Earth Shield
Spell nature skinofearth.png
  • Earth Shield
  • Level 22/30 Restoration, Elemental/Enhancement shaman ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 10% of base mana
  • Instant
  • Protects the target with an earthen shield, increasing your healing on them by 20% and healing them for (43.8% of spell power) when they take damage. This heal can only occur once every few seconds. Maximum 9 charges.

    Earth Shield can only be placed on one target at a time. Only one Elemental Shield can be active on the Shaman at a time.
Usable by
Class Shaman
School Nature
Other information
Level learned 22/30
Improvements Surge of Earth
Related buff
Spell nature skinofearth.png
  • Magic
  • Earth Shield
  • Heals for X upon taking damage.
  • Duration: 10 minutes

Earth Shield is level 22 Restoration shaman ability and a level 30 Elemental and Enhancement shaman talent. While active, Earth Shield causes the target to receive 20% more healing from the casting shaman, and attacks against the target will consume a charge of the shield to heal them. The spell can only be active on one target at a time, and cannot stack with [Lightning Shield] or [Water Shield].



  • Surge of Earth (Restoration)


Earth Shield can only be trigger its heal once every 3 seconds.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): (Restoration): Earth Shield is no longer a Talent and is learned by all Restoration Shaman at level 22.
    Earth Shield continues to remain available as a talent for Elemental and Enhancement shaman.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Redesigned and now available as a talent (was an honor talent). Additionally, Earth Shield is now considered a magic effect.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13):
    • Earth Shield will now heal when an attacker takes 4% of their max health in damage (was 8%).
    • Earth Shield now has 4 charges (was 3).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10):
    • Now has a 5 second cooldown.
    • Now provides 15% damage reduction (was 20%).
    • Now triggers at 8% health loss (was 6%).
    • Mana cost has been increased to 15% base mana (was 12.6%).
    • No longer dispellable.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Protection now activates when the target takes an attack equal to 6% of their total health (was 10%).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-07-26):
    • Earth Shield now procs its heal when the target takes at least 10% of their total health (was 15%).
    • Earth Shield now heals 325% of Spell Power (was 300%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Changed into an honor talent. Now causes the target to take 20% less damage instead of increasing healing done by the shaman to the target. Now heals for 300% of spell power when struck (up from 63%), but only when they take an attack equal to 15% of their total health. Number of charges reduced from 9 to 3.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Multiple Earth Shields can now be applied to the same target.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Earth Shield now increases healing to the affected target by 20%. No longer reduces spell pushback.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Earth Shield healing done by Restoration shaman has been reduced by 20%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Can no longer be dispelled.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now a Restoration specialization ability instead of a talent. Charges increased to 9 (up from 6).
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Dispel effects will now remove charges of Earth Shield rather than the entire aura.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Earth Shield threat is now added to the healer. Previously the threat was added to the target being healed. The spell pushback resistance chance has been changed to pushback reduction.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Number of charges reduced from 10 to 6. Mana cost reduced by 50%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Adjusted the tooltip to indicate this ability works against all types of attacks, not just melee. This ability will also now properly trigger only from taking direct damage effects.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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