TBC Classic Restoration Shaman Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Oct 15, 2021 at 22:00 by Seksixeny 8 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Restoration Shaman in Phase 2 of TBC Classic.


Gearing Strategy for Restoration Shamans

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.


Other Restoration Shaman Best in Slot (BiS) Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Restoration Shaman, 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.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

If your character is still progressing through the content of Tier 4, then you may wish to consult its best in slot list instead.


TBC Phase 2 Restoration Shaman Best in Slot (BiS)

Restoration Shaman Tier 5, the Cataclysm Raiment, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — lowers the cost of Lesser Healing Wave IconLesser Healing Wave by 5%. While not game changing, this is a pretty decent bonus which improves your Mana sustain, especially in heavy spot healing scenarios such as PvP.
  • 4 pieces — causes critical heals from Healing Wave IconHealing Wave, Lesser Healing Wave IconLesser Healing Wave, and Chain Heal IconChain Heal to reduce the cast time of your next Healing Wave IconHealing Wave by 0.5 seconds, up to once per minute. This is a very weak bonus and you will barely be able to feel it in your gameplay, unfortunately.

Leatherworking is still a great profession, especially if you are your group's dedicated drummer, and Windhawk gear is only replaced by Tier 5 pieces or equivalent off-set items.

Enchanting is also great to unlock Spell Healing enchants on rings, and Jewelcrafting is a viable alternative for improved gems.

Finally, Engineering is also a fine choice, enabling explosives and the new Living Replicator Specs Icon Living Replicator Specs.

The list will focus on gathering the best stats for Restoration Shaman, as described in our guide below:

In order to make the best use possible out of long cooldown trinkets, such as Scarab Brooch Icon Scarab Brooch, swap them into your gear set when they are off-cooldown and replace them with others during their cooldown.

Slot Item Source
  • Cataclysm Headguard Icon Cataclysm Headguard (Helm of the Vanquished Champion Icon Helm of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Lord Sanguinar's Claim Icon Lord Sanguinar's Claim
  • Cataclysm Shoulderguards Icon Cataclysm Shoulderguards (Pauldrons of the Vanquished Champion Icon Pauldrons of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Sunshower Light Cloak Icon Sunshower Light Cloak
  • Cataclysm Chestguard Icon Cataclysm Chestguard (Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion Icon Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Blackfathom Warbands Icon Blackfathom Warbands
  • Worldstorm Gauntlets Icon Worldstorm Gauntlets
  • Girdle of Fallen Stars Icon Girdle of Fallen Stars
  • Sunhawk Leggings Icon Sunhawk Leggings
  • Orca-Hide Boots Icon Orca-Hide Boots
  • Phoenix-Ring of Rebirth Icon Phoenix-Ring of Rebirth
  • Band of Eternity Icon Band of Eternity
  • Naaru Lightwarden's Band Icon Naaru Lightwarden's Band
  • Essence of the Martyr Icon Essence of the Martyr
  • Direbrew Hops Icon Direbrew Hops
  • Scarab of the Infinite Cycle Icon Scarab of the Infinite Cycle
  • 41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
  • Coren Direbrew in Blackrock Depths during Brewfest
  • AeonusThe Black Morass
  • Lightfathom Scepter Icon Lightfathom Scepter
  • Aegis of the Vindicator Icon Aegis of the Vindicator
  • Totem of Healing Rains Icon Totem of Healing Rains

