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Restoration Druid Legendary Gear

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago for patch 9.1.0 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 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

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 9.1, you should also 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 Scrolls
  • Soul Ash
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 Scrolls

Secondary Stat Scrolls 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 a maximum of 1140 Soul Ash each week, which requires you beat layers 1-8 in each of the two wings available for the week.

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
Soul Cinders

Soul Cinders is a currency obtained by completing layers 9-12 in Torghast. You can earn a maximum of 510 Soul Cinders each week, which requires you beat layers 9-12 in Torghast, the Tormentors of Torghast event, and the Korthia Assault.

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

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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."

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."

High Tier

Mid Tier

Low Tier

Situational

Damage Benefit and/or No Healing Benefit


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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

August 07, 2021 - 7:51 am (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Added Blood Link to the Shards of Domination raid section, with Chaos Bane as an alternative if not dealing damage. Made minor updates to best in slot trinket lists.

August 07, 2021 - 7:40 am (Legendary Gear) - Reviewed and updated best in slot legendary lists.

August 04, 2021 - 7:24 pm (Addons) - Updated WeakAura import codes to hopefully fix auras not showing in raid.

July 13, 2021 - 12:05 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code and filtered debuff lists with additional debuff fixes and additions for Tazavesh and Sanctum of Domination.

July 07, 2021 - 12:40 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with season 2 Mythic+ affixes.

July 06, 2021 - 11:41 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with spell ID fixes in Sanctum of Domination.

July 05, 2021 - 2:36 am (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Full review and update to best in slot trinket lists of Raiding and Mythic+.

July 04, 2021 - 11:12 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated Tazavesh trinkets to the hard mode item level of 233.

July 04, 2021 - 4:31 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Added Tome of Insight to trinket lists.

July 03, 2021 - 12:20 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code and filtered debuff lists with Tazavesh and Sanctum of Domination debuffs.