Classic Restoration Shaman Healer Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 11, 2020 at 20:00 by Seksixeny 17 comments

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

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Restoration Shaman gear and best in slot.


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.


Season of Mastery Lists

As WoW Classic's Season of Mastery consists of Phases that are separate from the regular branch of Classic, we have created unique gear lists for its pre-raid and Phases. In addition, you may find it useful to look over our Fire Resistance Gear guide for your specialization, which is applicable for either version of Classic.


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.


Naxxramas Restoration Shaman BiS

With Naxxramas comes the best gear WoW Classic has to offer, and also the hardest raid challenges to surpass.

Shamans Tier 3, The Earthshatterer is a pure healing set, and has almost perfect itemization in all pieces, making it a great set to use for its stats alone. You will also gain:

  • 2 pieces: Reduces the mana cost of your totem spells by 12%. This is a decent Mana gain when you are replacing your totems often in speed runs or while Totem Twisting.
  • 4 pieces: Increases the mana gained from your Mana Spring totems by 25%. The more uptime you have on your Mana Spring totem, the more benefit you gain from this bonus, but it will always represent a small mana gain, regardless.
  • 6 pieces: Your Healing Wave and Lesser Healing Wave spells have a chance to imbue your target with Totemic Power. This means a 10% chance to buff 28 Mp5 on Shamans, Priests, Druids and Paladins, 80 Spell Damage on Mages and Warlocks, 140 Attack Power on Rogues and Hunters and 700 Armor on Warriors. These buffs are great, but the proc rate is low and you should be using Chain Heal for the most part, limiting its benefit.
  • 8 pieces: Your Lightning Shield spell also grants you 15 mana per 5 sec. while active. This is a solid bonus with 100% uptime, but using 8 pieces of Tier 3 will prevent you from using the exceptional Tier 2 chain heal 3 piece bonus, which is generally not recommended.

Our recommendation for a perfect Naxxramas setup is using 3 pieces of Tier 2 alongside the best Tier 3 and off-pieces available in the game, resulting in a massive healing and mp5 increase without downsides.

An alternative setup, which should be way easier to get at this point in Classic, is to combine the Tier 2 bracers, belt and gloves with the full Tier 2.5 set for faster chain heals. This will allow you to output very strong raid healing, at a significant Mana cost if downranking is not used.

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

Slot Item Source
  • Helmet of Ten Storms Icon Helmet of Ten Storms
  • Amulet of the Fallen God Icon Amulet of the Fallen God
  • Earthshatter Spaulders Icon Earthshatter Spaulders
  • Cloak of Clarity Icon Cloak of Clarity
  • Earthshatter Tunic Icon Earthshatter Tunic
  • Bracers of Ten Storms Icon Bracers of Ten Storms
  • Gauntlets of Ten Storms Icon Gauntlets of Ten Storms
  • Earthshatter Girdle Icon Earthshatter Girdle
  • Noth the Plaguebringer, Heigan the Unclean or Gluth in Naxxramas
  • Earthshatter Legguards Icon Earthshatter Legguards
  • Earthshatter Boots Icon Earthshatter Boots
  • Ring of the Earthshatterer Icon Ring of the Earthshatterer
  • Pure Elementium Band Icon Pure Elementium Band
  • Eye of the Dead Icon Eye of the Dead
  • Scarab Brooch Icon Scarab Brooch
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Spire of Twilight Icon Spire of Twilight
  • Hammer of the Twisting Nether Icon Hammer of the Twisting Nether
  • Shield of Condemnation Icon Shield of Condemnation
  • Totem of Life Icon Totem of Life

