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Classic Restoration Druid Stats and Gearing

Updated 4 weeks, 2 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

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)

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 (1)
- Dire Maul East - Alzzin the Wildshaper (2)
- Upper Blackrock Spire - The Beast (1), General Drakkisath (1), Jed Runewatcher* (1)
- Lower Blackrock Spire -  Urok Doomhowl (1), Gizrul (1), Crystal Fang* (1), Overlord Wyrmthalak (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), Ras Frostwhisper (1)
- Blackrock Depths, Upper - Argelmach (1), Ambassador Flamelash (1), The Seven (1), Emperor Thaurissan (2), Princess Moira Bronzebeard (1)
- Blackrock Depths, Lower - Gerstahn (1), Grebmar (1)
- Temple of Atal'Hakkar - Atal'ai Defenders (1)

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

Crafting
- Leatherworking (3)

Quests (3)

PvP
Rank 14 (2)

Head

  1. Crystal Adorned Crown - World Bosses, Azuregos
  2. Stormrage Cover - Onyxia's Lair, Onyxia
  3. Insightful Hood - Dire Maul North, Cho'Rush the Observer
  4. Cassandra's Grace - World Drop/BoE
  5. 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. Wild Growth Spaulders - Molten Core, Majordomo Executus
  2. Stormrage Pauldrons - Blackwing Lair, Chromaggus
  3. Cenarion Spaulders - Molten Core, Barron Geddon
  4. Living Shoulders - Crafting, Leatherworking
  5. Burial Shaw - Scholomance, Alexei Barov, Theolen Krastinov, The Ravenian
  6. Sunderseer Mantle - Lower Blackrock Spire, Crystal Fang (rare)

Back

  1. Shroud of Pure Thought - Blackwing Lair, Flamegor
  2. Hide of the Wild - Crafting, Leatherworking
  3. Drape of Benediction - World Bosses, Azuregos
  4. Cloak of the Cosmos - Dire Maul West, Immol'thar
  5. Archivist Cape - Stratholme - Live, Instructor Galford
    1. of Healing
    2. of the Owl
  6. Spritecaster Cape - Blackrock Depths - Lower, Gerstahn/Grebmar

Chest

  1. Stormrage Chestguard - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  2. Cenarion Vestments - Molten Core, Golemagg
  3. Alanna's Embrace - Scholomance, Ras Frostwhisper
  4. Robes of the Exalted - Stratholm - Undead, Baron Rivendare

Wrist

  1. Stormrage Bracers - Blackwing Lair, Razorgore the Untamed
  2. Bracers of Prosperity - Dire Maul North, King Gordok
  3. Dryad's Wrist Bindings - Reputation, Honored Warsong Outriders (H) / Silverwing Sentinels (A)
  4. Bleak Howler Armguards - Lower Blackrock Spire, Gizrul
  5. Cenarion Bracers - Molten Core, Trash Mobs

Hands

  1. Stormrage Handguards - Blackwing Lair, Firemaw/Ebonroc/Flamegor
  2. Hands of the Exalted Herald - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Princess Moira Bronzebeard
  3. Gloves of Restoration - Dire Maul East, Alzzin the Wildshaper
  4. Atal'ai Gloves - Temple of Atal'Hakkar, Atal'ai Defenders (mini-bosses)
    1. of Healing
  5. Cenarion Gloves - Molten Core, Shazzrah
  6. Atal'ai Gloves - Temple of Atal'Hakkar, Atal'ai Defenders (mini-bosses)
    1. of Spirit
    2. of the Owl

Waist

  1. Corehound Belt - Crafting, Leatherworking
  2. Sash of Mercy - World Drop/BoE
  3. Firemaw's Clutch - Blackwing Lair, Firemaw
  4. Cenarion Belt - Molten Core, Trash Mobs (BoE)
  5. Whipvine Cord - Dire Maul East, Alzzin the Wildshaper
  6. Thuzadin Sash - Stratholme - Undead, Nerub'enkan

