Restoration Druid

Patch 9.1

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Last Updated: 27th Jun, 2021

Some content in this guide is based on PTR or early patch 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. This is even more true after the newly discovered prorated ticks surrounding your raid legendary. As there is no longer a haste breakpoint to reach all stats are incredibly close. All of our secondaries are incredibly good but they do start seeing diminishing returns when hitting 30% so keep an eye on that.

For raiding: Intellect = Haste > Crit = Vers = Mastery
For m+: Intellect> Mastery> haste > crit > vers

Take into account that Mastery is your best healing stat for m+ but provides no damage increase so balance your stats around what you need more.

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 Stats

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