Restoration Druid Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 14, 2024 at 11:20 by Torty 67 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Restoration Druid in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

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

1.

Best in Slot for Restoration Druids

We do not believe a strict Best in Slot list is possible due to how stat weights work for Restoration Druids. Secondary stats 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 equip the highest item-level pieces whenever possible, excluding trinkets and tier, preferring items with Haste.

Your main goal should be to acquire Druid Restoration 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Druid Restoration 10.2 Class Set 4pc. For both Mythic+ and raiding, it provides healing increase, and it is the same item level as other items you would use.

You should look to replace your old tier bonus with Druid Restoration 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Druid Restoration 10.2 Class Set 2pc as soon as possible. Mostly because it will be an item-level upgrade.

2.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Restoration Druid

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. You will be able to buy raid trinkets, weapons and rare items from a vendor. You will get enough currency to buy one item per week. The items start at a low item level, but can then be upgraded 12 or 14 times (depending on the maximum item level of the piece you bought) using crests and flight stones.

Below you will see the list of the best items to buy depending on want content you prefer doing. Your best upgrades will be rare weapons with unique damage effects and trinkets.

2.1.

Bullion Spending for Raids

  1. Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
  3. Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence
  4. Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty
  5. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star
2.2.

Bullion Spending for Mythic+

  1. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
  2. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart Icon Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
  3. Ward of Faceless Ire Icon Ward of Faceless Ire
  4. Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon
  5. Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller

There is another good option you can pick in Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen, if you look to do more damage. In that case you will need to pick Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch embellishment and Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno beforehand to secure procs.

3.

BiS Gear for Restoration Druid

Overall Raid BiS List Overall Mythic+ BiS List Raid Gear BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List
3.1.

Raid BiS List for Restoration Druid

This list contains theoretically the best items for healing in raid from all sources. Keep in mind that acquiring different tier pieces with Leech will change your priority on the off-piece. Similarly, any other item with Leech will replace the one recommended here.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue
Helm Benevolent Embersage's Casque Icon Benevolent Embersage's Casque Tindral, Magmorax, Raszageth
Neck Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat (Haste/Mastery). Crafted by Jewelcrafting
Shoulder Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Icon Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion, Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star Sarkareth
Chest Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat Icon Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat Crafted by Leatherworking
Bracers Needlessly Complex Wristguards Icon Needlessly Complex Wristguards (full Haste) Crafted by Engineering
Gloves Benevolent Embersage's Talons Icon Benevolent Embersage's Talons Igira the Cruel, Forgotten Experiments, Dathea
Belt Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Icon Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Revival Catalyst any Myth track belt.
Legs Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Icon Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Larodar, Rashok, Sennarth
Boots Twisted Blossom Stompers Icon Twisted Blossom Stompers Gnarlroot
Ring #1 Onyx Impostor's Birthright Icon Onyx Impostor's Birthright Echo of Neltharion
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna
Trinket #1 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence Forgotten Experiments
Trinket #2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon The Primal Council
3.1.

Mythic+ BiS List for Restoration Druid

This list contains theoretically the best items for Mythic+ from all sources.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk
Off-hand Scripture of Primal Devotion Icon Scripture of Primal Devotion Kurog Grimtotem
Helm Benevolent Embersage's Casque Icon Benevolent Embersage's Casque Tindral, Magmorax, Raszageth
Neck Torc of Passed Time Icon Torc of Passed Time (Haste/Versatility). Crafted by Jewelcrafting
Shoulder Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Icon Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion, Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Benevolent Embersage's Featherdrape Icon Benevolent Embersage's Featherdrape Revival Catalyst
Chest Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat Icon Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat Crafted by Leatherworking
Bracers Bloodstench Skinguards Icon Bloodstench Skinguards Kazzara
Gloves Benevolent Embersage's Talons Icon Benevolent Embersage's Talons Igira the Cruel, Forgotten Experiments, Dathea
Belt Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Icon Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Revival Catalyst any Myth track belt.
Legs Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Icon Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Larodar, Rashok, Sennarth
Boots Life-Bound Boots Icon Life-Bound Boots with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Crafted by Leatherworking
Ring #1 Band of Burning Thorns Icon Band of Burning Thorns Larodar
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog
Trinket #1 Ward of Faceless Ire Icon Ward of Faceless Ire Echo of Neltharion
Trinket #2 Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power The Azure Vault
3.1.

