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Restoration Shaman Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:36 by Furty 41 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Restoration Shamans. 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 Shaman guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, one of the top World of Warcraft guilds. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

1. Raid Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Greyed Dragonscale Coif Icon Greyed Dragonscale Coif Nythendra
Neck Cursed Beartooth Necklace Icon Cursed Beartooth Necklace Ursoc
Shoulders Matted Fur Pauldrons Icon Matted Fur Pauldrons Ursoc
Chest Patient Ambusher's Hauberk Icon Patient Ambusher's Hauberk Elerethe Renferal
Cloak Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Icon Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Elerethe Renferal
Wrists Manacles of the Nightmare Colossus Icon Manacles of the Nightmare Colossus Xavius
Gloves Gauntlets of the Demented Mind Icon Gauntlets of the Demented Mind Dragons of Nightmare
Belt Laughing Sister's Pouch-Chain Icon Laughing Sister's Pouch-Chain Cenarius
Legs Singular Chain Leggings Icon Singular Chain Leggings Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Boots Malignant Sabatons Icon Malignant Sabatons Dragons of Nightmare
Ring #1 Twice-Warped Azsharan Signet Icon Twice-Warped Azsharan Signet Xavius
Ring #2 Mindrend Band Icon Mindrend Band Dragons of Nightmare
Trinket #1 Heightened Senses Icon Heightened Senses Ursoc
Trinket #2 Cocoon of Enforced Solitude Icon Cocoon of Enforced Solitude Elerethe Renferal

2. Legendaries

Focuser of Jonat, the Elder Icon Focuser of Jonat, the Elder causes Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave and Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge to increase your next Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal's throughput by 20% (stacks up to 5 times). Very strong in all situations. Stacking the buff in anticipation of incoming damage and utilizing it in combination with some of the Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal talents allow for some serious throughput. It has good synergy with talents that duplicate healing, such as Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem or Ancestral Guidance Icon Ancestral Guidance.

Elemental Rebalancers Icon Elemental Rebalancers causes allies standing within your Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain to take 10% more healing from all your other spells. This legendary is exceptionally strong on fights where Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain shines, especially when you pair it with Deluge Icon Deluge and High Tide Icon High Tide. Unfortunately it doesn't have much use on fights outside of its niche.

Praetorian's Tidecallers Icon Praetorian's Tidecallers increases baseline totem duration by 20%. Niche legendary but especially potent on fights that are generally cooldown dependent or reliant, such as Ursoc.

Intact Nazjatar Molting Icon Intact Nazjatar Molting causes Riptide Icon Riptide to reset its cooldown when cast on a target below 40%. This legendary is strong on high movement encounters like Trilliax, especially when combined with Echo of the Elements Icon Echo of the Elements. Also quite good in dungeons.

Nobundo's Redemption Icon Nobundo's Redemption causes Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal to reduce the Mana cost of your next Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge by 30%. A bit of a mediocre legendary, although it does ease Mana cost and allows you to commit more Tidal Waves Icon Tidal Waves procs to Healing Surge.

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 Hunters, Monks, Elemental/Restoration Shamans, and Warrior
Mail Armor Hunters and Elemental/Enhancement Shamans
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Restoration Druids, Mistweaver Monks, Holy Paladins, and Discipline/Holy Priests

4. ChangeLog

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