All Phase 1 & 2 Shaman Runes

There’s plenty for Shamans to love in the first two phases of the Season of Discovery, including a Two Handed Shaman Rune.

Shamans, a class exclusive to the Horde in WoW Classic, have a reputation for having complex rotations and tanking strategies without much payoff. But in the Season of Discovery, Shaman Runes turn the class into an absolute powerhouse across all of its specs, but especially in the DPS and Tank roles. Though we don’t know if 2H Enhancement Shaman Runes will be added in later phases, for now, the class still seems very powerful in SoD.


WoW Season of Discovery: Best SoD Runes, Ranked

Of the best Runes in WoW SoD for each class, some are more iconic – or simply more powerful – than other classes’ most powerful Runes.

In Phase One, there were a total 12 SoD Shaman Runes, available for the Chest, Legs, and Gloves slots. In Phase Two, six more Shaman Runes were added for the Boots and Belt slots, making for a total of eighteen across all five. This guide details both the effects and locations of all Shaman SoD Runes added in Phase One and Phase Two.

Updated April 4, 2024 by Erik Petrovich: As players prepare to enter the third phase, and pick up new Runes, Phase 1 SoD Shaman Runes and Phase 2 SoD Shaman Runes aren’t going anywhere. Though we don’t yet know if there will be an easier way to get the first two phases’ Runes in P3, the original methods to get Shaman Runes from SoD hase One and Two should still work. What hasn’t remained the same. throughout the numerous WoW SoD patches. are the specific effects of the P1 and P2 SoD Shaman Runes. This guide has been updated to specifically list all Runes available in the first two SoD Phases for Shamans, and will no longer be updated to include later phases’ runes. Additionally, the effects of these Runes have been updated to match their current in-game effects accurately, as of the publish date.

To preserve the sense of mystery intended for the Season of Discovery, each P1/P2 SoD Shaman Rune location is hidden by default. Open the “Click to Reveal” box to show details on how to get all Phase One and Phase Two Shaman Runes in SoD.

All Shaman Chest Runes (PHASE ONE)

Dual Wield Spec, Healing Rain, Overload, Shield Mastery, & Two-Handed Mastery

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Healing Rain

Healing Rain Effect

  • Selects the area 15 yards around target player, and heals all party members within that area every second.


WoW SoD: All Phase 1 & 2 Druid Runes

Druids are a versatile class in WoW Classic, and with these Season of Discovery runes, they have more build options than ever before.

Dual Wield Spec

Dual Wield Spec Effect

  • Increases your chance to hit with both spells and melee attacks by 10% while dual wielding.
  • Additionally, the Stormstrike ability now hits with both weapons while dual-wielding, and increases Offhand damage by 50%

Shield Mastery

Shield Mastery Effect

  • 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.
  • Stacks up to 5 times.
  • Also grants 10% increased chance to Block and 15% increased Block value.

Two-Handed Mastery (Phase Two)

Two-Handed Mastery Effect

  • Every time you hit an enemy with a Two-Handed weapon, the following effects proc;
  • Gain 30% Attack Speed exclusively with Two-Handed Weapons
  • Gain 10% increased AP
  • Gain 10% chance to hit with Spells


Overload Effect

  • Gives your Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Chain Heal, Healing Wave, and Lava Burst spells a 50% chance to cast a second, similar spell on the same target at no additional cost that causes half damage or healing and no threat.

All Shaman Legs Runes (PHASE ONE)

Ancestral Guidance, Earth Shield, Shamanistic Rage, & Way of Earth

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Ancestral Guidance

Ancestral Guidance Effect

  • For the next 10 sec, 25% of your damage is converted to healing on up to 3 nearby party members.
  • Additionally, 100% of your healing is converted to damage on your most recent Flame Shock target.


WoW SoD: All Phase 1 & 2 Priest Runes

Priests in WoW Classic are a go-to healer, and in Season of Discovery, the class gets better at its primary role and Shadow DPS, too.

Earth Shield

Earth Shield Effect

  • 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
  • This effect can only occur once every few seconds.
  • Comes with nine charges and 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.

