Lesser Healing Wave
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  • Lesser Healing Wave
  • Shaman ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 15% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Heals a friendly target for X.
Usable by
Class Shaman
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Improvements [Ancestral Awakening], [Ancestral Healing], [Blessing of the Eternals], Healing Focus, [Healing Grace], Improved Water Shield, Purification, [Thundering Strikes], [Tidal Focus], [Tidal Mastery], [Tidal Waves]

Lesser Healing Wave is a shaman healing spell intended for fast healing when mana is not the primary concern. It is generally less mana efficient than [Healing Wave], but has a much shorter casting time. The spell is commonly referred to as 'LHW'.

Rank table

Rank Level Healing Done Cost
1 20 162 - 186 19s 80c
2 28 247 - 281 50s
3 36 337 - 381 90s
4 44 458 - 514 1g 62s
5 52 631 - 705 2g 43s
6 60 832 - 928 3g 6s
7 66 1039–1185 5g 22s
8 72 1382–1578 18g
9 77 1606–1834 18g


While Lesser Healing Wave has a short casting time, it does significantly less healing per second than Healing Wave does when talented to reduce the casting time. The spell is very useful when there is a high risk that the target will not survive long enough for a slower heal to land, but it is generally not well suited for healing a tank due to the poor healing per mana and healing per second.

 [Glyph of Lesser Healing Wave] greatly increases the spell's usefulness for tank healing when combined with talents like Improved Water Shield, which benefits Lesser Healing Wave considerably more than it does Healing Wave.


  • Casting Speed: [Nature's Swiftness] can turn Lesser Healing Wave into an instant cast spell, though Lesser Healing Wave's speedy 1.5 cast time makes this unnecessary. This talent should be used with other, slower-casting spells.
  • Interruption: Healing Focus reduces interruption caused by damage by up to 70%.
  • Miscellaneous: [Ancestral Healing] causes the spell to increase the target's armor when it has a spell critical effect. [Ancestral Awakening] allows the spell to heal a secondary target for 30% of the amount healed every time the spell crits.

Tips and tactics

  • The fast casting time can make the spell difficult to interrupt in PvP.

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