Restoration Druid Leveling Guide From 1 to 70 for TBC Classic

Last updated on Jun 01, 2021 at 20:20 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Restoration Druid leveling guide for TBC Classic. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Druid leveling guide. We also have a Balance Druid leveling guide and a Feral Druid leveling guide.


Level by Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60

Leveling Talent Tree & Build

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

These talents will allow you to be as good of a healer as possible, and are optimal for group play. We recommend the use of a different specialization if you intend to solo level.

Improved Mark of the Wild IconImproved Mark of the Wild improves your main buff slightly and Naturalist IconNaturalist improves your single-target healing significantly.

Omen of Clarity IconOmen of Clarity allows you to get some free casts whenever you can melee enemies safely. Intensity IconIntensity improves your Mana sustainability, while Nature's Focus IconNature's Focus helps with healing while taking damage. Improved Rejuvenation IconImproved Rejuvenation is a fine throughput boost and Tranquil Spirit IconTranquil Spirit further helps with Mana management.

Nature's Swiftness IconNature's Swiftness is an active ability which is usually combined with maximum-rank Healing Touch IconHealing Touch for instant emergency healing. Gift of Nature IconGift of Nature is a strong throughput increase, as is Improved Regrowth IconImproved Regrowth.

Swiftmend IconSwiftmend is an active ability that burst-heals a target on a relatively short cooldown, but also requires and consumes one of your heal-over-time effects on the target. Finish maximizing Improved Regrowth IconImproved Regrowth, then get Living Spirit IconLiving Spirit for extra Mana regeneration and Empowered Rejuvenation IconEmpowered Rejuvenation for more throughput, especially once you start getting a lot of spell healing gear.

Tree of Life IconTree of Life allows you to enter a tree form that increases the healing received by your group and reduces your Mana costs, but also prevents you from using many of your spells while inside it. Most notably, you cannot cast Healing Touch IconHealing Touch. To help you manage the shapeshifting Mana costs, take Natural Shapeshifter IconNatural Shapeshifter. Finish maximizing Nature's Focus IconNature's Focus for the reduced spell pushback when under attack and get Empowered Touch IconEmpowered Touch to power up your emergency healing.

Subtlety IconSubtlety makes it less likely that you will pull attention to yourself while healing your group. Finish maximizing Tranquil Spirit IconTranquil Spirit for the maximum cost reduction to some of your most expensive heals and finish with Natural Perfection IconNatural Perfection for a minor Critical Strike chance and survivability gain.


Leveling Rotation

Unlike the other specializations, Restoration is meant to be played in a group setting, typically while leveling through dungeons. The rotation below is made with that in mind and details your healing rotation at any given level, which you can adjust with the level slider at the start of the guide.

  1. Make sure Mark of the Wild IconMark of the Wild is active on you and any party members at all times.
  2. Make sure Mark of the Wild IconMark of the Wild and Thorns IconThorns are active on you and any party members at all times.
  3. Make sure Mark of the Wild IconMark of the Wild, Thorns IconThorns, and Omen of Clarity IconOmen of Clarity are active on you and any party members at all times. Melee enemies in between heals when possible for Omen of Clarity procs.
  4. Be in Tree of Life IconTree of Life whenever possible for the healing increase and Mana reduction, but be prepared to drop it in order to cast Healing Touch IconHealing Touch and Tranquility IconTranquility if emergency healing is required.
  5. Keep a triple stack of Lifebloom IconLifebloom active on players taking significant, steady damage such as the tank of the party.
  6. Keep Rejuvenation IconRejuvenation active on players taking damage.
  7. Keep Rejuvenation IconRejuvenation and Regrowth IconRegrowth active on players taking damage.
  8. Keep Rejuvenation IconRejuvenation and Regrowth IconRegrowth active on players taking damage. Consume low duration heal-over-time effects with Swiftmend IconSwiftmend for extra burst healing if the target is taking heavy damage.
  9. Heal large amounts of single-target damage with Healing Touch IconHealing Touch.
  10. Heal large amounts of single-target damage with Healing Touch IconHealing Touch, using Nature's Swiftness IconNature's Swiftness if the target is about to die.

List of Trainer Skills to Buy

Buying everything is, essentially, the way to go, as spell costs are quite low and all of them have uses, even if small ones.

If you are doing a completely new character and want to save as much gold as you can for your first mount at Level 30, you can opt to buy only the recommended skills for the rotation in the section above.


Restoration Druid Macros and Addons

By setting yourself up with an upgraded user interface and macros from the get-go, you will make your leveling process much easier. Check out our Restoration Druid Macros and Addons guides in the links below for the full list.


Restoration Druid Quests and Weapons

When leveling, stay alert for weapon upgrades you might encounter, as these will improve your experience significantly. You will also need to complete various class quests in order to be able to use your animal forms.

These quests can be different for Horde and Alliance Druids, and the early quests also have differences between Horde races. To help you with both weapons and quests, we have made two dedicated guides:


Playing a Restoration Druid beyond Level 70

Once you reach maximum level, we recommend you dive into our Restoration Druid Guide, which covers everything you need to know about playing Restoration in the end game.

We especially recommend reading through these pages:



  • 31 May 2021: Added links to the new Weapon, Quest, Addons, and Macros guides, as well as the specialization guides.
  • 18 May 2021: Page added.
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