Only Raid Gear BiS List for Restoration Druid

This list only contains items that drop in the raid. It will not contain crafted items, items from the dungeons, or the dungeon vault. Reference the first list if you want to fill the slots with crafted items. This list assumes you will use these items only in raid.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue
Helm Silent Tormentor's Hood Icon Silent Tormentor's Hood Gnarlroot
Neck Eye of the Vengeful Hurricane Icon Eye of the Vengeful Hurricane Dathea
Shoulder Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Icon Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion, Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Benevolent Embersage's Featherdrape Icon Benevolent Embersage's Featherdrape Revival Catalyst
Chest Benevolent Embersage's Robe Icon Benevolent Embersage's Robe Nymue, Zskarn, Kurog Grimtotem
Bracers Verdant Sanctuary Bands Icon Verdant Sanctuary Bands Council of Dreams
Gloves Oathbreaker's Obsessive Gauntlets Icon Oathbreaker's Obsessive Gauntlets Sarkareth
Belt Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Icon Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Revival Catalyst any belt.
Legs Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Icon Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Larodar, Rashok, Sennarth
Boots Hooves of the Autumn Blaze Icon Hooves of the Autumn Blaze Revival Catalyst any boots.
Ring #1 Onyx Impostor's Birthright Icon Onyx Impostor's Birthright Echo of Neltharion
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna
Trinket #1 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence Forgotten Experiments
Trinket #2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon The Primal Council
3.1.

Only Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Restoration Druid

This list only contains items that drop in Mythic+ or from the Great Vault. It will not contain crafted items, items from the raid or raid vault. Reference the second list if you want to fill the slots with crafted items. This list assumes you will use these items only in Mythic+.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Infinite Dragonspire Icon Infinite Dragonspire Uldaman
Helm Benevolent Embersage's Casque Icon Benevolent Embersage's Casque Revival Catalyst, Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion, Broodkeeper Diurna
Neck Bromach's Disentombed Locket Icon Bromach's Disentombed Locket Uldaman
Shoulder Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Icon Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Revival Catalyst,Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion, Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Potion-Stained Cloak Icon Potion-Stained Cloak Algeth'ar Academy
Chest Benevolent Embersage's Robe Icon Benevolent Embersage's Robe Revival Catalyst, Nymue, Zskarn, Kurog Grimtotem
Bracers Frenzyroot Cuffs Icon Frenzyroot Cuffs Algeth'ar Academy
Gloves Benevolent Embersage's Talons Icon Benevolent Embersage's Talons Revival Catalyst, Igira the Cruel, Forgotten Experiments, Dathea
Belt Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Icon Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash Revival Catalyst any belt.
Legs Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Icon Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Revival Catalyst, Larodar, Rashok, Sennarth
Boots Treads of Restored Order Icon Treads of Restored Order Halls of Infusion
Ring #1 Circle of Ascended Frost Icon Circle of Ascended Frost Halls of Infusion
Ring #2 Thunderous Downburst Ring Icon Thunderous Downburst Ring The Nokhud Offensive
Trinket #1 Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather The Nokhud Offensive
Trinket #2 Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power The Azure Vault
3.1.

Crafted gear in Dragonflight

Crafting is an essential way of getting high-item-level gear. You can get one naturally every 2 weeks, unless you pick half of the spark from your weekly vault.

Since there are only a few crafts you can make at these item levels, it is important to choose the slots wisely. We do not recommend crafting anything in the potential tier slots (Head, Shoulders, Chest, Gloves, Legs). Another factor to remember is Embellished items. You can only wear two items with these effects, similar to legendaries in previous expansions. These effects will not do nearly as much, but they still can add some healing or damage.

3.1.1.

Embellished gear

There are a lot of embellished items available, so we will only highlight the good ones you might consider crafting, in no particular order:

  • Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat — this is a necklace with Embellishment built in. You can only get it on this piece. It is desirable because the effect is decent; you can pick the stats, infuse it with sockets, and finally, the proc will be for Haste or Mastery. The power of the effect heavily relies on the number of sockets you are using and on your throughput. You are going to use this Embellishment because all other embellishments are even worse than this one.
  • Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat Icon Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat — it is a decent Embellishment, considering there are no special good items for raiding in tier slots. Grants your group or raid members Versatility. It provides more overall stats than Verdant Tether Icon Verdant Tether, but less stats to yourself.
  • Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch — is a good damage embellishment for Mythic+, because it allows Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen to proc.
  • Verdant Tether Icon Verdant Tether — Your healing abilities have the chance to tether you to a friendly ally, granting Versatility for both players based on distance. It does not give much, but the combined gain is pretty decent.
  • Verdant Conduit Icon Verdant Conduit — gives random secondaries that periodically stack on you. It does not give that much, but it is purely personal.
  • Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps — these are boots with a unique effect only available on this specific piece of gear.
  • Potion Absorption Inhibitor Icon Potion Absorption Inhibitor — increases potion duration by 50%. This effect stacks. You might use it in raids if you have a lot of spare Mana or potentially external Mana from Evokers or DPS Druids. In that case, you will use Intellect potions from cauldrons or just the crafted ones.
3.1.2.

