Dragonflight Healer Rankings: Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope Raiding Tier List (Patch 10.2.6) (Patch 10.2.6 / Season 4)

Last updated on May 04, 2024 at 15:00 by Seksixeny 27 comments

World of Warcraft has never been perfectly balanced, and Dragonflight is no exception. Some classes are better than others at the high end for raiding, and inevitably, a meta will exist. This guide will try to explain and rank the viability and strength of the various healing specializations for the current patch.

Disclaimer: This list will be updated as new tuning and class changes come out throughout the season.

1.

About the Tier List

April 26 early Season 4 update: with the first dungeon and raid clears coming through Preservation Evoker is performing very well with the buffed Season 1 tier bonus and friendly encounter design of Vault of the Incarnates. Restoration Shamans and Restoration Druids are also performing much better than originally anticipated, as are Holy Priests.

Holy Paladins are also doing well, but Mistweaver Monks and Discipline Priest had sizable nerfs, reflected in their lower throughput performance thus far when compared to the previous Season. Regardless, the unique healing style and powerful cooldowns of these 3 specs still makes them valuable to bring to the raid, and thus no B-ranks are currently to be awarded.

The rankings below reflect the current Amirdrassil raid meta and will be updated over time as more hotfixes and patches hit the live servers.

To understand why these rankings are the way they are, you first need to understand what is most valued in a raid setting. For healers, we value healing throughput, cooldowns, DPS output, and other miscellaneous utility.

1.1.

A Final Warning

Just because a healer is currently low ranked in the tier list, it does not mean that it is not viable or that it will not become much better after balance changes. Also, excellent players will always be deserving of a raid spot, regardless of their specialization.

The main exception is when you require a specific healer to bring utility that is needed for a particular encounter (such as Rescue Icon Rescue for low mobility classes), or one of the main raid buffs, such as Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild, Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude, or Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura.

2.

Dragonflight Healer Tier List for Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope

You can find the summarized healer tier list below, but make sure to also check the individual section for each healer in order to understand our ranking reasoning and specialization perks.

  1. Holy Priest (S-Tier)
  2. Mistweaver Monk (A-Tier)
  3. Discipline Priest (A-Tier)
  4. Holy Paladin (A-Tier)
  5. Restoration Shaman (A-Tier)
  6. Preservation Evoker (A-Tier)
  7. Restoration Druid (A-Tier)
2.1.

DPS and Tank Class Rankings

If you are interested in other rankings for the Season 3 raid in Dragonflight, please click the links below.

3.

Full Healer Class Rankings

As the raid to world first unfolds, the healing meta becomes clearer, and this new list should more adequately display the current state of things. Regardless, we will be continuing to monitor and update the healing tier list as new hotfixes are deployed or new playstyles developed.

3.1.

S-Tier

3.1.1.

Holy Priest

April 26 early Season 4 update: Holy Priest also dodged nerfs running into Season 4 and was already one of the most popular specializations in all raid bosses due to its flexible healing profile and ease of play. Combined with previous major buffs, Holy Priest is looking to return to the spotlight in Season 4 as the top healer for most players.

Healing Throughput: Holy has decent throughput and is able to cover all types of incoming damage with its versatile kit of healing tools, which includes Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending, Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal, Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing and the Holy Words Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation plus Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify. While it is not the best throughput healer by any means, its healing is solid and easy to set up.

Cooldowns: Holy has some powerful healing cooldowns in Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation, Apotheosis Icon Apotheosis, and Divine Hymn Icon Divine Hymn, all of which can do a large amount of burst healing when used at the right timings. Its tank external is Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit, which increases healing taken by the target and prevents death while active. Due to its unique healing-increasing powers, it can be extremely good in situations where you need to heal a friendly NPC for a large amount.

Damage Output: While Holy Priests can do a lot of damage if they commit globals to damage abilities, doing so forces them to stop healing, which is not ideal. Thus, in harder content, much of the damage potential comes from using Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion on the right targets while they are using DPS cooldowns.

