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Restoration Druid Legendary Gear

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago for patch 9.2 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers the legendary gear system and the best in slot legendary gear available to Restoration Druids in Shadowlands, as well as which scenarios each legendary will be beneficial for. Feedback is always welcome. You can leave a comment at the bottom of the page, contact me, or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Obtaining Legendary Gear in Shadowlands

Unlocking the Runecarver

After reaching level 60 and joining a covenant, you'll receive the introductory questline for The Maw and Torghast. As part of the questline, you'll unlock the Runecarver through the Prison of the Forgotten quest. The Runecarver's chamber inside Torghast is where you'll go whenever you want to craft or upgrade a legendary item.


Unlocking Legendary Recipes

Once the Runecarver is unlocked, you'll be able to restore his memories (teach him recipes) of how to craft the different legendary items. The items to do so drop from various types of content. The Restoration Druid specific items are noted below.

Legendary Recipe Drop Locations - +

Raids
Memory of Circle of Life and Death - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals
Memory of Memory of the Mother Tree - Castle Nathria, Lady Invera Darkvein
Memory of Verdant Infusion - World Boss, Oranomonos the Everbranching

Dungeons
Memory of Lycara's Fleeting Glimpse - Theater of Pain, Mordretha
Memory of The Dark Titan's Lesson - Halls of Atonement, Lord Chamerlain

Torghast
Memory of Vision of Unending Growth - Torghast, Layer 3+
Memory of a Stable Phantasma Lure - Torghast, Layer 6+

Covenant Renown
Memory of Draught of the Deep Focus - Quest, The Great Vault
Memory of Vitality Sacrifice - Level 14
Memory of Kindred Affinity (Kyrian) - Level 48
Memory of Celestial Spirits (Night Fae) - Level 48
Memory of the Unbridled Swarm (Necrolord) - Level 48
Memory of Sinful Hysteria (Venthyr) - Level 48

Reputation
Memory of Echo of Eonar - Honored, The Wild Hunt
Memory of Judgment of the Arbiter - Honored, The Avowed
Memory of Maw Rattle - Honored, The Undying Army
Memory of Norgannon's Sagacity - Honored, Court of the Harvesters
Memory of Third Eye of the Jailer - Ambivalent, Ve'nari
Memory of Unity - Revered, The Enlightened*
*You also receive a Cinch of Unity after completing Chapter 7 of the Zereth Mortis campaign.

PVP
Memory of Oath of the Elder Druid - Honor Vendor, Surveyor Zo'kuul
Memory of Sephuz's Proclamation - Honor Vendor, Surveyor Zo'kuul


Crafting Legendary Gear

Once you have the Runecarver unlocked and have taught him the recipe you need, you'll be able to craft your legendary item! Each legendary power is available for specific gear slots and requires a set of materials detailed below.

Whenever possible, I recommend crafting your legendary item for a slot that can have a socket added to it using Alloy-Warping Facetor. So either Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, or Finger. Sockets won't be lost even when upgrading a legendary item, making for a great investment.

In patch 9.2, you should craft your legendary item outside of the Head, Shoulder, Chest, Hand, and Leg slots, as these slots can be occupied by tier set pieces, detailed on the Stats and Gearing page.

Previously, in patch 9.1, you should craft your legendary item outside of the Head, Shoulder, Chest, Hand, and Foot slots, as these slots are occupied by Sanctum of Domination gear with special Shard of Domination slots, detailed on the Stats and Gearing page.

Materials Required

  • Base Gear Piece
  • Two Secondary Stat Missives
  • Soul Ash, Soul Cinders, Cosmic Flux (depending on rank)
Base Gear Piece

Base Gear Pieces are crafted by player professions and should match one of the gear slot options available for the legendary power you're crafting for. Restoration Druids will primarily employ Leatherworkers, with Jewelcrafters handling the ring and neck slots and Tailors handling the Back slot. Each piece has four ranks available to craft, with the higher ranks costing more resources but offering a higher item level. Below is a list of the relevant base gear pieces for Restoration Druids at their highest crafting rank.

