Restoration Shaman PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / 9.2.5)

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 17:05 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.


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.


Gear Recommendations


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.


Tier Sets for Elemental Shaman

Heal the Soul Icon Restoration Shaman 2-Piece — Your critical healing increases the Critical Chance of your next Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal by 2%, stacking up to 50 times. Restoration Shamans have not been using Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal in PvP. This may make this 2-set bonus not very useful, as of the time of writing of this guide.

Heal the Soul Icon Restoration Shaman 4-Piece — Your Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal critical hits reduce the remaining cooldown of one of your totems by 2 seconds. Your Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem, Healing Tide Totem Icon Healing Tide Totem, Mana Tide Totem Icon Mana Tide Totem, and Spirit Link Totem Icon Spirit Link Totem now also cast Chain Heal with 100% effectiveness when you drop them. The 4-set bonus seems very strong for Restoration Shaman since using these totems is core to the healing throughput. This means Restoration Shaman may have more instant healing potential given free Chain Heal Icon Chain Heals coming from placing these totems.


How to Acquire Tier Sets

PvP activities will allow you to acquire tier set pieces through the Great Vault or through converting PvP gear to Tier Set pieces using Cosmic Flux Icon Cosmic Flux and the Creation Catalyst.


Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion Icon Cosmic 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 Intellect and Stamina.

Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem Icon Cosmic 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.


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.



  • 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 27 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2 of Shadowlands
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5 of Shadowlands.
  • 04 Jul. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 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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