Utility: Holy Priest has fantastic utility, which justifies its current rank: Symbol of Hope Icon Symbol of Hope, even post nerf, is still a very strong raid cooldown, especially in the hands of coordinated groups that have their personal cooldowns assigned around its usage. They also provide the Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude raid buff and the DPS buff Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion mentioned above. Finally, their Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel is often invaluable in raid encounters and, while more niche, Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith can be a lifesaver in some situations.

Defensively and mobility-wise, Priest is rather weak and mostly relies on Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer and Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather, but it is also the only healer that can keep healing after dying with Spirit of Redemption Icon Spirit of Redemption, which is of fantastic value in some bosses with hard execute phases.

Overall, Holy Priests' perks, ease of use, and versatility allow them to be a jack of all trades, and while they are not masters of any type of healing, their stacked healing and spot healing capabilities are significant, as is the extra damage reduction they provide for the raid with Symbol of Hope Icon Symbol of Hope.

3.2.

A-Tier

3.2.1.

Mistweaver Monk

April 26 early Season 4 update: Mistweaver Monk received a large healing nerf, but is still one of the few healers capable of doing massive single target burst healing on demand with little concerns for Mana, especially when helped out by Innervate Icon Innervate. Revival Icon Revival is also still one of the few ways to deal with a large amount of harmful debuffs and Mistweaver brings the often elusive Mystic Touch Icon Mystic Touch raid debuff.

Healing Throughput: Mistweaver has excellent throughput and is able to cover all types of incoming damage with its versatile Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist and Vivify Icon Vivify healing kit. Much of its healing is delivered over time and lacks targeting, such as the healing produced by Essence Font Icon Essence Font and most cooldowns. Some of their healing also requires being in melee range of an enemy target, especially when looking to convert damage into healing with Ancient Teachings Icon Ancient Teachings, Awakened Faeline Icon Awakened Faeline, and Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane.

Cooldowns: Revival Icon Revival is the best-known Monk cooldown, and it dispels everyone while also doing massive healing. Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane and Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent Icon Invoke Yu'lon, the Jade Serpent are strong healing cooldowns with different use cases, and Monk has a lot of short cooldowns such as Faeline Stomp Icon Faeline Stomp, Sheilun's Gift Icon Sheilun's Gift, and Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea, which provide flexible benefits depending on the spells you combo them with. Mistweaver's tank external is Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon, which provides a massive shield and increases healing over time taken by the target.

Damage Output: Mistweaver Monks can do a lot of damage with Rising Sun Kick Icon Rising Sun Kick, Spinning Crane Kick Icon Spinning Crane Kick, Blackout Kick Icon Blackout Kick, and Tiger Palm Icon Tiger Palm. Most importantly, their damage converts into healing efficiently with talents such as Ancient Teachings Icon Ancient Teachings, Awakened Faeline Icon Awakened Faeline, and Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane Icon Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane. These conversions create scenarios where dealing damage is the optimal healing strategy and empower Monks to be the top damage-dealing healers in raids.

Utility: Monks have a strong raid buff in Mystic Touch Icon Mystic Touch and provide buffs to close allies with Generous Pour Icon Generous Pour and Close to Heart Icon Close to Heart. They also have unique utility such as Ring of Peace Icon Ring of Peace, can interrupt with Spear Hand Strike Icon Spear Hand Strike, and instantly AoE stun with Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep. They can also dispel MagicMagic, DiseaseDisease, and PoisonPoison effects with Detox Icon Detox. Unfortunately, as long as Mystic Touch Icon Mystic Touch is already covered, none of the other utility tools are significant in a raid setting.

Defensively, Monk has multiple cooldowns: the massively buffed Expel Harm Icon Expel Harm, Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew, Dampen Harm Icon Dampen Harm, and Diffuse Magic Icon Diffuse Magic all contribute towards making Mistweaver one of the toughest healers when played well. Mobility-wise, Monk is also exceptional with Tiger's Lust Icon Tiger's Lust, the customizable Roll Icon Roll, and the instant teleportation of Transcendence Icon Transcendence, making knockbacks and other movement-related mechanics easy to solve.

