Restorative Waves

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Restorative Waves
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Restorative Waves is a passive Restoration shaman ability that directly improves the shaman's healing output.


In addition to increasing the effect of 'conventional' healing spells like [Chain Heal] and [Earth Shield], Purification also has some less obvious applications, although some of these might be unintentional:

  • The talent increases the healing done by [Ancestral Awakening], causing the secondary target to be healed for 12.5/25/37.5% of the initial heal, rather than 10/20/30%. This is in addition to the 25% that the initial heal was increased by.
  • While it is not a shaman spell, [Lifeblood] still benefits from Purification.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Now increases all healing done by 40% (up from 30%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Renamed from 'Purification'. No longer causes heals to increase allies' maximum health by 10% of the amount healed. Tooltip reworded.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now increases the healing done by Healing Rain by 100% in addition to the ability's current effects.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-02-16): "Purification (Restoration passive) now grants a 25% bonus to healing effects, up from 10%. More information can be found here."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Undocumented change: The [Ancestral Vigor] effect has been moved from [Ancestral Healing] to Purification.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now a passive specialization for restoration shaman, reducing cast time of Healing Wave and Greater Healing Wave by 1 sec in addition to the current effect.

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