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Classic Restoration Druid Healer Gear and Best in Slot

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On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Restoration Druid Healer in WoW Classic.

1.

Gearing Strategy for Restoration Druids

While a clear best in slot (BiS) list is always available in WoW 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.

2.

WoW Classic Phases

As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion.

We will be linking best in slot gear lists for every raid tier in this guide, which can be helpful in order to understand how to progress from hitting Level 60, to getting pre-raid best in slot and from then to clearing all raid tiers.

3.

Restoration Druid Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Ahn'Qiraj (Phase 5)

This is the gear we recommend for Restoration Druids in the AQ40 patch.

While DPS have a plethora of new gear options available to them in AQ 40, healers sadly are not as fortunate. While you do have some new upgrades available, most of your upgrades will come from C'Thun or other AQ 40 bosses, which means you will be not only heavily competing for upgrades, but will potentially need to wait a long time until your guild can reach those bosses, particularly C'Thun. Do not get too sad however, it will be your turn for a full new shiny set of gear in Naxxramas, so you will just have to be patient for now.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Deviate Growth Cap Icon Deviate Growth Cap
  • The Dragon world boss Lethon
Neck
  • Amulet of the Fallen God Icon Amulet of the Fallen God
  • Reward from turning in the eye that drops from C'Thun in AQ40
Shoulders
  • Wild Growth Spaulders Icon Wild Growth Spaulders
Back
  • Cloak of Clarity Icon Cloak of Clarity
Chest
  • Robes of the Guardian Saint Icon Robes of the Guardian Saint
Wrists
  • Bracelets of Royal Redemption Icon Bracelets of Royal Redemption
Hands
  • Wasphide Gauntlets Icon Wasphide Gauntlets
Waist
  • Grasp of the Old God Icon Grasp of the Old God
Legs
  • Empowered Leggings Icon Empowered Leggings
Feet
  • Boots of Pure Thought Icon Boots of Pure Thought
Rings
  • Pure Elementium Band Icon Pure Elementium Band
  • Ring of the Martyr Icon Ring of the Martyr
Trinkets
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Hibernation Crystal Icon Hibernation Crystal
Weapons
  • Scepter of the False Prophet Icon Scepter of the False Prophet
Off-hands
  • Sartura's Might Icon Sartura's Might
Idols Idol of Health Icon Idol of Health Viscidus in AQ40
3.1.

Alternative Gear for Restoration Druids

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Crystal Adorned Crown Icon Crystal Adorned Crown
  • Zulian Headdress Icon Zulian Headdress
  • Insightful Hood Icon Insightful Hood
  • Stormrage Cover Icon Stormrage Cover
Neck
  • Amulet of the Shifting Sands Icon Amulet of the Shifting Sands
  • Angelista's Charm Icon Angelista's Charm
  • Jin'do's Evil Eye Icon Jin'do's Evil Eye
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Animated Chain Necklace Icon Animated Chain Necklace
Shoulders
  • Ternary Mantle Icon Ternary Mantle
  • Stormrage Pauldrons Icon Stormrage Pauldrons
Back
  • Shroud of Pure Thought Icon Shroud of Pure Thought
  • Hide of the Wild Icon Hide of the Wild
Chest
  • Stormrage Chestguard Icon Stormrage Chestguard
  • Robes of the Exalted Icon Robes of the Exalted
Wrists
  • Stormrage Bracers Icon Stormrage Bracers
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Zandalar Haruspex's Bracers Icon Zandalar Haruspex's Bracers
  • Flarecore Wraps Icon Flarecore Wraps
  • Cenarion Bracers Icon Cenarion Bracers
Hands
  • Gloves of the Messiah Icon Gloves of the Messiah
  • Gloves of Dark Wisdom Icon Gloves of Dark Wisdom
  • Stormrage Handguards Icon Stormrage Handguards
  • Gloves of Delusional Power Icon Gloves of Delusional Power
  • Hands of the Exalted Herald Icon Hands of the Exalted Herald
Waist
  • Corehound Belt Icon Corehound Belt
  • Regenerating Belt of Vek'nilash Icon Regenerating Belt of Vek'nilash
  • Sash of Mercy Icon Sash of Mercy
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
Legs
  • Salamander Scale Pants Icon Salamander Scale Pants
  • Stormrage Legguards Icon Stormrage Legguards
  • Leggings of Immersion Icon Leggings of Immersion
Feet
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Treads of the Wandering Nomad Icon Treads of the Wandering Nomad
  • Stormrage Boots Icon Stormrage Boots
Rings
  • Only as a set: Primalist's Band Icon Primalist's Band
  • Only as a set: Primalist's Seal Icon Primalist's Seal
  • Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band
  • Rosewine Circle Icon Rosewine Circle
  • Fordring's Seal Icon Fordring's Seal
Trinkets
  • Wushoolay's Charm of Nature Icon Wushoolay's Charm of Nature
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon Icon Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon
  • Shard of the Scale Icon Shard of the Scale
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Mindtap Talisman Icon Mindtap Talisman
Weapons
  • Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff
  • High Warlord's Battle Mace Icon High Warlord's Battle Mace
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • Staff of Rampant Growth Icon Staff of Rampant Growth
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
Off-hands
  • Lei of the Lifegiver Icon Lei of the Lifegiver
  • High Warlord's Tome of Mending Icon High Warlord's Tome of Mending
  • Brightly Glowing Stone Icon Brightly Glowing Stone
  • Exalted with the Alterac Valley reputation
  • Rank 14 PvP Weapon
  • King Gordok in Dire Maul North
Idols Idol of Rejuvenation Icon Idol of Rejuvenation Mor Grayhoof in Lower Blackrock Spire
4.