Overall, Mistweavers are one of the top healers of the current tier, and while they can be somewhat hard to play due to the large amount of buttons, cooldowns, and moving parts in their kit, they bring top throughput and unique tools to heal the large amount of friendly NPCs in Amirdrassil and Revival Icon Revival, which is invaluable on the final boss.

3.2.2.

Discipline Priest

April 26 early Season 4 update: despite the harsh nerf to Atonement Icon Atonement healing and general throughput, Discipline Priest still brings by far the highest DPS contribution of all healers and powerful damage reduction abilities to a raid group. Its burst healing profile also remains untouched but the rotation of raids will make it much harder to memorize and get used to all the fights, making it much harder to produce consistently great numbers for most players.

Healing Throughput: Discipline can have strong throughput but has difficulty with spot healing in raids as it is tied to predictable burst timings driven by its short cooldowns. On the upside, it has frequent raid burst healing windows enabled by Atonement Icon Atonement spreading from Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance and multiple single-target applicators, such as Renew Icon Renew and Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield, which makes it a strong healer against periodic raid burst damage patterns.

Cooldowns: Discipline has a very powerful healing cooldown in Power Word: Barrier Icon Power Word: Barrier, which offers massive damage reduction, but only inside its small area of effect. Rapture Icon Rapture is also a strong cooldown for both emergency spot healing and ramp setups. Post-revamp, Discipline can easily amplify its Atonement Icon Atonement healing with Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend, as many of the old cooldowns are now baked into it. Finally, its tank external is Pain Suppression Icon Pain Suppression, which provides a large amount of damage reduction for its target.

Damage Output: Discipline Priests tend to bring the strongest healer DPS in-game due to their rotation heavily involving the use of DPS abilities for Atonement Icon Atonement healing (which includes multiple DPS cooldowns) and the Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion cooldown, which is a significant raid damage gain when used well.

Utility: Discipline Priest has good utility, as they provide the Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude raid buff and the DPS buff Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion mentioned above. Their Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel, even post-nerf, is also often invaluable in raid encounters and, while more niche, Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith can be a lifesaver in some situations.

Defensively and mobility-wise, Discipline Priest might be the weakest healer of all, with only Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer, Fade Icon Fade (with Translucent Image Icon Translucent Image), and Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather to help out in those areas.

Overall, Discipline Priests have a tight kit that can perform well for healing multiple situations, while also doing significant DPS and bringing multiple damage reduction options. While it is still not the ideal healer in random player spot-healing-heavy scenarios, other healers can easily cover that gap, leaving Discipline to be one of the best healers at doing everything else in the current tier.

3.2.3.

Holy Paladin

April 26 early Season 4 update: Holy Paladin received no changes in a start of season defined by significant healer nerfs. While this does not make them S-Rank just yet due to their very low starting healing baseline, it is a step in their way back to the top of the healing ladder, helped out by their high spot-healing capabilities and great damage reduction tools.

Healing Throughput: Paladins has decent raw throughput, some of which is delivered as absorb shield healing from Barrier of Faith Icon Barrier of Faith, Greater Judgment Icon Greater Judgment, and Overflowing Light Icon Overflowing Light, as well as Tyr's Deliverance Icon Tyr's Deliverance and Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock, allowing for high amounts of spot healing, which also cleaves off the tank with Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light and its supporting talents.

Cooldowns: Holy sports a strong healing increase cooldown in Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath, a large damage reduction cooldowns for the raid with Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery plus Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura, and a fine tank external with Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice. Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll and Daybreak Icon Daybreak can be pressed frequently for large cooldown healing, as well, and Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands is great for emergencies.

Damage Output: While not as strong as it once was, Holy Paladin still has a decent damage profile, and you can get a lot of damage from your melee swings and rotational abilities such as Judgment Icon Judgment. Using Blessing of Summer Icon Blessing of Summer on the right targets also provide a good amount of damage.

Utility: Holy Paladin sports some of the best unique utility in the game with their Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection, Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura, and Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura. They can also interrupt on a short cooldown with Rebuke Icon Rebuke, crowd control with Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice, Turn Evil Icon Turn Evil, Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light, and Repentance Icon Repentance, and combat ress with Intercession Icon Intercession.

