The Shaman is a First EraNatureCreature. It's ability to heal allies makes it a very useful and much-used unit, although its fighting abilities are rather limited. Its primary use is in PvE. Against other small, medium, and even large units, shamans and Windweavers can be a powerful force in PvP. Shamans do have the downside of sometimes attacking rather than healing. This occurs when at the start of combat, there are no damaged targets to heal, and the enemies are in range of the Shaman's sight. It is easily fixed by manually ordering the Shaman to heal, or by moving it slightly.