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Water Shield
Ability shaman watershield.png
  • Water Shield
  • Level 20 shaman ability
  • Instant cast
  • The caster is surrounded by globes of water, granting X mana per 5 sec. When a spell, melee, or ranged attack hits the caster, the reactive shield generates Y mana. This effect can only occur once every 3 seconds. Lasts 1 hour.

    Only one of your Elemental Shields can be active on you at once.
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Class
Properties
Type

Utility

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

20

Glyphs
Improvements
Related buff
Ability shaman watershield.png
  • Magic
  • Water Shield
  • Grants X mana per 5 sec.
    Attacks against you trigger additional mana restoration.
  • Duration: 1 hour

Water Shield is a Nature-based shaman buff. The spell improves mana regeneration, and when taking damage, it restores mana to the caster. Water Shield can only proc every few seconds.

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Notes

Being an elemental shield, Water Shield cannot be used at the same time as [Lightning Shield] or [Earth Shield]. It is however possible to use Water Shield or Lightning Shield on yourself while Earth Shield is up on another target.

The cooldown before another orb will trigger is roughly three seconds. The mana regeneration provided functions like MP5, thus is not affected by the five second rule. This regeneration stacks with all other mana-regeneration effects, both from gear and abilities.

Improvements

  • Glyph of Water Shield
  • Major Glyph
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Increases the mana generated reactively by your Water Shield when you are attacked by 50%, but reduces the passive mana generation by 15%.
  • Classes: Shaman
  • Requires Level 25
  • Sell Price: 1s

Tips and tactics

Since cost no mana and provides a passive bonus, Water Shield should be up whenever you aren't using Lightning Shield or Earth Shield on yourself. It is a good practice for Elemental and Restoration shamans to make sure Water Shield is always active.

Patch changes

  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer has charges and lasts for 1 hour, up from 10 minutes.
  • WotLK 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.
  • TBC Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): Duration back to 10 minutes. No longer grants mana when expiring. Now provides passive mana regeneration instead.
  • TBC 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.
  • TBC Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): When a Shaman with this spell active is afflicted with [Cyclone], the charge burned will now grant mana.
  • TBC Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added as a new ability for The Burning Crusade.

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