Restoration Druid Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.1.5

Last updated on Nov 01, 2021 at 14:11 by Torty 53 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Restoration Druid before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Restoration Druid

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Restoration Druid in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast in general, check out our dedicated pages.

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Best Restoration Druid Setup for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Level Choices
15 Abundance Abundance Nourish Nourish Cenarion Ward Cenarion Ward
25 Tiger Dash Tiger Dash Renewal Renewal Wild Charge Wild Charge
30 Balance Affinity Balance Affinity Feral Affinity Feral Affinity Guardian Affinity Guardian Affinity
35 Mighty Bash ? Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Mass Entanglement Heart of the Wild Heart of the Wild
40 Soul of the Forest Soul of the Forest Cultivation Cultivation Incarnation: Tree of Life Incarnation: Tree of Life
45 Inner Peace Inner Peace Spring Blossoms ? Spring Blossoms Overgrowth Overgrowth
50 Photosynthesis ? Photosynthesis Germination Germination Flourish Flourish
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as Restoration Druid

Abundance Abundance Nourish Nourish Cenarion Ward Cenarion Ward

There is not much choice here, you will not have enough targets for Abundance Icon Abundance to work and Nourish Icon Nourish takes too long to cast.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as Restoration Druid

Tiger Dash Tiger Dash Renewal Renewal Wild Charge Wild Charge

You will mainly be taking Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge to speed up going through the tower. The other options are not particularly impressive. You can pick Renewal Icon Renewal instead if you decide to go slower.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as Restoration Druid

Balance Affinity Balance Affinity Feral Affinity Feral Affinity Guardian Affinity Guardian Affinity

Feral Affinity Icon Feral Affinity has the best synergy with Anima Powers and provides the highest damage potential.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as Restoration Druid

Mighty Bash ? Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Mass Entanglement Heart of the Wild Heart of the Wild

Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash can be a strong choice for solo play to control certain caster NPCs, because Restoration Druids do not have an interrupt otherwise. For group play, you should use Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild. Roots from Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement provide only a fraction of damage normal Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots will give. The talent is still decent if you want to do more AoE damage via Root Anima powers, but otherwise it is very unimpressive.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as Restoration Druid

Soul of the Forest Soul of the Forest Cultivation Cultivation Incarnation: Tree of Life Incarnation: Tree of Life

Pick Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest on this row for increased burst healing. Neither of the other two options really do anything useful in Torghast.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as Restoration Druid

Inner Peace Inner Peace Spring Blossoms ? Spring Blossoms Overgrowth Overgrowth

Both Inner Peace Icon Inner Peace and Spring Blossoms Icon Spring Blossoms are not going to do anything for solo play. Pick Overgrowth Icon Overgrowth to save time on healing yourself. Spring Blossoms should only be used in 4- or 5-man group runs.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as Restoration Druid

Photosynthesis ? Photosynthesis Germination Germination Flourish Flourish

Germination Icon Germination can offer an extra healing cushion when doing any solo content and Torghast is not an exception. Consider using Photosynthesis Icon Photosynthesis when playing in groups of 4 or 5 players.

3.

Best Restoration Druid Anima Powers

Torghast is a rogue-like dungeon crawl where you gain additional powers to help you tackle the challenges inside the tower. Here we will go over some of the Anima Powers to keep a look out for.

Not all powers will be listed, just those that have been tested or those that seem like they would synergize well with the class. Those not listed have either little information surrounding them or are too poor to use. If you are interesting in a full list, please refer to the buttons below.

Keep in mind that this is a very loose and subjective tier-list of items and that different playstyles will prefer different powers and some powers activate others.

3.1.

S-Tier Anima Powers for Restoration Druid

3.2.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Restoration Druid

3.3.

B-Tier Anima Powers for Restoration Druid

3.4.

C-Tier Anima Powers for Restoration Druid

3.5.

Elethium Powers

Elethium Powers are strong buffs that come with drawbacks that can range from healing losses to loss of some character control. The ones with the healing reduction passives only reduce your healing if they specifically state "Nature healing", all of the rest will not reduce your healing at all and are thus safe to pick. Make sure you do not pick damage reductions on Nature and Physical schools, because those are important to your clear speeds.

4.

Restoration Druid Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Restoration Druid is a decent spec to do Torghast as. All enemies will have less Health to compensate for you being a healer. Below we will list a few tips that might help you decide on which powers to pick and which to skip.

  • As a Restoration Druid, you are not overly concerned with survivability, but you might lack damage to beat certain elites. One of the best tactics is to take it slow early and kill every enemy you can find to maximize your Anima Powers for later levels. It might not seem necessary, but it will help you later.
  • Overall, almost every power in Torghast will increase your damage in one way or another. Do not be afraid to pick some defensive powers here and there.
  • If you have bad gear or decide to take it very safe, you can wait for Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits cooldown before pulling anything that looks dangerous. Pick powers for Convoke whenever possible and try to separate enemies from each other using Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots.
  • Do not pick too many Curious Bramblepatch Icon Curious Bramblepatch Anima powers. While it is nice to kill enemies without them touching you, this does not work on last boss of the layer. One or two are fine to kill particularly annoying enemies in big packs, but more of those will slow you down by a lot.
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Changelog

  • 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.
  • 13 Jan. 2021: Added some clarifications and edited rankings of certain powers.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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