Head - Umbrahide Helm
Neck - Shadowghast Necklace
Shoulder - Umbrahide Pauldrons
Back - Grim-Veiled Cape
Chest - Umbrahide Vest
Wrist - Umbrahide Armguards
Hands - Umbrahide Gauntlets
Waist - Umbrahide Waistguard
Legs - Umbrahide Leggings
Feet - Umbrahide Treads
Finger - Shadowghast Ring

Secondary Stat Missives

Secondary Stat Missives are crafted by the Inscription profession and dictate which two secondary stats your final legendary item will have.

Soul Ash

Soul Ash is a currency obtained by completing layers 1-8 in Torghast. You can earn as much as you want to per week by repeating Torghast layers.

The amount of Soul Ash you need depends on the rank of the Base Gear Piece you're using, with higher ranks requiring more Soul Ash. If you're upgrading a legendary item, subtract the amount of Soul Ash it takes to craft the rank you're at from the amount it takes to craft the rank you're upgrading to. For example, upgrading from rank 1 to rank 4 will take 3900 Soul Ash (5150-1250=3900).

  • Rank 1 (190): 1250
  • Rank 2 (210): 2000
  • Rank 3 (225): 3200
  • Rank 4 (235): 5150
  • Rank 5+: 5150
Soul Cinders

Soul Cinders is a currency obtained by completing layers 9-12 in Torghast. You can earn as much as you want to per week by repeating Torghast layers.

The amount of Soul Cinders you need depends on the rank of the Base Gear Piece you're using, with higher ranks requiring more Soul Cinders. If you're upgrading a legendary item, subtract the amount of Soul Cinders it takes to craft the rank you're at from the amount it takes to craft the rank you're upgrading to.

  • Rank 5 (249): 1100
  • Rank 6 (262): 1650
  • Rank 7+: 1650
Cosmic Flux

Cosmic Flux is a currency obtained primarily from treasures, rares, and quests in Zereth Mortis, but also from Torghast, Mythic+ dungeons, rated PvP, and Sepulcher of the First Ones.

You need 2000 Cosmic Flux to upgrade a legendary item to Rank 7.

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Best in Slot Legendary Gear Lists

Just as in Legion, legendary items can be flexible. The lists below are meant more as strong suggestions rather than hard requirements.

Raiding - +

The legendary gear below is relevant for any Raiding build on the Talents and Builds page unless otherwise noted. Items are grouped into tiers assuming all item levels are at their highest possible. Legendary items are generally interchangeable within each tier but are ordered from "best" to "worst."

Unity

  • Memory of Unity will always be used, meaning the covenant specific legendary items noted below won't be necessary.

High Tier

Mid Tier

Low Tier

Situational

Minimal or No Healing Benefit

Mythic+ - +

The legendary gear below is relevant for the Mythic+ build on the Talents and Builds page. Items are grouped into tiers assuming all item levels are at their highest possible. Legendary items are generally interchangeable within each tier but are ordered from "best" to "worst."

Unity

  • Memory of Unity will always be used, meaning the covenant specific legendary items noted below won't be necessary.

High Tier

Mid Tier

Low Tier

Situational

Damage Benefit and/or No Healing Benefit


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

April 19, 2022 - 11:44 am (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Adjusted Mythic+ Best in Slot gear to have more Haste, to benefit the importance of dealing damage in Mythic+.

April 14, 2022 - 6:28 pm (Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits) - Clarified some Kyrian information and adjusted Kyrian soulbind recommendations.

April 11, 2022 - 1:14 pm (Healing Tips and Tricks) - Added Cateweaving (Feral Affinity) DPS tips, added some Soul of the Forest information.

April 11, 2022 - 12:17 pm (Enchants, Gems, Consumables) - Noted versatility as an option for survivability in Mythic+, or as the option when Haste/Mastery are at 30%.

April 11, 2022 - 12:12 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Added damage trinkets to the Mythic+ Situational section.

April 02, 2022 - 3:09 am (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Minor adjustments to High Tier trinkets for Raiding and Mythic+.

March 30, 2022 - 2:15 pm (Addons) - Further debuffs additions and adjustments for M+ and Sepulcher.

March 28, 2022 - 12:43 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with more minor changes for Sepulcher debuffs.

March 20, 2022 - 3:32 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with minor tweaks and corrections to Sepulcher debuffs.

March 15, 2022 - 2:12 pm (Legendary Gear) - Added note about crafting legendary items outside of tier slots in patch 9.2.