They dispel MagicMagic, DiseaseDisease, and PoisonPoison effects with Cleanse Icon Cleanse, any movement-impairing effect with Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom. Defensively wise, Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield is the only immunity ability provided to a healer class, and they also have plate armor, strong defensive talents, and Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection. Their mobility is mostly tied to Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed, making it one of the few things where Paladins do not excel.

Overall, Holy Paladin still has a very strong kit and an almost guaranteed spot in a raid, even if their overall throughput is currently quite low, as they are one of the top spot healing specialists.

3.2.4.

Restoration Shaman

April 26 early Season 4 update: Restoration Shaman received an unexpected 5% healing nerf, but is statistically still performing very well throughput wise. Ultimately, Restoration will always have great throughput in a progression environment where Mastery can accrue value and Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem, Ancestral Protection Totem Icon Ancestral Protection Totem, and other raid survivability tools can be used to great effect, but it still lacks a raid buff and is reliant on stacked healing. Mana sustain can also be a problem, but not currently due to Resurgence Icon Resurgence plus very high critical strike levels from gear on top of 15% extra crit from the buffed Season 1 set.

Healing Throughput: Restoration has decent healing for all situations but suffers from having much of its area healing tied to Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain, which requires a large number of players to be inside and damaged for its duration. Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal is a much more versatile spell, especially with Tidebringer Icon Tidebringer, but taxes Mana heavily, limiting its use. A similar situation arises with Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave and Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge, creating an environment where Shamans have tools for all situations but are not particularly good in any situation.

Cooldowns: Shaman has multiple powerful healing cooldowns: Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem is the most well-known and allows you to survive healing reduction effects or extreme raid damage, especially if unevenly distributed. Unleash Life Icon Unleash Life, Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem, Ascendance Icon Ascendance and Spiritwalker's Tidal Totem Icon Spiritwalker's Tidal Totem serve as multipliers to your healing, as does Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave to an extent, and all of them can be very powerful if you are using them at the right time. Healing Tide Totem Icon Healing Tide Totem is also a decent healing cooldown, which has lower potency than similar effects from other healers but also allows you to continue casting during its duration. Earthen Wall Totem Icon Earthen Wall Totem is a small but powerful cooldown, especially against many small hits. Finally, and notably, Restoration lacks a tank external, but has Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield and Earthen Harmony Icon Earthen Harmony's passive damage reduction to compensate.

Damage Output: Restoration Shaman has multiple strong damage tools, but most require taking specific talents and dedicating many cooldowns to DPSing. Examples include Acid Rain Icon Acid Rain which turns Healing Rain Icon Healing Rain into a strong damage effect, Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper which provides burst damage, Lava Surge Icon Lava Surge for instant damage with Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst and Master of the Elements Icon Master of the Elements to increase your damage (and healing!) after each Lava Burst cast.

Utility: Restoration Shaman is known for its many utility tools, but these also tend to be extremely niche. Besides the aforementioned Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem which can occasionally be the only cooldown that works in extreme situations, Ancestral Protection Totem Icon Ancestral Protection Totem has the unique power of resurrecting someone, making it very useful for suiciding dangerous mechanics. Shamans also have Ancestral Vigor Icon Ancestral Vigor for passively increasing raid health, Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem to break fear, charm , and sleep effects, Poison Cleansing Totem Icon Poison Cleansing Totem for mass removing poisons, and Stoneskin Totem Icon Stoneskin Totem against physical damage, as well as many other niche utility options.

Restoration Shaman also has good survivability talent options in Brimming with Life Icon Brimming with Life and Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift plus its supporting talents, as well as Earth Elemental Icon Earth Elemental or Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf, which doubles as a mobility tool. Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf and Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind are the primary burst movement options, but Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace can be even stronger, as it allows you to cast while moving. Finally, Shaman has the unique perk of being able to self-resurrect with Reincarnation Icon Reincarnation!

Overall, Restoration Shamans are strong all-rounders due to their versatile toolkit, and can occasionally be indispensable due to their unique utility. They are currently doing great healing in the raid, but do not bring a useful raid buff, which makes them more of an afterthought addition to a healing roster, once all mandatory spots are filled.

