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Restoration Druid Stat Weights and Gearing

Updated 4 weeks ago for patch 9.2 by Preston. View the change log.

This page covers the stats that are relevant for a Restoration Druid and what kind of things you should look for when gearing up. As a general rule, it’s almost always better to go with the higher item level piece of gear. Feedback is always welcome. You can leave a comment at the bottom of the page, contact me, or tweet @PrestonDvorak.



Stat Priority and Weights

The priorities below correspond to the different builds on the Talents and Builds page. Where are the stat weights? Now, more than ever, generalized stat weights are unnecessary. Item level is really the sole indicator of an upgrade outside of some niche situations with trinkets or special gear introduced with an expansion. Both of which will be noted in the best in slot lists below.


Raiding

Raiding builds like a balance of secondary stats with a slight favor towards Haste, especially until you get your GCD to around 1.25 seconds (or whatever you feel is speedy enough for you, it's not a hard requirement).

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste (to ~20%)
  3. Critical Strike = Versatility = Mastery
  4. Haste (over ~20%)

General Raid Gearing Notes

  • Always use your highest item level gear, even if it doesn't strictly adhere to the priorities above. Use enchants, gems, and consumables to help balance our secondary stats or reach your Haste goal.
  • Leech is worth about 5 item levels and sockets are worth about 10 item levels when comparing gear.

Mythic+

The Mythic+ priority will favor Mastery slightly over other secondary stats, but you should still use your highest item level gear.

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery = Haste >=  Versatility = Critical Strike

General Mythic+ Gearing Notes

  • Always use your highest item level gear while favoring Mastery and Haste. Use enchants, gems, and consumables to help boost your Mastery further where possible.
  • Sockets are worth about 10 item levels when comparing gear.


Stat Explanations

Intellect increases the power of all your spells. This includes how much healing your spells heal for and how much damage your damaging spells do.

Haste decreases the cast time of your spells, increases how frequently your heal over time effects heal, and decreases your global cooldown. Your global cooldown affects how quickly you can cast spells that have no cast time, such as Rejuvenation. Getting a low global cooldown is essential as a Restoration Druid because our main healing spell does not have a cast time.

Critical Strike increases the chance of both your healing and damage spells being critical strikes. A critical heal will heal for twice as much as a non-critical heal, this includes heals from healing over time effects. This equates to free healing, but you can't reliably control when it happens.

Mastery increases the amount your heal over time effects heal for based on the total heal over time effects you have on the target. For example, if your mastery is 10% and you have one heal over time effect on a player, that heal over time will be healing for 10% more. If you have two heal over time effects on a player they will both be healing for 20% more. There is no cap on this effect, so the more heal over time effects that are active the more powerful it will be.

Versatility increases all healing and damage you do by a flat percentage. It also decreases all damage you take. This is similar to our Mastery, but without the chance to multiply with more healing effects on a target.

Diminishing Returns on Secondary Stats

Starting in Shadowlands, secondary stat gains suffer diminishing returns starting at 30% rating. Due to this, I don't recommend having over 30% rating for any secondary stat, if you can reasonably help it. This is further reinforced by the fact Restoration Druids like more balanced stats anyway.

You can see the secondary stat diminishing return effects below.

  • From 0% to 30% rating - 0% penalty
  • From 30% to 39% rating - 10% penalty
  • From 39% to 47% rating - 20% penalty
  • From 47% to 54% rating - 30% penalty
  • From 54% to 66% rating - 40% penalty
  • From 66% to 126% rating - 50% penalty

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Best in Slot Lists

With the removal of titanforging mechanics, and the overall streamlining of gear, item level should once again be the primary indicator of an upgrade. This will make Best in Slot lists slightly more useful than in previous expansions, however, there will still be situations that stray from this list. Always use your best judgement when picking gear!

Best in Slot Gear

Raiding - +

The gear below is relevant for all builds when raiding, except where noted in parenthesis. The talent builds noted correspond to those on the Talents and Builds page. Gear from the weekly Mythic+ Great Vault will be a similar item level to the current Mythic-level raid, with only the last bosses in a raid tier having higher item level gear. This is why you see some dungeon items as best in slot. I've tried to always include one Mythic+ item and one Raid item of similar item level to keep things flexible. 

