Restoration Druid Healing Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.7

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General Information

Welcome to our Restoration Druid guide for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7. Here, you will learn how to heal as a Restoration Druid in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons. We cover everything from the basics all the way to min-maxing techniques to optimize your output.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Restoration Druid guide.


Restoration Druid Overview

Restoration Druids specialize in maintaining a steady stream of healing on a few targets in the raid and offer strong bursts of healing after using cooldowns. Restoration Druids also do well when healing a small number of targets for a prolonged period (such as players with debuffs).

Restoration Druids generally suffer when they have to react to damage for which they were not prepared and when they did not have the time to set up their HoTs. Tranquility Icon Tranquility, Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits, and Flourish Icon Flourish offer strong burst healing when needed.

To properly play a healing role, you will need more than just class-specific information. To better understand healing in general, we recommend that you read our healing guide.


Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +A lot of high-impact cooldowns, such as Tranquility Icon Tranquility, Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits, and Flourish Icon Flourish.
  • +Ability to sustain good healing on the move.
  • +Retains strong healing even in situations of heavy spread.
  • +Great tank healing.
  • +Very good survivability.
  • +Good debuff and spot healing.
X Weaknesses
  • -Lack of a raid-wide damage reduction cooldown.
  • -Very punishing in the case of mistimed cooldowns.
  • -Reliance on cooldowns leaves healing outside of them weak.

Dragonflight Changes for Druids

We are maintaining a list of changes for Druids, so you can see what changes with every patch of Dragonflight.


Leveling and Getting Started as a Restoration Druid

Before you start leveling your Druid, we suggest you take a look at our Addons page, as setting up your UI before you begin will allow you to get more comfortable with playing your character on max level.

Unfortunately, leveling as a Restoration Druid is only optimal if you have a group and plan on doing it in dungeons. But if you decide to do it anyway, refer to our leveling guide:

Restoration Druid is all about using your abilities strategically. Rather than a fixed rotation, you will be using your flexible spell kit to adapt and overcome whatever the game throws at you.

Two abilities require constant maintenance throughout the combat: Efflorescence Icon Efflorescence and Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom. Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth has a relatively low cooldown, high Mana efficiency, and high group-wide healing. Using these 3 spells often is one of the basic things to learn as a Restoration Druid. Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation will be used as a filler spell for as much as your Mana will allow, but preferably concentrated around heavy group damage and coupled with your cooldowns such as Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits, Innervate Icon Innervate, Flourish Icon Flourish.

If you are an absolute beginner to the spec, but would like to learn the fundamentals of the class, recommend looking through the Spell Summary first, as well as the Easy Mode page linked below.

If you are already somewhat familiar with Restoration Druid, you can head straight to the Talents and Rotation pages for more detailed information.


How to Gear Up a Restoration Druid

Gearing can get quite complicated as a healer due to many variables and multiple group sizes available. You can find information on how best to gear a Restoration Druid on the gearing page, which includes Best in Slot recommendations from this tier.

After acquiring gear, you will want to ensure that you have the best consumables, gems, and enchants. You can also find more information about the role of each stat for a Restoration Druid, which one you should be stacking and why.


Restoration Druid End-Game

End-game content can be very daunting right after leveling. Our Mythic+ Dungeon, Raiding, and PvP guides can guide you to perform as well as possible, regardless of your content preference.

Another important aspect of the end game as a Restoration Druid is dealing damage. You can check the in-depth guide here.


Improving as a Restoration Druid

If you find your performance lacking and are trying to figure out what you are doing wrong, you can check out the pages below that will help you improve.



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