Other Useful Phase 6 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
  • Earthshatter Headpiece Icon Earthshatter Headpiece
  • Crystal Adorned Crown Icon Crystal Adorned Crown
  • Deviate Growth Cap Icon Deviate Growth Cap
  • Creeping Vine Helm Icon Creeping Vine Helm
  • Necklace of Necropsy Icon Necklace of Necropsy
  • Jin'do's Evil Eye Icon Jin'do's Evil Eye
  • Angelista's Charm Icon Angelista's Charm
  • Amulet of the Shifting Sands Icon Amulet of the Shifting Sands
  • Pauldrons of Elemental Fury Icon Pauldrons of Elemental Fury
  • Ternary Mantle Icon Ternary Mantle
  • Animist's Spaulders Icon Animist's Spaulders
  • Mantle of the Desert's Fury Icon Mantle of the Desert's Fury
  • Shroud of Pure Thought Icon Shroud of Pure Thought
  • Hide of the Wild Icon Hide of the Wild
  • Drape of Benediction Icon Drape of Benediction
  • Stormcaller's Hauberk Icon Stormcaller's Hauberk
  • Robes of the Exalted Icon Robes of the Exalted
  • Earthfury Vestments Icon Earthfury Vestments
  • Earthshatter Wristguards Icon Earthshatter Wristguards
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Loomguard Armbraces Icon Loomguard Armbraces
  • Abyssal Mail Armguards Icon Abyssal Mail Armguards (of Restoration)
  • Earthshatter Handguards Icon Earthshatter Handguards
  • Gloves of Dark Wisdom Icon Gloves of Dark Wisdom
  • Gloves of the Messiah Icon Gloves of the Messiah
  • Gloves of Ebru Icon Gloves of Ebru
  • Corehound Belt Icon Corehound Belt
  • Regenerating Belt of Vek'nilash Icon Regenerating Belt of Vek'nilash
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
  • Salamander Scale Pants Icon Salamander Scale Pants
  • Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury Icon Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury
  • Stormcaller's Leggings Icon Stormcaller's Leggings
  • Treads of the Wandering Nomad Icon Treads of the Wandering Nomad
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
  • Greaves of Ten Storms Icon Greaves of Ten Storms
  • Band of Unanswered Prayers Icon Band of Unanswered Prayers
  • Ring of the Martyr Icon Ring of the Martyr
  • Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight Icon Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
  • Fordring's Seal Icon Fordring's Seal
  • Draconic Infused Emblem Icon Draconic Infused Emblem
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Enamored Water Spirit Icon Enamored Water Spirit
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • Staff of Rampant Growth Icon Staff of Rampant Growth
  • Shadow Wing Focus Staff Icon Shadow Wing Focus Staff
  • Scepter of the False Prophet Icon Scepter of the False Prophet
  • The Widow's Embrace Icon The Widow's Embrace
  • Fang of Korialstrasz Icon Fang of Korialstrasz
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Death's Bargain Icon Death's Bargain
  • Sartura's Might Icon Sartura's Might
  • Wormscale Blocker Icon Wormscale Blocker
  • Lei of the Lifegiver Icon Lei of the Lifegiver
  • Red Dragonscale Protector Icon Red Dragonscale Protector
  • Brightly Glowing Stone Icon Brightly Glowing Stone
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth

Frost Resistance Gear for Restoration Shamans

Having some Frost Resistance gear will help immensely on Sapphiron, and is thus recommended if you plan to fully clear Naxxramas. We compiled a list with the best gear you can use on each slot below.


Nature Resistance Gear for Restoration Shamans

As a Restoration Shaman, you are not likely to become a Nature Resistance soaker on Princess Huhuran, but if that happens, read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!


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.


Shaman Weapons

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


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.


  • 11 Dec. 2020: Added Scepter of the Fallen Prophet.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Added multiple new alternative gear options.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Reworked the BiS guide with Naxxramas and clarity in mind.
  • 11 Nov. 2020: Added a small paragraph on swapping long cooldown trinkets between pulls.
  • 02 Nov. 2020: Updated with Phase 6 and Frost Resistance gear.
  • 06 Aug. 2020: Transferred the Ahn'Qiraj gear into the main guide.
  • 27 Jul. 2020: Added a link to the Nature Resistance gear guide.
  • 07 Jul. 2020: Added link to AQ BiS.
  • 12 May 2020: Added Silithus twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 29 Apr. 2020: Added Zulian Headdress.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 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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