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|name=Water Shield
 
|name=Water Shield
 
|image=Ability_Shaman_WaterShield.png
 
|image=Ability_Shaman_WaterShield.png
|description=Increase mana regeneration and restores mana when enemies strike you. If you are gettin glow on mana, use this instead of Lightning Shield.
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|description=The caster is surrounded by globes of water, granting x mana per 5 sec. When a melee attack hits the caster, the caster regains x mana. This effect can only occur once every few seconds. Lasts 1 hour.<br><br>Only one of your Elemental Shields can be active on you at once.<br><br>Replaces Lightning Shield.
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|class=[[Shaman]]
 
|type=Utility
 
|type=Utility
|school=[[Schools of Magic#Nature|Nature]]
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|school=[[Nature]]
|target=[[Self]]
 
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=[[GCD]]
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|cooldown=
|improvement=[[Improved Shields]], [[Improved Water Shield]]
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|gcd=1.5 sec
|ranks=9
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|level=20
|buff_name=Water Shield
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|specialization=Restoration
|buff_type=Magic
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|buff_desc=Grants x mana per 5 sec.<br>Melee attacks against you trigger additional mana restoration.
|buff_image=Ability_Shaman_WaterShield.png
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|buff_dur=1 hour
|buff_desc=X mana per 5 sec. Attacks and spells used against you restore Y mana. 3 charges.
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|tcg=WaterShieldTCG.jpg
|buff_dur=10 min. or 3 charges
 
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
   
'''Water Shield''' is a [[Schools of Magic#Nature|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 and has three charges.
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'''Water Shield''' is a [[shaman]] ability learned at level 20 for those with the Restoration specialization. The spell passively replenishes [[mana]], and when taking damage, it restores additional mana to the shaman. Water Shield can only proc every few seconds and lasts an hour.
   
==Rank table==
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== Modified by ==
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*{{wowhead tooltip|item|41541|Glyph of Water Shield}}
   
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== Notes ==
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*Being an elemental shield, Water Shield cannot be used at the same time as {{ability|Earth Shield}}. It is possible to use Water Shield on yourself while Earth Shield is up on another target.
! Rank !! Level !! Passive [[Mp5]] !! [[Mana]] Per Orb !! Cost
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*The proc cooldown is 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.
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*Since it costs no mana and provides passive regeneration, Water Shield should be up whenever you aren't using Earth Shield.
| 1 || 20 || 10 || 40 || {{cost||19|80}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 2 || 28 || 15 || 60 || {{cost||60}}
 
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| 3 || 34 || 21 || 85 || {{cost||76|50}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 4 || 41 || 26 || 105 || {{cost||96}}
 
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| 5 || 48 || 33 || 130 || {{cost|1|76}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 6 || 55 || 38 || 150 || {{cost|2|32}}
 
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| 7 || 62 || 43 || 170 || {{cost|3|42}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 8 || 69 || 50 || 200 || {{cost|7|11}}
 
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| 9 || 76 || 100 || 400 || {{cost|7|90}}
 
|}
 
   
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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Water Shield 2.jpg
 
Water Shield 2.jpg
 
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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 from abilities like [[Mana Spring Totem]] and [[Blessing of Wisdom]].
 
 
== Improvements ==
 
[[Improved Shields]] increases the mana returned from each orb by 15%.
 
 
[[Improved Water Shield]] causes an orb to be consumed each time the caster gets a [[spell critical strike|critical]] effect with [[Healing Wave]], [[Lesser Healing Wave]], or [[Riptide]].
 
 
[[Glyph of Water Mastery]] will increase its passive mana regeneration by 30%.
 
 
[[Glyph of Water Shield]] will increase the number of charges by 1.
 
 
== 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.
 
 
It is generally a good idea to refresh Water Shield often, it costs no mana and you might not have time to recast it later. An experienced player can usually ensure that the buff is up 100% of the time.
 
 
If possible, always refresh Water Shield before the last charge is used up. If all three charges are consumed, you will lose the passive mana regeneration until you recast it.
 
