Restoration Shaman PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / 9.0.2)

Last updated on Dec 02, 2020 at 22:47 by Tiqqle 5 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Restoration Shaman in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Restoration Shaman PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Restoration Shaman in PvP

The stat priority for Restoration Shaman in PvP is as follows:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Versatility;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Haste.

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the strongest secondary stat at all times due to it reducing the damage you take and increasing your healing output. You also want to focus on getting Mastery. This increases effectiveness of your Mastery: Deep Healing Icon Mastery: Deep Healing.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Restoration Shaman want to focus on stacking Versatility stat. This will maximize the healing throughput, while increasing our flat damage reduction. Restoration Shamans need damage reduction more than some other healers due to lack of damage reduction cooldowns Shaman have.

2.2.

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion Icon Sinful Gladiator's Medallion is required for PvP, since this is how you can free yourself from any crowd-control. This also is one of the two PvP trinkets that are part of a set, which will increase the healing throughput benefit from your Versatility by 40%.

Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity is a great on-use trinket to have to have. The on-use increased primary stat will give a temporary boost of healing throughput which could help when trying to recover or top your team.

Sinful Gladiator's Emblem Icon Sinful Gladiator's Emblem is a trinket that provides a temporary health buff, which can be used when you believe the team will be focusing you in big burst windows.

2.3.

Gems and Enchant

Here are the best enchants for a Restoration Shaman:

Gem all of the sockets in your gear with Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster.

3.

Changelog

  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated in preparation for Shadowlands PvP Season 1.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed old Azerite mentions.
  • 19 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1, and new author.
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