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Restoration Druid Stats and Gearing

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago for patch 1.13.5, P5 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

Temple of Ahn'Qiraj
Silithid Royalty (1), Battleguard Sartura (1), Fankriss (1), Viscidus (1), Princess Huhuran (2), Twin Emperors (2), Ouro (1), C'Thun (3)

Zul'Gurub
Quests/Set Pieces (2), Jin'do the Hexxer (1)

Blackwing Lair
Trash Mobs (1), Razorgore the Untamed(1), Broodlord Lashlayer (1), Firemaw (3), Ebonroc (2), Flamegore (3), Chromaggus (2), Nefarian (4)

Onyxia's Lair
Onyxia (2)

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

World Bosses
Azuregos (4), Lord Kazzak (1), Lethon (2), Taerar (1), Emeriss (1), Ysondre (1)

Dungeons
- Dire Maul North - Captain Kromcrush (1), King Gordok (2), Cho'Rush the Observer (1)
- Dire Maul West - Magister Kalendris (1), Illyanna Ravenoak (1), Immol'thar (2)
- Dire Maul East - Alzzin the Wildshaper (2)
- Upper Blackrock Spire - Rend Blackhand (1), General Drakkisath (1), Jed Runewatcher* (1)
- Lower Blackrock Spire -  Mor Grayhoof (2), Urok Doomhowl (1), Gizrul (1), Overlord Wyrmthalak (1)
- Stratholm, Live - Cannon Master Willey (3), Instructor Galford (1)
- Stratholm, Undead - Ramstein (1), Baron Rivendare (1), Stonespine* (1)
- Scholomance - Alexei Barov (2), Theolen Krastinov (2), The Ravenian (2), Ras Frostwhisper (1)
- Blackrock Depths, Upper - Argelmach (1), Ambassador Flamelash (1), The Seven (1), Emperor Thaurissan (2), Princess Moira Bronzebeard (1)
- Blackrock Depths, Lower - Fineous Darkvire (1)
- Temple of Atal'Hakkar - Atal'ai Defenders (1)

Reputation
- Warsong Outriders (H) / Silverwing Sentinels (A), Honored (2)
- Frostwolf Clan (H) / Stormpike Guard (A), Exalted (1)

Crafting
- Leatherworking (3)

Quests (10)

PvP
Rank 14 (2)

Head

  1. Crystal Adorned Crown - World Bosses, Azuregos
  2. Don Rigoberto's Lost Hat - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Ouro
  3. Deviate Growth Cap - World Bosses, Lethon
  4. Stormrage Cover - Onyxia's Lair, Onyxia
  5. Insightful Hood - Dire Maul North, Cho'Rush the Observer
  6. Cassandra's Grace - World Drop/BoE
  7. Helm of the New Moon - Stratholm - Live, Cannon Master Willey

Neck

  1. Amulet of the Fallen God - Quest, The Savior of Kalimdor
  2. Amulet of the Shifting Sands - Quest, The Fall of Ossirian
  3. Jin'do's Evil Eye - Zul'Gurub, Jin'do the Hexxer
  4. Choker of the Firelord - Molten Core, Ragnaros
  5. Choker of Enlightenment - Molten Core, Lucifron
  6. Animated Chain Necklace - Stratholm - Undead, Ramstein
  7. Tooth of Gnarr - Upper Blackrock Spire, General Drakkisath

Shoulder

  1. Wild Growth Spaulders - Molten Core, Majordomo Executus
  2. Ternary Mantle - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Silithid Royalty
  3. Stormrage Pauldrons - Blackwing Lair, Chromaggus
  4. Cenarion Spaulders - Molten Core, Barron Geddon
  5. Living Shoulders - Crafting, Leatherworking
  6. Mantle of the Scarlet Crusade - Stratholm - Live, Cannon Master Willey
  7. Burial Shaw - Scholomance, Alexei Barov, Theolen Krastinov, The Ravenian

Back

  1. Cloak of Clarity - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, C'Thun
  2. Shroud of Pure Thought - Blackwing Lair, Flamegor
  3. Hide of the Wild - Crafting, Leatherworking
  4. Drape of Benediction - World Bosses, Azuregos
  5. Cloak of the Cosmos - Dire Maul West, Immol'thar
  6. Archivist Cape - Stratholme - Live, Instructor Galford
    1. of Healing
    2. of the Owl
  7. Battle Healer's Cloak - Reputation, Honored Warsong Outriders (H)

Chest

  1. Robes of the Guardian Saint - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Fankriss
  2. Stormrage Chestguard - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  3. Robes of the Exalted - Stratholm - Undead, Baron Rivendare
  4. Forest's Embrace - Quest, A Better Ingredient
  5. Cenarion Vestments - Molten Core, Golemagg
  6. Alanna's Embrace - Scholomance, Ras Frostwhisper

