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Restoration Druid Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 13:49 by Vlad 117 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Restoration Druids. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Restoration Druid guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Gamko, a top Restoration Druid who raids in Serenity, one of the best guilds in the world.

1. Trinkets

There are several notable pre-raid trinkets you should try to get. Ranking them is difficult, since they each apply to different circumstances.

Moreover, Naglfar Fare Icon Naglfar Fare, Mote of Sanctification Icon Mote of Sanctification, Bottled Hurricane Icon Bottled Hurricane, Nether Anti-Toxin Icon Nether Anti-Toxin, Jewel of Insatiable Desire Icon Jewel of Insatiable Desire, and Obelisk of the Void Icon Obelisk of the Void are all decent options which you can use if you lack the trinkets listed above. For Mana regeneration, you can use Amalgam's Seventh Spine Icon Amalgam's Seventh Spine, although we believe a throughput trinket is generally a better idea.

The Emerald Nightmare raid provides you with 4 trinket options. Heightened Senses Icon Heightened Senses and Vial of Nightmare Fog Icon Vial of Nightmare Fog are by far the best ones, while Horn of Cenarius Icon Horn of Cenarius is only useful if the raid is stacked up and Cocoon of Enforced Solitude Icon Cocoon of Enforced Solitude should only be used if you have serious Mana issues.

It is important to note that the Emerald Nightmare trinkets are not necessarily better than the pre-raid trinkets, depending on their item levels.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Tearstone of Elune Icon Tearstone of Elune was probably bugged in the latest Beta build, as it was applying Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation on Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth targets 100% of the time, making it extremely powerful. If this issue is resolved, it will most likely not be the top legendary anymore.

Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya Icon Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya causes Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend to extend the duration of your HoTs on the target by 10 seconds, making it extremely powerful for tank healing (especially if you are using the Cenarion Ward Icon Cenarion Ward talent).

Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds Icon Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds is a good legendary for progression raiding, particularly for the increased effectiveness of Thick Hide Icon Thick Hide.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus provides a decent survivability boost. While it provides no throughput increase, it is still a great survivability item for progression content.

Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom is very encounter-dependent. Using it optimally would require fights with damage downtime during which you can apply Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenations. Using it well also requires a very good understanding of the damage patterns of the encounter.

Essence of Infusion Icon Essence of Infusion is weak, in our opinion, since Tranquility Icon Tranquility is quick to heal players up anyway.

The Dark Titan's Advice Icon The Dark Titan's Advice is also weak, since Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom already often overheals when it expires.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret is irrelevant in PvE content for a Restoration Druid.

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Death Knights, Balance/Feral/Guardian Druids, Mages, and Rogues
Leather Armor Demon Hunters, Balance/Feral/Guardian Druids, Monks, and Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Holy Paladins, Mistweaver Monks, Discipline/Holy Priests, and Restoration Shamans

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated the trinket recommendation and removed some outdated mentions of Tier 17 gear.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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