Restoration Druid Healing Stat Priority — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Torty 54 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Restoration Druid. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Restoration Druid stat priority.


The Basics of Stats for Restoration Druid

The stat priority for a Restoration Druid depends on whether you plan on healing the raid, or healing in 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.

Having said all that, there will be very few situations where item level upgrades will not be actual upgrades. Sockets are usually worth roughly 10-15 item levels, Leech on the first 2-3 pieces is worth about 10-15 item levels, Avoidance is worth around 5.


Diminishing Returns of Secondary Stats

All secondary stats (Critical Strike, Haste, Mastery, Versatility) have Diminishing Returns. After reaching certain values from rating you will be receiving penalties on further rating acquisitions. The penalties for different stats are different and they only affect gains that are expressed in raw rating. As such, effects like Heroism Icon Heroism / Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust, Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion, Field of Blossoms Icon Field of Blossoms and similar effects to not contribute towards Diminishing Returns. The breakpoints for different stats are as follows:

  • Crit and Mastery: 10% after 1050, 20% after 1400.
  • Haste: 10% after 990, 20% after 1320.
  • Versatility: 10% after 1200, 20% after 1600.

Raid Healing

You should use WoWAnalyzer for more accurate stat weights. After acquiring the Renewing Bloom Icon Restoration Druid 2-Piece your stat priority will look roughly like this:

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

If you want to know what consumables and enchants to use, refer to our Gems, Enchants and Consumables page.


Dungeon Healing

Gearing in dungeons is a lot more complicated than gearing for raids. Healer Stat Weights and WoWanalyzer will only roughly outline your weights. Some effects of stats on damage, crowd control, and being able to fit certain healing spells between mechanics are impossible to assign value to. As such, there is only a rough priority available.

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

At higher levels Druids gear for more damage and almost entirely ignore Mastery:

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

For better understanding of gearing in Mythic+, you should use our dedicated Mythic+ page.


Getting a Better Understanding of Restoration Druid Stats


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 reduces cast time of your spells, directly increases healing of your HoTs and reduces 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.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 18 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands patch 9.0.2.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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