Restoration Druid Shadowlands Leveling Guide From 1 to 60

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Torty 3 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Restoration Druid leveling guide for Shadowlands. 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 gear while levelling. Try to avoid Mastery on gear since it does not provide any damage benefit.


Level by Level Rotation and Talents

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Level: 1

Talents to Level Up as a Restoration Druid

Your first talent row unlocks at Level 15.

Your talent set up should be as follows.


Rotation to Level Up as a Restoration Druid

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

  1. Moonfire Icon Moonfire is a great damage over time spell that you should use against any enemy you are fighting.
  2. 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.
  3. Use Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild for big pulls or powerful elite mobs.
  4. You gain all spells from a selected Affinity. Keep Rake Icon Rake up on any enemies you are fighting.
  5. 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.
  6. Use Swipe Icon Swipe if there are 2 or more enemies near you.
  7. Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite deals damage based on the amount of combo points spent. The damage is further increased for each Energy point used beyond 25, up to 25 extra.
  8. Use Rip Icon Rip instead of Ferocious Bite if you expect the enemy to live long enough for the DoT to do all of the damage.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Restoration Druid

With the new leveling system in Shadowlands, you will gain many of the class abilities passively as a part of levelling process. You will only start getting Restoration specific abilities and passives once you select it as your active specialisation after Level 10.

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.



Congratulations on reaching Level 60! Now that you have hit Level 60, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Guide added.
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