Season of Discovery Restoration Druid Healer Leveling

Last updated on Apr 04, 2024 at 02:00 by Seksixeny 5 comments

Welcome to our leveling guide for Restoration Druid Healer. Here, you will learn how to efficiently level your Druid in Classic - Season of Discovery.



This guide will aim to provide you with a clear skill and gear path to level 50 as Restoration Druid Healer in WoW Classic Season of Discovery Phase 3. We will focus on talents, skills to buy and spell rotation, as well as leveling gear and the class specific quests you will find along the way.


Restoration Druid Healer Talents for Leveling

As a healer spec, you will want to play Restoration in a group setting, either with friends or by chain looking for dungeons.

Druid is a great healer perfectly capable of keeping up everyone healthy, often while also doing damage itself with the new Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage rune which makes Wrath Icon Wrath Mana-free, and occasionally causes your Healing Touch Icon Healing Touch to become instant cast, which is great for speedy healing in between damage dealing.

It also gained a new out of combat resurrection spell, Revive Icon Revive, which can be learned with Leaflet of Revive  Icon Leaflet of Revive, which is obtained from level 32+ dungeon bosses.

We recommend the following talents for Restoration Druid Healer leveling:

You can also learn more details about this build and what spells to buy on our level-by-level WoW Classic leveling guides listed below:


Leveling Runes

The new Rune system in Season of Discovery is extremely important, and you should aim to get Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage to increase your leveling speed, as well as Sunfire Icon Sunfire, both of which can be found early in the initial leveling zones, as explained in our Druid Rune guide below, which has all Level 50 runes and their locations:


Cozy Sleeping Bag

The Cozy Sleeping Bag  Icon Cozy Sleeping Bag is a new item in Season of Discovery that you can use to gain extra experience and rested experience, for yourself and any nearby party members, even if they do not have it themselves!

It has a lengthy unlock process that will take you all around the world:

Horde starts at a charred body near 46,74 in the Barrens, and then goes to the charred body at 37,50 in Westfall, while Alliance does the same in opposite order.

Afterwards, head to 40,52 in Stonetalon Mountains and look for a box next to a tent with a red cross on it. Click the nearby item to turn in the quest and proceed to a pile of dirt nearby at 40,50 for the next part of the quest.

Head to 49,13 in Loch Modan to turn in the next step at the top of the dam, to a eagle statue. Finish by going up the Thoradin Wall at 87,49 in Hillsbrad Foothills using a nearby cart to climb up the wall. Inside you will find the final turn in spot (bag and note) to receive Cozy Sleeping Bag  Icon Cozy Sleeping Bag. Make sure to use it on cooldown to speed up your leveling!


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 Druid Macros and Addons guide in the link below for the full list.



Learning professions early on is very useful, as you can naturally level them as you go, avoiding extra work at max level. This is especially true for gathering professions, but crafting professions compensate your efforts by giving you extra tools to level with. First Aid is also recommended, as Bandages can help you save Mana if dipping low during emergencies.

Druid is a fantastic gatherer, making Herbalism and Mining a natural fit for gold-minded players, but Skinning is also great as you can only have one type of radar active at a time, making Herbalism and Mining be annoying when paired.

Finally, there is also a case to be made for leveling Engineering early on, since its crafts can make your leveling much easier, or Leatherworking to get a head-start on the important bind on pickup crafted gear available in Season of Discovery.


Gear Options for Restoration Druid Healer

For the most part you will want to stack Mana and throughput stats: Healing Power, Intellect, and Spirit are all great to keep you healing even when things get rough, and even some Spell / Nature Damage can help your DPS when using the Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage rune.

Stamina allows you to live for longer and can be useful in PvP situations.


Continuing the Grind with your Level 50 Restoration Druid Healer

Once you grind your way to 50, browse through our Restoration Druid Healer PvE Guide, or try a completely different playstyle and learn how to tank in the Feral Druid Tank PvE Guide, learn how to range DPS in the Balance Druid DPS PvE Guide, or melee DPS with our Feral Druid DPS PvE Guide.

Enjoy Azeroth!



  • 03 Apr. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 4.
  • 09 Feb. 2024: Added Cozy Sleeping Bag discovery method.
  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Reworked Rune text to convey all runes have been found.
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