Restoration Druid Leveling Guide from 1 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Torty 67 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Restoration Druid leveling guide for Dragonflight. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Druid leveling guide.


Gear Options

The best gearing while levelling is quick and easy upgrades with the highest item level possible, stats are not relevant, and the gear will be swiftly replaced as you go through the levels, so try not to go too out of your way for a single piece of equipment while levelling. Try to avoid Mastery on gear since it does not provide any damage benefit.


Level by Level Rotation and Talents

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60

Talents to Level Up as a Restoration Druid

Your first talent row unlocks at Level 10. Choosing Restoration Druid automatically gives you Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation and Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend.

Note that talent recommendations for leveling will differ from talent recommendations for Mythic+ and raids at max level.

Rows 1-4 Talents are as follows:

  1. Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom
  2. Nature's Swiftness Icon Nature's Swiftness
  3. Passing Seasons Icon Passing Seasons
  4. Cenarion Ward Icon Cenarion Ward
  5. Improved Regrowth Icon Improved Regrowth
  6. Ysera's Gift Icon Ysera's Gift
  7. Grove Tending Icon Grove Tending
  8. Omen of Clarity Icon Omen of Clarity

Rows 5-7 Talents are as follows:

  1. Efflorescence Icon Efflorescence
  2. Tranquility Icon Tranquility
  3. Ironbark Icon Ironbark
  4. Grove Guardians Icon Grove Guardians
  5. Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest
  6. Cultivation Icon Cultivation
  7. Harmonious Blooming Icon Harmonious Blooming x2
  8. Rampant Growth Icon Rampant Growth
  9. Unstoppable Growth Icon Unstoppable Growth x2
  10. Verdancy Icon Verdancy

Rows 8-10 Talents are as follows:

  1. Adaptive Swarm Icon Adaptive Swarm
  2. Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits
  3. Verdant Infusion Icon Verdant Infusion
  4. Unbridled Swarm Icon Unbridled Swarm
  5. Master Shapeshifter Icon Master Shapeshifter
  6. Photosynthesis Icon Photosynthesis
  7. Cenarius' Guidance Icon Cenarius' Guidance
  8. Undergrowth Icon Undergrowth
  9. Spring Blossoms Icon Spring Blossoms
  10. Budding Leaves Icon Budding Leaves x1

Rotation to Level Up as a Restoration Druid

Starting at Level 1, you only have one main attack ability: Wrath Icon Wrath.

  1. Adaptive Swarm Icon Adaptive Swarm should be used on cooldown for healing and damage.
  2. Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits is a great spell to damage an enemy and heal your group quickly.
  3. Moonfire Icon Moonfire is a great damage over time spell that you should use against any enemy you are fighting.
  4. Sunfire Icon Sunfire deals damage to a target, similar to Moonfire. It will also apply a damage over time effect to all enemies within 8 yards at level 32.
  5. Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite deals damage based on the amount of combo points spent. The damage is increased further for each Energy point used beyond 25, up to 25 extra.
  6. Use Rip Icon Rip instead of Ferocious Bite if you expect the enemy to live long enough for the DoT to do all the damage.
  7. You gain your first talent point, spend it on Rake Icon Rake.
  8. Use Thrash Icon Thrash if there are 2 or more enemies near you.
  9. Cat Form Icon Cat Form. You move 30% faster in Cat Form. This also unlocks Shred Icon Shred, a single target attack only usable in Cat Form and awards 1 Combo Point.
  10. Use Swipe Icon Swipe if there are 2 or more enemies near you, and Thrash is already up.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Restoration Druid

Keep in mind that most of your abilities for leveling come in the form of talents, and you should path towards them specifically.

If you want an in-depth overview of all your abilities, click on the button below:


Restoration Druid War Mode Talents for Leveling

In this section, we will highlight the most useful War Mode PvP talents to speed up your levelling process. Unfortunately, none of the others provide anything useful in terms of damage output.

  • Master Shapeshifter Icon Master Shapeshifter increases all your bleed damage by 30% while you are in Cat Form Icon Cat Form.
  • Thorns Icon Thorns provides incredible damage against any enemies that hit you in melee.


Congratulations on reaching Level 70! Now that you have hit Level 70, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 26 Mar. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 02 Dec. 2023: Updated the talent tree.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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