Restoration Druid PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

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General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Restoration Druid in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Druid PvP guide.

1.

Restoration Druids in the Current Meta

Restoration Druids are the jack-of-all-trade healers. They are the best healer to date and continue to dominate other healers in the Arena. With high amounts of mobility, strong single target and spread healing and powerful defensives, they are unmatched. With all of these tools, they are also the hardest healer to master. It is not a healing spec that can be learned in a day.

2.

Restoration Druid Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Great control and crowd control
  • +Good mobility
  • +Very hard to kill
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Hard to play for newer players
  • -Hard to heal against teams with strong spread damage
  • -Struggle against teams with a Purge Icon Purge ability
3.

Notable 10.2.6 Changes

  • No notable changes in Patch 10.2.6.
4.

Notable 10.2 Changes

  • New PvP Talent: Call of the Elder Druid Icon Call of the Elder Druid. When you shift into a combat shapeshift form, you gain Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild for 15 seconds, once every 1 minute.
  • New Talent: Liveliness Icon Liveliness – Your damage over time effects deal their damage 25% faster, and your healing over time effects heal 5% faster.
  • Inner Peace Icon Inner Peace now reduces the cooldown of Tranquility Icon Tranquility by 30 seconds (was 60 seconds).
5.

Notable 10.1.5 Changes

  • All ability damage increased by 25%. This is a great change if you like to play aggressive with Cat Form.
  • Disentanglement Icon Disentanglement now reduces the mana cost of Efflorescence Icon Efflorescence by 25%.
5.1.

Notable 10.1 Changes

  • Reactive Resin Icon Reactive Resin has been reworked.
  • Master Shapeshifter Icon Master Shapeshifter has been reworked.
  • Regrowth Icon Regrowth's initial heal increased by 5%.
  • Several duration changes have been made to Druid crowd control:
    • Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots duration decreased to 6 sec in PvP.
    • Hibernate Icon Hibernate duration decreased to 6 sec in PvP.
    • Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement duration decreased to 6 sec in PvP.
    • Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex duration decreased to 6 sec in PvP.
6.

Changelog

  • 19 May 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 19 May 2024 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (macros): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (comps): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (gear): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (talents): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 04 Mar. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 04 Mar. 2024 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended gear.
    • Updated Tier Set bonuses.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (playstyle): Updated all Healing rotations for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (talents): Updated Recommended talents.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Best 2v2 and 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Embellishments section.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants section.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 30 May 2023 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Embelishments section.
  • 07 May 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Updated Tier-Set section.
  • 07 May 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated PvP Talents section.
  • 07 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated best 2v2 team compositions.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Trinkets to Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Talent Tree.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 31 Jan. 2023 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (macros): Updated Macros.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Updated Healing rotations.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (comps): Updated Best 2v2 and 3v3 team compositions.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Enchants and Gems sections.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (talents): Updated Best Talent build.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 21 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Tier-Set Healing section.
    • Updated Defensives section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (comps): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Best 3v3 team compositions.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (gear): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier Sets section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (talents): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (comps): Updated Best 2v2 team compositions.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (gear): Updated gear suggestions and added Shards of Domination section.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 27 Dec. 2020 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Dec. 2020 (comps): Updated best team compositions.
  • 10 Dec. 2020 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Best Trinkets.
    • Added Gems and Enchants section.
  • 10 Dec. 2020 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Dec. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands Season 1.
  • 10 Dec. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands Season 1.
  • 23 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (races): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (macros): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (comps): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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