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Classic Restoration Druid Stats and Gearing

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago for patch 1.13 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers the stats that are relevant for a Restoration Druid in Classic and what kind of things you should look for when gearing up. Feedback is always welcome. You can leave a comment at the bottom of the page, contact me, or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Stat Priority

The priorities below correspond to the different builds on the Talents and Builds page.

Mana Efficiency (Moonglow)

This build favors talents that help save mana at the cost of some throughput talents.

  1. Healing Power
  2. Intellect
  3. Mana/5 Seconds (mp/5)
  4. Spirit
  5. Spell Crit

Maximum Throughput (Full Restoration/Swiftmend)

This build favors talents that offer additional throughput at the cost of some mana saving talents.

  1. Healing Power
  2. Mana/5 Seconds (mp/5)
  3. Spirit
  4. Intellect
  5. Spell Crit

Stat Explanations

Healing Power directly increases the amount your healing spells heal for, affecting both direct and over-time spells.

Intellect increases your maximum mana (1 Intellect = 15 Mana), your chance to critically hit with direct, not over-time, spells and heals (60 Intellect = 1% Spell Critical Strike), and the rate at which you gain weapon skills.

Mana/5 Seconds (mp/5) regenerates the stated amount of mana every 5-seconds, regardless of combat status and whether currently casting spells or not.

Spirit increases mana regeneration while not casting spells and health regeneration while out of combat. Mana regeneration from spirit starts after not casting a spell for 5-seconds. Once spirit regeneration begins, you'll gain mana every 2-seconds based on the following equation: Spirit / 4.5 + 15.

Spell Critical Strike increases the chance for your direct, not over-time, spells to critically hit. Critical heals will heal for 150% their normal amount.

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Best in Slot List

Below, you'll find best in slot gear for Restoration Druids in the current Classic Phase. Note, Druids can wear both leather and cloth items, so you may see a mixture based on which offers better stats. An item is best for any talent build unless noted in parenthesis.

Bosses with Loot

* indicates boss is a rare spawn

Onyxia's Lair
Onyxia (1)

Molten Core
Trash Mobs (2), Lucifron (2), Magmadar(1), Garr (2), Shazzrah (1), Barron Geddon (2), Golemagg (1), Majordomo Executus (1), Ragnaros (2)

Dungeons
- Upper Blackrock Spire - The Beast (1), General Drakkisath (1), Jed Runewatcher* (1)
- Lower Blackrock Spire -  Urok Doomhowl(1), Gizrul (1), Crystal Fang* (1)
- Stratholm, Live - Instructor Galford (1), Balnazzar (1)
- Stratholm, Undead - Nerub'enkan (1), Barthilas (1), Ramstein (1), Baron Rivendare (1), Stonespine* (1)
- Scholomance - Alexei Barov (2), Theolen Krastinov (2), The Ravenian (2), Gandling (1)
- Blackrock Depths, Upper - Argelmach (1), Ambassador Flamelash (1), The Seven (1), Emperor Thaurissan (1)
- Blackrock Depths, Lower - Gerstahn (1), Grebmar (1)
- Temple of Atal'Hakkar - Atal'ai Defenders (1)

Crafting
- Leatherworking (2)

Head

  1. Cenarion Helm - Molten Core, Garr
  2. Cassandra's Grace - World Drop/BoE
  3. Crimson Felt Hat - Stratholm - Undead, Barthilas

Neck

  1. Choker of the Firelord - Molten Core, Ragnaros
  2. Choker of Enlightenment - Molten Core, Lucifron
  3. Animated Chain Necklace - Stratholm - Undead, Ramstein
  4. Tooth of Gnarr - Upper Blackrock Spire, General Drakkisath

Shoulder

  1. Cenarion Spaulders - Molten Core, Barron Geddon
  2. Living Shoulders - Crafting, Leatherworking
  3. Burial Shaw - Scholomance, Alexei Barov, Theolen Krastinov, The Ravenian
  4. Sunderseer Mantle - Lower Blackrock Spire, Crystal Fang (rare)

Back

  1. Archivist Cape - Stratholme - Live, Instructor Galford
    1. of Healing
    2. of the Owl
  2. Spritecaster Cape - Blackrock Depths - Lower, Gerstahn/Grebmar

Chest

  1. Cenarion Vestments - Molten Core, Golemagg
  2. Robes of the Exlated - Stratholm - Undead, Baron Rivendare

Wrist

  1. Bleak Howler Armguards - Lower Blackrock Spire, Gizrul
  2. Cenarion Bracers - Molten Core, Trash Mobs

Hands

  1. Atal'ai Gloves - Temple of Atal'Hakkar, Atal'ai Defenders (mini-bosses)
    1. of Healing
  2. Cenarion Gloves - Molten Core, Shazzrah
  3. Atal'ai Gloves - Temple of Atal'Hakkar, Atal'ai Defenders (mini-bosses)
    1. of Spirit
    2. of the Owl

Waist

  1. Sash of Mercy - World Drop/BoE
  2. Corehound Belt - Crafting, Leatherworking
  3. Cenarion Belt - Molten Core, Trash Mobs
  4. Thuzadin Sash - Stratholme - Undead, Nerub'enkan

Legs

  1. Stormrage Legguards - Molten Core, Ragnaros
  2. Cenarion Legguards - Molten Core, Magmadar
  3. Ghoul Skin Leggings - Scholomance, Alexei Barov, Theolen Krastinov, The Ravenian
  4. Spiritshroud Leggings - Upper Blackrock Spire, The Beast

Feet

  1. Cenarion Boots - Molten Core, Lucifron
  2. Verdant Footpads - Stratholm - Undead, Stonespine (rare)
  3. Boots of the Shrieker - Scholomance, Gandling

Finger

  1. Cauterizing Band - Molten Core, Majordomo Executus
  2. Fordring's Seal - Quest, In Dreams
  3. Rosewine Circle - Lower Blackrock Spire, Urok Doomhowl
  4. Seal of the Archmagus - Molten Core, Baron Geddon

One-Hand Weapons

  1. Aurastone Hammer - Molten Core, Garr
  2. The Hammer of Grace - Blackrock Depths - Upper, The Seven

Off-Hand Items

  1. Thaurissan's Royal Scepter - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Emperor Thaurissan

Two-Hand Weapons

  1. Staff of Dominance - Molten Core, Golemagg
  2. Hammer of the Grand Crusader - Stratholm - Live, Balnazzar

Trinkets

  1. Shard of the Scale - Onyxia's Lair, Onyxia
  2. Briarwood Reed - Upper Blackrock Spire, Jed Runewatcher (rare)
  3. Second Wind - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Argelmach
  4. Burst of Knowledge - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Ambassador Flamelash

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

August 29, 2019 - 7:24 pm (Talents and Builds) - Added Hybrid Healer/Tank build.

August 25, 2019 - 6:49 pm (Enchants and Consumables) - Added page.

August 25, 2019 - 11:59 am (Stats and Gearing) - Added page.

August 24, 2019 - 8:16 pm (Spells and Abilities) - Reviewed again, added several missing spells.

August 24, 2019 - 6:16 pm (Talents and Builds) - Updated builds.

November 03, 2018 - 6:56 pm (Spells and Abilities) - Completed an update pass based on Classic demo information.