Way of Earth

Way of Earth Effect

  • While Rockbiter Weapon is active on your main hand weapon;
  • Deal 50% increased threat
  • Gain 30% increased health
  • Take 10% reduced damage
  • Gain 6% reduced chance to be critically hit by melee attacks
  • Earth Shock taunts targets to attack you and has a separate cooldown from other Shock spells but has its range reduced to melee range.

Shamanistic Rage

Shamanistic Rage Effect

  • Reduces all damage you take by 20% and you regenerate 5% mana every second for 15 sec.
  • Party members within 40 yards will also receive 20% of the mana you receive this way.

All Shaman Gloves Runes (PHASE ONE)

Lava Burst, Lava Lash, Molten Blast, & Water Shield

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Water Shield

Water Shield Effect

  • The caster is surrounded by 3 globes of water, granting 1% of your maximum mana per 5 sec. Lasts 10 min.
  • 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.
  • Only one Elemental Shield can be active on the Shaman at any one time.


WoW SoD: All Phase 1 & 2 Paladin Runes

Paladins might become the most popular class in the Season of Discovery thanks to a multitude of useful Tank, Healing, and DPS runes alike.

Lava Burst

Lava Burst Effect

  • You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing Fire damage.
  • If your Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will deal a critical strike.

Lava Lash

Lava Lash Effect

  • You charge your off-hand weapon with lava, instantly dealing 100% off-hand Weapon damage.
  • Damage is increased by 125% if your off-hand weapon is enchanted with Flametongue.

Molten Blast

Molten Blast Effect

  • Blast up to 4 enemies in a cone in front of you for 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.

All Shaman Belt Runes (PHASE TWO)

Fire Nova, Power Surge, & Maelstrom Weapon

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Fire Nova

Fire Nova Effect

  • Fire Nova Totem spell is replaced with Fire Nova, which causes your current Fire totem to emit damage at its location


WoW SoD: All Phase 1 & 2 Mage Runes

Mages remain a powerful DPS class in the Season of Discovery, but with new Mage runes, they can play the role of Healer too.

Power Surge

Power Surge Effect

  • When Flame Shock deals damage, it has a 5% chance to reset the cooldown on Lava Burst and Chain Lightning
  • If this effects procs, it also makes the next Lava Burst, Chain Heal, or Chain Lightning within 10 seconds instant
  • Regenerate mana equal to 15% of your Intellect every 5 sec when the effect procs

Maelstrom Weapon

Maelstrom Weapon Effect

  • Melee attack damage has a chance to reduce the cast time and mana cost of your next Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Lesser Healing Wave, Healing Wave, Chain Heal, or Lava Burst spell by 20%
  • Chance increased to 50% when main weapon is imbued with Windfury Weapon.
  • Stacks up to 5 times and lasts for 30 seconds

All Shaman Boot Runes (PHASE TWO)

Decoy Totem, Ancestral Awakening, & Spirit of the Alpha

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Decoy Totem

Decoy Totem Effect

  • Summons a Decoy Totem for 10 seconds with 5 health at the target’s location, and will redirect the next melee or ranged attack made against the target to the totem instead
  • Decoy Totem also grants the target immunity to movement-impairing effects for 10 seconds
  • Requires Earth Totem to be active


WoW Classic: Season of Discovery – All Warlock SoD Runes

Though players are most excited about Metamorphosis, Warlock runes in WoW SoD are going to be powerful across the board.

Ancestral Awakening

Ancestral Awakening Effect

  • Critical Hits with Healing Wave or Lesser Healing Wave summon an Ancestral spirit to your side
  • The Ancestral Spirit will instantly heal the party member with the lowest HP% within 40 yards for 30% of the Critical Hit heal amount

Spirit of the Alpha

Spirit of the Alpha Effect

  • Increases all threat generated by a friendly target by 45% for 30 minutes
  • If cast on a target other than yourself, the caster also gains the Loyal Beta buff
  • Inceases Physical damage by 5% and reduces threat generated by 30% for the same duration
  • Targets cannot have both Spirit of the Alpha and Loyal Beta buffs active at the same time

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