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Restoration Druid Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on May 12, 2017 at 06:48 by Vlad 183 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 Gamko, a top Restoration Druid who raids in Serenity, one of the best guilds in the world.

1. Tier 19 Set Bonuses

The 2-piece Tier 19 Set Bonus is decent, granting you 4,000 Mastery after you use Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth.

The 4-piece Tier 19 Set Bonus is very good, and you should try to obtain it as quickly as possible. It is difficult to say which slots you should use set pieces in, since this depends on the quality of the other items you may have. For example, if you have a good Drape of Shame Icon Drape of Shame and the legendary Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom shoulders, then using these off-set items is a good idea. Simply evaluate the quality of the items you have.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 940, 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.

Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya Icon Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya causes Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend to extend the duration of your HoTs on the target by 10 seconds, making it extremely powerful for tank healing (especially if you are using the Cenarion Ward Icon Cenarion Ward talent). On fights with a lot of AoE damage and where tank healing is not very important, this is not as strong, but it is still not bad.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret is a very good legendary item on fights where you can constantly dispel to trigger its effect.

Aman'Thul's Wisdom Icon Aman'Thul's Wisdom is very encounter-dependent. Using it optimally would require fights with damage downtime during which you can apply Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenations. Using it well also requires a very good understanding of the damage patterns of the encounter. When these conditions are met, however, it is a strong item.

Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight is a very good trinket, especially since you can easily line up its effect with that of your Artifact ability or Tranquility Icon Tranquility.

Tearstone of Elune Icon Tearstone of Elune is a fairly good legendary item for AoE healing encounters, but it is overall not a great item.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus is quite mediocre, providing survivability over the course of a fight, while the Haste the item provides you with is welcome. This should only be taken if you do not have any of the above legendaries.

Essence of Infusion Icon Essence of Infusion is weak, in our opinion, since Tranquility Icon Tranquility is quick to heal players up anyway.

Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds Icon Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds is a fairly weak legendary for progression raiding; its advantage is increasing the effectiveness of Thick Hide Icon Thick Hide.

X'oni's Caress Icon X'oni's Caress is a weak legendary, since players under the effects of Ironbark Icon Ironbark typically take very little damage, making the healing the time provides usually simply result in overhealing.

The Dark Titan's Advice Icon The Dark Titan's Advice is also weak, since Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom already often overheals when it expires.

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

4. ChangeLog

  • 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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