Restoration Druid Healing Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Oct 01, 2018 at 04:00 by Torty 39 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Restoration Druids. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

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. 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 reigning supreme. 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.

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 A: Lion's Grace Icon Lion's Grace / Doom's Hatred Icon Doom's Hatred, Conch of Dark Whispers Icon Conch of Dark Whispers, Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix Icon Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix, Dinobone Charm Icon Dinobone Charm, Leyshock's Grand Compilation Icon Leyshock's Grand Compilation, Fangs of Intertwined Essence Icon Fangs of Intertwined Essence.
  2. Tier B: Drust-Runed Icicle Icon Drust-Runed Icicle, Darkmoon Deck: Tides Icon Darkmoon Deck: Tides, Lady Waycrest's Music Box Icon Lady Waycrest's Music Box, T'zane's Barkspines Icon T'zane's Barkspines, Ignition Mage's Fuse Icon Ignition Mage's Fuse.
  3. Tier C: Azurethos' Singed Plumage Icon Azurethos' Singed Plumage, Inoculating Extract Icon Inoculating Extract, Revitalizing Voodoo Totem Icon Revitalizing Voodoo Totem, Dread Gladiator's Medallion Icon Dread Gladiator's Medallion.
  4. Tier D: Balefire Branch Icon Balefire Branch.

2.2. Trinket Tier Rankings for Mythic+

  1. Tier A: Drust-Runed Icicle Icon Drust-Runed Icicle, Leyshock's Grand Compilation Icon Leyshock's Grand Compilation, Ignition Mage's Fuse Icon Ignition Mage's Fuse, Azurethos' Singed Plumage Icon Azurethos' Singed Plumage, Dinobone Charm Icon Dinobone Charm.
  2. Tier B: T'zane's Barkspines Icon T'zane's Barkspines, Conch of Dark Whispers Icon Conch of Dark Whispers, Lady Waycrest's Music Box Icon Lady Waycrest's Music Box, Balefire Branch Icon Balefire Branch, 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: Dread Gladiator's Medallion Icon Dread Gladiator's Medallion, Inoculating Extract Icon Inoculating Extract, Revitalizing Voodoo Totem Icon Revitalizing Voodoo Totem.
  4. Tier D: Darkmoon Deck: Tides Icon Darkmoon Deck: Tides, Fangs of Intertwined Essence Icon Fangs of Intertwined Essence.

3. Azerite Gear for Restoration Druid

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

4. Changelog

  • 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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