardian
  • Level 15 shaman talent
  • Passive
  • Whenever a damaging attack brings you below 30% health, your maximum health is increased by 25% for 10 sec, and your threat level towards the attacker is reduced. This effect cannot occur more often than once every 30 sec.
Usable by
Class Shaman
Other information
Level learned 15
Related buff
Spell nature natureguardian.png
  • Nature's Guardian
  • Maximum health increased.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Nature's Guardian is a shaman talent, available at level 15. It is a passive effect that increases the shaman's maximum health by 25% any time the shaman drops below 30% of maximum health.


The tooltip is somewhat misleading, and the talent is much better than it might seem at first glance. It has a chance to trigger not only from the attack that brings the shaman below 30%, but also on any attack made against you while your health remains below 30%. Against a fast-attacking opponent like a rogue, it is effectively guaranteed to trigger any time you are below 30% health. The effect has a cooldown, however, and cannot occur more often than every 30 seconds.

Nature's Guardian is entirely passive, and will work even when stunned or otherwise incapacitated.

The threat reduction effect reduces your threat by roughly 10%. This is rarely sufficient to make a difference, especially since it doesn't trigger until you are already at very low health. The talent is normally taken solely for the increased survivability that it offers. It is especially useful in PvP and arenas, and is generally considered to be a key talent in any PvP build. In PvE the talent is much less useful, but can still be very helpful on certain raid encounters where everyone in the raid takes a lot of damage.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now preserves the player's health percentage when its maximum health boosting effect expires.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now available to all specializations as a talent.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Redesigned. Now has a fixed 100% proc rate, has a 30 second internal cooldown and increases the shaman's maximum health by 3/6/9/12/15% for 10 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Cooldown increased from 5 to 8 seconds.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Some spells and abilities did not trigger this talent. That has been fixed.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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