TBC Classic Restoration Druid Phase 3 / 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 05, 2022 at 00:40 by Seksixeny 8 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Restoration Druid from TBC Classic Phases 3 and 4.

1.

Restoration Druid Phase 3/4 Best in Slot List

While a clear best in slot list is always available in TBC Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them.

The list will focus on gathering the best stats for Restoration, as described in our guide below. During Black Temple, you may also have need of additional gear devoted to maximizing your Shadow Resistance stat. Should this be the case, we recommend consulting our guide dedicated to acquiring pieces with this stat as necessary.

1.1.

Other Restoration Druid Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Restoration Druid, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

To check out our recommended Pre-Raid best in slot gear, head over to its list below. If your character is still progressing through the content of older tiers, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead, but keep in mind these older lists do not include Zul'Aman and new badge gear, both of which are often equivalent or even more powerful than Tier 5 gear!

1.2.

TBC Tier 6 Restoration Druid Tier Set

Restoration Druid Tier 6, the Thunderheart Raiment, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — lowers the cooldown of Swiftmend IconSwiftmend by 2 seconds. While this can theoretically be nice, in practice you want to be casting other spells and only using it for emergencies, which means it will sit unused most of the time, wasting the set bonus.
  • 4 pieces — increases the healing of Healing Touch IconHealing Touch by 5%. While its throughput can be really high if you talent for it, Druids are masters of heals over time and that is where their raid value lies, and long cast time heals are best left to other healers, making this a weak bonus.
2.

Phase 3/4 Best in Slot Table

With the introduction of Spell Haste, you can speed up your rotation and allow more global cooldowns (GCDs) in between Lifebloom IconLifebloom refreshes. Having at least 113 Spell Haste enables a 5 GCD rotation and is a big healing boost, but you still get decent extra benefits up to 242 Spell Haste which allows more favorable final tick bloom resets.

After this point, the benefit is reduced drastically and it is no longer worth stacking Spell Haste, especially with current gear options. We will list multiple good Spell Haste options below which you can mix and match to hit your desired Spell Haste values.

At this point you can also safely drop Tailoring and Leatherworking (assuming you are not your group's drummer) in order to get Enchanting and Jewelcrafting or Engineering, which have better benefits.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Thunderheart Helmet Icon Thunderheart Helmet
Neck
  • Brooch of Nature's Mercy Icon Brooch of Nature's Mercy
Shoulders
  • Shoulderpads of Renewed Life Icon Shoulderpads of Renewed Life
  • Thunderheart Spaulders Icon Thunderheart Spaulders
Back
  • Shroud of the Highborne Icon Shroud of the Highborne
  • Shroud of Forgiveness Icon Shroud of Forgiveness
  • Sunshower Light Cloak Icon Sunshower Light Cloak
Chest
  • Thunderheart Tunic Icon Thunderheart Tunic
Wrists
  • Swiftheal Wraps Icon Swiftheal Wraps
  • Bracers of Renewed Life Icon Bracers of Renewed Life
  • Rejuvenating Bracers Icon Rejuvenating Bracers
Hands
  • Botanist's Gloves of Growth Icon Botanist's Gloves of Growth
  • Thunderheart Gloves Icon Thunderheart Gloves
  • Gloves of Unfailing Faith Icon Gloves of Unfailing Faith
Waist
  • Belt of Primal Majesty Icon Belt of Primal Majesty
  • Angelista's Sash Icon Angelista's Sash
  • Life-step Belt Icon Life-step Belt
Legs
  • Leggings of Eternity Icon Leggings of Eternity
Feet
  • Boots of the Divine Light Icon Boots of the Divine Light
Rings
  • Blessed Band of Karabor Icon Blessed Band of Karabor (2x)
  • Signet of the Quiet Forest Icon Signet of the Quiet Forest
  • Band of the Eternal Restorer Icon Band of the Eternal Restorer
Trinkets
  • Essence of the Martyr Icon Essence of the Martyr
  • Direbrew Hops Icon Direbrew Hops
  • Memento of Tyrande Icon Memento of Tyrande
One-Hand
  • Crystal Spire of Karabor Icon Crystal Spire of Karabor
Off-hands
  • Scepter of Purification Icon Scepter of Purification
Idols Idol of the Emerald Queen Icon Idol of the Emerald Queen Ambassador HellmawShadow Labyrinth
3.