Wrist

  1. Bracelets of Royal Redemption - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Twin Emperors
  2. Stormrage Bracers - Blackwing Lair, Razorgore the Untamed
  3. Zandalar Haruspex's Bracers - Quest, Paragons of Power: The Haruspex's Bracers
  4. Bracers of Prosperity - Dire Maul North, King Gordok
  5. Dryad's Wrist Bindings - Reputation, Honored Warsong Outriders (H) / Silverwing Sentinels (A)
  6. Bleak Howler Armguards - Lower Blackrock Spire, Gizrul
  7. Cenarion Bracers - Molten Core, Trash Mobs

Hands

  1. Wasphide Gauntlets - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Princess Huhuran
  2. Stormrage Handguards - Blackwing Lair, Firemaw/Ebonroc/Flamegor
  3. Hands of the Exalted Herald - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Princess Moira Bronzebeard
  4. Gloves of Restoration - Dire Maul East, Alzzin the Wildshaper
  5. Cenarion Gloves - Molten Core, Shazzrah

Waist

  1. Grasp of the Old God - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, C'Thun
  2. Corehound Belt - Crafting, Leatherworking
  3. Regenerating Belt of Vek'nilash - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Twin Emperors
  4. Sash of Mercy - World Drop/BoE
  5. Firemaw's Clutch - Blackwing Lair, Firemaw
  6. Cenarion Belt - Molten Core, Trash Mobs (BoE)
  7. Whipvine Cord - Dire Maul East, Alzzin the Wildshaper
  8. Eyestalk Cord - Dire Maul West, Immol'thar

Legs

  1. Empowered Leggings-  Blackwing Lair, Chromaggus
  2. Stormrage Legguards - Molten Core, Ragnaros
  3. Cenarion Leggings - Molten Core, Magmadar
  4. Padre's Trousers - Dire Maul West, Illyanna Ravenoak
  5. Ghoul Skin Leggings - Scholomance, Alexei Barov, Theolen Krastinov, The Ravenian
  6. Senior Designer's Pantaloons - Blackrock Depths - Lower, Fineous Darkvire

Feet

  1. Boots of Pure Thought - Blackwing Lair, Trash Mobs
  2. Snowblind Shoes - World Bosses, Azuregos
  3. Stormrage Boots - Blackwing Lair, Broodlord Lashlayer
  4. Cenarion Boots - Molten Core, Lucifron
  5. Faith Healer's Boots - Upper Blackrock Spire, Rend Blackhand
  6. Boots of the Full Moon - Dire Maul North, Captain Kromcrush
  7. Verdant Footpads - Stratholm - Undead, Stonespine (rare)

Finger

  1. Pure Elementium Band - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  2. Ring of the Martyr - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Princess Huhuran
  3. Cauterizing Band - Molten Core, Majordomo Executus
  4. Mark of the Dragon Lord - Lower Blackrock Spire, Overlord Wyrmthalak
  5. Fordring's Seal - Quest, In Dreams
  6. Rosewine Circle - Lower Blackrock Spire, Urok Doomhowl
  7. Seal of the Archmagus - Molten Core, Baron Geddon

One-Hand Weapons

  1. Scepter of the False Prophet - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, C'Thun
  2. High Warlord's Battle Mace / Grand Marshal's Warhammer - PvP, Rank 14
  3. Fang of Korialstrasz - Quest, Treasure of the Timeless One
  4. Lok'amir il Romathis - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  5. Fang of the Mystics - World Bosses, Azuregos
  6. Aurastone Hammer - Molten Core, Garr
  7. Simone's Cultivating Hammer - Quest, The Perfect Poison
  8. The Hammer of Grace - Blackrock Depths - Upper, The Seven

Off-Hand Items

  1. Sartura's Might - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Battleguard Sartura
  2. Lei of the Lifegiver - Reputation, Exalted Frostwolf Clan (H) / Stormpike Guard (A)
  3. Tome of Divine Right - Lower Blackrock Spire, Mor Grayhoof
  4. Brightly Glowing Stone - Dire Maul North, King Gordok
  5. Thaurissan's Royal Scepter - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Emperor Thaurissan

Two-Hand Weapons

  1. Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff - Quest, Imperial Qiraji Regalia
  2. Staff of the Shadow Flame - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  3. Staff of Rampant Growth - World Bosses, Taerar/Emeriss/Lethon/Ysondre
  4. Amberseal Keeper - World Bosses, Lord Kazzak
  5. Staff of Dominance - Molten Core, Golemagg
  6. Redemption - Stratholm - Live, Cannon Master Willey
  7. Guiding Stave of Wisdom - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Emperor Thaurissan

