Restoration Druid Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 22:51 by Torty 1 comment
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Restoration Druid in World of Warcraft Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Restoration Druid Healer gear and best in slot.

1.

Best in Slot for Restoration Druids

We do not believe a strict Best in Slot list is possible to make due to way stat weights work for Restoration Druids. Secondary stat are 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 trinkets 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.

There is no recommended cloak for this raid, as players will have access to the Legendary Cloak, Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Icon Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve. The gear below shows only the slots you can get definite Best in Slot pieces for. For the rest, you will have to use whichever items you have available with highest item level, Leech, and sockets.

Slot Item Source
Helm Stygian Guise Icon Stygian Guise Maut in Ny'alotha
Shoulders Tentacle-Laced Spaulders Icon Tentacle-Laced Spaulders Residuum
Chest Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass Icon Tortured Fleshbeast Cuirass Carapace of N'Zoth in Ny'alotha
Ring #1 Logic Loop of Recursion Icon Logic Loop of Recursion Operation: Mechagon
Ring #2 Rebooting Bit Band Icon Rebooting Bit Band Operation: Mechagon
Trinket #1 Forbidden Obsidian Claw Icon Forbidden Obsidian Claw Maut in Ny'alotha
Trinket #2 Vita-Charged Titanshard Icon Vita-Charged Titanshard Ra-den the Despoiled in Ny'alotha

Make sure to check our Stats and Enchants pages to check how to fill the rest of your slots and what consumables you need.

2.

Weapons

You should be picking whichever combination will give you the most Intellect. There are a few exceptions listed below:

  • Seabreeze Icon Seabreeze is a unique weapon that provides Haste on proc, although a slightly lower average than an equal item level weapon would. It also has a very low proc rate and a rather long buff duration, which makes it very random. You should generally avoid picking the same item level Seabreeze over any other weapon.
  • Neural Synapse Enhancer Icon Neural Synapse Enhancer is a terrible weapon that you should avoid using. Self damage and below average amount of Intellect, even with optimal usage, make it worse than weapons even 10 item levels below it.
  • Anu-Azshara, Staff of the Eternal Icon Anu-Azshara, Staff of the Eternal drops from Queen Azshara herself. It has slightly more secondary stats than an equal item level weapon and the proc itself is really strong. In a typical raid fight you can expect it to be worth 15-20 item levels. If you have a Mythic version, it will outpace even Heroic level Ny'alotha weapons.
3.

Trinkets

We will list notable trinkets that you should aim to get. For direct trinket comparison, use QELive made by Voulk.

3.1.

Trinket Tier Rankings for Raiding

Four of the best trinkets you should aim to get: Peerless Alchemist Stone Icon Peerless Alchemist Stone, Forbidden Obsidian Claw Icon Forbidden Obsidian Claw, Humming Black Dragonscale Icon Humming Black Dragonscale and Vita-Charged Titanshard Icon Vita-Charged Titanshard.

3.2.

Trinket Tier Rankings for Mythic+

Due to the nature of Mythic+ healing, players usually run at least one damage trinket. Other than that, you can use either one of the raid trinkets listed above.

4.

Azerite Gear for Restoration Druids

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

5.

Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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