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Restoration Druid Healing Stat Priority (WoD 6.2.4)

Last updated on Jan 19, 2015 at 13:40 by Vlad 100 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Restoration Druids in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2.4, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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 Sonie, a Restoration Druid who raids in Method, one of the best guilds in the world. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Basics

The stat priority for a Restoration Druid is:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Haste;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Multistrike;
  5. Critical Strike;
  6. Versatility;
  7. Spirit.

It should be noted that Haste and Mastery are very close to each other in value. Haste is generally better, but Mastery is better if you need a stronger Tranquility Icon Tranquility.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the power of your heals.

Spirit increases your Mana regeneration. You should always aim to have items with Spirit. Once you are comfortable with your Mana regeneration, you can start prioritising other statistics. Spirit is only available for healers on Amulets, Cloaks, Rings, and Trinkets.

Haste is important because it lowers the cast time of your heals.

Mastery has two benefits, thanks to Mastery: Harmony Icon Mastery: Harmony. Firstly, it increases your direct healing (not healing over time). Secondly, each time you heal a player with a direct heal, you gain a self buff that increases your periodic healing for 20 seconds. It is a very valuable statistic.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Multistrike causes your abilities to have a chance to hit/heal a second and a third time, each time dealing 30% of the initial damage/heal.

3. ChangeLog

  • 19 Jan. 2015: Further updated the stat priority (Haste now becoming the best secondary stat).
  • 10 Dec. 2014: Updated the stat priority.
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