Classic Restoration Shaman Healer Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Aug 06, 2020 at 12:00 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

This is the gear we recommend for Restoration Shamans in the AQ40 patch. With fights becoming harder and longer, the value of Mp5 gear increases, but we will keep looking primarily for +Healing as it has the biggest impact on your throughput, overall.

Shamans Tier 2.5, Stormcaller's Garb tries to have something for every type of Shaman, and thus fails at actually being good for any of the specs, unfortunately. The benefit of the 5-set bonus does not generally compensate for the overall lack of useful stats on the items, especially as you are required to spend significantly more Mana in order to take advantage of it.

  • The 3-set bonus gives you a chance to gain Nature Spell damage whenever you deal damage with your lightning spells, making it useless for healing.
  • The 5-set bonus reduces the cast time of your Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal by 0.4 seconds. This is a great throughput boost, but also requires a lot of extra Mana to spare. Combined with the weak stats on the set items themselves, it is not advised to go for this set in normal circumstances.

By this point, using full Tier 1 and focusing on Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave starts being much worse throughput-wise, than simply using the highest throughput off-set pieces available. You can still keep using it for a long time, but look towards replacing it with the non-set pieces we present below.

Slot Item Source
  • Don Rigoberto's Lost Hat Icon Don Rigoberto's Lost Hat (throughput)
  • Helmet of Ten Storms Icon Helmet of Ten Storms (tier 2)
  • Amulet of the Fallen God Icon Amulet of the Fallen God
  • Wild Growth Spaulders Icon Wild Growth Spaulders
  • Cloak of Clarity Icon Cloak of Clarity
  • Robes of the Guardian Saint Icon Robes of the Guardian Saint
  • Bracelets of Royal Redemption Icon Bracelets of Royal Redemption
  • Bracers of Ten Storms Icon Bracers of Ten Storms (tier 2)
  • Wasphide Gauntlets Icon Wasphide Gauntlets
  • Gauntlets of Ten Storms Icon Gauntlets of Ten Storms (tier 2)
  • Grasp of the Old God Icon Grasp of the Old God
  • Belt of Ten Storms Icon Belt of Ten Storms (tier 2)
  • Empowered Leggings Icon Empowered Leggings
  • Boots of Pure Thought Icon Boots of Pure Thought
  • Pure Elementium Band Icon Pure Elementium Band
  • Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Hibernation Crystal Icon Hibernation Crystal
  • Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff
  • Scepter of the False Prophet Icon Scepter of the False Prophet
  • Sartura's Might Icon Sartura's Might
  • Wormscale Blocker Icon Wormscale Blocker
  • Totem of Life Icon Totem of Life

Other Useful Phase 5 Gear for Restoration Shamans

Slot Item Source
  • Crystal Adorned Crown Icon Crystal Adorned Crown
  • Deviate Growth Cap Icon Deviate Growth Cap
  • Creeping Vine Helm Icon Creeping Vine Helm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Loomguard Armbraces Icon Loomguard Armbraces
  • Abyssal Mail Armguards Icon Abyssal Mail Armguards (of Restoration)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fang of Korialstrasz Icon Fang of Korialstrasz
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • 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

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.


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!


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!


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.


  • 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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