Trinkets

  1. Rejuvenating Gem - Blackwing Lair, Firemaw/Ebonroc/Flamegor
  2. Zandalarian Hero Charm - Quest, The Heart of Hakkar
  3. Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon - Quest, Darkmoon Beast Deck
  4. Wushoolay's Charm of Nature - Quest, Punctured Voodoo Doll
  5. Shard of the Scale - Onyxia's Lair, Onyxia
  6. Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas - Quest, The Emerald Dream...
  7. Briarwood Reed - Upper Blackrock Spire, Jed Runewatcher (rare)
  8. Second Wind - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Argelmach
  9. Mindtap Talisman - Dire Maul West, Magister Kalendris
  10. Burst of Knowledge - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Ambassador Flamelash

Relics

  1. Idol of Health - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Viscidus
  2. Idol of Rejuvenation - Lower Blackrock Spire, Mor Grayhoof

Resistance Gear

Some bosses or content will require various levels of elemental resistance (arcane, fire, nature, frost, or shadow). Below, you'll find gear that corresponds to each resistance type that can be used in place of the best in slot gear above as necessary. When equipping resistance gear you should always try to minimize the amount of useful stats you lose.

In addition to the items below, there are several uncommon (green) or rare (blue) quality bind on equip items that drop in the world to cover nearly every gear slot. Due to the difficulty of targeting their drops directly, I've left them off the list. The best way to acquire them is to search the auction house or ask in trade chat.

Fire Resistance Gear - +

Bosses with Loot - +

* indicates boss is a rare spawn

Blackwing Lair
Chromaggus (1), Nefarian (1)

Onyxia's Lair
Onyxia (1)

Molten Core
Trash Mobs (1), Lucifron (1), Gehennas (1), Garr (1), Baron Geddon (1), Shazzrah (2), Golemagg (1), Sulfuron (1), Majordomo Executus (1), Ragnaros (2)

World Bosses
Lord Kazzak (1)

Dungeons
- Dire Maul West - Magister Kalendris (1)
- Upper Blackrock Spire - Pyroguard Emberseer (1), Solakar Flamewreath (1), Jed Runewatcher* (1), Rend Blackhand (1)
- Scholomance - Vectus (1)
- Blackrock Depths, Upper - Trash Mobs (1), Pyromancer Loregrain (2)
- Blackrock Depths, Lower - Trash Mobs (1), Lord Incendius (1)
- Temple of Atal'Hakkar - Green Dragon Mini-Bosses (1)
- Level 40-47 Instances - Trash Mobs (1)

Crafting
Tailoring (2)
Enchanting (1)
Leatherworking (3)

Quests (3)

Head

  1. Cenarion Helm - Molten Core, Garr
  2. Starfire Tiara - Upper Blackrock Spire, Jed Runewatcher (rare)

Neck

  1. Drakefire Amulet - Quest, Blood of the Black Dragon Champion (H) / Drakefire Amulet (A)
  2. Elder Magus Pendant - Dire Maul West, Magister Kalendris
  3. Emberfury Talisman - Upper Blackrock Spire, Pyroguard Emberseer

Shoulder

  1. Flarecore Mantle - Crafting, Tailoring
  2. Stormrage Pauldrons - Blackwing Lair, Chromaggus

Back

  1. Fireproof Cloak - Molten Core, Majordomo Executus
  2. Onyxia Scale Cloak - Crafting, Leatherworking

Chest

  1. Polychromatic Visionwrap - Upper Blackrock Spire, Solakar Flamewreath
  2. Stormrage Chestguard - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  3. Cenarion Vestments - Molten Core, Golemagg
  4. Flamestrider Robes - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Pyromancer Loregrain
  5. Funeral Pyre Vestment - Blackrock Depths, Trash Mobs (BoE)

Wrist

  1. Cinderhide Armsplints - Blackrock Depths - Lower, Lord Incendius
  2. Flarecore Wraps - Crafting, Tailoring

Hands

  1. Bloodfire Talons - Temple of Atal'Hakkar, Green Dragon Mini-Bosses
  2. Cenarion Gloves - Molten Core, Shazzrah

Waist

  1. Lava Belt - Crafting, Leatherworking
  2. Corehound Belt - Crafting, Leatherworking
  3. Cenarion Belt - Molten Core, Trash Mobs (BoE)

Legs

  1. Stormrage Legguards - Molten Core, Ragnaros
  2. Salamander Scale Pants - Molten Core, Lucifron/Gehennas/Shazzrah/Sulfuron 
  3. Skullsmoke Pants - Scholomance, Vectus