Other Useful TBC Phase 2 Gear for Restoration Shamans

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 which are very close to the best, and some which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
  • Living Replicator Specs Icon Living Replicator Specs
  • Cyclone Headdress Icon Cyclone Headdress (Helm of the Fallen Champion Icon Helm of the Fallen Champion)
  • Fathom-Helm of the Deeps Icon Fathom-Helm of the Deeps
  • Whitemend Hood Icon Whitemend Hood
  • Living Dragonscale Helm Icon Living Dragonscale Helm
  • Gladiator's Ringmail Helm Icon Gladiator's Ringmail Helm
  • Hallowed Crown Icon Hallowed Crown
  • Moonglade Cowl Icon Moonglade Cowl
  • Emberspur Talisman Icon Emberspur Talisman
  • Archaic Charm of Presence Icon Archaic Charm of Presence
  • Teeth of Gruul Icon Teeth of Gruul
  • Natasha's Guardian Cord Icon Natasha's Guardian Cord
  • Necklace of Resplendent Hope Icon Necklace of Resplendent Hope
  • Sethekk Oracle's Focus Icon Sethekk Oracle's Focus
  • Coral-Barbed Shoulderpads Icon Coral-Barbed Shoulderpads
  • Cyclone Shoulderpads Icon Cyclone Shoulderpads (Pauldrons of the Fallen Champion Icon Pauldrons of the Fallen Champion)
  • Primal Mooncloth Shoulders Icon Primal Mooncloth Shoulders
  • Dragon-Quake Shoulderguards Icon Dragon-Quake Shoulderguards
  • Gladiator's Ringmail Spaulders Icon Gladiator's Ringmail Spaulders
  • Mantle of the Sea Wolf Icon Mantle of the Sea Wolf
  • Vestia's Pauldrons of Inner Grace Icon Vestia's Pauldrons of Inner Grace
  • Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted Icon Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted
  • Bishop's Cloak Icon Bishop's Cloak
  • Lifegiving Cloak Icon Lifegiving Cloak
  • Cloak of the Everliving Icon Cloak of the Everliving
  • White Remedy Cape Icon White Remedy Cape
  • Fire Crest Breastplate Icon Fire Crest Breastplate
  • Windhawk Hauberk Icon Windhawk Hauberk
  • Primal Mooncloth Robe Icon Primal Mooncloth Robe
  • Cyclone Hauberk Icon Cyclone Hauberk (Chestguard of the Fallen Champion Icon Chestguard of the Fallen Champion)
  • Earthblood Chestguard Icon Earthblood Chestguard
  • Gladiator's Ringmail Armor Icon Gladiator's Ringmail Armor
  • Earthpeace Breastplate Icon Earthpeace Breastplate
  • Void Slayer's Tunic Icon Void Slayer's Tunic
  • Wraps of Purification Icon Wraps of Purification
  • Windhawk Bracers Icon Windhawk Bracers
  • Bindings of the Timewalker Icon Bindings of the Timewalker
  • Whirlwind Bracers Icon Whirlwind Bracers
  • Primal Surge Bracers Icon Primal Surge Bracers
  • Bands of the Benevolent Icon Bands of the Benevolent
  • Cataclysm Gloves Icon Cataclysm Gloves
  • Gloves of Centering Icon Gloves of Centering
  • Mitts of the Treemender Icon Mitts of the Treemender
  • Cyclone Gloves Icon Cyclone Gloves (Gloves of the Fallen Champion Icon Gloves of the Fallen Champion)
  • Prismatic Mittens of Mending Icon Prismatic Mittens of Mending
  • Fathomheart Gauntlets Icon Fathomheart Gauntlets
  • Gloves of the Living Touch Icon Gloves of the Living Touch
  • Gladiator's Ringmail Gauntlets Icon Gladiator's Ringmail Gauntlets
  • Windhawk Belt Icon Windhawk Belt
  • Primal Mooncloth Belt Icon Primal Mooncloth Belt
  • Belt of Gale Force Icon Belt of Gale Force
  • Cord of Sanctification Icon Cord of Sanctification
  • Stillwater Girdle Icon Stillwater Girdle
  • Lifeblood Belt Icon Lifeblood Belt
  • Cataclysm Legguards Icon Cataclysm Legguards
  • Gilded Trousers of Benediction Icon Gilded Trousers of Benediction
  • Heart-Flame Leggings Icon Heart-Flame Leggings
  • Earthsoul Leggings Icon Earthsoul Leggings
  • Whitemend Pants Icon Whitemend Pants
  • Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt Icon Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt
  • Gladiator's Ringmail Leggings Icon Gladiator's Ringmail Leggings
  • Hallowed Trousers Icon Hallowed Trousers
  • Gold-Leaf Wildboots Icon Gold-Leaf Wildboots
  • Forestlord Striders Icon Forestlord Striders
  • Jeweled Boots of Sanctification Icon Jeweled Boots of Sanctification
  • Wavefury Boots Icon Wavefury Boots
  • Light-Woven Slippers Icon Light-Woven Slippers
  • Slippers of Serenity Icon Slippers of Serenity
  • Jade Ring of the Everliving Icon Jade Ring of the Everliving
  • Ring of Convalescence Icon Ring of Convalescence
  • Ancestral Band Icon Ancestral Band
  • Cosmic Lifeband Icon Cosmic Lifeband
  • Band of the Crystalline Void Icon Band of the Crystalline Void
  • Band of Halos Icon Band of Halos
  • Ribbon of Sacrifice Icon Ribbon of Sacrifice
  • Eye of the Dead Icon Eye of the Dead
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Lower City Prayerbook Icon Lower City Prayerbook
  • Scarab Brooch Icon Scarab Brooch
  • Exodar Life-Staff Icon Exodar Life-Staff
  • Crystalheart Pulse-Staff Icon Crystalheart Pulse-Staff
  • Seer's Cane Icon Seer's Cane
  • Epoch-Mender Icon Epoch-Mender
  • Staff of the Redeemer Icon Staff of the Redeemer
  • Serpentcrest Life-Staff Icon Serpentcrest Life-Staff
  • Merciless Gladiator's Salvation Icon Merciless Gladiator's Salvation
  • Light's Justice Icon Light's Justice
  • Gladiator's Salvation Icon Gladiator's Salvation
  • Shard of the Virtuous Icon Shard of the Virtuous
  • Hand of Eternity Icon Hand of Eternity
  • Shockwave Truncheon Icon Shockwave Truncheon
  • The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min Icon The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min
  • Tears of Heaven Icon Tears of Heaven
  • Aran's Soothing Sapphire Icon Aran's Soothing Sapphire
  • Shield of Condemnation Icon Shield of Condemnation
  • Faol's Signet of Cleansing Icon Faol's Signet of Cleansing
  • Swamplight Lantern Icon Swamplight Lantern
  • Crystal Pulse Shield Icon Crystal Pulse Shield
  • Totem of Spontaneous Regrowth Icon Totem of Spontaneous Regrowth
  • Totem of Life Icon Totem of Life
  • Totem of the Plains Icon Totem of the Plains

Shaman Weapons

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


Further Enhancements

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



  • 15 Oct. 2021: Added Band of Eternity.
  • 26 Sep. 2021: Added Brewfest trinkets.
  • 17 Sep. 2021: Fixed a typo with alternate chest drop locations and added Shard of the Virtuous.
  • 20 Aug. 2021: Fixed a typo with Light-Woven Slippers.
  • 18 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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