Bosses with Best in Slot Gear

Sepulcher of the First Ones
Skolex (1), Lihuvim (2), Halondrus the Reclaimer (2), Anduin Wrynn (1), Lords of Dread (3), Rygelon (3), The Jailer (3)

Sanctum of Domination
Eye of the Jailer (1), The Nine (2), Remnant of Ner'zhul (1), Soulrender Dormazain (1), Painsmith Raznal (1), Guardian of the First Ones (1), Fatescribe Roh-Kalo (1), Kel'Thuzad (4), Sylvanas Windrunner (3)

Castle Nathria
Huntsman Altimor (1), Sun King's Salvation (1), Artificer Xy'mox (2), Hungering Destroyer (1), The Blood Council (2), Sludgefist (1), Stone Legion Generals (3), Sire Denathrius (4)

Dungeons (Mythic+ Weekly Vault)
The Necrotic Wake - Blightbone (1)
Plaguefall - Domina Venomblade (1)
Mists of Tirna Scithe - Ingra Maloch (1), Tred'ova (1)
Halls of Atonement - Halkias (2)
De Other Side - Dealer Xy'exa (1)
Sanguine Depths - Grand Proctor Beryllia (1)
Spires of Ascension - Devos, Paragon of Doubt (1)
Theater of Pain - Xav the Unfallen (1)
Tazavesh, the Veiled Market - Zo'phex the Sentinel (1), The Grand Menagerie (1), So'leah (2), So'azmi (1)

Head
  1. Headpiece of the Fixed Stars (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  2. Hood of Refracted Shadows (278) - Halls of Atonement, Halkias
  3. Cap of Writhing Malevolence (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Remnant of Ner'zhul
  4. Sadist's Sinister Mask (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
Neck
  1. Worldkiller Iris (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  2. Sin Stained Pendant (278) - Halls of Atonement, Halkias
  3. Interplanar Keystone (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Charm of Eternal Winter (226) - Castle Nathria, Huntsman Altimor
Shoulder
  1. Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Far Traveler's Shoulderpads (278) - De Other Side, Dealer Xy'exa
  3. Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Wicked Flanker's Gorget (233) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals
Back
  1. Shroud of the Sire's Chosen (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Drape of Twisted Loyalties (278) Spires of Ascension, Devos
  3. Self-Replicating Tissue (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Guardian of the First Ones
  4. Crest of the Legionnaire General (233) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals
Chest
  1. Chestguard of the Fixed Stars (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. So'azmi's Fractal Vest (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, So'azmi
  3. Witherheart Studded Breastplate (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  4. Corset of the Deft Duelist (226) - Castle Nathria, The Council of Blood
Wrist
  1. Fastened Venombarb Binds (278) - Plaguefall, Domina Venomblade
  2. Devourer's Sandblown Hidebinders (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Skolex
  3. Fate-Threaded Bindings (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
  4. Precisely Calibrated Chronometer (226) - Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy,mox
Hands
  1. Grasps of Abducted Fate (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Handwraps of the Fixed Stars (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  3. Knuckle-Dusting Handwraps (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, Zo'phex the Sentinel
  4. Hangman's Knotbinders (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Painsmith Raznal
  5. Bleakwing Assassin's Grips (226) - Castle Nathria, Sun King's Salvation
Waist
  1. Runecarver's Twisted Ward (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  2. Sapgorger Belt (278) - Mists of Tirna Scithe, Tred'ova
  3. Windrunner's Baldric (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  4. Heedless Pugilist's Harness (226) - Castle Nathria, Sludgefist
Legs
  1. Leggings of the Fixed Stars (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  2. Fearless Challenger's Leggings (278) - Theater of Pain, Xav the Unfallen
  3. Elite Aranakk Breeches (259) - Sanctum of Domiation, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Volatile Shadestitch Legguards (226) - Castle Nathria, Hungering Destroyer
Feet
  1. Treads of Titanic Curiosity (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Viscera-Stitched Footpads (278) - The Necrotic Wake, Blightbone
  3. Trenchant Warmonger Treads (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Soulrender Dormazain
  4. Enchanted Toe-Tappers (226) - Castle Nathria, The Council of Blood
Finger
  1. Rygelon's Heraldric Ring (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Signet of Collapsing Stars (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, So'leah 
  3. Seal of the Panoply (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, The Grand Menagerie
  4. Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  5. Sworn Oath of the Nine (252) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  6. Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  7. Hyperlight Band (226) - Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy'mox
Two-Hand Weapons

In general, Two-handed weapons have more Intellect than secondary stats, but the difference isn't often significant at similar item levels.

  1. Guardstaff of the Great Cycle (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  2. Staff of Fractured Spacetime (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, So'leah
  3. Maledict Opus (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Mystic Anima Spherule (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
One-Hand Weapons

In general, One-hand/off-hand combinations have more secondary stats than Intellect, but the difference isn't often significant at similar item levels.

