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Restoration Shaman Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Feb 25, 2017 at 16:35 by Furty 90 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 and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Myst. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Keehn, one of the foremost experts in Restoration Shamans. He is a former hardcore raider (in Danish Terrace, most notably) and the co-creator of Chain Heal, the best known community resource for Restoration Shamans. You can follow him on Twitter.

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 Architect's Coif of Despair Icon Architect's Coif of Despair Krosus
Neck Beleron's Choker of Misery Icon Beleron's Choker of Misery Krosus
Shoulders Netherbranded Shoulderpads Icon Netherbranded Shoulderpads Gul'dan
Chest Raiment of Shackled Elements Icon Raiment of Shackled Elements Krosus
Cloak Cloak of Shackled Elements Icon Cloak of Shackled Elements Trilliax
Wrists Thistle-Proof Thorngrabbers Icon Thistle-Proof Thorngrabbers High Botanist Tel'arn
Gloves Gauntlets of Shackled Elements Icon Gauntlets of Shackled Elements Star Augur Etraeus
Belt Vintage Duskwatch Cinch Icon Vintage Duskwatch Cinch Trash BoE
Legs Leggings of Shackled Elements Icon Leggings of Shackled Elements Gul'dan
Boots Sabatons of Burning Steps Icon Sabatons of Burning Steps Spellblade Aluriel
Ring #1 Spellblade's Gemmed Signet Icon Spellblade's Gemmed Signet Spellblade Aluriel
Ring #2 Ring of the Scoured Clan Icon Ring of the Scoured Clan Gul'dan
Trinket #1 Ephemeral Paradox Icon Ephemeral Paradox Grand Magistrix Elisande
Trinket #2 Etraeus' Celestial Map Icon Etraeus' Celestial Map Star Augur Etraeus

The Perfectly Preserved Cake Icon Perfectly Preserved Cake can be strong on certain encounters where you are able to utilize it on cooldown effectively (a good example being Krosus).

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 10% (stacks up to 5 times). Very strong with a Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal focused build, otherwise, lacklustre.

Praetorian's Tidecallers Icon Praetorian's Tidecallers increases the duration of your Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem, Healing Tide Totem Icon Healing Tide Totem, and Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem by 20%. This legendary is a very strong choice in Nighthold, particularly when used in combination with the Tier set bonus.

Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight is a trinket that allows the use of an ability that increases healing done by 15% and redistributes 50% of overhealing to nearby allies instead. Lasts for 10 seconds, with a 75 second cooldown. This can be a potent legendary on fights where the consistent boost to your healing will allow you to surmount difficult portions of the fight. Potentially one of the best legendary options if it interacts with Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem in the same way that Ancestral Guidance Icon Ancestral Guidance and Ascendance Icon Ascendance do. Will be especially potent combined with Ascendance Icon Ascendance as we often have overhealing issues with this cooldown.

Uncertain Reminder Icon Uncertain Reminder increases Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust effects on you by 75%. This legendary is niche, but extremely strong on fights where Bloodlust will help you power through a tough phase (even more potent due to the bonus of  Icon Sense of Urgency).

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.

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, which are fairly common within the Nighthold.

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.

Roots of Shaladrassil Icon Roots of Shaladrassil heals you for 3% of your maximum health every 1 second when you are standing still. These actually feed into your Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem, which makes them a solid potent choice. It also adds a good amount of personal security to your character.

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

  • 25 Feb. 2017: Added a note about Perfectly Preserved Cake.
  • 21 Jan. 2017: Further updated legendary descriptions and added Roots of Shaladrassil.
  • 20 Jan. 2017: Full update to BiS list and legendaries.
  • 16 Nov. 2016: Updated trinket choice.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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