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Updated Wed, Apr 15, 2009 by Messiah


Ten Ton Hammer's Class Guides - Shaman


The Shaman class focuses on utilizing the elements to attack their enemies while healing and defending their allies. With a unique mixture of both offensive and defensive abilities, the Shaman class is able to take on many situations easily. Using totems, the Shaman can call forth the power of the elements at any given time while they wade into battle with two handed weapons dealing powerful melee damage.

If you are seeking information on the magical Shaman class, then you’ve found the right place! Our Shaman guide contains all the information you need, from talent builds to the best professions. Should our Shaman class guide not answer a question, we have our very own Shaman forums to assist you. You can even submit your own content for this guide by emailing us!

Shaman Quick Info

Races: Orc, Tauren, Troll, Draenei
Armor: Leather, Mail (Level 40)

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Blizzard's Official Shaman Description

The official word on Shamans!

Shaman are the spiritual leaders of their tribes and clans. They are masters of the elements, using spells and totems that heal or enhance their allies in battle while unleashing the fury of the elements upon their foes. Shamans can wear medium armor, and even wield massive two-handed weapons in combat. They are a versatile class that can wade into battle, restoring their allies while hurling elemental bolts of lightning at their enemies.

The old phrase "jack of all trades, master of none" is an excellent way to describe the Shaman; they are the only real "hybrid" class in World of Warcraft. While they do not excel at any one aspect of their repertoire, they function passing well when performing most tasks called upon by a party. Need a support healer? Looking for a secondary tank? After another damage-dealer? Have an empty slot that needs someone to support the group in general? The Shaman can provide. They have a number of utility spells as well that help make life easier for any party.

Shaman Guide Index

Information you can use to help make a better character!

We've broken our Shaman guide up into multiple sections to help you find what you are looking for without having to go through everything we offer. Simply click the title text or icon to be whisked away to the appropriate section. You can always return to this page through the links in the article or our handy side panel to your left.

Basics
  • Getting Off to a Good Start
    Join us as we discuss how to put the right foot forward when creating your Shaman!
  • Picking a Race
    A look at the available races and how they change the Shaman experience.
  • Pros and Cons of being a Shaman
    Is the Shaman class right for you? Find out what is great and not so great about the Shaman class.
  • Spell Casting
    How to cast your spells and rain magic down on your enemies.
  • Important Stats
    What stats are important for a mage?
Playing a Shaman (Tactics)
  • Playing a Shaman
    A guide on how to play a Shaman, including lots of helpful information on how to get the most out of your class!
Quests
  • Levels 1 - 60
    A look at all Shaman type quests between levels one and sixty.
Equipment
  • Weapons
    What are the best weapons through the levels? Find out!
  • Armor
    What armor can you really use while leveling up?
  • Armor Sets
    Information on some of the best Shaman gear out there, your Tiered sets!
  • Miscellaneous Loot & Links
Spells and Talents
  • Spells, Skills, and Abilities
  • Talents
  • Talent Builds
  • Talent Guide
Totems
  • A Guide to the Various Totems
Trainers
  • Alliance Trainers
  • Horder Trainers
  • Weapon Masters
Appendix: Where to Adventure?
  • Where to Adventure
    A list of the best zones for you to level in for every level!
  • Alliance Leveling Guide / Horde Leveling Guide
    Our two guides designed to point you in the right direction in terms of quests and enemies to grind away for loot and experience as you level up!

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