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Restoration Druid Azerite Armor Traits

Updated 3 days, 21 hours ago for patch 8.0 by Preston. View the change log.

This page gives an overview of the Restoration Druid Heart of Azeroth and the corresponding Azerite Armor traits. 

Your Heart of Azeroth is leveled up using Artifact Power and its level determines how many tiers of traits you can access on Azerite Armor in your Head, Shoulder, and Chest slot. Unlike in Legion, you only have one Heart of Azeroth and any Artifact Power you acquire is automatically applied to it, there's no need to click items in your bag or worry about which spec's item you're leveling up.

Feedback is appreciated, you can leave comments at the bottom of the page, or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Azerite Armor Trait Layout

Azerite Armor is obtainable for the Head, Shoulder, and Chest slots. Each individual item has pre-set traits, so planning which item you need for the traits you want is easier than with relics in Legion. You can see which items to look for on the Stats and Gearing page.

Only one trait can be selected per tier per item, but having more than one of the same trait across multiple armor pieces increases the potency of that trait's effect. You can reset your traits by visiting Razzi the Shaper (A) / Nudara the Shaper (H) and paying an exponentially increasing amount of gold. The gold cost is halved every three days.

Epic-quality items use the 4-tiered ring system detailed below. Rare-quality items use a similar 3-tiered ring system and will be missing the Role tier.

Azerite Armor Trait Layout

Tier 1, Class/Zone Traits (green) - Includes one trait for each of your specializations and one generic trait based on where the item was obtained, which may have a bonus effect in a specific zone.
Tier 2, Role Traits (blue) - Includes one trait for each of the roles (Tank, Healer, or DPS), some traits may overlap and be useful for multiple roles.
Tier 3, Utility Traits (yellow) - Includes mostly defensive traits in the form of extra heals, adsorb shields, or reduced damage taken.
Tier 4, +5 Item Levels (red) - Increases the item level of the corresponding Azerite Armor by 5.

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Azerite Armor Traits

Azerite Armor traits don't add a huge amount of throughput in general, especially compared to some of the Artifact Traits in Legion. Even picking the "worst" healing traits won't be terrible, however, there are definitely some traits that are better than others.

Not all traits will be available at all item levels of Azerite Armor. Some traits may only be available on leveling gear, but I've tried to include every trait for completion's sake. Using better Azerite Armor traits can be worth 5-10 item levels (i.e. comparing a piece with mostly above average traits to one with mostly average or below average traits), but I would't sacrifice too many item levels for better traits.

Raiding - +

The rankings below are relevant for all builds when raiding, except where noted in parenthesis. The talent builds noted correspond to those on the Talents and Builds page.

Tier 1 - Class/Zone Traits
Tier 2 - Role Traits
Tier 3 - Utility Traits

Mythic+ - +

The rankings below are relevant for Mythic+ and dungeon content. This corresponds to the talent build on the Talents and Builds page.

Azerite Armor Data - +

Raiding, Tier 1 Traits

Trait HPS Difference HPS Report
No Traits (340) 0 23,410 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/8db1a00e928a4e1297b170414fdf555a
Archive of the Titans 363 23,773 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/6190c604902b4dcaad3ef036049cb8d4
Waking Dream 526 23,936 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/4353ce0a670e432681e7452c93874fa0
Autumn Leaves 189 23,599 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/870d1332d2104d888d1c657d513ec761
Unstable Catalyst 431 23,841 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/ecb540cec5c4431a8520a7510382d0c4
Meticulous Scheming 131 23,541 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/e1b8ca021ab74140b3e71b850f8e9831
Rampant Growth 477 23,887 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/e92b773ac1d2407f8dcc852da74781b9
Tradewinds 462 23,872 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/9917a6ea429d4fb6adcf22d39dfa563b
Blightborne Infusion 513 23,923 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/2b1b3dee7e534d26b97f382e866eefa4
Fungal Essence 193 23,603 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/9d08a13327094214afdf56799bf26835
Grove Tending 281 23,691 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/ac3f672e5981404799129f4d925e64bb
Blood Rite 486 23,896 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/425e0cd98b9e464090aa44d6fc08ae33
Secrets of the Deep 332 23,742 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/4e5392339988432eadb0c07f3bfb60fc
Lively Spirit 427 23,837 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/92dd6628eca84cdcad310ae8c7595ea5
Laser Matrix 597 24,007 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/b193a0a9dc174f14bdc1d84bf5c814eb
Swirling Sands 441 23,851 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/24f1ffa1f02a411dbbbe1cb064147db7
No Traits (370)   24,441 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/e5c28c1ac15f4ff28b496089a3b54ce7
Stand as One 132 24,573 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/c55aeb46f06d4a1cb5d35b57154bf864
Stronger Together 233 24,674 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/58365a141c0044f6993e80896f25d111
No Traits (355 Chest) 0 24,298 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/773fad22568a4598bed2a92da6b2c457
Champion of Azeroth 495 24,793 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/25f051b94178463b8a8b27b5610bf2ba
No Traits (340, CD Build) 0 22,811 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/588ac61086f746a4a1d4ac2414e5ce29
Autumn Leaves (CD Build) 323 23, 134 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/b15dea4b55084f85a5a67be8aa256cf0

