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Restoration Druid Frequently Asked Questions in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 18, 2018 at 16:00 by Torty 35 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all of the frequently asked questions for a Restoration Druid in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Torty, one of the main Restoration Druid theorycrafters. He is an author of the Twig It spreadsheet and DPS action priority list. He currently raids in Pure.

1. Battle for Azeroth Restoration Druid Frequently Asked Questions

This section will go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Restoration Druids in Battle for Azeroth.

1.1. What Changed for Restoration Druid in BfA?

A summary of all changes can be found in our intro page.

1.2. How Much of Stat X Should I Have?

There are no goals for stats, no set amounts to aim for, no combinations of stat distributions that are good. It is a very common misconception to focus on stats, or aim for the "right" ones. They do not exist. The only stat that will always be correct to pick is Intellect.

1.3. Which Raid Frames Should I Use?

Grid2, VuhDo or ElvUI all provide strong, customisable raid frames options. Standard Blizzard frames, unfortunately, do not offer options to show the same amount information or ways to filter out useless information.

1.4. Can I Level to 120 as Restoration?

You can, but there are no good reasons to do it. Playstyle in any of the affinities is essentially the same as the specs they mimic, but with much lower damage. If you choose to still level as Restoration, make sure you drop any and all gear with Mastery on it and try to use any trinkets with damage procs or on-use effects.

1.5. Why Pick Abundance After Healing Touch Was Removed?

Healing Touch was never a good spell to cast in Legion, especially in dungeons, where your Mana mostly does not matter. It had some niche use on certain encounters which forced you to spot heal on the move, but that is about it. Abundance Icon Abundance was always picked for increased throughput on Regrowth Icon Regrowth. This continues to be the case.

1.6. Do Autumn Leaves Work with Germination?

Autumn Leaves Icon Autumn Leaves is extremely weak in dungeons and should only be used in a raid setting. Autumn Leaves stack.

1.7. Is Darkmoon Deck: Tides Worth Buying?

It is a good trinket for raiding and definitely worth the gold. You will probably not replace it until you start getting Mythic raid level trinkets.

It provides mediocre throughput for dungeons, no damage, and Mana is not worth much. It is good if you want to increase your item level, but you will replace it with good 350-360 item level trinkets. For more accurate trinket rankings please visit our Gear and Best in Slot page.

1.8. Two-Handed weapon or One-Handed plus Off-Hand?

Pick whichever option provides you the most Intellect. Seabreeze Icon Seabreeze provides slightly less Haste than an equal item level weapon would provide otherwise. The difference is however negligible and you should stick to the highest item level weapon available.

2. Changelog

  • 18 Aug. 2018: Weapon choice clarification.
  • 16 Aug. 2018: Added some questions.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Added page.
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