Restoration Druid Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 10th May, 2024
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Season 4 Tier Set

  • 2p: You and your Grove Guardian’s Nourishes now heal 2 additional allies within 40 yds at 40% effectiveness.
  • 4p: Clearcasting now causes your Regrowth to also cast Nourish onto a nearby injured ally at 200% effectiveness, preferring those with your heal over time effects.

A pretty big shake up to the builds we used, resulting in, actually, a pretty strong set, thanks to the new interactions between Incarnation: Tree of Life and Grove Guardians, where these treants will be your new MVP best friends, on top of the already existing Rejuvenation.

The 4p double dips, meaning the free Nourish WILL proc the 2p too, healing 2 additional allies (combining all the different sources of Nourish, this spell will be worth a good 20% of your overall healing during a raid encounter, with the current numbers).


Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge: The new stats stick trinket of the raid, giving a random different diminishing buff each time (it will never be twice the same, but it’s not a specific order neither, and you sometimes might not see a given stat for some time).

Ominous Chromatic Essence: The good old stats stick from S2, becoming available again, is still one very strong trinket to have, improving without any gameplay modification your stats & granting some to your allies.

Broodkeeper’s Promise: A favorite of S1, returning from Vault, granting a good chunk of Versatility and health per second to you and one ally.

Belor’relos, the Suncaller: Very good DPS trinket for M+, that can help dealing with some specific targets or just for overall DPS in a key.

Beacon to the Beyond: A formidable DPS trinket (for M+), that can help dealing with some specific targets that need to be burst down very quickly.

Fyrakk’s Tainted Rageheart: An insanely good trinket, granting you a short-CD absorb that can help you soak some big damage (especially in high M+), and adding some more DPS to your overall. Mostly used in M+.

Tome of Unstable Power: A very, very good DPS trinket for M+ (by far the best). It was already nerfed once, and is still the play to greatly improve your DPS in keys.

Ward of Faceless Ire: A good targeted Shield trinket, especially for keys, if you need an extra external in a specific dungeon.

Antique Bronze Bullions

With the Season 4 will come Bullions, a limited currency (similar to the Dinars from Shadowlands S4), allowing you to buy raid items (weapons, trinkets, or special other items) over the course of the season.

Since the currency is very limited, some of the very interesting items will be listed here to help your choice. Keep in mind that it’ll probably depend on what you were able to loot already while raiding, of course.



Restoration Druid Best in Slot Gear

Here are two lists of the optimal gear set-up you want to reach, either for M+ or for raids. Do note that these lists include every item that will fit the stats priority (covered in this guide) depending of the content you’re aiming for, including specific items (mainly trinkets, or some Use weapons if applicable).

For every raid trinket, I’ll list an alternative which you can obtain in M+, as raids are not something you can farm over and over during a said day.

There sometimes can be alternatives, especially depending on which stats you already have on your character, or for some very specific purposes, so keep in mind that you don’t necessarily always want to match this exact list. Most of the time, item level will be the biggest factor, and some stats, such as Mastery in M+, can have a relatively different value depending on what you’ll need (since this one won’t provide any DPS gain, but ONLY healing).

Restoration Druid Raid Best in Slot List

This list will provide the Best in Slot gear for healing inside a raid environment.

Slot Item Source
Head Bough of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Neck Elemental Lariat Crafted item
Shoulders Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Cloak Fireproof Drape Ruby Life Pools
Chest Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Wrist Frenzyroot Cuffs Algeth’ar Academy
Gloves Treacherous Totem Wraps Tindral Sageswift (Amirdrassil)
Belt Eternal Sentinel’s Cord Nymue (Amidrassil)
Legs Pants of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Boots Twisted Blossom Stompers Gnarlroot (Amirdrassil)
Ring Band of Burning Thorns Larodar (Amirdrassil)
Ring Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna (Vault)
Trinket Ominous Chromatic Essence The Forgotten Experiments (Aberrus)
Trinket Broodkeeper’s Promise Broodkeeper Diurna (Vault)
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue (Amirdrassil)

Restoration Druid M+ Best in Slot List

This list will provide the Best in Slot gear for doing M+ keys while prioritizing DPS for your trinkets set-up. Of course, those can be swapped, if you need extra-survivability on a said-key for instance. Do not seek a specific list for this particular case, just think about what you need in order to heal & survive an encounter at first, when you’re pushing very high keys where most spells can one shot people. Then, you can bring some DPS effects.

Slot Item Source
Head Bough of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Neck Elemental Lariat Crafted item
Shoulders Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Cloak Decorated Commander’s Cindercloak Eranog (Vault)
Chest Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Wrist Bloodstench Skinguards Kazzara (Aberrus)
Gloves Blightweaver’s Clutches Brackenhide Hollow
Belt Elder’s Volcanic Binding Rashok (Aberrus)
Legs Pants of the Autumn Blaze Raid or Catalyst
Boots Treads of Restored Order Halls of Infusion
Ring Circle of Ascended Frost Halls of Infusion
Ring Seal of Diurna’s Chosen Eranog (Vault)
Trinket Belor’relos, the Suncaller or Fyrakk’s Tainted Rageheart (if you need another defensive) or Ward of Faceless Ire (if you need another external) Tindral Sageswift (Amirdrassil) or Fyrakk (Amirdrassil) or Neltharion (Aberrus)
Trinket Tome of Unstable Power (to bring A LOT of DPS) or Ominous Chromatic Essence The Azure Vault or The Forgotten Experiments (Aberrus)
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno (Main Hand) & Scripture of Primal Devotion (Offhand) Fyrakk (Amirdrassil) (Main Hand) & Kurog Grimtotem (Vault) (Offhand)


Embellishments can be added to your crafted Dragonflight gear, with a maximum of 2 embellished pieces of gear. Some crafted items act as embellished items by themselves due to their “Equipped” effect.

The most useful are:

  • Elemental Lariat is a craft embedded with an embellishment, granting you extra secondary stats depending on your gems. If you have Haste gems, you’ll have a Haste buff. If you have multiple combinations of gems with multiple secondary stats, you will have a chance to proc any one of those secondaries. This is a very good craft overall, thanks to its effect, and the fact that you’ll have your desired stats on this necklace. Don’t forget to add 3 sockets to it!
  • Verdant Tether is a nice M+ embellishment that will provide Versatility to you & some friends, useful in higher keys.
  • Blue Silken Lining is a flat Mastery embellishment with a very good amount of stat in it, that’ll proc only as long as you’re above 90% health. Your HoT coverage will keep you above this threshold regularly without any real issue.