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WoW Classic Shaman Runes & Effects in Season of Discovery

We outline all the Shaman Runes that players can add to their items in WoW Classic Season of Discovery, including their effects and item slots.
WoW Classic Shaman Runes & Effects in Season of Discovery

Put that Totem down and listen up, Shamans! In World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic's Season of Discovery, you will want to find some very powerful and useful Runes in Azeroth.

In this guide, we outline every single known Shaman Rune to add to your items in Season of Discovery via the Rune Engraving feature, alongside their effects and item slots, so let's jump in.

All Shaman Runes in WoW Classic SoD Detailed


We are just going to cut to the chase right now. You've come here for Shaman Rune details in WoW Classic Season of Discovery, and that's what the table below outlines. Enjoy!

Shaman Rune Item Slot Description/Effect
Water Shield Hands The caster is surrounded by 3 globes of water, granting 1% of your maximum mana per 5 sec.  When a spell, melee or ranged attack hits the caster, 4% of maximum mana is restored to the caster. This expends one water globe.  Only one globe will activate every few seconds.  Lasts 10 min.  Only one Elemental Shield can be active on the Shaman at any one time.
Lava Burst Hands You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing (469 / 100 *) to (605 / 100 *) Fire damage. If your Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will deal a critical strike.
Lava Lash Hands You charge your off-hand weapon with lava, instantly dealing 100% off-hand Weapon damage. Damage is increased by 20% if your off-hand weapon is enchanted with Flametongue.
Molten Blast Hands Blast up to 0 enemies in a cone in front of you for (* 72 / 100 + 5 / 100 * Attack power) to (* 108 / 100 + 5 / 100 * Attack power) Fire damage. This ability generates a high amount of threat. Flame Shock periodic damage has a 10% chance to reset the cooldown on Molten Blast.
Healing Rain Chest Selects the area 15 yards around target player, and heals all of target player's party members within that area for (* 15 / 100) every second.
Overload Chest Gives your Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Chain Heal, Healing Wave, and Lava Burst spells a 33% chance to cast a second, similar spell on the same target at no additional cost that causes half damage or healing and no threat.
Shield Mastery Chest Each time you Block, you regenerate mana equal to 8% of your maximum mana and you gain Armor equal to 30% of your shield's armor value, stacking up to 5 times. You also always gain 10% increased chance to Block and 15% increased Block value.
Dual Wield Specialization Chest Increases your chance to hit with both spells and melee attacks by 5% while dual wielding and your Stormstrike ability now hits with both weapons while dual wielding.
Ancestral Guidance Legs For the next 10 sec, 25% of your damage is converted to healing on up to 3 nearby party members, and 100% of your healing is converted to damage on your most recent Flame Shock target.
Way of Earth Legs While Rockbiter Weapon is active on your main hand weapon, you deal 50% increased threat, gain 30% increased health, take 10% reduced damage, gain 6% reduced chance to be critically hit by melee attacks, and Earth Shock taunts targets to attack you and has a separate cooldown from other Shock spells but has its range reduced to melee range.
Earth Shield Legs Protects the target with an earthen shield, reducing casting or channeling time lost when damaged by 30%  and causing attacks to heal the shielded target for 100.  This effect can only occur once every few seconds.  3 charges.  Lasts 10 min.  Earth Shield can only be placed on one target at a time and only one Elemental Shield can be active on a target at a time.
Shamanistic Rage Legs Reduces all damage you take by 20% and you regenerate mana every second for 15 sec. Mana regenerated per second is equal to 15% of your Attack Power, 10% of your spell power, or 6% of your healing power, whichever value is greatest. Your party members within 40 yards will also receive 10% of the mana you receive this way.

Please note: The information was sourced via the incredible WoWHead database and is subject to change. At the time of writing, the locations where you can find these Shaman Runes have not been revealed.

In case you missed it, check out the 40-minute-long developer panel video focusing on what's next for the WoW Classic era, including the Season of Discovery below.

So there you have it, all the Shaman Runes that players can uncover in Azeroth during WoW Classic Season of Discovery! We can't wait to see just how powerful Shamans can get, especially in the Enhancement spec...


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