Healing Focus
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  • Healing Focus (3 ranks)
  • Restoration, Tier 3
  • Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting any Shaman healing spell by 23/46/70%.
Class Shaman
Tree Restoration
Points required 10
Talent required None
Affects Spell pushback

Healing Focus is a Shaman talent in the Restoration tree. It greatly reduces the pushback suffered when you take damage while casting a healing spell.


The pushback duration reduction from this talent stacks with other similar effects, such as [Earth Shield] and [Concentration Aura]. The effects are additive, and it is possible to reach 100% pushback reduction. Combining three points in Healing Focus with Earth Shield will make the shaman immune to pushback.

Note that pushback is not the same thing as interruption. Healing Focus will not give any protection against abilities such as [Kick] or [Counterspell]. Instead, the Restoration talent Focused Mind reduces the duration of such effects.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Reduced from 5 to 3 points. Changed from giving a chance to ignore pushback to reducing the duration of pushback effects.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): The tooltip has been adjusted to indicate it only works with Shaman spells. e.g.: Does not work with [Gift of the Naaru].

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