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Restoration Druid Healing Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 30, 2017 at 19:09 by Vlad 175 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Restoration Druids. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.2.

The other pages of our Restoration Druid guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Gamko, a top Restoration Druid who raids in Serenity, one of the best guilds in the world.

1. Artifact Progression

There are two different Artifact progression paths you can take for your first 35 Artifact points, as a Restoration Druid, and a single path for the remaining points.

1.1. First Path

Artifact Progression - Path #1

We recommend this path as the default way of distributing your Artifact points. It will increase your throughput and allow you to cast Tranquility Icon Tranquility while moving, both of which are very valuable things to go for.

  1.  Icon Essence of G'Hanir
  2.  Icon Nature's Vigor
  3.  Icon Grovewalker
  4.  Icon Nature's Essence
  5.  Icon Essence of Nordrassil
  6.  Icon Dreamwalker
  7.  Icon Blooms of G'Hanir (you can skip this if you want to get  Icon Tranquil Mind sooner, and take it immediately after that)
  8.  Icon Armor of the Ancients
  9.  Icon Blessing of the World Tree
  10.  Icon Tranquil Mind
  11.  Icon Infusion of Nature
  12.  Icon Persistence
  13.  Icon Knowledge of the Ancients
  14.  Icon Power of the Archdruid
  15.  Icon Natural Mending
  16.  Icon Seeds of the World Tree
  17.  Icon Mark of Shifting
  18.  Icon G'Hanir's Bloom

1.2. Second Path

Artifact Progression - Path #2

This path focuses on solving Mana problems at the expense of increased throughput and the ability to use Tranquility Icon Tranquility while moving. We do not recommend it as a default choice, but it is a possibility.

  1.  Icon Essence of G'Hanir
  2.  Icon Nature's Vigor
  3.  Icon Infusion of Nature
  4.  Icon Persistence
  5.  Icon Knowledge of the Ancients
  6.  Icon Power of the Archdruid
  7.  Icon Grovewalker
  8.  Icon Nature's Essence
  9.  Icon Blooms of G'Hanir (you can skip this if you want to get  Icon Dreamwalker sooner, and take it immediately after that)
  10.  Icon Essence of Nordrassil
  11.  Icon Dreamwalker
  12.  Icon Armor of the Ancients
  13.  Icon Blessing of the World Tree
  14.  Icon Tranquil Mind
  15.  Icon Natural Mending
  16.  Icon Seeds of the World Tree
  17.  Icon Mark of Shifting
  18.  Icon G'Hanir's Bloom

1.3. Patch 7.2 Artifact Points

Artifact Progression Above Level 35

After this distributing your first 35 points, your remaining points should be distributed as follows.

  1. Grace of the Cenarion Circle Icon Grace of the Cenarion Circle
  2.  Icon Knowledge of the Ancients
  3.  Icon Infusion of Nature
  4.  Icon Grovewalker
  5.  Icon Persistence
  6. Eternal Restoration Icon Eternal Restoration
  7. Joy of Spring Icon Joy of Spring
  8. Deep Rooted Icon Deep Rooted
  9.  Icon Essence of Nordrassil
  10.  Icon Natural Mending
  11.  Icon Blessing of the World Tree
  12.  Icon Seeds of the World Tree
  13.  Icon Armor of the Ancients
  14. Concordance of the Legionfall Icon Concordance of the Legionfall

Note that the order of the traits after Deep Rooted Icon Deep Rooted is more or less preference-based, so feel free to modify it. Also note that this path takes the Mana traits first, but if you are not lacking for Mana, you can skip directly to the throughput traits instead (so skip the first 2).

2. Relic Choice

When choosing which Relics to use, always take the one that grants you the highest item level, regardless of the benefit it offers. When having to choose between Relics that grant the same item level, chose based on the following trait enhancement considerations.

  1.  Icon Knowledge of the Ancients helps alleviate some Mana issues if you choose the first Artifact path, and it is generally the best trait to enhance.
  2.  Icon Infusion of Nature could be useful for saving more Mana, but it is only justified if you have intensive Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth usage.
  3.  Icon Grovewalker is a simple throughput increase.
  4.  Icon Persistence can be a good choice if you do not need to enhance the previous 2 traits.
  5.  Icon Essence of Nordrassil is a good choice if your raid is often within your Efflorescence Icon Efflorescence.
  6.  Icon Natural Mending to make your Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend an even better spot-healing tool.

Lacking any of these Relics,  Icon Armor of the Ancients and  Icon Seeds of the World Tree provide minor benefits.

3. ChangeLog

  • 30 Mar. 2017: Changed the 7.2 artifact path to move the Grace of the Cenarion Circle trait to the first position.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: Added path for the artifact traits added in Patch 7.2 and made a slight change to the relic priority.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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