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Classic Restoration Shaman Healer Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Mar 11, 2020 at 10:23 by Seksixeny 6 comments

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

1.

Gearing Strategy for Restoration Shamans

While a clear best in slot 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 Shaman Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Blackwing Lair

This is the gear we recommend for Restoration Shamans in Blackwing Lair. While we list some great Mp5 gear, +Healing gear can be much better for you if you use Mana consumables and have short fights.

Shamans Tier 2, The Ten Storms is a great set with one of the strongest, if not the strongest set bonus for healing in the game:

  • The 3-set bonus increases Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal's healing to targets beyond the first by 30%, increasing its smart healing power by a huge amount. You will want to get this bonus as soon as possible and never drop it off throughout most of WoW Classic. Using full Tier 1 can still be worth it, for its 8-set bonus, if you have it.
  • The 5-set bonus increases the critical chance of your Nature spells by 3%. This is a nice healing boost that sinergizes with Ancestral Healing Icon Ancestral Healing.
  • Finally, the 8-set bonus gives you a 25% chance to give your target a 50 damage Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield when using your single target heals. This is a generally weak set bonus and you should look to use it only if you want to use the full set for looks or stats.

While the main focus is on Blackwing Lair gear, the list below also contains some gear from older raids, PvP sets and world bosses, when warranted, in order to create a good list for players who regularly clear the raids up to Tier 2.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists
Hands
Belt
Legs
Boots
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand
One-Hand
Off-hand
4.

Best in Slot for Restoration Shamans Pre-Blackwing Lair

4.1.

Restoration Shaman 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 DPS 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 Enamored Water Spirit Icon Enamored Water Spirit and Hide of the Wild Icon Hide of the Wild.

4.2.

Restoration Shaman 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 most of the gear found here is easily replaceable later, there are a few pieces, such as Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band and Wild Growth Spaulders Icon Wild Growth Spaulders, which will last you for a very long time!

5.

Restoration Shaman PvP Best in Slot Gear

If you want to gear for healing in PvP, you can check out our PvP BiS and Gearing guide below.

6.

Shaman Weapons

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

7.

Fire Resistance Gear for Restoration Shamans

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

8.

Special Gear for Restoration Shamans

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:

  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator (or the less expensive, less powerful Rivenspike Icon Rivenspike and Bashguuder Icon Bashguuder) allows you to reduce an enemy's armor by up to 600 for your whole group, making it a very powerful weapon swap. Use it at the start of an encounter to quickly full debuff the boss, and swap back to your healing weapons when heals are needed.
  • 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.
  • Hand of Edward the Odd Icon Hand of Edward the Odd is an epic BoE world drop that makes your next spell cast instantly when it procs, which happens around once a minute. This makes it useful for extra burst, but you should swap to a weapon with better stats after using the proc. It also allows you to Hearthstone instantly, which allows you to role play a bubble hearthstone Paladin in an emergency.
  • 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.
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Changelog

  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 28 Feb. 2020: Added Flarecore Leggings.
  • 14 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3 and split the guide into multiple pages.
  • 24 Jan. 2020: Added PvP reputation gear and more ranked PvP gear.
  • 11 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS.
  • 12 Nov. 2019: Guide is now Phase 2 ready.
  • 04 Nov. 2019: Typo fixes and added some more Dire Maul gear.
  • 13 Oct. 2019: Added Phase One Molten Core / Onyxia gear bis list, as well as Dire Maul gear.
  • 19 Sep. 2019: Changed some gear slots due to powerful gear that was confirmed to be available in Phase 1, when it was previously not thought to be the case.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: Added new special gear to the list and changed the position of this list to the bottom of the guide.
  • 02 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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