Other Useful TBC Phase 4 Gear for Restoration Druids

While the list above contains the absolute best gear setup, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it. We provide more options below, some of which are very close to the best and some of which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Cowl of Benevolence Icon Cowl of Benevolence
  • Nordrassil Headguard Icon Nordrassil Headguard
  • Wonderheal XT40 Shades Icon Wonderheal XT40 Shades
  • Merciless Gladiator's Kodohide Helm Icon Merciless Gladiator's Kodohide Helm
  • Whitemend Hood Icon Whitemend Hood
  • Crown of Malorne Icon Crown of Malorne
  • Gladiator's Kodohide Helm Icon Gladiator's Kodohide Helm
  • Cowl of Nature's Breath Icon Cowl of Nature's Breath
  • Cowl of Naaru Blessings Icon Cowl of Naaru Blessings
Neck
  • Nadina's Pendant of Purity Icon Nadina's Pendant of Purity
  • Lord Sanguinar's Claim Icon Lord Sanguinar's Claim
  • Archaic Charm of Presence Icon Archaic Charm of Presence
  • Teeth of Gruul Icon Teeth of Gruul
  • Emberspur Talisman Icon Emberspur Talisman
  • Shining Chain of the Afterworld Icon Shining Chain of the Afterworld
  • Karja's Medallion Icon Karja's Medallion
  • Natasha's Guardian Cord Icon Natasha's Guardian Cord
Shoulders
  • Nordrassil Life-Mantle Icon Nordrassil Life-Mantle
  • Gnarled Ironwood Pauldrons Icon Gnarled Ironwood Pauldrons
  • Shoulderguards of Malorne Icon Shoulderguards of Malorne
  • Runetotem's Mantle Icon Runetotem's Mantle
  • Primal Mooncloth Shoulders Icon Primal Mooncloth Shoulders
  • Pauldrons of the Solace-Giver Icon Pauldrons of the Solace-Giver
  • Hallowed Pauldrons Icon Hallowed Pauldrons
  • Forest Wind Shoulderpads Icon Forest Wind Shoulderpads
Back
  • Cloak of Ancient Rituals Icon Cloak of Ancient Rituals
  • Cloak of Swift Reprieve Icon Cloak of Swift Reprieve
  • Shroud of the Final Stand Icon Shroud of the Final Stand
  • Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted Icon Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted
  • Lifegiving Cloak Icon Lifegiving Cloak
  • Red Riding Hood's Cloak Icon Red Riding Hood's Cloak
  • Cloak of Suturing Icon Cloak of Suturing
  • Avian Cloak of Feathers Icon Avian Cloak of Feathers
Chest
  • Nordrassil Chestguard Icon Nordrassil Chestguard
  • Robes of Heavenly Purpose Icon Robes of Heavenly Purpose
  • Primal Mooncloth Robe Icon Primal Mooncloth Robe
  • Chestguard of Malorne Icon Chestguard of Malorne
  • Windhawk Hauberk Icon Windhawk Hauberk
  • Gladiator's Kodohide Tunic Icon Gladiator's Kodohide Tunic
Wrists
  • Wristguards of Tranquil Thought Icon Wristguards of Tranquil Thought
  • Gargon's Bracers of Peaceful Slumber Icon Gargon's Bracers of Peaceful Slumber
  • Bracers of Martyrdom Icon Bracers of Martyrdom
  • Wristbands of Divine Influence Icon Wristbands of Divine Influence
  • Grove-Bands of Remulos Icon Grove-Bands of Remulos
  • Bindings of the Timewalker Icon Bindings of the Timewalker
  • Windhawk Bracers Icon Windhawk Bracers
  • Bands of the Benevolent Icon Bands of the Benevolent
  • Bands of Indwelling Icon Bands of Indwelling
Hands
  • Light-Blessed Bonds Icon Light-Blessed Bonds
  • Nordrassil Gloves Icon Nordrassil Gloves
  • Mitts of the Treemender Icon Mitts of the Treemender
  • Gloves of Saintly Blessings Icon Gloves of Saintly Blessings
  • Handguards of Malorne Icon Handguards of Malorne
  • Gloves of the Living Touch Icon Gloves of the Living Touch
Waist
  • Belt of Divine Guidance Icon Belt of Divine Guidance
  • Belt of the Long Road Icon Belt of the Long Road
