Restoration Shaman Healer Season of Mastery Phase 1 Gear

Last updated on Nov 15, 2021 at 08:48 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Shaman Healer in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Shaman Healer Pre-Raid Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.

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Gearing Strategy for Restoration Shamans in the Season of Mastery

While a clear best in slot list is always available in WoW Classic Season of Mastery (SoM), 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.

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.

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

This is the gear we recommend for Restoration Shamans to chase in Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

Shamans Tier 1, The Earthfury is one of the few Tier 1 sets in WoW Classic that are well worth using for their 8-set bonus. It allows your Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave skill to heal additional nearby targets when used, multiplying its effectiveness. The 5-piece bonus and 3-piece bonus are also great, increasing your Mana efficiency with Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave and saving you a talent point in Totemic Mastery Icon Totemic Mastery, respectively.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Earthfury Helmet Icon Earthfury Helmet
  • Helm of the Lifegiver Icon Helm of the Lifegiver
  • Helmet of Ten Storms Icon Helmet of Ten Storms
  • Warlord's Mail Helm Icon Warlord's Mail Helm
Neck
  • Animated Chain Necklace Icon Animated Chain Necklace
  • Tooth of Gnarr Icon Tooth of Gnarr
  • Jeweled Amulet of Cainwyn Icon Jeweled Amulet of Cainwyn
Shoulders
  • Wild Growth Spaulders Icon Wild Growth Spaulders
  • Earthfury Epaulets Icon Earthfury Epaulets
  • Warlord's Mail Spaulders Icon Warlord's Mail Spaulders
Back
  • Hide of the Wild Icon Hide of the Wild
  • *Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Healing)
  • Cloak of the Cosmos Icon Cloak of the Cosmos
Chest
  • Robes of the Exalted Icon Robes of the Exalted
  • Red Dragonscale Breastplate Icon Red Dragonscale Breastplate
  • Mindsurge Robe Icon Mindsurge Robe
  • Earthfury Vestments Icon Earthfury Vestments
  • Warlord's Mail Armor Icon Warlord's Mail Armor
Wrists
  • Loomguard Armbraces Icon Loomguard Armbraces
  • Earthfury Bracers Icon Earthfury Bracers
  • Flarecore Wraps Icon Flarecore Wraps
Hands
  • Harmonious Gauntlets Icon Harmonious Gauntlets
  • Hands of the Exalted Herald Icon Hands of the Exalted Herald
  • Earthfury Gauntlets Icon Earthfury Gauntlets
  • General's Mail Gauntlets Icon General's Mail Gauntlets
Waist
  • Corehound Belt Icon Corehound Belt
  • Sash of Mercy Icon Sash of Mercy
  • Whipvine Cord Icon Whipvine Cord
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Earthfury Belt Icon Earthfury Belt
Legs
  • Salamander Scale Pants Icon Salamander Scale Pants
  • Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings
  • Earthfury Legguards Icon Earthfury Legguards
  • Legplates of Ten Storms Icon Legplates of Ten Storms
  • General's Mail Leggings Icon General's Mail Leggings
Feet
  • Faith Healer's Boots Icon Faith Healer's Boots
  • Firemoss Boots Icon Firemoss Boots
  • Boots of the Full Moon Icon Boots of the Full Moon
  • Waterspout Boots Icon Waterspout Boots
  • Earthfury Boots Icon Earthfury Boots
  • General's Mail Boots Icon General's Mail Boots
Rings
  • Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band
  • Fordring's Seal Icon Fordring's Seal
  • Rosewine Circle Icon Rosewine Circle
  • Band of Mending Icon Band of Mending
Trinkets
  • Enamored Water Spirit Icon Enamored Water Spirit (caster group)
  • Shard of the Scale Icon Shard of the Scale
  • Mindtap Talisman Icon Mindtap Talisman
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Second Wind Icon Second Wind
2H Weapons
  • High Warlord's War Staff Icon High Warlord's War Staff
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
  • Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance
1H Weapons
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer
Off-hands
  • Lei of the Lifegiver Icon Lei of the Lifegiver
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • Tome of Divine Right Icon Tome of Divine Right
  • Brightly Glowing Stone Icon Brightly Glowing Stone
  • Fire Runed Grimoire Icon Fire Runed Grimoire
  • Milli's Lexicon Icon Milli's Lexicon
Relic
  • Totem of Sustaining Icon Totem of Sustaining
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth

*These items have random suffixes. You will be looking for "of Healing," which gives +Spell Healing. Since you need both the item and the correct suffix to drop, these are often hard to farm, so make sure you have reasonable alternatives until you can get the correct drop.

4.

Fire Resistance Gear for Restoration Shamans

As a Restoration Shaman, a small amount of Fire Resistance can help you survive unexpected damage bursts better in some MC fights such as Ragnaros. Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!

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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.

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Shaman Weapons

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

7.

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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Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Restoration Shamans in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

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Changelog

  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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