Restoration Shaman Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Seksixeny 46 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Restoration Shaman in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Restoration Shaman gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing a Restoration Shaman

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Restoration Shaman, where we will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

For detailed information on gear stats and what you want to chase, check out our Stats page below.

Also, if you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.

2.

BiS Gear for Restoration Shaman

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
3.

BiS List for Restoration Shaman

This list contains the overall best gear setup that includes gear from any source for Restoration Shaman.

As usual, prioritize Leech / Avoidance pieces and the highest item level equipment you have, regardless of its secondary stat distribution.

Slot Item Source/Note
Helm Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Revival Catalyst, Tindral Sageswift, Magmorax or Raszageth
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Revival Catalyst, Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion or Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Inflammable Drapeleaf Icon Inflammable Drapeleaf Gnarlroot in Amirdrassil
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Revival Catalyst, Nymue, Zskarn or Kurog Grimtotem
Bracers Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Crafted by Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Revival Catalyst, Igira the Cruel, The Forgotten Experiments, or Dathea, Ascended
Belt Gatekeeper's Girdle Icon Gatekeeper's Girdle Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
Legs Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Icon Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Crafted by Leatherworking
Boots Boots of Explosive Growth Icon Boots of Explosive Growth Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk in Amirdrassil
Shield Experiment 1, Kitewing Icon Experiment 1, Kitewing The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus
Trinket #1 Broodkeeper's Promise Icon Broodkeeper's Promise Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #2 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus
4.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Restoration Shamans

Although raid boss loot is not present in this list, you can still get your Awakened Raid Tier set through the Revival Catalyst.

As usual, prioritize Leech / Avoidance pieces and the highest item level equipment you have, regardless of its secondary stat distribution.

Slot Item Source/Note
Helm Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Revival Catalyst
Neck Tuskarr Bone Necklace Icon Tuskarr Bone Necklace Brackenhide Hollow
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Revival Catalyst
Cloak Cloak of Lost Devotion Icon Cloak of Lost Devotion The Azure Vault
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Revival Catalyst
Bracers Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Crafted by Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Revival Catalyst
Belt Gatekeeper's Girdle Icon Gatekeeper's Girdle Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
Legs Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Icon Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Crafted by Leatherworking
Boots Boots of Explosive Growth Icon Boots of Explosive Growth Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #1 Platinum Star Band Icon Platinum Star Band Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #2 Eternal Sentry's Ring Icon Eternal Sentry's Ring Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
Weapon Decatriarch's Bone Pestle Icon Decatriarch's Bone Pestle Brackenhide Hollow
Shield Qalashi Defender Icon Qalashi Defender Neltharus
Trinket #1 Spoils of Neltharus Icon Spoils of Neltharus Neltharus
Trinket #2 Water's Beating Heart Icon Water's Beating Heart Halls of Infusion
5.

Raid Gear BiS List for Restoration Shamans

Below is a sample list of recommended Awakened Raid items.

As usual, prioritize Leech / Avoidance pieces and the highest item-level equipment you have, regardless of its secondary stat distribution.

Slot Item Source/Note
Helm Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Revival Catalyst, Tindral Sageswift, Magmorax or Raszageth
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Icon Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Revival Catalyst, Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion or Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Inflammable Drapeleaf Icon Inflammable Drapeleaf Gnarlroot in Amirdrassil
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Revival Catalyst, Nymue, Zskarn or Kurog Grimtotem
Bracers Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Crafted by Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Revival Catalyst, Igira the Cruel, The Forgotten Experiments, or Dathea, Ascended
Belt Hydratooth Girdle Icon Hydratooth Girdle Magmorax in Aberrus
Legs Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Icon Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Crafted by Leatherworking
Boots Cleats of the Savage Claw Icon Cleats of the Savage Claw Council of Dreams in Amirdrassil
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk in Amirdrassil
Shield Experiment 1, Kitewing Icon Experiment 1, Kitewing The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus
Trinket #1 Broodkeeper's Promise Icon Broodkeeper's Promise Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #2 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus
6.

Gearing Up in Dragonflight

There are three main paths to gear your characters in Dragonflight:

  • World Content (crafting, reputations, quests, world bosses, world PvP);
  • Instanced PvE Content (dungeons and raids);
  • Instanced PvP Content (battlegrounds and arenas).

You are free to pursue any or all of these paths. The more content you do in the game, the faster your gearing up will be, but we recommend that you focus on the types of content you enjoy the most, letting gear come as a by-product of having fun!

