Totemic Focus

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Totemic Focus
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  • Totemic Focus (2 ranks)
  • Restoration, Tier 2
  • Reduces the mana cost of your totems by 15/30% and increases their duration by 20/40%.
Requirements
Class
Tree
Points required

5

Properties
Affects

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 [Mana Tide Totem] by four seconds, thus greatly increasing the mana gained.

Notes

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 [Earth Elemental Totem] and [Fire Elemental Totem] last almost a minute longer, [Tremor Totem] lasts a few extra seconds and [Magma Totem] lasts 8 seconds longer, significantly reducing the time and mana spent recasting it.

Totemic Focus stacks with [Mental Quickness] for a further reduction of totem costs.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm 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.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Moved from Tier 2 to Tier 1.

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