Cleansing Totem
Spell nature diseasecleansingtotem
  • Cleansing Totem
  • 8% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Tools: [Water Totem]
  • Spell totem wardofdraining [Water Totem]
  • Summons a Cleansing Totem with 5 health at the feet of the caster that attempts to remove 1 disease and 1 poison effect from party members within 30 yards every 3 seconds. Lasts 5 min.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Radius30 yd
Totemic Focus
Other information
RequirementsSpell totem wardofdraining [Water Totem]

Cleansing Totem (formerly known as Poison Cleansing Totem and Disease Cleansing Totem) is a shaman ability available at level 38. It places a totem at the feet of the shaman that attempts to remove 1 poison and 1 disease effect from nearby party members every 3 seconds. There used to be two different totems, each with either a poison (Poisin Cleansing Totem) or a disease (Disease Cleansing Totem) cleansing effect.

Talent improvement

Talents that can improve the totem:


Useful for dealing with mobs that constantly deals out disease debuffs when soloing.

Most useful when dealing with mobs or bosses that can afflict diseases on several party members.

The totem will cleanse all members within the effective radius, thus keeping the party in peak performance. Not to mention this will save the shaman some mana as opposed to cleansing one by one.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Removed.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Poison Cleansing Totem and Disease Cleansing Totem have been merged into Cleansing Totem. Cleansing Totem pulses every 3 seconds, down from 5.

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