Restoration Shaman Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 24th Jan, 2024
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Gear

As usual, early into every patch, we aim to get the highest ilvl items first purely because of raw intellect gain that outweighs perfect secondary stats on items.

Tier Set

Our new Tier Bonus is good in Raid, but it only really excels if you play into it. What I mean by that is continuously spreading around Tidal Reservoir buffs to people using Healing Wave or Chain Heal to players that already have Riptide on them. In Mythic+ we don’t get a ton of value by spreading additional Riptides around since there are only 5 players, so our 4pc loses quite a lot of value there. It’s still worth equipping, but you won’t be massively behind if you only have your 2pc early on.

This bonus is quite simple - you heal a player, that player will now receive some additional Riptide healing for the next 15 sec. You don’t need to go out of your way to maximize the throughput from Tidal Reservoir itself, instead you want to try to apply Tidal Reservoir to players who already have Riptide with a duration of at least 15 seconds so maximize the 4pc.

  • 4pc: Riptide healing is increased by 25%. If Riptide is active on the same target as Tidal Reservoir, its heal over time effect has a 6% chance to create a new Riptide on a nearby ally.

The additional spreading of Riptide is the big part of the 4pc here. It’s important to note that Healing Waves from Primordial Wave do not apply Tidal Reservoir at all, and the additional Riptides don't interact with Primal Tide Core or Deeply Rooted Elements.

Restoration Shaman Best in Slot Gear

You should still prioritise the gear you use by running a sim for your character, but the lists below will give you a good idea of what items are considered good for Restoration Shaman, and help you target the right content for each piece of loot.

Overall Best Gear

Slot Item Source
Head Greatwolf Outcast’s Jaws Tindral
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross
Shoulders Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Smolderon
Cloak Inflammable Drapeleaf Gnarlroot
Chest Ancient Haubark Gnarlroot
Wrist Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Igira
Belt Waistguard of Deteriorating Grace Waycrest Manor
Legs Greatwolf Outcast’s Fur-Lined Kilt Larodar
Boots Venom-Steeped Stompers Leatherworking
Ring Daydreamer’s Glimmering Ring BoE
Ring Lord Waycrest’s Signet Waycrest Manor
Trinket Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge Council of Dreams
Trinket Coagulated Genesaur Blood The Everbloom
Main Hand Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk
Off Hand Defender of the Ancient Gnarlroot

Best Gear from the Raid

Slot Item Source
Head Greatwolf Outcast’s Jaws Tindral
Neck Ouroboreal Necklet Volcoross
Shoulders Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Smolderon
Cloak Inflammable Drapeleaf Gnarlroot
Chest Ancient Haubark Gnarlroot
Wrist Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Igira
Belt Forlorn Leaf Clasp Gnarlroot
Legs Greatwolf Outcast’s Fur-Lined Kilt Larodar
Boots Venom-Steeped Stompers Leatherworking
Ring Daydreamer’s Glimmering Ring BoE
Ring Signet of the Last Elder Igira
Trinket Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge Council of Dreams
Trinket Coagulated Genesaur Blood The Everbloom
Main Hand Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk
Off Hand Defender of the Ancient Gnarlroot
Staff Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue

Best Gear from Mythic+

Slot Item Source
Head Greatwolf Outcast’s Jaws Catalyst
Neck Raven Filigree Pendant Black Rook Hold
Shoulders Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Catalyst
Cloak Shadowfeather Shawl Black Rook Hold
Chest Greatwolf Outcast’s Harness Catalyst
Wrist Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Catalyst
Belt Waistguard of Deteriorating Grace Waycrest Manor
Legs Greatwolf Outcast’s Fur-Lined Kilt Catalyst
Boots Venom-Steeped Stompers Leatherworking
Ring Thornwoven Band Waycrest Manor
Ring Lord Waycrest’s Signet Waycrest Manor
Trinket Sea Star Throne of the Tides
Trinket Coagulated Genesaur Blood The Everbloom
Main Hand Conflux Caller’s Boon Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall
Off Hand Murozond’s Timeless Scale Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond’s Rise
Staff Iridal, The Earth’s Master Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall

Trinkets

This season we have access to many different stat-sticks. Our best setup will likely involve 2 of these stat-sticks (really whichever you can get your hands on at a high ilvl), or 1 stat-stick and Echoing Tyrstone from Dawn of the Infinite.

Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge, Coagulated Genesaur Blood, and Sea Star are all stat sticks and quite close in value, so take your pick.

Embellishment

Our best embellishments are currently the Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards, followed by Venom-Steeped Stompers and Elemental Lariat

I’d probably start with the Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards, and then either Venom-Steeped Stompers or Elemental Lariat depending on your gear needs.