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Restoration Druid Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Jan 29, 2018 at 05:57 by Vlad 215 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 21 Set Bonuses for Restoration Druids

Both 2 and 4-piece Tier 21 Set Bonuses are strong and you should do your best to obtain them as quickly as possible. The 2-piece Tier 20 Set Bonus is pretty worthless on its own, and a better alternative is to use the 4-piece Tier 21 Set Bonus together with two Tier A legendaries (as ranked below) or high item level off-pieces.

2. Legendary Items for Restoration Druids

Legendary items have a high item level of 1000, 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.

2.1. Raiding

  1. Tier A: Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight, Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus, Chameleon Song Icon Chameleon Song, and Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom.
  2. Tier B: Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds Icon Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds, Tearstone of Elune Icon Tearstone of Elune, and The Dark Titan's Advice Icon The Dark Titan's Advice.
  3. Tier C: Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya Icon Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya and Soul of the Archdruid Icon Soul of the Archdruid.
  4. Tier D: Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret.
  5. Worst: X'oni's Caress Icon X'oni's Caress and Essence of Infusion Icon Essence of Infusion.

2.2. Mythic+

  1. Tier A: Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight, Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus, and Soul of the Archdruid Icon Soul of the Archdruid.
  2. Tier B: Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds Icon Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds, Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret, and The Dark Titan's Advice Icon The Dark Titan's Advice.
  3. Tier C: Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya Icon Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya, Chameleon Song Icon Chameleon Song, and Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom.
  4. Worst: Tearstone of Elune Icon Tearstone of Elune, X'oni's Caress Icon X'oni's Caress, and Essence of Infusion Icon Essence of Infusion.

2.3. Off-Spec Legendaries

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.

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 for Restoration Druids

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
Everyone
Trinkets Holy Paladins, Mistweaver Monks, Discipline/Holy Priests, and Restoration Shamans

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Jan. 2018: Made a small tweak to the Set Bonus recommendation section.
  • 27 Nov. 2017: Added Tier 21 Set Bonus recommendations and updated the legendary recommendations.
  • 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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