Restoration Druid

Patch 9.0

Written by Cute Last Updated: 20th Nov, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Typically as a healer, you just want whatever gives highest item level, but with the legendary you’ll most likely be using for raids (Vision of Unending Growth) you need to hit that 20%+ haste breakpoint as soon as you can.

Intellect = Haste (20%+) > Mastery > Crit > Versatility

Stat Outline

Intellect: Increases your spell power, which will boost your overall throughput.

Haste: Increases attack speed, spell casting speed and energy regeneration.

Mastery (Mastery: Harmony): Your healing is increased by a percentage for each of your Restoration healing over time effects on the target.

Crit: Chance for extra effectiveness on attacks and heals.

Versatility: Increases damage and healing done by a percentage and decreases damage taken by a percentage.

Races

Races are a very minor thing and there aren’t many options for druids.

For Horde, you will most likely want to be Troll for the extra haste during your ramp, druid already has a lot of mobility built-in especially with the Night Fae ability so you shouldn’t really need the Highmountain Tauren racial for raids.

For Alliance races you will most often want to go Night Elf just for the utility it offers as the others aren’t that appealing.

Enchants

Weapon: Enchant weapon - Celestial Guidance

Ring: Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering (optional)

Chest: Enchant chest -  Eternal Bounds

Bracers: Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

Boots: Enchant boots - Speed of Soul

Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech or Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

Gems

Intellect Gem: Leviathan’s Eye of Intellect

Haste Gem: Quick Jewel Cluster

Consumables

Armor Kit: Heavy Desolate Armor Kit

Food: Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic

Oil: Embalmer’s Oil

Health Potion: Spiritual Healing Potion

Mana Potion: Potion of Spiritual Clarity or Potion of Sacrificial Anima

Flask: Spectral Flask of Power