Crafting recommendations

Your first craft should be Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat, assuming you can farm a staff from Mythic+ or get one from raid.

For the second craft, you will have a couple of vaults and raid clears behind you. You should assess which slot is your weakest and go from there. Keep in mind, that Verdant Tether Icon Verdant Tether is recommended to be crafted on a ring. If you do not need a ring, then either craft Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps for Mythic+ or Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat Icon Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat for raiding.

In general, we advise against crafting weapons, if you are able to clear Mythic+ above +8, or do even a couple of early raid bosses on Mythic difficulty. Any weapon from the vault will give you a higher item level than a craft. On top of that, you will be able to upgrade a weapon from Mythic+7 to 522, while the craft will give you only 525.

3.2.

Raid BiS List

Having said all that, there will be a few situations where item-level upgrades will not be actual upgrades. Sockets are usually worth more than 10 item levels, Leech on the first 2-3 pieces is worth about 10 item levels, and Avoidance is worth around 5. Due to Leech providing so much power, we will only give a definite BiS list for any slots if the gains from effects on them are better than a random piece with Leech in that slot.

3.3.

Mythic+ BiS List

For Mythic+ gearing, you will generally want to equip Mastery until you are comfortable with healing requirements. Some play with 0 Mastery on gear to deal more damage, and some go into it more heavily. There will be no magic number we can give you.

3.4.

Upgrading your gear

You will need two currencies to upgrade your gear: Flightstones Icon Flightstones and Dreaming Crests. Both are obtainable from practically all forms of content in the game.

For more information on the new Gear Upgrades system, check out our dedicated page for it below.

Your upgrade priority should follow the highest stat slots: weapons, head, chest, legs. If you get a good trinket, then upgrade it before anything but a weapon.

4.

Weapons

No special weapons will make you drop item levels. Equip whatever combination of Two-Handed or One-Handed plus Off-Hand that gives you more Intellect and Leech.

The only 2 weapons with special effects are Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno and Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle. Both have damage effects on them. You should definitely never drop item levels for them in raids, but you can maybe drop 3-6 item levels in Mythic+, understanding that it will cost you quite a bit of healing power.

5.

Trinkets

For direct trinket comparison, use QELive made by Voulk. We will list a few special trinkets here with comments on their power level.

5.1.

Raid trinket recommendations

  1. S-tierSpark of Hope Icon Spark of Hope, Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon.
  2. A-tierOminous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence, Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Icon Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge, Broodkeeper's Promise Icon Broodkeeper's Promise, Idol of the Dreamer Icon Idol of the Dreamer (with full sockets).
  3. B-tierIdol of the Dreamer Icon Idol of the Dreamer (with less than full sockets), Blossom of Amirdrassil Icon Blossom of Amirdrassil, Rashok's Molten Heart Icon Rashok's Molten Heartl, Screaming Black Dragonscale Icon Screaming Black Dragonscale.
  4. C-tierSpoils of Neltharus Icon Spoils of Neltharus, Water's Beating Heart Icon Water's Beating Heart, Neltharion's Call to Suffering Icon Neltharion's Call to Suffering.

Season 4 has quite a few strong trinkets, but they are all basically stat sticks.

There are only two trinkets in the S-tier, Spark of Hope Icon Spark of Hope and Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon. Spark of Hope only drops during Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking event in Ulduar. You can either get it to drop from Kologarn or from the cache for defeating Yogg-Saron.

5.2.

Trinket Tier Rankings for Mythic+

Due to the nature of Mythic+ healing, players usually want to run at least one damage trinket and sometimes even two. Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power is by far the best damage trinket. It drops from The Azure Vault. There are a few other options as well. You can pick Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart Icon Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart, which is a bit of a mix between damage and survivability, but adds almost no healing. There is also Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather which can be farmed in The Nokhud Offensive.

For the healing options, the best is probably Ward of Faceless Ire Icon Ward of Faceless Ire, which adds another external defensive. Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon is a good general option, because it provides the most amount of stats. If you do both raiding and Mythic+, this is probably the trinket to pick.

6.

Changelog

  • 14 May 2024: Updated Mythic+, embellishment and trinket recommendations.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 20 Mar. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated trinket list with Spark of Hope and updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2023: Updated BiS list and trinket recommendations for raids.
  • 11 Nov. 2023: Updated gear recommendations for Amirdrassil.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Updated embellishment and trinket recommendations.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 12 Jul. 2023: Updated trinket recommendations.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 07 May 2023: Updated trinket recommendations.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.0.
  • 24 Mar. 2023: Updated Onyx Annulet recommendations.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated with crafting recommendations and tier set analysis.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated with Vault of the Incarnates and Mythic+ loot.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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