  1. Genesis Lathe (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  2. Scithewood Scepter (278) - Mists of Tirna Scithe, Ingra Maloch
  3. Signe's Sonorous Scramaseax (252) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  4. Mystic Anima Spherule (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
Off-Hand Items
  1. Forbidden Truth (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  2. Vessel of Shining Radiance (278) - Sanguine Depths, Grand Proctor Beryllia
  3. Guarm's Lost Chew Toy (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Eye of the Jailer
  4. Thaumaturgic Anima Bead (233) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals

Mythic+ - +

The gear below is relevant for Mythic+ and dungeon content. This is best used with the Mythic+ build on the Talents and Builds page. Gear from the weekly Mythic+ Great Vault will be a similar item level to the current Mythic-level raid, with only the last bosses in a raid tier having higher item level gear. This is why you see some dungeon items as best in slot. I've tried to always include one Mythic+ item and one Raid item of similar item level to keep things more flexible.

Bosses with Best in Slot Gear

Sepulcher of the First Ones
Lihuvim (1), Halondrus the Reclaimer (3), Anduin Wrynn (2), Lords of Dread (3), Rygelon (4), The Jailer (3)

Sanctum of Domination
Eye of the Jailer (1), The Nine (2), Remnant of Ner'zhul (1), Soulrender Dormazain (1), Painsmith Raznal (1), Guardian of the First Ones (1) Fatescribe Roh-Kalo (1), Kel'Thuzad (4), Sylvanas Windrunner (2)

Castle Nathria
Shriekwing (1), Huntsman Altimor (1), Artificer Xy'mox (2), Hungering Destroyer (1), Lady Inerva Darkvein (1), The Blood Council (2), Sludgefist (1), Stone Legion Generals (2), Sire Denathrius (4)

Dungeons (Mythic+ Weekly Vault)
The Necrotic Wake - None
Plaguefall - Globgrog (1)
Mists of Tirna Scithe - Ingra Maloch (1), Tred'ova (1)
Halls of Atonement - Halkias (1), Echelon (1), High Adjudicator Aleez (1), Lord Chamberlain (2)
De Other Side - Mueh'zala (1)
Sanguine Depths - Grand Proctor Beryllia (1), General Kaal (1)
Spires of Ascension - None
Theater of Pain - None
Tazavesh, the Veiled Market - Mailroom Mayhem (1), So'azmi (1), Hylbrande (2), So'leah (1)

Head
  1. Headpiece of the Fixed Stars (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  2. Digested Interrogator's Gaze (278) - Plaguefall, Globgrog
  3. Cap of Writhing Malevolence (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Remnant of Ner'zhul
  4. Sadist's Sinister Mask (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
Neck
  1. Worldkiller Iris (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones - The Jailer
  2. Sin Stained Pendant (278) - Halls of Atonement, Halkias
  3. Interplanar Keystone (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Charm of Eternal Winter (226) - Castle Nathria, Huntsman Altimor
Shoulder
  1. Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Wicked Bladewing Pauldrons (278) - Sanguine Depths, General Kaal
  3. Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Wicked Flanker's Gorget (233) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals
Back
  1. Shroud of the Sire's Chosen (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Drape of Titanic Dreams (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, Hylbrande
  3. Self-Replicating Tissue (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Guardian of the First Ones
  4. Cowled Batwing Cloak (226) - Castle Nathria, Shriekwing
Chest
  1. Chestguard of the Fixed Stars (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. So'azmi's Fractal Vest (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, So'azmi
  3. Witherheart Studded Breastplate (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  4. Corset of the Deft Duelist (226) - Castle Nathria, The Council of Blood
Wrist
  1. Wrists of the Wicked Star (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  2. Bracers of Autonomous Classification (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, Mailroom Mayhem
  3. Fate-Threaded Bindings (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
  4. Precisely Calibrated Chronometer (226) - Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy,mox
Hands
  1. Grasps of Abducted Fate (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Handwraps of the Fixed Stars (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  3. Gloves of Haunting Fixation (278) - Halls of Atonement, High Adjudicator Aleez
  4. Hangman's Knotbinders (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Painsmith Raznal
  5. Gloves of Phantom Shadows (226) - Castle Nathria, Lady Inerva Darkvein
Waist
  1. Runecarver's Twisted Ward (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  2. Waistcord of Dark Devotion (278) - Halls of Atonement, Lord Chamberlain
  3. Windrunner's Baldric (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  4. Heedless Pugilist's Harness (226) - Castle Nathria, Sludgefist
Legs
  1. Leggings of the Fixed Stars (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  2. Skyterror's Stonehide Leggings (278) - Halls of Atonement, Echelon
  3. Elite Aranakk Breeches (259) - Sanctum of Domiation, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Volatile Shadestitch Legguards (226) - Castle Nathria, Hungering Destroyer
Feet
  1. Treads of Titanic Curiosity (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Treads of Titanic Deconversion (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, Hylbrande
  3. Trenchant Warmonger Treads (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Soulrender Dormazain
  4. Enchanted Toe-Tappers (226) - Castle Nathria, The Council of Blood
Finger
  1. Rygelon's Heraldric Ring (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Signet of the False Accuser (278) - Halls of Atonement, Lord Chamberlain
  3. Death God's Signet (278) - De Other Side, Mueh'zala
  4. Taciturn Keeper's Lapis (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  5. Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  6. Sworn Oath of the Nine (252) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  7. Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  8. Hyperlight Band (226) - Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy'mox
Two-Hand Weapons

