Healing Surge
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  • Healing Surge
  • Level 4 shaman ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 24% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • A quick surge of healing energy that restores (248% of Spell power) of a friendly target's health.
Usable by
Class Shaman
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 4
Improvements [Resurgence], [Tidal Waves]

Healing Surge is a shaman ability learned at level 7. It has a very short casting time but doesn't heal for very much and costs a very high amount of mana. The spell was previously known as [Lesser Healing Wave], and is sometimes still referred to as LHW.


Healing Surge is less mana efficient than [Healing Wave]. The spell's only advantage is its short casting time, which only really applies when [Tidal Waves] is not available.


Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.0 (2021-06-29): Healing reduced by 20% in PvP Combat for Enhancement Shamans.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Healing has been increased by 50%.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): No longer has a separate version for Enhancement Shamans.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Healing increased by 15% in PvP.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): The Healing Surge cast by Swelling Waves now heals for half its regular amount.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-01): Enhancement Shamans should no longer be prevented from using instant Healing Surge while moving.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-07-25): Now heals for 20% more in PvP combat.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Separate version for Enhancement added.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-05-19): Healing Surge has been reduced in power by 20%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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