|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 5.0.4.
All totem spells
Totemic Focus is a Shaman talent in the Restoration tree. It reduces the mana cost of all totems and increases their duration. While the mana cost reduction can be useful, the main reason why people take this talent is because it increases the duration of by four seconds, thus greatly increasing the mana gained.
At first glance, the increase in untalented duration of most totems from 2 to 5 minutes seemingly greatly reduced the value of this talent, and the mana saved from this talent is minimal unless you are constantly recasting your totems because of movement. The talent is however very useful for Mana Tide Totem as it increases the duration from 12 seconds to 16.8 seconds. Other less obvious benefits is that and last almost a minute longer, lasts a few extra seconds and lasts 8 seconds longer, significantly reducing the time and mana spent recasting it.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Mana cost reduction increased from 5/10/15/20/25% to 15/30%. Now also increases duration of totems by 20/40%. Moved back up to Tier 2.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Moved from Tier 2 to Tier 1.