Mana Tide Totem

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Mana Tide Totem
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  • Mana Tide Totem
  • Level 38 Restoration shaman ability
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Summons a Mana Tide Totem at the feet of the caster for 8 sec, granting 100% increased mana regeneration to party and raid members within 10 yds.
Usable by
Class Shaman
Properties
School Frost
Cooldown 3 minutes
Other information
Level learned 38
As the energy flowed into him, Phadalus heard the faint crashing of waves against the shore.[1]

Mana Tide Totem is a Restoration shaman totem that increases the mana regeneration of party and raid members within 10 yards by 100%.

Tips and tactics

  • If you know a fight will last four minutes or more, using Mana Tide Totem early will let you use it again a second time. It is generally a good idea to use the totem when you are around 70% mana, rather than waiting.
  • The short cooldown means you can use Mana Tide on trash pulls to reduce the need for drinking, and still have it ready again before the next boss fight.
  • When using Mana Tide Totem in a raid, try to ensure that the other healers will be in range of it as its range is a mere 10 yards.

Trivia

Although this is a "Wavestorm Totem" in the TCG, the artwork is used to represent a Mana Tide Totem in Hearthstone.
  • Mana Tide Totem appears as a rare card for the Shaman class in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "It is said that some shaman can say "Floatin' totem" 10 times, fast."
  • Mana Tide Totem has had its functionality changed several times throughout the course of the game. In the original World of Warcraft, it had three ranks, returning at a fixed amount of mana at each rank. In The Burning Crusade, it was redesigned to restore a percentage of maximum mana and consolidated into a single rank. In Cataclysm, it was changed to increase spirit, meaning that non-healers would no longer gain any mana from the totem. This meant that in a normal five man group, the casting shaman will be the only one to benefit. In raids, however, the totem will restore mana to every healer, rather than just those in the shaman's group.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Reintroduced and redesigned.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed. Restoration shaman Mana costs have been adjusted to compensate.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Duration increased to 16 sec, up from 12 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Mana Tide Totem now grants 200% of the caster's Spirit, down from 400%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Redesigned. The totem no longer multiplies the Spirit of those affected by it. It instead gives a flat amount of Spirit equal to 400% of the casting shaman's Spirit, exclusive of short-term Spirit buffs affecting the shaman when the totem is dropped. In addition, its effects are now raid-wide.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Radius increased from 30 to 40 yd. Changed from restoring 6% of total mana to every target each 3 sec to increasing Spirit by 350%. Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Totem health now equal to 10% of the shaman's health, up from a flat 5 health.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): This spell no longer costs mana.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): This totem will no longer sometimes grant mana after it has been destroyed. It will also consistently grant mana 4 times instead of sometimes 3 and sometimes 5.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Mana Tide Totem now restores 6% mana per 3 sec, rather than a flat amount of mana per 3 sec. Additional ranks have been removed.

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