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. Spiritshroud Leggings - Upper Blackrock Spire, The Beast

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. Boots of the Full Moon - Dire Maul North, Captain Kromcrush
  6. Verdant Footpads - Stratholm - Undead, Stonespine (rare)
  7. Boots of the Shrieker - Scholomance, Gandling

Finger

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

One-Hand Weapons

  1. High Warlord's Battle Mace / Grand Marshal's Warhammer - PvP, Rank 14
  2. Lok'amir il Romathis - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  3. Fang of the Mystics - World Bosses, Azuregos
  4. Aurastone Hammer - Molten Core, Garr
  5. The Hammer of Grace - Blackrock Depths - Upper, The Seven

Off-Hand Items

  1. Lei of the Lifegiver - Reputation, Exalted Frostwolf Clan (H) / Stormpike Guard (A)
  2. Brightly Glowing Stone - Dire Maul North, King Gordok
  3. Thaurissan's Royal Scepter - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Emperor Thaurissan

Two-Hand Weapons

  1. Staff of the Shadow Flame - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian
  2. Amberseal Keeper - World Bosses, Lord Kazzak
  3. Staff of Dominance - Molten Core, Golemagg
  4. Guiding Stave of Wisdom - Blackrock Depths - Upper, Emperor Thaurissan
  5. Hammer of the Grand Crusader - Stratholm - Live, Balnazzar

Trinkets

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

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

Shoulder

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

Back

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

Chest

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

Wrist

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

Hands

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

Waist

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

Legs

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

Feet

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

Finger

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

One-Hand Weapons

  1. None

Off-Hand Items

  1. None

Two-Hand Weapons

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

Trinkets

  1. Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas - Quest, The Emerald Dream...
  2. Blazing Emblem - Level 40-47 Instances, Trash Mobs
  3. Smoking Heart of the Mountain - Crafting, Enchanting

Nature Resistance Gear - +

Bosses with Loot - +

* indicates boss is a rare spawn

Blackwing Lair
Nefarian (1)

Molten Core
Baron Geddon (1)

World Bosses
Lord Kazzak (1)

Dungeons
Lower Blackrock Spire - Gizrul the Slavener (1)
Maraudon, Orange Side - Noxxion (1), Razorlash (1), Celebras the Cursed (1)
Razorfen Downs - Tuten'kash(1)

Crafting
Leatherworking (2)
Enchanting (1)

Quests (2)

Head

  1. None

Neck

  1. None

Shoulder

  1. Living Shoulders - Crafting, Leatherworking

Back

  1. Grovekeeper's Drape - Maraudon - Orange Side, Celebras the Cursed

Chest

  1. Stormrage Chestguard - Blackwing Lair, Nefarian

Wrist

  1. None

Hands

  1. Arachnid Gloves - Razorfen Downs, Tuten'kash

Waist

  1. None

Legs

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

Feet

  1. Vinerot Sandals - Maraudon - Orange Side, Razorlash
  2. Sedge Boots - Quest, The Treasure of the Shen'dralar

Finger

  1. Seal of the Archmagus - Molten Core, Baron Geddon
  2. Seal of Ascension - Quest, Seal of Ascension

One-Hand Weapons

  1. None

Off-Hand Items

  1. None

Two-Hand Weapons

  1. Amberseal Keeper - World Bosses, Lord Kazzak

Trinkets

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


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

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.

February 12, 2020 - 2:45 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Updated with Blackwing Lair items, plus some PvP and a couple dungeon items I missed.

November 28, 2019 - 12:53 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Added Stormrage Cover from Onyxia.

November 11, 2019 - 5:45 pm (Enchants and Consumables) - Added Arcanum of Focus.

November 11, 2019 - 5:40 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Updated gear lists with Azuregos and Lord Kazzak gear, as well as a couple missing items from Dire Maul North.

October 14, 2019 - 11:34 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Updates gear lists with Dire Maul loot.

October 08, 2019 - 7:20 pm (Stats and Gearing) - Added fire resistance gear list.

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