7.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Restoration Shaman

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4.

  • Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence;
  • Broodkeeper's Promise Icon Broodkeeper's Promise;
  • Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen;
  • Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty;
  • Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno, if still missing a weapon at this point.
8.

Restoration Shaman Gear Upgrades in Dragonflight Season 4

In Dragonflight, Valor was replaced by the Crest system, which works for all PvE gear, including crafted gear (through new Enchanting crafts, such as Enchanted Aspect's Awakened Crest Icon Enchanted Aspect's Awakened Crest) and loot from Awakened raids, which rotate between Vault of the Incarnates, Aberrus, and Amirdrassil.

You will be able to loot Flightstones Icon Flightstones and Crests from practically all forms of content in the game. These can be used to upgrade dropped PvE gear and Crafted Gear up to a maximum Item Level equivalent to Mythic Raid Item Level, although the exact amount of upgrades available depends on the source of the item.

For more information on the Gear Upgrades system, check out our dedicated page for it below:

The cost to upgrade depends on the slot and increases as the Item Level goes up. In order to create crafted gear in Season 4, you will need Spark of Awakening Icon Spark of Awakening, which can be obtained from weekly quests or dropped randomly from any type of content while you are under the current maximum cap, which rises every other week.

Gear obtained from PvP is upgradeable like before, with Conquest points earned from doing Rated PvP and other PvP activities.

You should generally be using your highest item-level gear. If you have an Intellect two-hander that is of higher item level than your one-hand + shield combination, use the two-hander; otherwise, use the shield for an increase in survivability against physical damage.

9.

Best Items to Upgrade in Dragonflight Season 4

You will usually want to start with upgrading your weapon, followed by trinkets, and then any leech / avoidance pieces or items you won't be replacing for a long time. These would be great choices, for example:

  1. Highest item level weapon you have;
  2. Highest item level trinket(s) of S-rank you have;
  3. Any Leech / Avoidance pieces of high item level.
10.

Restoration Shaman Tier Set for Dragonflight Season 4

Restoration Shamans will return to the Dragonflight Season 1 tier set bonuses, as voted by the community:

  • Restoration Shaman 2pc Icon Restoration Shaman 2pc increases your Critical Strike chance by 15% while Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem or Cloudburst Totem Icon Cloudburst Totem are active;
  • Restoration Shaman 4pc Icon Restoration Shaman 4pc increases the effectiveness of your Critical Strike healing from 200% to 220%.

Besides getting Tier pieces from doing the raid, you can also turn any non-profession piece of gear into a Tier piece with the Revival Catalyst, which will gain stacking charges every week.

11.

Gear Sockets in Dragonflight

In Dragonflight, only Helms, Necks, Bracers, Belts, and Rings can have sockets. These are guaranteed for necks and rings crafted from Jewelcrafting, and you can add up to three sockets to any neck with the Jewelcrafting item Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting, while other sockets are randomly rolled on items when they drop.

Engineering items also come with a special Tinker Socket where instead of gems, you socket special Engineering perks such as Tinker: Breath of Neltharion Icon Tinker: Breath of Neltharion, Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors Icon Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors, or Tinker: Plane Displacer Icon Tinker: Plane Displacer.

12.

Trinkets for Restoration Shamans

Take note that a trinket's worth might vary wildly between types of content. For example, there are trinkets not listed below that are specifically created and tailored for PvP, while PvE players mostly chase stat sticks, as those improve healing (and damage) reliably, without the burst and bust characteristic of proc or on-use trinkets.

The ranking system is as follows:

  1. S Tier: the strongest and most generally useful trinkets; these are always good choices;
  2. A Tier: these trinkets are slightly weaker than the S Tier traits, but are still solid choices;
  3. B Tier: a below-average trinket that should be picked only in the absence of an S or A Tier trinket.
12.1.

S Tier

12.2.

A Tier

12.3.

B Tier

13.

Crafted Gear and Embellishments for Restoration Shamans

13.1.

Sparks of Awakening

The Spark of Awakening Icon Spark of Awakening is a time-gated resource used in all high-end gear crafting, which you can find more about in our specialized guide below:

Be careful when deciding what you want to craft with these sparks, as there is no way to get them back once an item is crafted.

13.2.

