Restoration Shaman Healer Season of Mastery Phase 3/4 Gear

Last updated on Mar 07, 2022 at 00:36 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Tier 2 / Blackwing Lair and Zul'Gurub 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 Season of Mastery Phase 3/4

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 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 works well 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
  • Crystal Adorned Crown Icon Crystal Adorned Crown
  • Earthfury Helmet Icon Earthfury Helmet
  • Helmet of Ten Storms Icon Helmet of Ten Storms
  • Warlord's Mail Helm Icon Warlord's Mail Helm
  • Helm of the Lifegiver Icon Helm of the Lifegiver
Neck
  • Jin'do's Evil Eye Icon Jin'do's Evil Eye
  • Animated Chain Necklace Icon Animated Chain Necklace
  • Pendant of the Fallen Dragon Icon Pendant of the Fallen Dragon
  • 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
  • Epaulets of Ten Storms Icon Epaulets of Ten Storms
Back
  • Shroud of Pure Thought Icon Shroud of Pure Thought
  • Hide of the Wild Icon Hide of the Wild
  • *Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Healing)
  • Drape of Benediction Icon Drape of Benediction
Chest
  • Robes of the Exalted Icon Robes of the Exalted
  • Red Dragonscale Breastplate Icon Red Dragonscale Breastplate
  • Earthfury Vestments Icon Earthfury Vestments
  • Breastplate of Ten Storms Icon Breastplate of Ten Storms
  • Red Dragonscale Breastplate Icon Red Dragonscale Breastplate
  • Legionnaire's Mail Hauberk Icon Legionnaire's Mail Hauberk
Wrists
  • Loomguard Armbraces Icon Loomguard Armbraces
  • Bracers of Ten Storms Icon Bracers of Ten Storms
  • Earthfury Bracers Icon Earthfury Bracers
  • Flarecore Wraps Icon Flarecore Wraps
Hands
  • Gauntlets of Ten Storms Icon Gauntlets of Ten Storms
  • Harmonious Gauntlets Icon Harmonious Gauntlets
  • Earthfury Gauntlets Icon Earthfury Gauntlets
  • Blood Guard's Mail Vices Icon Blood Guard's Mail Vices
Belt
  • Corehound Belt Icon Corehound Belt
  • Belt of Ten Storms Icon Belt of Ten Storms
  • Sash of Mercy Icon Sash of Mercy
  • Whipvine Cord Icon Whipvine Cord
  • Earthfury Belt Icon Earthfury Belt
Legs
  • Empowered Leggings Icon Empowered Leggings
  • 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
Boots
  • Boots of Pure Thought Icon Boots of Pure Thought
  • Greaves of Ten Storms Icon Greaves of Ten Storms
  • Earthfury Boots Icon Earthfury Boots
  • Shimmering Geta Icon Shimmering Geta
Rings
  • Pure Elementium Band Icon Pure Elementium Band
  • Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band
  • Ring of Blackrock Icon Ring of Blackrock
  • Fordring's Seal Icon Fordring's Seal
  • Rosewine Circle Icon Rosewine Circle
Trinkets
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Enamored Water Spirit Icon Enamored Water Spirit (caster group)
  • Shard of the Scale Icon Shard of the Scale
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Mindtap Talisman Icon Mindtap Talisman
  • Natural Alignment Crystal Icon Natural Alignment Crystal
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Second Wind Icon Second Wind
Two-Hand
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • High Warlord's War Staff Icon High Warlord's War Staff
  • Amberseal Keeper Icon Amberseal Keeper
  • Shadow Wing Focus Staff Icon Shadow Wing Focus Staff
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
One-Hand
  • High Warlord's Battle Mace Icon High Warlord's Battle Mace
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer
Off-hand
  • Lei of the Lifegiver Icon Lei of the Lifegiver
  • Red Dragonscale Protector Icon Red Dragonscale Protector
  • High Warlord's Tome of Mending Icon High Warlord's Tome of Mending
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • 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.

6.

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.
8.

Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Restoration Shamans in Phase 3 of 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. In case you still need them, we have also included links to other phases of our Season of Mastery gear lists.

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Changelog

  • 07 Mar. 2022: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 08 Feb. 2022: Page added for Season of Mastery Phase 3.
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