3.2.5.

Preservation Evoker

May 04 early Season 4 update: outside of the favorable Vault encounter design, Preservation is doing middling healing, making it a good, but by no means top healer for the average Dragonflight raid. Regardless, Nasz'uro, the Unbound Legacy Icon Nasz'uro, the Unbound Legacy, the versatile Season 1 tier, and unique utility like Rescue Icon Rescue and Time Spiral Icon Time Spiral will keep it in the A-tier alongside most of the other healers.

Healing Throughput: Preservation has excellent burst healing, especially against raid-wide damage with its frequent Essence Burst Icon Essence Burst-powered Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom casts, further amplified by Cycle of Life Icon Cycle of Life. Temporal Anomaly Icon Temporal Anomaly can also be used to create multiple Echo Icon Echos, which can then serve to replicate Reversion Icon Reversion (with Golden Hour Icon Golden Hour for burst), Dream Breath Icon Dream Breath, or Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace (which also activates Lifebind Icon Lifebind for extra healing when followed up by high self-healing abilities such as Emerald Communion Icon Emerald Communion, Spiritbloom Icon Spiritbloom, or Living Flame Icon Living Flame).

Cooldowns: Evoker is a very cooldown-oriented healer, ranging from the extremely powerful but high cooldown Rewind Icon Rewind, to the short "build your own cooldown" Stasis Icon Stasis. Emerald Communion Icon Emerald Communion is also a decent cooldown when appropriately used with high Lifebind Icon Lifebind counts. Zephyr Icon Zephyr has a small target cap but reduces damage taken significantly. Finally, its external cooldown is Time Dilation Icon Time Dilation, which delays 50% of the damage taken by the target on a very short cooldown.

Damage Output: Preservation Evoker has good AoE damage potential and can also do high single-target damage if you can get into a rhythm of casting an Ancient Flame Icon Ancient Flame-empowered Living Flame Icon Living Flame every time you press Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom or Verdant Embrace Icon Verdant Embrace. Using Living Flame will also be made easier by the return of the Vault tier set, which makes it instant cast and increases its damage and healing.

Utility: Preservation has a lot of niche, but occasionally indispensable, utility. It has a raid buff, Blessing of the Bronze Icon Blessing of the Bronze, and a strong permanent healer buff in Source of Magic Icon Source of Magic with Potent Mana Icon Potent Mana. Landslide Icon Landslide serves as a mass rooting effect, which can be essential in specific fights. Rescue Icon Rescue allows the Evoker to move any player around and is fantastic in encounters with strong knockback mechanics that can be ignored with it. Time Spiral Icon Time Spiral serves a similar purpose and keeps your raid mobile even when mobility personals need to be used back to back. Zephyr Icon Zephyr has already been mentioned for its damage reduction above, but can also be used for its movement speed increase.

Evokers can also remove MagicMagic and PoisonPoison with Naturalize Icon Naturalize, and Cauterizing Flame Icon Cauterizing Flame can remove bleeds, curses, and almost all other non-magic debuffs. The bleed removal component is especially useful in some raid encounters where only immunities or a Paladin's Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection can remove high-damage bleeds.

Defensively, Preservation is one of the weakest healers' baseline but compensates by having two personal cooldowns: Obsidian Scales Icon Obsidian Scales and Renewing Blaze Icon Renewing Blaze, which have relatively short cooldowns. Movement and knockbacks are very easy to deal with due to the double-jump mechanic native to Evokers and the short cooldown Hover Icon Hover.

Overall, Preservation Evoker is a cooldown machine likely to have something to use on every major incoming damage source. Its sustained healing is not the best, but through tier bonuses and Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom or Echo Icon Echo combos, it works well enough to still be significant during cooldown downtime. It is also noteworthy that Preservation is one of the most flexible healers on whether to use its resources for DPS or healing, as the situation demands.

Unfortunately, these strengths are counterbalanced by the radius limitations of Emerald Blossom Icon Emerald Blossom, the complexities of Echo Icon Echo gameplay, and by Preservation having a lower range than other healers, making Preservation a poor choice for spread fights. Their utility is also mostly already covered by DPS Evokers, making them weak in that regard as well.