Embellishments

Embellishments are special effects that are either found on crafted pieces by default or can be added to crafted pieces during the crafting process. A character can have two embellishments equipped at any time. The following are our recommended embellishments:

  • Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Icon Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan are the best embellishment option if you are a team player, as they give a large amount of Versatility to nearby allies with near-constant uptime. Their downside is taking up a tier slot and not buffing your own character as much as the other options;
  • Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards provide a great amount of stats with their effect and are the best embellishment for personal gain;
  • Venom-Steeped Stompers Icon Venom-Steeped Stompers has a great upside, as you will be gaining a huge amount of the stat you care about the most while losing what you care about the least, making them the second best embellishment for personal gain, but gives an overall amount of stats lower than the other top alternatives;
  • Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat is a Jewelcrafting necklace with a powerful stat proc. This is a top embellishment, but only when you have at least 5 sockets on your gear due to the way the buff scales with socket amount. The stat you get from it on dual-stat gems is the lowest stat available on the gem;
  • The Horizon Strider's Garments set is potentially interesting for pure DPS purposes, but ultimately Haste is not one of our good stats;
  • Verdant Tether Icon Verdant Tether is a new embellishment which can be added to most unembellished pieces of gear and gives a decent amount of Versatility to you and a tethered ally, depending on your distance to your ally;
  • Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining grants a lot of Mastery but does require you to be healthy, which is usually not the case when you need to heal the most because everyone in the raid just took a very large hit;
  • Undulating Sporecloak Icon Undulating Sporecloak is only useful if you value the personal shield highly, as its throughput benefit is weak, even for an embellishment;
  • Potion Absorption Inhibitor Icon Potion Absorption Inhibitor adds 50% extra duration to Potion uses. This amounts to a large stat increase with Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power or extra Mana with Potion of Frozen Focus Icon Potion of Frozen Focus or Potion of Chilled Clarity Icon Potion of Chilled Clarity;
  • Magazine of Healing Darts Icon Magazine of Healing Darts is quite weak and not worth using.

Remember to also get the Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket, as it does not count towards your embellishment limit and will allow you to skip eating food after dying in Mythic+ and other dangerous content!

13.3.

Crafting Strategy

Our current recommendation is to use your first Spark to craft a one-hand weapon with Verdant Tether Icon Verdant Tether, such as the Primal Molten Spellblade Icon Primal Molten Spellblade from Blacksmithing.

After that, you should get Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Icon Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan and Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards, at which point you remove the Verdant Tether embellishment from your one-hand weapon with Griftah's All-Purpose Embellishing Powder Icon Griftah's All-Purpose Embellishing Powder.

Remember that if you start with multiple sparks, the Verdant Tether Icon Verdant Tether can be skipped altogether!

14.

Gear Simulations for Restoration Shaman

Simulating your damage is mostly a thing that DPS players do, as Healers need to interweave their healing with damage, which means their damage potential is always contingent on how much healing is needed.

For the most part, all you need to think about for damage is avoiding the Mastery stat, which has no DPS value. Learn more about how to optimize your damage rotation below.

For healing, we recommend analyzing your performance in past encounters instead. Tools such as Warcraft Logs, WoW Analyzer, and QE Live are capable of giving you an accurate stat weight and tips on how to improve based on your logs.

You can find more details on how to make the most out of these tools in the specialized page below.

15.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 26 Apr. 2024: Further updates with live data.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated with new gear, trinkets and embellishments for Season 4.
  • 18 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 27 Nov. 2023: Added the wings of Dawn of Infinite where each piece of loot drops.
  • 09 Nov. 2023: Various typo fixes.
  • 08 Nov. 2023: Updated embellishment recommendations post Undulating Sporecloak nerf.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated with new gear, trinkets, and embellishments for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for 10.1.7 meta and added tabs to the best in slot gear block.
  • 19 Jul. 2023: Adjustments for Echoing Tyrstone nerfs.
  • 11 Jul. 2023: Further trinket list adjustments.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Patch 10.1.5 trinkets added to the list as well as a recap on what gear can be found within the new dungeon.
  • 01 May 2023: Season 2 upgrade system recap, updated Embellishment recommendation, and added some trinkets.
  • 23 Mar. 2023: Updated post multiple gem buffs for the Onyx Annulet making it worth using.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added information on the new Onyx Annulet ring.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Revamped trinket recommendations and raid best in slot suggestions.
  • 13 Dec. 2022: Added Embellishment recommendations and Primal Ritual Shell.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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