Restoration Shaman Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 16:10 by Seksixeny 36 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 10.0.2.

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.

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.

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!

Gear obtained from Mythic+ sources can be upgraded through the Valor system, where you gain an amount of points for each key completed that scales with the key level and are able to upgrade gear with those points up to a limit defined by your Mythic+ rating.

Gear obtained from PvP is upgradeable in a similar fashion by using Conquest points, earned from doing Rated PvP and other PvP activities.

Also, keep in mind that 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.

3.

Restoration Shaman Tier Set for Dragonflight Season 1

Restoration Shamans gain a new set from the Vault of the Incarnates raid with the following bonuses:

Besides getting them from doing the raid, you can also turn any non-profession piece of gear into a Tier piece with the new Inspiration Catalyst system, which opens later in the season and will steadily accumulate tier-transformation charges throughout the rest of Season 1.

4.

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.

5.

Trinkets for Restoration Shamans

Take note that a trinket's worth might vary wildly between types of content. For example, in PvP a PvP trinket set should almost always be the best due to the powerful set bonus. A powerful damage trinket such as Darkmoon Deck Box: Inferno Icon Darkmoon Deck Box: Inferno from Inscription is great for Mythic+, while Raiding tends to favor stat increasing 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.
5.1.

S Tier

5.2.

A Tier

5.3.

B Tier

6.

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.

7.

Pre-Season Best in Slot List for Restoration Shamans

This list has a rough best in slot shopping list for the period before the Vault of the Incarnates raid, Mythic+, and Rated PvP are released.

Keep in mind any of the pieces listed below can be replaced by a crafted item. We recommend picking a weapon or filling whatever slot you have the weakest item on once the pre-season is close to ending.

Slot Item Source
Helm Amphibian's Bellowing Crown Icon Amphibian's Bellowing Crown Halls of Infusion
Neck Ukhel Ancestry Beads Icon Ukhel Ancestry Beads The Nokhud Offensive
Shoulders Scaled Commencement Spaulders Icon Scaled Commencement Spaulders Algeth'ar Academy
Cloak Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Icon Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Neltharus
Chest Hauberk of Frozen Fervor Icon Hauberk of Frozen Fervor Halls of Infusion
Wrists Obsidian-Hardened Wraps Icon Obsidian-Hardened Wraps Neltharus
Gloves Galerattle Gauntlets Icon Galerattle Gauntlets Ruby Life Pools
Belt Azure Belt of Competition Icon Azure Belt of Competition Algeth'ar Academy
Legs Tassets of Densified Ooze Icon Tassets of Densified Ooze Brackenhide Hollow
Boots Lightning-Charged Striders Icon Lightning-Charged Striders The Nokhud Offensive
Ring #1 Platinum Star Band Icon Platinum Star Band Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #2 Scalebane Signet Icon Scalebane Signet Neltharus
2-Hand Weapon Chillworn's Infusion Staff Icon Chillworn's Infusion Staff Ruby Life Pools
1-Hand Weapon Decatriarch's Bone Pestle Icon Decatriarch's Bone Pestle Brackenhide Hollow
Shield Qalashi Defender Icon Qalashi Defender Neltharus
8.

Mythic+ Best in Slot List for Restoration Shamans

In Season 1 of Dragonflight, not every dungeon will be available. Instead of having 8 entirely new dungeons, there will be 4 dungeons from Dragonflight expansion and 4 dungeons from previous expansions.

The 4 Dragonflight dungeons are: Ruby Life Pools, Algeth'ar Academy, The Azure Vault, and The Nokhud Offensive.

The 4 returning dungeons in Season 1 are: Court of Stars, Halls of Valor, Shadowmoon Burial Grounds, and Temple of the Jade Serpent.

Slot Item Source
Helm Sharpeye Gleam Icon Sharpeye Gleam Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
Neck Ukhel Ancestry Beads Icon Ukhel Ancestry Beads The Nokhud Offensive
Shoulders Scaled Commencement Spaulders Icon Scaled Commencement Spaulders Algeth'ar Academy
Cloak Soot-Scarred Longcloak Icon Soot-Scarred Longcloak Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
Chest Morningscale Chestguard Icon Morningscale Chestguard Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
Wrists Shikaar Ranger Bracers Icon Shikaar Ranger Bracers The Nokhud Offensive
Gloves Galerattle Gauntlets Icon Galerattle Gauntlets Ruby Life Pools
Belt Azure Belt of Competition Icon Azure Belt of Competition Algeth'ar Academy
Legs Tideskorn Leggings Icon Tideskorn Leggings Halls of Valor
Boots Lightning-Charged Striders Icon Lightning-Charged Striders The Nokhud Offensive
Ring #1 Band of Growing Leaves Icon Band of Growing Leaves Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
Ring #2 Crystallized Droplet Icon Crystallized Droplet Temple of the Jade Serpent
Weapon Koroleth's Crackling Dagger Icon Koroleth's Crackling Dagger The Nokhud Offensive
Shield Drake Rider's Stecktarge Icon Drake Rider's Stecktarge Ruby Life Pools
9.

Raid Best in Slot List for Restoration Shamans

Below is a sample list of recommended Vault of the Incarnates items. As usual, prioritize Leech / Avoidance pieces and the highest item level equipment you have regardless of its secondary stat distribution.

Also, feel free to mix and match this gear with the Mythic+ best in slot gear, and to fill in any gaps with powered-up crafting gear.

Slot Item Source
Helm Eranog's Adorned Sallet Icon Eranog's Adorned Sallet Eranog
Neck Eye of the Vengeful Hurricane Icon Eye of the Vengeful Hurricane Dathea, Ascended
Shoulders Calderas of Infused Earth Icon Calderas of Infused Earth Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Acid-Proof Webbing Icon Acid-Proof Webbing Sennarth
Chest Robe of Infused Earth Icon Robe of Infused Earth Kurog Grimtotem
Wrists Surging-Song Conductors Icon Surging-Song Conductors Kurog Grimtotem
Gloves Calamitous Shockguards Icon Calamitous Shockguards Raszageth
Belt Unnatural Dripstone Cinch Icon Unnatural Dripstone Cinch Sennarth
Legs Leggings of Infused Earth Icon Leggings of Infused Earth Sennarth
Boots Kurog's Thunderhooves Icon Kurog's Thunderhooves Kurog Grimtotem
Ring #1 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Eranog
Weapon Stormlash's Last Resort Icon Stormlash's Last Resort Raszageth
Shield Broodsworn Legionnaire's Pavise Icon Broodsworn Legionnaire's Pavise Broodkeeper Diurna
10.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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