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Notice: we only highlight the resto shaman perspective of Iron Reaver mythic. We will not cover all the mechanics.

Talent choice(s):

Level 60: Echo of the Elements or Ancestral Swiftness. Again we think there is a choice between Echo of the Elements or Ancestral Swiftness. Often raidleaders ask for a Spirit Link in melee. But you might end up being so spread that (the second) link won’t be able to be effective. You can use Totemic Projection to place the Spirit Link in melee if you are standing at range.


Cooldown usage:

Whenever the boss casts Pounding, its a great moment to use your cooldowns. However, healing cooldowns will probably be aligned by your raid leader or healing officer to avoid overlap and waste. The second pounding does the most damage, so it pays of to use Healing Tide at that point.



When the boss is in the air phase, fuel will be dropped across the encounter area. The fuel slows and you can counter this by using Windwalk Totem. This can also be used to help melee reach the bombs.



Avoid stacking due to ‘Unstable Orb‘, this gains stacks when it hits and you are close to others. However, try to not be too far out from the boss either. The ability Barrage will one shot you. Being a shaman makes you relatively slow to move from Barrage. The closer you are to the boss, the faster you can be out of the area of effect. If you are close enough, using Unleash Life will be enough to move out and you can avoid using the global cooldown for Ghost Wolf. Additionally, you will get the bonus of unleash on your next heal.

The key to high HPS on this fight is positioning. Watching the timers and moving into position accordingly will help you a lot. The first pound comes in after about 30 seconds and the second and third pound will follow up eachother rather fast.

Most groups will assign ‘markers’ or area’s where subgroups will take care of bombs and such. Moving in closer to the boss from your relative position allows you to both optimize your assigned position, movement for barrage, and output.

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So, I have read the discussion about trinket preferences and had also heard, elsewhere that this encounter, on mythic would be a great one for the leech trinket. Thoughts? Seems like there is a lot of burst healing during pound, in which Intuition’s gift would be nice, and Demonic Phylactery is obviously our BiS …. so what would you say? 🙂



Hmm.. I don’t think the damage income is steady enough, to build up that big an amount of leech before the pound, to make it matter that much. In that regard I think, as you mention, the ability to get a strong HTT off with Intuition’s Gift might be better, or just go with Flickering Felspark for the passive stats.

Not personally the greatest fan of leech trinket, simply because of the, in my opinion, ‘faulty’ design of this trinket not recording totem healing.


Thanks for your feedback! I also have funny feelings about the leech trinket for the same reasons. I know there is an add-on you can get, that will tell you how much the leech contributed, and then you can manually add that in, in your head to get an idea, and I should probably do that and test different encounters with and without the trinket, however it does complicate things a little since our healing team make-up is always different each week.  Thanks again for all your guys’ hard work in getting this site up and running – Its wonderful!