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Restoration Druid Healing Stat Priority (Legion 7.3)

Last updated on Aug 28, 2017 at 15:27 by Vlad 191 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Restoration Druids in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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. Basics

The stat priority for a Restoration Druid depends on whether you plan on healing the raid, or healing tanks (as well as Mythic+ dungeons).

Stat values change depending on your gear, the content you are doing, and your spell choices. There are no universal weights. They will change every time you swap a piece of gear. You can use the RDSW WeakAura or Twig It spreadsheet to get more accurate weights.

Having said all that, there will be very few actual situations where item level upgrades will not be actual upgrades. Sockets are usually worth around 5 item levels, and Leech on the first 2-3 pieces is worth about 10 item levels.

1.1. Raid Healing

  1. Intellect;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Haste ~= Critical Strike;
  4. Versatility.

1.2. Tank / Mythic+ Healing

  1. Mastery >= Haste;
  2. Intellect;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Versatility.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the power of your heals.

Haste is important because it lowers the cast time of your heals as well as your global cooldown.

Mastery (Mastery: Harmony Icon Mastery: Harmony) increases the healing you do to targets affected by your HoTs by an amount (determined by your Mastery level) for each active HoT.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3. ChangeLog

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  • 28 Aug. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated both stat priorities.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for 7.1.5.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Made a small tweak to the stat priority (which did not affect the best secondary stat).
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed an outdated mention of Spirit on gear.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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