Lesser Healing Wave
Spell nature healingwavelesser
  • Lesser Healing Wave
  • 40 yd  range
  • 15% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Heals a friendly target for X.
Usable by
Casting time1.5 sec cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Ancestral Awakening, Ancestral Healing, Blessing of the Eternals, Healing Focus, Healing Grace, Improved Water Shield, Purification, Thundering Strikes, Tidal Focus, Tidal Mastery, Tidal Waves
Other information

Lesser Healing Wave is a shaman healing spell intended for fast healing when mana is not the primary concern. It is generally less mana efficient than Healing Wave, but has a much shorter casting time. The spell is commonly referred to as 'LHW'.

Rank table

Rank Level Healing Done Cost
1 20 162 - 186 19Silver 80Copper
2 28 247 - 281 50Silver
3 36 337 - 381 90Silver
4 44 458 - 514 1Gold 62Silver
5 52 631 - 705 2Gold 43Silver
6 60 832 - 928 3Gold 6Silver
7 66 1039 - 1185 5Gold 22Silver
8 72 1382 - 1578 18Gold
9 77 1606 - 1834 18Gold


While Lesser Healing Wave has a short casting time, it does significantly less healing per second than Healing Wave does when talented to reduce the casting time. The spell is very useful when there is a high risk that the target will not survive long enough for a slower heal to land, but it is generally not well suited for healing a tank due to the poor healing per mana and healing per second.

Glyph of Lesser Healing Wave greatly increases the spell's usefulness for tank healing when combined with talents like Improved Water Shield, which benefits Lesser Healing Wave considerably more than it does Healing Wave.


  • Casting Speed: Nature's Swiftness can turn Lesser Healing Wave into an instant cast spell, though Lesser Healing Wave's speedy 1.5 cast time makes this unnecessary. This talent should be used with other, slower-casting spells.
  • Interruption: Healing Focus reduces interruption caused by damage by up to 70%.
  • Miscellaneous: Ancestral Healing causes the spell to increase the target's armor when it has a spell critical effect. Ancestral Awakening allows the spell to heal a secondary target for 30% of the amount healed every time the spell crits.

Tips & Tactics

  • The fast casting time can make the spell difficult to interrupt in PvP.

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