Restoration Druid Guide

Patch 7.1.5 Updated
Jan 17, 2017

Welcome to my Restoration Druid guide! To give you a brief background on myself: I've been raiding as a Restoration Druid for over a decade, since the days of Rank 4 Healing Touch and Decursive mashing! I enjoy Druid's heal over time centric style and their high mobility.

This guide is targeted at new and intermediate players. I will try to lay everything out in plain words while avoiding math and obscure theories. Feedback is greatly appreciated! Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of any guide page, contact me using the form at the bottom of the site, or tweet @PrestonDvorak.


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January 17, 2017 - Moved the Macros guide to its own section. Overhauled the Stats and Gearing page for 7.1.5.

January 12, 2017 - Overhauled legendary information and added best in slot legendaries to both BiS lists.

January 10, 2017 - Updated guide for 7.1.5, including adding Nighthold items to Best in Slot lists.

December 2, 2016 - Updated Mastery information to indicate there is no longer a cap on the number of HoTs that can contribute.

November 4, 2016 - Updated enchants to reflect Mark of the Claw proc'ing from heals again. This is now the top enchant for large-group healing.

October 29, 2016 - Updated stat weights based on my new simulations and information in the community. This didn't change much as far as BiS lists.

October 25, 2016 - Updated the guide for 7.1, including small talent/spell tweaks and an update to the Best in Slot list to include Karazhan loot.

October 15, 2016 - Updated stat weights, added Best in Slot list, and expanded the Picking Trinkets section.

October 13, 2016 - Updated some spells and talents with new usage information after having a chance to use them at max level in raid and mythic dungeon situations.

September 19, 2016 - Added actual stat weights to the "Stats and Gearing" page. Also added alternate weights for small-group content.