Restoration Druid Healing Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 19:59 by Torty 39 comments

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 — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. 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 5-10.

1.1. Raid Healing

Intellect is your best stat. It is about 20-30% better than your other secondaries, depending on your gear level. You can use Healer Stat Weights addon or Twig It spreadsheet for more accurate stat weights.

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

1.2. Dungeon Healing

Gearing in dungeons is a lot more complicated than gearing for raids. Healer Stat Weights and Twig It 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. Mastery = Haste;
  2. Intellect;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Critical Strike.

2. Getting a Better Understanding of Restoration Druid Stats

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 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.

3. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2018: Added Healer Stat Weights addon instead of RDSW2 WeakAura.
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