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Restoration Druid Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (BfA 8.0.1)

Last updated Yesterday at 19:53 by Torty 5 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 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.

Your gearing strategy should follow these steps:

  1. equip 4-piece Tier 21;
  2. equip your 2 best legendaries;
  3. equip your 2 best trinkets;
  4. fill with highest item level pieces in the rest of your slots.

2. 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.

3. Trinkets

In most situations you will be using Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight in one of the trinket slots.

There are very few options that are strong for a second slot. In raids you should always wear one of the Pantheon trinkets: either Aman'Thul's Vision Icon Aman'Thul's Vision or Eonar's Compassion Icon Eonar's Compassion. Good substitutes can be Carafe of Searing Light Icon Carafe of Searing Light, Garothi Feedback Conduit Icon Garothi Feedback Conduit, or Highfather's Machination Icon Highfather's Machination.

Options for Mythic+ are much more broad. The best trinket for dungeons is Ishkar's Felshield Emitter Icon Ishkar's Felshield Emitter, which offers you a unique opportunity to put a big shield on a friendly player. This is invaluable due to the bursty nature of Mythic+ healing. You can choose to complement it with either Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight or strong passive throughput options such as Garothi Feedback Conduit Icon Garothi Feedback Conduit or Highfather's Machination Icon Highfather's Machination.

4. 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.

4.1. Raiding

  1. Tier A: Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight and Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom.
  2. Tier B: Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus and Tearstone of Elune Icon Tearstone of Elune .
  3. Tier C: The Dark Titan's Advice Icon The Dark Titan's Advice, Chameleon Song Icon Chameleon Song, Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds Icon Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds, 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.

4.2. Mythic+

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

4.3. 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.

Fury of Nature Icon Fury of Nature is a Guardian-specific legendary. It increases Arcane and Nature damage you deal while in Bear Form Icon Bear Form by 30% and heals you for 30% of Arcane and Nature damage done. Fury of Nature makes for a strong combination with Lady and the Child Icon Lady and the Child in dungeons. If you do not have Lady and the Child, then it is not worth using.

5. 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
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