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Restoration Druid Healing Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Sep 06, 2016 at 16:02 by Vlad 81 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Restoration Druid healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Restoration Druid in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

Restoration Druids specialise in maintaining a steady stream of healing on the raid, which they do primarily through their HoTs. Restoration Druids also do well when tank healing, provided that they have had a chance to set up their HoTs on the tank ahead of time.

Outside of using Tranquility Icon Tranquility, Restoration Druids are limited in reacting to sudden bursts of damage, and they are also not very good at snipe-healing individual raid members.

In order to properly play a healing role, you will need more than just class-specific information. To better understand healing in general, we recommend that you read our healing guide.

2. Significant Legion Changes

The Restoration specialisation has not changed much from Warlords of Draenor, but there are a few things that must still be kept in mind.

  • Nature's Swiftness, Genesis, and Wild Mushrooms have been removed (although Efflorescence Icon Efflorescence effectively replaces Wild Mushrooms).
  • Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend no longer requires players to have an active HoT on them to be viable targets.
  • Mastery: Harmony Icon Mastery: Harmony has been changed to instead increase the healing done to a player affected by a HoT for each HoT active on them at the time.
  • Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom can no longer be refreshed by Regrowth Icon Regrowth or Healing Touch Icon Healing Touch.
  • Innervate Icon Innervate has been re-added and slightly changed from its pre-Mists of Pandaria version.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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