Restoration Druid Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Mar 20, 2019 at 19:20 by Torty 47 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Restoration Druid in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

1. Best in Slot for Restoration Druids

We do not believe Best in Slot list is possible to make due to way stat weights work for Restoration Druids. Each secondary stat is extremely close to each other with Intellect increasing the most per each item level. The optimal gearing strategy in this case would be to just equip highest item level pieces whenever possible, excluding trinket and Azerite armor pieces.

Having said all that, there will be a few situations where item level upgrades will not be actual upgrades. Sockets are usually worth a bit more than 10 item levels, Leech on the first 2-3 pieces is worth about 15-20 item levels, Avoidance is worth around 10-15.

Seal of the Zandalari Empire Icon Seal of the Zandalari Empire and Loa Exultant's Shroud Icon Loa Exultant's Shroud set bonus works on all Battle of Dazar'alor bosses, in Atal'Dazar, and King's Rest dungeons. 150 Intellect bonus is equal to roughly 3 sockets, making it extremely hard to replace these 2 pieces.

2. Trinkets

We will list notable trinkets that you should aim to get. Most of the World Quest trinkets offer similar power to each other and to Conch of Dark Whispers Icon Conch of Dark Whispers with the exception of Dinobone Charm Icon Dinobone Charm, which is listed on this page separately.

2.1. Trinket Tier Rankings for Raiding

Rankings by tiers assume equal item levels. Any disparities in item levels, sockets and Leech on trinkets within one tier will make them better than others. With enough of an item level gap, trinkets from lower tiers can surpass those from higher ones.

  1. Tier S:Fangs of Intertwined Essence Icon Fangs of Intertwined Essence, Tidal Alchemist Stone Icon Tidal Alchemist Stone, Spirited Alchemist Stone Icon Spirited Alchemist Stone, Eternal Alchemist Stone Icon Eternal Alchemist Stone, Incandescent Sliver Icon Incandescent Sliver.
  2. Tier A: Crest of Pa'ku Icon Crest of Pa'ku, Conch of Dark Whispers Icon Conch of Dark Whispers, Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix Icon Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix, Dinobone Charm Icon Dinobone Charm, Lion's Grace Icon Lion's Grace, Doom's Hatred Icon Doom's Hatred, Sea Giant's Tidestone Icon Sea Giant's Tidestone.
  3. Tier B: Ward of Envelopment Icon Ward of Envelopment, Mirror of Entwined Fate Icon Mirror of Entwined Fate, Lady Waycrest's Music Box Icon Lady Waycrest's Music Box, Ignition Mage's Fuse Icon Ignition Mage's Fuse, Moonstone of Zin-Azshari Icon Moonstone of Zin-Azshari.
  4. Tier C: Inoculating Extract Icon Inoculating Extract, Revitalizing Voodoo Totem Icon Revitalizing Voodoo Totem, Dread Gladiator's Medallion Icon Dread Gladiator's Medallion.
  5. Tier D: Balefire Branch Icon Balefire Branch.

2.2. Trinket Tier Rankings for Mythic+

  1. Tier A: Ignition Mage's Fuse Icon Ignition Mage's Fuse, Dinobone Charm Icon Dinobone Charm.
  2. Tier B: Ward of Envelopment Icon Ward of Envelopment, Mirror of Entwined Fate Icon Mirror of Entwined Fate, Conch of Dark Whispers Icon Conch of Dark Whispers, Incandescent Sliver Icon Incandescent Sliver, Eternal Alchemist Stone Icon Eternal Alchemist Stone, Spirited Alchemist Stone Icon Spirited Alchemist Stone, Lady Waycrest's Music Box Icon Lady Waycrest's Music Box, Tidal Alchemist Stone Icon Tidal Alchemist Stone, Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix Icon Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix, Lion's Grace Icon Lion's Grace, Doom's Hatred Icon Doom's Hatred.
  3. Tier C: Crest of Pa'ku Icon Crest of Pa'ku, Dread Gladiator's Medallion Icon Dread Gladiator's Medallion, Inoculating Extract Icon Inoculating Extract, Revitalizing Voodoo Totem Icon Revitalizing Voodoo Totem, Sea Giant's Tidestone Icon Sea Giant's Tidestone, Moonstone of Zin-Azshari Icon Moonstone of Zin-Azshari.
  4. Tier D: Balefire Branch Icon Balefire Branch, Fangs of Intertwined Essence Icon Fangs of Intertwined Essence.

3. Azerite Gear for Restoration Druids

For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.

4. Changelog

  • 20 Mar. 2019: Added Tortollan Seekers world quest trinkets.
  • 22 Feb. 2019: Updated trinket rankings, added Gift of the Loa set.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Updated for Battle for Dazar'alor.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Update for Patch 8.1.
  • 01 Oct. 2018: Updated trinket rankings.
  • 09 Sep. 2018: Updated trinket rankings for latest hotfixes.
  • 01 Sep. 2018: Updated trinket rankings.
  • 23 Aug. 2018: Removed Doom's Hatred from the trinket list.
  • 18 Aug. 2018: Added Dinobone Charm and Leyshock's Grand Compilation trinkets.
  • 16 Aug. 2018: Updated trinket rankings.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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