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Water Shield Level 20 Restoration shaman ability Instant cast The caster is surrounded by globes of water, granting X mana per 5 sec. When a melee attack hits the caster, the caster regains Y mana. This effect can only occur once every few seconds. Lasts 1 hour. Only one of your Elemental Shields can be active on you at once. Replaces Lightning Shield. Usable by Class
Shaman Properties School
None/Global Cooldown Other information Level learned
[Glyph of Water Shield ] Improvements
[Resurgence ] Affects
[Lightning Shield ] Related buff
Water Shield is a Nature-based Restoration shaman buff, learned at level 20. The spell improves mana regeneration, and when taking damage, it restores mana to the caster. Water Shield can only proc every few seconds.
Being an elemental shield, Water Shield cannot be used at the same time as
. It is however possible to use Water Shield on yourself while Earth Shield is up on another target.
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The cooldown before another orb will trigger is roughly three seconds. This regeneration stacks with all other mana-regeneration effects, both from gear and abilities.
Tips and tactics
It is a good practice for Restoration shamans to make sure Water Shield is always active, in order to take advantage of the passive bonus.
Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
Now available only to Restoration shaman, and replaces Lightning Shield.
Now only triggers from melee attacks.
Mana costs for Restoration shaman have been adjusted to compensate. Now persists through death.
Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer has charges and lasts for 1 hour, up from 10 minutes.
Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Ranks 1-6 added, making the spell trainable at level 20. The spell was previously not available until level 62.
Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): Duration back to 10 minutes. No longer grants mana when expiring. Now provides passive mana regeneration instead.
Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Mana cost removed. Mana gained per orb doubled. Duration reduced from 10 minutes to 1 minute. At the end of the duration, mana is gained for each remaining globe.
Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): When a Shaman with this spell active is afflicted with , the charge burned will now grant mana. [Cyclone ] Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.