3.2.6.

Restoration Druid

April 26 early Season 4 update: Restoration Druid had a global 5% healing nerf coming into Season 4. While not completely unexpected due to their dominant position in Mythic+, this nerf has seemingly done little to lower Druid's throughput in raids, and they remain a strong throughput provider which also brings the critical Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild raid buff. The main looming issue for Druids is Mana management, as they often rely on external trinkets such as Amalgam's Seventh Spine Icon Amalgam's Seventh Spine, but the options this tier are much weaker for this purpose.

Healing Throughput: Druid has very high throughput potential, and is unique among healer classes in that it mostly relies on heals over time, such as Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom and Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation, to deliver its healing. This delivery method works well in Aberrus due to the high amount of constant raid damage happening in most encounters. Most of their heals can also be done while moving, allowing throughput to remain high even in the most hectic of raid bosses.

Cooldowns: Restoration has good healing cooldowns in Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life, Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits, and Flourish Icon Flourish, which can be used separately or as part of a burst healing combo, which can heal through high amounts of damage. Its tank external, Ironbark Icon Ironbark reduces damage taken and increases healing taken by the target, making it one of the best tools of its kind, especially due to its relatively low cooldown.

Damage Output: While Restoration Druids can do a lot of damage if they optimize their talents for it and use Cat Form Icon Cat Form and / or Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild, focusing on damage will tank their healing, which means that, in a raid setting, most of their damage will typically come from the usage of Sunfire Icon Sunfire, Moonfire Icon Moonfire, and Nature's Vigil Icon Nature's Vigil, along with their healing cooldowns. While this damage is something, it is generally weak when compared to other healers.

Utility: Druids have their own raid cooldown in Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild, and also bring Innervate Icon Innervate, which can be used on themselves or other healers, Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar for a short-cooldown raid-wide movement speed increase and Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex plus Typhoon Icon Typhoon to control enemy movements or Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement to completely stop them, if needed.

Mobility-wise, Druid is quite strong with the passive speed gain of Cat Form Icon Cat Form and burst speed of Tiger Dash Icon Tiger Dash / Dash Icon Dash or Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge, on top of being able to cast most of their rotation while moving and at range. Their main defensive is Barkskin Icon Barkskin, which has a very low cooldown, and they can shift into Bear Form Icon Bear Form at will to make themselves even tankier.

Overall, Restoration Druids have decent utility and a unique healing style, further pushed by Grove Guardians Icon Grove Guardians, but also relatively low healing, especially of the burst kind, making them a relatively weak option currently.

4.

Changelog

  • 04 May 2024: Further rankings update for Aberrus statistics.
  • 26 Apr. 2024: Updated with early Season 4 healing statistics.
  • 17 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4 post healer nerfs.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for patch 10.2.6.
  • 20 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for the upcoming 23th Jan hotfixes.
  • 12 Jan. 2024: Updated for patch 10.2.5.
  • 17 Nov. 2023: Updates mid road to world first progression.
  • 30 Oct. 2023: Reviewed and updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 22 Aug. 2023: Updates for this reset's hotfixes.
  • 08 Aug. 2023: Updates for this reset's hotfixes.
  • 23 Jul. 2023: Further updates considering upcoming hotfixes.
  • 05 Jul. 2023: Updated for patch 10.1.5.
  • 07 May 2023: Updated for Season 2 of Dragonflight.
  • 06 Feb. 2023: Updated for patch 10.0.5.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Season 1 of Dragonflight.
  • 18 Aug. 2022: Updated for Season 4.
  • 23 Jun. 2022: Check-in since last update.
  • 25 Apr. 2022: Updated after first few weeks of Mythic.
  • 18 Feb. 2022: Updated for patch 9.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2021: Updated for patch 9.1.5.
  • 04 Aug. 2021: Updated for first couple of Mythic weeks.
  • 13 Jul. 2021: Updated after Heroic week.
  • 24 Jun. 2021: Page added.
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