   
 
== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
{{Patch 2.0.1|note=Added as a new ability for [[The Burning Crusade]].}}
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* {{Patch 6.0.2|note=Water Shield is now available only to Restoration Shaman, and replaces Lightning Shield.; Water Shield now only triggers from melee attacks.; Water Shield now persists through death.}}
{{Patch 2.3|note=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.}}
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* {{Patch 4.2.0|note=Lightning Shield and Water Shield can no longer be dispelled.; Water Shield has had its internal cooldown reduced to 3.5 seconds, once again matching other shields. The amount of mana restored when Water Shield procs has been reduced by 50%.}}
{{Patch 2.3.2|note=Duration back to 10 minutes. No longer grants mana when expiring. Now provides passive mana regeneration instead.}}
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* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=New ranks have been added of Water Shield, starting at level 20. (Level 20, 27, 34, 41, 48, 55, 62, 69)}}
{{Patch 3.0.2|note=Ranks 1-6 added, making the spell trainable at level 20. The spell was previously not available until level 62.}}
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* {{Patch 2.3.2|note=Water Shield now restores mana periodically regardless of how many charges remain. Duration increased to 10 minutes.}}
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* {{Patch 2.3.0|note=This spell no longer costs any mana to cast and its duration has been shortened. At the end of its duration, it now grants mana for any remaining globes. In addition, the mana granted per globe has beenn substantially increased.}}
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* {{Patch 2.1.0|note=When a Shaman with this spell active is afflicted with Cyclone, the charge burned will now grant mana.}}
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* {{Patch 2.0.3|note=The shaman abilities "Water Shield" and "Earth Shield" can no longer be over written by lower ranks.}}
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* {{Patch 2.0.1|note=Added as a new ability for [[The Burning Crusade]].}}
   
 
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== External links ==
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[[Category:Shaman abilities]]
 
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[[Category:Nature spells]]
 
[[Category:Nature spells]]
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Latest revision as of 20:05, April 18, 2015

Water Shield
Ability shaman watershield
  • Water Shield
  • 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 x 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
ClassShaman
Properties
TypeUtility
SchoolNature
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talents
SpecializationRestoration
Level required20
Related buff
Ability shaman watershield
  • Water Shield
  • Grants x mana per 5 sec.
    Melee attacks against you trigger additional mana restoration.
  • Duration: 1 hour
TCG image
WaterShieldTCG

Water Shield is a shaman ability learned at level 20 for those with the Restoration specialization. The spell passively replenishes mana, and when taking damage, it restores additional mana to the shaman. Water Shield can only proc every few seconds and lasts an hour.

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Notes Edit

  • Being an elemental shield, Water Shield cannot be used at the same time as [Earth Shield]. It is possible to use Water Shield on yourself while Earth Shield is up on another target.
  • The proc cooldown is 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.
  • Since it costs no mana and provides passive regeneration, Water Shield should be up whenever you aren't using Earth Shield.

Media Edit

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Water Shield is now available only to Restoration Shaman, and replaces Lightning Shield.; Water Shield now only triggers from melee attacks.; Water Shield now persists through death.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): Lightning Shield and Water Shield can no longer be dispelled.; Water Shield has had its internal cooldown reduced to 3.5 seconds, once again matching other shields. The amount of mana restored when Water Shield procs has been reduced by 50%.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): New ranks have been added of Water Shield, starting at level 20. (Level 20, 27, 34, 41, 48, 55, 62, 69)
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): Water Shield now restores mana periodically regardless of how many charges remain. Duration increased to 10 minutes.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): This spell no longer costs any mana to cast and its duration has been shortened. At the end of its duration, it now grants mana for any remaining globes. In addition, the mana granted per globe has beenn substantially increased.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): When a Shaman with this spell active is afflicted with Cyclone, the charge burned will now grant mana.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): The shaman abilities "Water Shield" and "Earth Shield" can no longer be over written by lower ranks.
  • WoW Icon 16x16/Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Added as a new ability for The Burning Crusade.

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