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Restoration Druid Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.3.2)

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017 at 22:48 by Vlad 193 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Restoration Druids. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Torty, a theorycrafter in the Dreamgrove Discord server, author of this Restoration Druid spreadsheet, and currently raiding in Pure.

1. Tier 19 & 20 Set Bonuses

The 2-piece Tier 20 Set Bonus is really bad on its own and has almost no practical usage. You are unlikely to use it unless those two pieces are your best items in their slots. The 4-piece Bonus is average to good.

The 2-piece Tier 19 Set Bonus is pretty strong. It provides anywhere from 3-5% throughput, depending on how often you cast Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth. There is a very high chance you will be using at least 2 of the highest Tier 19 Set Bonus item level pieces long into Tomb of Sargeras. The 4-piece is even stronger. It provides anywhere from 4-8% of throughput and increases the power of Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom substantially.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 970, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight is strong in everything. It fills one of the most valuable slots, which is usually very hard to fill with a high item level and perfect combination of stats. It provides one of the best throughputs out of all legendaries, does it in a way that perfectly synergises with your toolkit and lines up with  Icon Essence of G'Hanir decently well. It can provide anywhere between 5-10% throughput from both effects combined. Wear it at all times.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus is a strong defensive and throughput option. It has a higher than usual amount of secondary stats compared to other jewelry legendaries. The shield can be increased by shifting into Bear Form Icon Bear Form before it procs. It is a very strong option for higher level Mythic+ to prevent one-shots.

Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom has very good synergy with the 4-piece Tier 19 Set Bonus. These two combined will provide you with so many Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenations, you will have to take the Germination Icon Germination talent on pretty much every fight. It is a pretty bad to average option for small 10-12-man raids and Mythic+.

The Dark Titan's Advice Icon The Dark Titan's Advice is the best tank/debuff healing legendary. Whenever you lack tank healing or are doing Mythic+, this legendary will provide substantial throughput. It is a bit unreliable on first glance, but since Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom tick rate is so fast, it will proc quite often.

Soul of the Archdruid Icon Soul of the Archdruid is a somewhat under-budgeted legendary that gives you the Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest talent. It is a bit clunky to use when combined with the 4-piece Tier 20 Set Bonus, but when used effectively will yield decent healing.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret can range from bad to really good depending on how often you can proc the effect. If an encounter has dispels on a semi-frequent timer or adds that you can root, it will shine. It is especially good in Mythic+, where you can use Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement and proc it very often. Keep in mind that Typhoon Icon Typhoon does not proc it and only the sucking back portion of Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex does.

Chameleon Song Icon Chameleon Song is a high variance legendary, which is generally not ideal. It can provide solid numbers, if you have access to Greater Blessing of Wisdom Icon Greater Blessing of Wisdom or external Innervate Icon Innervates, due to getting the ability to cast Wild Growth Icon Wild Growths more often. Downsides of this item include not being able to blink during Tree of Life without losing the effect (and being unable to regain it unless you are using the Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life talent, which we do not recommend) and being extremely unreliable.

Tearstone of Elune Icon Tearstone of Elune provides 0.9 Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenations on average per Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth cast. It is decently strong on heavy AoE encounters and since Wild Growth always targets the lowest-health members of the group in range, these procced Rejuvenations are going to do effective healing and maybe even proc Cultivation Icon Cultivation. It is a bit overshadowed by optimally used Soul of the Archdruid Icon Soul of the Archdruid and Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom with the 4-piece Tier 19 Set Bonus.

Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya Icon Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya is a strong tank healing legendary. It requires Cenarion Ward Icon Cenarion Ward to be used. It is outshined a bit by The Dark Titan's Advice Icon The Dark Titan's Advice. It becomes awkward to use once you start using the 2-piece Tier 20 Set Bonus and will probably become even worse then.

Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds Icon Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds is a really bland legendary. It is basically a stat stick. It increases the power of your Ysera's Gift Icon Ysera's Gift, which provides small healing increase. It is worth 4.5% damage reduction with Guardian Affinity Icon Guardian Affinity, 3.75 yards with Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity, and 11% movement speed with Feral Affinity Icon Feral Affinity. It is really good if you have low item level, because of how many stats it has.

Essence of Infusion Icon Essence of Infusion increases the power of a spell that already does too much.

X'oni's Caress Icon X'oni's Caress improves your tank healing capabilities. It is simply worse than the belt and bracers at what it does and the niche in offering more frequent access to the tank cooldown has been useless so far.

Chatoyant Signet Icon Chatoyant Signet is a Feral-specific legendary. It increases your Energy regeneration by 5% and maximum Energy by 100 while in Cat Form Icon Cat Form. It is a very good DPS legendary, allowing you to pool more Energy when using Moonfire Icon Moonfire and Sunfire Icon Sunfire, giving you more time to heal without losing on potential Energy-using abilities.

Lady and the Child Icon Lady and the Child is a Balance-specific legendary. Moonfire Icon Moonfire deals 20% increased damage and also hits another nearby enemy within 20 yards of the target. It is another good DPS legendary. Unfortunately, it takes up a tier slot, so it is not a popular option for progression raiding even if you need more damage. It is, however, very good for Mythic+ damage since you do not use tier pieces except for the 2-piece Tier 19 there.

Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish Icon Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish is a legendary available for both Feral and Balance. It is a very good stat stick, which is a great trinket for AoE damage on-use. It is a good DPS option for Mythic+ and raiding.

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Death Knights, Balance/Feral/Guardian Druids, Mages, and Rogues
Leather Armor Demon Hunters, Balance/Feral/Guardian Druids, Monks, and Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Holy Paladins, Mistweaver Monks, Discipline/Holy Priests, and Restoration Shamans

4. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Jun. 2017: Added Tier 20 Set Bonus recommendations and revamped the legendary recommendations.
  • 12 May 2017: Added a clarification about choosing your Tier 19 Set Bonus pieces.
  • 14 Jan. 2017: Updated legendary recommendations and added a Tier 19 Set Bonus section.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated the trinket recommendation and removed some outdated mentions of Tier 17 gear.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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