In general, Two-handed weapons have more intellect than secondary stats, but the difference isn't often significant at similar item levels.

  1. Staff of Fractured Spacetime (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, So'leah
  2. Guardstaff of the Great Cycle (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  3. Maledict Opus (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Mystic Anima Spherule (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
One-Hand Weapons

In general, One-hand/off-hand combinations have more secondary stats than Intellect, but the difference isn't often significant at similar item levels.

  1. Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Scithewood Scepter (278) - Mists of Tirna Scithe, Ingra Maloch
  3. Signe's Sonorous Scramaseax (252) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  4. Mystic Anima Spherule (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
Off-Hand Items
  1. Forbidden Truth (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  2. Vessel of Shining Radiance (278) - Sanguine Depths, Grand Proctor Beryllia
  3. Guarm's Lost Chew Toy (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Eye of the Jailer
  4. Thaumaturgic Anima Bead (233) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals


Best in Slot Trinkets

Raiding - +

The trinkets below are relevant for any Raiding build on the Talents and Builds page. Gear from the weekly Mythic+ Great Vault will be a similar item level to the current Mythic-level raid, with only the last bosses in a raid tier having higher item level gear. This is why you see some dungeon items as best in slot.

Trinkets are generally interchangeable within each tier but are ordered from "best" to "worst."

High Tier
  1. So'leah's Secret Technique (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, So'leah
  2. Unbound Changeling (278) - Mists of Tirna Scithe, Ingra Maloch
  3. Elegy of the Eternals (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  4. First Class Healing Distributor (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, P.O.S.T. Master
  5. The First Sigil (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  6. Soulletting Ruby (278) - Theater of Pain, Kul'tharok
  7. Inscrutable Quantum Device (278) - De Other Side, Dealer Xy'exa
  8. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity (275) - Ranked PvP, Elite Rank
Mid Tier
  1. Auxillary Attendant Chime (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Vigilant Guardian
  2. The Lion's Roar (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  3. Vial of Spectral Essence (278) - Theater of Pain, An Affront of Challengers
  4. Shadowed Orb of Torment (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Remnant of Ner'zhul
  5. Boon of the Archon (278) - Spires of Ascension, Devos, Paragon of Doubt
  6. Overflowing Anima Cage (278) - Sanguine Depths, Executor Tarvold
  7. Reclaimer's Intensity Core (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
Low Tier
  1. Scars of Fraternal Strife (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
    • The position of this trinket may change once there's more data.
  2. Grim Eclipse (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  3. Lingering Sunmote (278) - Sanguine Depths, Grand Proctor Beryllia
  4. Glyph of Assimilation (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Artificer, Xymox
  5. Carved Ivory Keepsake (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
  6. Siphoning Phylactery Shard (278) - The Necrotic Wake, Nalthor the Rimebinder
  7. Sunblood Amethyst (278) - Halls of Atonement, High Adjudicator Aleez
  8. Empyreal Ordnance (278) - Spires of Ascension, Oryphrion
  9. Architect's Ingenuity Core (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  10. Resonant Silver Bell (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  11. Titanic Ocular Gland (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Eye of the Jailer
  12. Forbidden Necromantic Tome (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  13. Tome of Insight (233) - Korthian Armaments, Stygia Vendor, Duchess Mynx, Korthia
  14. Cabalist's Hymnal (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  15. Soul Cage Fragment (233) - World Boss, Mor'geth
  16. Macabre Sheet Music (226) - Castle Nathria, The Council of Blood
  17. Scrawled Word of Recall (252) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  18. Manabound Mirror (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  19. Tuft of Smoldering Plumage (226) - Castle Nathria, Sun King's Salvation
  20. Consumptive Infusion (226) - Castle Nathria, Hungering Destroyer
Situational
  1. Situational trinkets will be noted as they're added.