  • Primal Mooncloth Belt Icon Primal Mooncloth Belt
  • Girdle of Zaetar Icon Girdle of Zaetar
  • Windhawk Belt Icon Windhawk Belt
  • Cord of Nature's Sustenance Icon Cord of Nature's Sustenance
  • Cincture of Will Icon Cincture of Will
Legs
  • Kilt of Immortal Nature Icon Kilt of Immortal Nature
  • Thunderheart Legguards Icon Thunderheart Legguards
  • Achromic Trousers of the Naaru Icon Achromic Trousers of the Naaru
  • Pants of Splendid Recovery Icon Pants of Splendid Recovery
  • Gilded Trousers of Benediction Icon Gilded Trousers of Benediction
  • Earthsoul Leggings Icon Earthsoul Leggings
  • Whitemend Pants Icon Whitemend Pants
  • Pontifex Kilt Icon Pontifex Kilt
  • Pantaloons of Repentance Icon Pantaloons of Repentance
  • Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt Icon Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt
Feet
  • Gold-Leaf Wildboots Icon Gold-Leaf Wildboots
  • Orca-Hide Boots Icon Orca-Hide Boots
  • Two-toed Sandals Icon Two-toed Sandals
  • Forestlord Striders Icon Forestlord Striders
  • Boots of the Incorrupt Icon Boots of the Incorrupt
  • Slippers of Serenity Icon Slippers of Serenity
  • Boots of the Pious Icon Boots of the Pious
Rings
  • Coral Band of the Revived Icon Coral Band of the Revived
  • Jade Ring of the Everliving Icon Jade Ring of the Everliving
  • Naaru Lightwarden's Band Icon Naaru Lightwarden's Band
  • Violet Signet of the Grand Restorer Icon Violet Signet of the Grand Restorer
  • Ring of Flowing Light Icon Ring of Flowing Light
  • Ring of Fabled Hope Icon Ring of Fabled Hope
  • Ancestral Band Icon Ancestral Band
  • Ring of Convalescence Icon Ring of Convalescence
  • Fordring's Seal Icon Fordring's Seal
Trinkets
  • Oshu'gun Relic Icon Oshu'gun Relic
  • Lower City Prayerbook Icon Lower City Prayerbook
  • Eye of the Dead Icon Eye of the Dead
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Scarab of the Infinite Cycle Icon Scarab of the Infinite Cycle
Two-Hand
  • Apostle of Argus Icon Apostle of Argus
  • Staff of Dark Mending Icon Staff of Dark Mending
  • Staff of Immaculate Recovery Icon Staff of Immaculate Recovery
  • Ethereum Life-Staff Icon Ethereum Life-Staff
  • Exodar Life-Staff Icon Exodar Life-Staff
  • Crystalheart Pulse-Staff Icon Crystalheart Pulse-Staff
  • Nightstaff of the Everliving Icon Nightstaff of the Everliving
  • Serpentcrest Life-Staff Icon Serpentcrest Life-Staff
One-Hand
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Salvation Icon Vengeful Gladiator's Salvation
  • Dark Blessing Icon Dark Blessing
  • Lightfathom Scepter Icon Lightfathom Scepter
  • Merciless Gladiator's Salvation Icon Merciless Gladiator's Salvation
  • Light's Justice Icon Light's Justice
  • Shard of the Virtuous Icon Shard of the Virtuous
  • Hand of Eternity Icon Hand of Eternity
Off-hands
  • Touch of Inspiration Icon Touch of Inspiration
  • Tears of Heaven Icon Tears of Heaven
  • Windcaller's Orb Icon Windcaller's Orb
  • Aran's Soothing Sapphire Icon Aran's Soothing Sapphire
  • Signet of Unshakable Faith Icon Signet of Unshakable Faith
  • Sapphiron's Right Eye Icon Sapphiron's Right Eye
Idols
  • Idol of the Raven Goddess Icon Idol of the Raven Goddess
  • Harold's Rejuvenating Broach Icon Harold's Rejuvenating Broach
4.

Druid Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Druid weapons below.

5.

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Restoration Druid Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.

6.

Changelog

  • 05 May 2022: Guide moved.
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