Restoration Druid PvP Talents and Builds (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 19, 2024 at 20:59 by Mysticall 14 comments

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Restoration Druid and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Restoration Druid PvP Guide.

1.

Talent Choices for Restoration Druids

This build takes advantage of how strong Restoration Druid single-target healing is. With this build, you will stand far away from enemy teams so they cannot crowd control you and focus on healing.

Some other important spells:

  • Cenarion Ward Icon Cenarion Ward. This is an extra HoT and will increase your overall healing output. This also scales with your Mastery and cannot be purged by the enemy team. This is a good spell to use before being put in crowd control.
  • Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest is the best choice in this tier. This is crucial for single-target healing. However, if you are playing against a team with serious single-target damage or a Mage on it, Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life is the best choice in this tier.
  • Overgrowth Icon Overgrowth is the best choice in this tier. It will instantly place all of your HoTs on one of your teammates. This should be used when the enemy team is hitting a teammate that does not have any HoTs on them. Be careful when playing against Mages, as they can use Kleptomania Icon Kleptomania that can steal all of your HoTs off of your teammate.
  • Germination Icon Germination is the best choice in this tier. This gives you an additional HoT on your target that will increase your overall healing output. It is also useful against teams that might have a Purge.

Some other important spells:

  • Cenarion Ward Icon Cenarion Ward. This is an extra HoT and will increase your overall healing output. This also scales with your Mastery and cannot be purged by the enemy team. This is a good spell to use before being put in crowd control.
  • Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest is the best choice in this tier. This is crucial for single-target healing. However, if you are playing against a team with serious single-target damage or a Mage on it, Incarnation: Tree of Life Icon Incarnation: Tree of Life is the best choice in this tier.
  • Overgrowth Icon Overgrowth is the best choice in this tier. It will instantly place all of your HoTs on one of your teammates. This should be used when the enemy team is hitting a teammate that does not have any HoTs on them. Be careful when playing against Mages, as they can use Kleptomania Icon Kleptomania that can steal all of your HoTs off of your teammate.
  • Germination Icon Germination is the best choice in this tier. This gives you an additional HoT on your target that will increase your overall healing output. It is also useful against teams that might have a Purge.
2.

PvP Talents for Restoration Druids

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful but can be replaced with other PvP talents, depending on your team's goal.

2.1.

Mandatory PvP Talents

Focused Growth Icon Focused Growth makes it so that every time you use Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom on a teammate, they will gain a stack of Focused Growth Icon Focused Growth, up to 3 stacks. These stacks increase the healing of your Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom. It is important to maintain your Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom and Focused Growth Icon Focused Growth stacks on the teammate that is the primary target for the enemy team.

If you feel like you will be the main target for the enemy team, Keeper of the Grove Icon Keeper of the Grove is an amazing PvP talent to keep yourself alive. This makes it so when you use Tranquility Icon Tranquility, you are immune to all crowd control.

2.2.

Situational PvP Talents

Reactive Resin Icon Reactive Resin reduces the movement speed of enemies who remove your HoTs by 30% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. At 3 stacks, the movement speed duration is removed, and the target is rooted and silenced. This is a mandatory talent if you are playing against multiple classes that can dispel your HoTs, like Priests, Shamans, and Mages.

If you find yourself using Cyclone Icon Cyclone defensively, High Winds Icon High Winds is another useful PvP talent. When used on an enemy, it will reduce their damage once they leave Cyclone. If you are playing against a team with minimal interrupts and they do not focus on you, this can be used to help your teammates survive.

Thorns Icon Thorns, when you place this on you or a teammate, any melee strikes against them will deal Nature damage to the attackers. This is not normally used in 3v3 arena, as the other talents are stronger, but you should use this in 2v2 versus a team with a melee on it.

3.

Changelog

  • 19 May 2024: Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 04 Mar. 2024: Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated Recommended talents.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 07 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated PvP Talents section.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Talent Tree.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 31 Jan. 2023: Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated Best Talent build.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 21 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 01 Aug. 2022: Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Updated PvP Talents.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 27 Dec. 2020: Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Dec. 2020: Updated PvP Talents.
  • 23 Oct. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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