Feet

  1. Corehound Boots - Crafting, Leatherworking
  2. Dragonrider Boots - Upper Blackrock Spire, Rend Blackhand

Finger

  1. Tidal Loop - Quest, A Hero's Reward
  2. Dragonslayer's Signet - Onyxia's Lair, Onyxia (Head of Onyxia)
  3. Seal of the Archmagus - Molten Core, Baron Geddon

One-Hand Weapons

  1. None

Off-Hand Items

  1. None

Two-Hand Weapons

  1. Finkle's Lava Dredger - Molten Core, Ragnaros
  2. Kindling Staff - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Pyromancer Loregrain
  3. Amberseal Keeper - World Bosses, Lord Kazzak

Trinkets

  1. Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas - Quest, The Emerald Dream...
  2. Smoking Heart of the Mountain - Crafting, Enchanting

Nature Resistance Gear - +

Bosses with Loot - +

* indicates boss is a rare spawn

Temple of Ahn'Qiraj
Prophet Skeram (1), Silithid Royalty (1), Battleguard Sartura (1)

Blackwing Lair
Nefarian (1)

Molten Core
Baron Geddon (1)

World Bosses
Lethon (3), Taerar (2), Emeriss (2), Ysondre (2), Lord Kazzak (1)

Dungeons
Upper Blackrock Spire - Solakar Flamewreath (1)
Lower Blackrock Spire - Gizrul the Slavener (1)
Temple of Atal'Hakkar - Avatar of Hakkar (1)
Maraudon, Orange Side - Noxxion (1), Razorlash (1), Celebras the Cursed (1)
Razorfen Downs - Tuten'kash(1)

Crafting
Leatherworking (3)
Enchanting (1)

Quests (4)

Head

  1. None

Neck

  1. Drake Tooth Necklace - Quest, The Nightmare Manifests

Shoulder

  1. Living Shoulders - Crafting, Leatherworking

Back

  1. Green Dragonskin Cloak - World Bosses, Taerar/Emeriss/Lethon/Ysondre
  2. Grovekeeper's Drape - Maraudon - Orange Side, Celebras the Cursed

Chest

  1. Robes of the Triumvirate - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Silithid Royalty
  2. Polychromatic Visionwrap - Upper Blackrock Spire, Solakar Flamewreath
  3. Embrace of the Wind Serpent - Temple of Atal'Hakkar, Avatar of Hakkar
  4. Stormrage Chestguard - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  5. Living Breastplate - Crafting, Leatherworking

Wrist

  1. Beetle Scaled Wristguards - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Prophet Skeram

Hands

  1. Arachnid Gloves - Razorfen Downs, Tuten'kash

Waist

  1. Belt of the Dark Bog - World Bosses, Lethon

Legs

  1. Wolfshear Leggings - Lower Blackrock Spire, Gizrul
  2. Living Leggings - Crafting, Leatherworking

Feet

  1. Recomposed Boots - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Battleguard Sartura
  2. Vinerot Sandals - Maraudon - Orange Side, Razorlash
  3. Sedge Boots - Quest, The Treasure of the Shen'dralar

Finger

  1. Malfurion's Signet Ring - Quest, Waking Legends
  2. Seal of the Archmagus - Molten Core, Baron Geddon
  3. Seal of Ascension - Quest, Seal of Ascension

One-Hand Weapons

  1. None

Off-Hand Items

  1. None

Two-Hand Weapons

  1. Staff of Rampant Growth - World Bosses, Taerar/Emeriss/Lethon/Ysondre
  2. Amberseal Keeper - World Bosses, Lord Kazzak

Trinkets

  1. Heart of Noxxion - Maraudon - Orange Side, Noxxion
  2. Smoking Heart of the Mountain - Crafting, Enchanting


Comment on Restoration Druid Guide

Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

August 01, 2020 - 3:25 am (Stats and Gearing) - Added additional nature resistance gear. Reordered all resistance gear lists by amount of resistance.

July 26, 2020 - 11:10 pm (Enchants and Consumables) - Added healing power to gloves enchant.

July 26, 2020 - 11:06 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Updated lower list BIS items with new dungeon loot.

July 26, 2020 - 10:40 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Updated Fire and Nature Resistance gear with Ahn'Qiraj items.

July 26, 2020 - 10:20 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Added Ahn'Qiraj gear to BiS list.

April 15, 2020 - 3:17 am (Stats and Gearing) - Updated with Zul'Gurub and Green Dragon items.

April 15, 2020 - 2:39 am (Enchants and Consumables) - Added Zul'Gurub enchants.

March 02, 2020 - 6:33 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Added nature resistance gear list.

February 12, 2020 - 3:30 pm (Enchants and Consumables) - Updated page with utility and resistance potions.

February 12, 2020 - 3:01 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Updated fire resistance gear section.