 

Raiding, Tier 2 Traits

Trait HPS Difference HPS Report
No Traits (340) 0 23,461 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/620da754b761452f89c7dac0b538eaae
Woundbinder 0 23,371 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/42d0d49ea0814d849fb4453c6a8a1a4a
Synergistic Growth 130 23,591 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/d1e9db1ce4bb42d184aef683bbc803f0
Ephemeral Recovery 142 23,603 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/b34ec175713546118a993b1d6cdf33bb
Azerite Veins 357 23,818 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/2125086baa6d4a8082502fcd239c943d
Blood Siphon 85 23,546 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/fb694d361b2b4dabb204d48ac8cfbb3a
Blessed Portents 320 23,781 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/b1a228ae158341d18d083098441cf691
On My Way 92 23,553 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/4488739d5bf84baab1e4f741219a2e74
Concentrated Mending 237 23,698 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/1fc53ee0eea84659ae5af334a2daccf0
Earthlink 78 23,539 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/2358b47198714203abe42ccb4d3a95d7
Savior 154 23,615 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/463587411b554920bbb2a435919923fe
Bracing Chill 163 23,624 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/21fdd736076e46c3961e620449411955
Lifespeed 204 23,665 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/55b3e939bbaf4416aca7c641d78ba0d6

 

Raiding, Tier 3 Traits

Trait HPS Difference HPS Report
No Traits (340) 0 23,420 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/ad70899f287e40528423a1b654a7b4b3
Ursoc's Endurance 87 23,507 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/e49aef9831e84e48bb98bb049756e08a
Longstrider 149 23,569 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/eb8d29fafebf44fc9cf3ee29f3382bd7
Resounding Protection 265 23,685 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/0087b690bc5848fcb3d2ced8e6eda1e3
Self Reliance 251 23,671 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/2c8cd698b2184544902292d01d33da0a
Bulwark of the Masses 51 23,471 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/0bd8fec1b230492fb2ec387f4d9a4fdc
Reawakening 37 23,457 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/0b677031e83447519647d938c28965c3
Impassive Visage 113 23,533 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/3deed45f1b7147f18800fd4157a9a2c8
Vampiric Speed 159 23,579 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/f4554d6830cb42e4a5b9bad10a764ca9
Azerite Fortification 0 23,383 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/151c00fd77824ff8b5f708dbd7e58da1

 

Mythic, Tier 1 Traits

Trait HPS Difference HPS Report
No Traits (340) 0 29,230 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/5533b6c938c049819f63fede00e425ed
Autumn Leaves 133 29,363 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/cfda5a6fb8a64e6880d48c768b7f8574
Tradewinds 597 29,827 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/790958d071c547a7abfa1d8b2306a450
Waking Dream 666 29,896 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/a04e4fd37ac64a0db1d421d86c0db7dd
Meticulous Scheming 132 29,362 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/047b153348a940c9a47147ecf93f2bf8
Rampant Growth 545 29,775 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/74ac6fa77aae45ba8229ea00cfc16e1b
Laser Matrix 399 29,629 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/45caf87aa2f04108a816755c8c4efbfc
Grove Tending 517 29,747 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/33c41730a66c4676b186e18724bce03d
Lively Spirit 373 29,603 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/6653980756874eb8b68251ed16d973fc
Unstable Catalyst 498 29,728 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/53bf667592674ebf92226a333879a513
Archive of the Titans 296 29,526 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/9f6fe9f217e64473a501b759b5b29984
Swirling Sands 346 29,576 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/482e4edc638142cc985e41ccf40101b8
Fungal Essence 122 29,352 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/59b1668a1b6f47e9b08d9aac250a8820
Blightborne Infusion 600 29,830 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/e66ceb5bcce44d0dab67ffcae91e8ec0
Blood Rite 455 29,685 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/37de1888d3db459690ad56b6093bf574
Secrets of the Deep 322 29,552 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/41e453c849304e39b2cbe9275f054346
No Traits (370 Chest) 0 29,762 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/bf530608344d41989249347d9d91bc06
Stand as One 68 29,830 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/893701e3ec4f42aa99ca6ea6891e726a
No Traits (355 Chest) 0 29,353 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/a53840e1b0024e4da9857a14aca613af
Champion of Azeroth 611 29,964 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/e11767fc294d482da40b9775992eecd2
Incite the Pack 568 28,798 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/8a926d380695438da0f99a2fd673145e