Restoration Druid PvP Best in Slot Gear

You can find our recommended gear for PvPing as a Restoration Druid in the link below.

5.

Nature Resistance Gear for Restoration Druids

This is not a normal set that you would ever wear, but is required for some classes in AQ 40 when fighting Princess Huhuran. It will be up to your guild or raid group if this is a required set or not.

6.

Fire Resistance Gear for Restoration Druids

While not a massive concern for Druids, a little bit of Fire Resistance can sometimes be helpful. Read this guide to figure out where and which pieces to wear!

7.

Restoration Druid Weapons

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

8.

Special Gear for Restoration Druids

Some items, which are not powerful enough to be in the best in slot list, have special properties that make them very valuable to acquire for specific encounters or as a weapon swap mid-fight. We will list the most notable special items for the current phase, and their effects and application below.

  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken summons a chicken that attacks your enemies for 1.5 minutes, with a cooldown of 30 minutes. The chicken scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill), and buffs your group with 5% increased Attack Speed through Battle Squawk. This is what makes it well worth using while grouped.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling summons a dragon that attacks your enemies for up to 1 minute, with a cooldown of one hour. The dragon scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill) and causes a stacking debuff that increases Fire damage taken, which makes it worth using in later raids to boost Fire Mage damage.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is given as a quest reward from completing Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands. While generally undesirable, if you need to run somewhere fast, it can be a useful item to have.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm allows you to instantly stun an enemy for 3 seconds. It has a 50% drop chance from Prince Nazjak, who spawns around 25,84 in Arathi Highlands. Due to his very high respawn timer it might be hard to get this trinket, but the stun it provides is a life saver and duel winner.
  • Linken's Boomerang Icon Linken's Boomerang allows you to potentially disarm or stun an enemy when used, which makes it useful in certain scenarios, especially in PvP. Its rewarded from the Un'Goro Crater quest It's Dangerous to Go Alone.
  • Luffa Icon Luffa removes a bleed effect, such as Garrote Icon Garrote, from yourself when used. You get this item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.
  • The Alliance-only Crystal of Zin-Malor Icon Crystal of Zin-Malor allows you to kill yourself easily, and you do not get durability loss if you die from its effect. This can occasionally be useful, such as when you regret getting on a fly path after you are already flying or if you need to talk with the Blackrock Depths key ghost NPC. You get it from starting the quest Tormented By the Past.
9.

Best in Slot for Restoration Druids Pre-Ahn'Qiraj

9.1.

Restoration Druid Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

In order to get ready for raiding, it is recommended that you follow this guide in order to learn which gear to gather for maximizing HPS before ever setting foot in raids, and probably also before getting your first epic loot. Even so, expect to get a few pieces that you will have a hard time replacing, such as Second Wind Icon Second Wind and Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed.

9.2.

Restoration Druid Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair are the first raids in WoW Classic, and will probably award you with your first pieces of epic gear! While the tier set is not great, there are many pieces of gear and weapons that you will be using for multiple phases out of Molten Core.

10.

Changelog

  • 06 Aug. 2020: Reworked for Phase 5 BiS with alternatives.
  • 30 Jul. 2020: Reformatted page after Phase 5 release.
  • 26 Jul. 2020: Updated with Idols.
  • 21 Jul. 2020: Added link to AQ BiS.
  • 25 May 2020: Minor ZG gear update.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 13 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 23 Feb. 2020: Updated for P3.
  • 10 Dec. 2019: Added note on PvP BiS.
  • 09 Nov. 2019: Updated with Raid BiS.
  • 22 Oct. 2019: Updated Pre-Raid BiS to include Dire Maul.
  • 24 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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