Where to Find All Shaman Runes in WoW Classic Season of Discovery (SoD)

Find all the Runes for this Horde-specific class in WoW Classic!

by J.R. Waugh
Where to Find All Shaman Runes WoW Classic Season of Discovery SoD
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If you’re a Horde-only player enjoying the Shaman class, you’re no doubt excited to add the unique abilities bestowed by Runes in the latest update. In WoW Classic: Season of Discovery (SoD) the Shaman Runes are an important asset, so here’s where to find them!

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All Known Locations for Shaman Runes in WoW Classic Season of Discovery (SoD)

While this might not have the same varied amount of locations like other Runes in WoW Classic SoD, the Shaman players still have their work cut out for them. As this is a developing story with players regularly seeking all Rune locations together, updates will be made with locations for Runes not yet found.

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All Shaman Hand Runes in WoW Classic SoD

RuneRune EffectLocationWhat to Do
Water ShieldThe 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.The Barrens / Deep Elem Mine in Silverpine ForestThe Barrens: Random drop in Kolkar’s Booty chests (recommended)
Silverpine Forest: Defeat Grimson the Pale and take Tempest Icon, then use and hit 10 enemies with 3 different elements
Lava BurstYou 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.Eastern Hillsbrad FoothillsDefeat Mudsnout Shaman in this area to loot a Kajaric Icon. Equip this, then take lava damage 5 times. Use the Kajaric Icon to get the Lava Burst Rune
Lava LashYou 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.Taurens & Trolls: Lower Rise in Thunder BluffFind Boarton Shadetotem behind the Bag Vendor, and complete each of the quests he provides
Molten BlastBlast up to 4 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.Orcs & Trolls: East of Razor Hill inside a hut
Taurens: Bael’Dun Digsite west of Thunder Bluff
Orcs & Trolls: Cast fire spells to stack fire damage on Frozen Makrura until it drops Sulfurous Icon
Taurens: Loot an Artifact Storage Key off Dwarves in the area, then loot Artifact Storage for Sulfurous Icon
All: Equip Sulfurous Icon, defeat 10 enemies with Earth Shock, and use Sulfurous Icon again to learn Molten Blast

All Shaman Legs Runes in WoW Classic SoD

RuneRune EffectLocationWhat to Do
Ancestral GuidanceFor 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.Orcs & Trolls: Valley of Centaurs
Taurens: South of Red Rocks, past Venture Co. Mine
Examine adventurer NPC corpse in the area
Way of EarthWhile 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.The Barrens: West of Ratchet
Or Silverpine Forest
Use Purge on Desert Mirage in The Barrens / Loot Rot Hide Mystics for a Rot Totem, and use it to summon and kill a level 15 elite enemy that drops this rune
Shamanistic RageReduces 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 and raid members within 40 yards will also receive 10% of the mana you receive this way.Near the entrance to Desolace from the Stone MountainsDefeat Primordial Anomaly found here; it shifts elements, so attack using its weaknesses. Killing it drops the Rune
Earth ShieldProtects 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.North of Razorfen Kraul in The Barrens-Kill the first boss of the Blackfathom Deeps raid
-Accept Elemental Distress quest at The Zoram Strand in northwest Ashenvale
Fight Elementals in Ashenvale and Charred Vale for Motes of Elemental Rage. Bring them to Je’neu Sancrea at Zoram’gar Outpost in Ashenvale
-Complete Elixir of Insight by bringing Elixir of Water Breathing and Elixir of Wisdom to Je’neu Sancrea
-Defeat Hirzek just north of Razorfen Kraul, southern Barrens

All Shaman Chest Runes in WoW Classic SoD

RuneRune EffectLocationWhat to Do
Dual Wield SpecializationIncreases 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.Grizzby in RatchetComplete the following quests:
-Shredder Turbochargers
-Dark Iron Insurgence
-Fish Oil

Completing these allows you to buy Lone Wolf Rune from Grizzby
Shield MasteryEach 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.Orcs & Trolls: East of Valley of Trials, south of Razor Hill
Taurens: Mulgore near the Barrens
Find and equip Galvanic Icon, then kill 10 enemies with Lightning Bolt
OverloadGives 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.Orcs & Trolls: On the road south of Valley of Trials
Taurens: Camp Narache
Complete Icons of Power, a quest given by Shikrik for Orcs & Trolls / Meela Dawnstrider for Taurens, then use Dyadic Icon again to gain Overload Rune
Healing RainSelects the area 15 yards around target player, and heals all of target player’s party members within that area for (* 15 / 100) every second.Orgrimmar: Valley of Strength
Thunder Bluff: On the middle of the path between The Hunter Rise and The Spirit Rise
Undercity: In the middle of the city
Attain Honored status with Durotar Supply and Logistics and you can buy from Jornah in Orgrimmar / Dokimi in Thunder Bluff / Gishah in Undercity

As you can tell, many of these are focused on getting you to use a broad variety of spells at your disposal as a Shaman. It can be a bit trickier than for Hunters, but the nice thing about Shamans is you won’t have to vary your methods too much as there are only 3 races with a lot of overlap.

But also, with more Runes on the way in the future, players will want to keep track and we’ll keep you updated on the latest Rune acquisition methods. Whether you’re a Shaman, a Hunter, a Warrior, or more, we’ve got you covered here!

- This article was updated on December 3rd, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.