Mythic+ - +

The trinkets below are relevant for the Mythic+ build on the Talents and Builds page. Gear from the weekly Mythic+ Great Vault will be a similar item level to the current Mythic-level raid, with only the last bosses in a raid tier having higher item level gear. This is why you see some dungeon items as best in slot.

Trinkets are generally interchangeable within each tier but are ordered from "best" to "worst."

High Tier
  1. So'leah's Secret Technique (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, So'leah
  2. Unbound Changeling (278) - Mists of Tirna Scithe, Ingra Maloch
  3. Elegy of the Eternals (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  4. First Class Healing Distributor (278) - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, P.O.S.T. Master
  5. Auxillary Attendant Chime (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Vigilant Guardian
  6. Soulletting Ruby (278) - Theater of Pain, Kul'tharok
  7. Glyph of Assimilation (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Artificer, Xymox
  8. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity (275) - Ranked PvP, Elite Rank
  9. Boon of the Archon (278) - Spires of Ascension, Devos, Paragon of Doubt
Mid Tier
  1. Inscrutable Quantum Device (278) - De Other Side, Dealer Xy'exa
  2. Sunblood Amethyst (278) - Halls of Atonement, High Adjudicator Aleez
  3. The Lion's Roar (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  4. Siphoning Phylactery Shard (278) - The Necrotic Wake, Nalthor the Rimebinder
  5. Lingering Sunmote (278) - Sanguine Depths, Grand Proctor Beryllia
  6. Vial of Spectral Essence (278) - Theater of Pain, An Affront of Challengers
  7. Reclaimer's Intensity Core (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  8. Overflowing Anima Cage (278) - Sanguine Depths, Executor Tarvold
  9. Architect's Ingenuity Core (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  10. The First Sigil (278) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
Low Tier
  1. Empyreal Ordnance (278) - Spires of Ascension, Oryphrion
  2. Grim Eclipse (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  3. Resonant Silver Bell (259) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  4. Scars of Fraternal Strife (285) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
    • The position of this trinket may change once there's more data.
  5. Carved Ivory Keepsake (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
  6. Titanic Ocular Gland (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Eye of the Jailer
  7. Shadowed Orb of Torment (252) - Sanctum of Domination, Remnant of Ner'zhul
  8. Scrawled Word of Recall (252) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  9. Consumptive Infusion (226) - Castle Nathria, Hungering Destroyer
  10. Manabound Mirror (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  11. Tome of Insight (233) - Korthian Armaments, Stygia Vendor, Duchess Mynx, Korthia
  12. Soul Cage Fragment (233) - World Boss, Mor'geth
  13. Tuft of Smoldering Plumage (226) - Castle Nathria, Sun King's Salvation
  14. Cabalist's Hymnal (233) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  15. Macabre Sheet Music (226) - Castle Nathria, The Council of Blood
Situational



Shards of Domination - +

Shards of Domination were active during 9.1, and will not be active during 9.2 and beyond. I'm keeping this section here for informational purposes.

Certain pieces of gear from Sanctum of Domination have special sockets. For leather armor, these sockets are on Head, Shoulder, Chest, Hand, and Feet items. You can place Shards of Domination in these sockets to gain the Shard's effect. If three of the same type of Shard are socketed, you gain an additional set bonus while in The Maw, Torghast, or Sanctum of Domination.

Obtaining and Upgrading Shards of Domination

Shards of Domination drop randomly from bosses in Sanctum of Domination.

Shards of Domination have five ranks and are upgraded using Stygian Embers at Bonesmith Heirmir in Korthia. Stygian Embers drop from bosses in Sanctum of Domination and from weekly quests in Korthia.

Shard upgrade costs are listed below.

Best in Slot Shards of Domination

Raiding - +

The shards below are relevant for any Raiding build on the Talents and Builds page. You'll want to make sure you're using three shards of the same type to gain the additional set bonus while in Sanctum of Domination. Not all of the individual shards are relevant to healing, but it's still worth using a less than useful shard to gain the set bonus.

Mythic+ - +

The shards below are relevant for the Mythic+ build on the Talents and Builds page. With no set bonuses from Shards outside of Sanctum of Domination, it's much less important to use three shards of the same type.


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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.