 

Mythic, Tier 2 Traits

Trait HPS Difference HPS Report
No Traits (340) 0 29,230 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/5533b6c938c049819f63fede00e425ed
Earthlink 166 29,369 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/438b5fe1b29f436aa4041299546bd455
Savior 90 29,320 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/fb9b317a50b54eec988c12bb5c1e601a
Azerite Veins 303 29,533 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/36dfa292f93d47548343025d3d5b873c
Blessed Portents 317 29,547 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/d001ec42048b490ca3b9292dd64b8a53
Bracing Chill 265 29,495 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/2efa2b0749d94610ab39d6dcba5993ab
Blood Siphon 20 29,250 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/52566da731c34da6bca4a23111b5d0a5
Synergistic Growth 173 29,403 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/3e8cc54f428547e09f94c5ab6b7e791e
Woundbinder 0 29,144 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/3d7fec1ba6cf423ba81ae90bbb19b4f4
On My Way 71 29,301 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/4c00f188069040678ae0be2dec40a0c4
Lifespeed 0 29,140 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/b54d871d93b7440a8695f7575ed08988
Concentrated Mending 171 29,401 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/0b37542527de42268214f83be2d3ced5
Ephemeral Recovery 245 29,475 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/c14a717c910a42748f065426e632f08d

 

Mythic, Tier 3 Traits

Trait HPS Difference HPS Report
No Traits (340) 0 29,230 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/5533b6c938c049819f63fede00e425ed
Impassive Visage 0 29,164 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/75e2cc255961475bba5f2fed7ae8c390
Azerite Fortification 197 29,427 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/5df6b39165434626949b615f5b1f5054
Resounding Protection 203 29,433 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/cf3bbc5a6f7d48fca82c42886c4e4cf9
Ursoc's Endurance 80 29,310 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/99b9b7750f014d518cd1fe71fefdb13c
Reawakening 0 29,195 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/c0dc561de62b4e0681bd2c62ddecd97d
Longstrider 0 29,072 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/fe0fca039dd547c382ad7dbe56ad7909
Bulwark of the Masses 0 29,176 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/d24c6426fc61431a8980db7be7aab5dd
Vampiric Speed 219 29,449 https://www.askmrrobot.com/wow/simulator/report/49a3a41df65c4b7ab40be0fccf975f20


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

September 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated stat weights to reflect different builds.

September 15, 2018 - 4:15 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated Azerite Armor under the Raiding list to reflect different pieces for different builds.

September 06, 2018 - 9:30 am (Talents and Builds) - Changed Abundance to Cenarion Ward in the Cooldowns build.

September 03, 2018 - 6:34 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 saved variables with Uldir debuffs and other small updates. Updated Threat Plates saved variables with minor tweaks.

September 03, 2018 - 5:19 pm (Addons) - Updated all addon links to consistently point to the Curse Forge.

September 02, 2018 - 9:38 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated some Azerite Armor to reflect changes on the Azerite Armor Traits page.

September 02, 2018 - 9:37 pm (Azerite Armor Traits) - Completed a full review and update of Azerite Armor traits.

August 28, 2018 - 8:22 am (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Added Darkmoon Deck: Tides to trinket list and reviewed trinket lists overall. Made minor updates to the Mythic+ gear list to reflect a slight Mastery focus.

August 25, 2018 - 1:07 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 variables with the latest debuff information from the dungeon guides.

August 18, 2018 - 2:53 am (Enchants, Gems, Consumables) - Added Battle-Scarred Augment Rune.