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Resto Druid Enchants, Gems, Consumables

Patch 7.3.5 Updated
January 15, 2018

Below you'll find information on the gems, enchants, and consumables you should be using as a Restoration Druid. Most of them are straightforward and align with our Stat Priority.

If you have any questions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or contact me on Twitter @PrestonDvorak.

Enchants

Neck

Mark of the Trained Soldier best for high-mastery builds (T21)
Mark of the Ancient Priestess best for non-mastery builds (T20/T19/other)
Mark of the Claw can be nice if you're also needing to DPS a lot
Mark of the Quick is a cheaper alternative

Cloak

Binding of Intellect
Word of Intellect as a cheaper alternative

Rings

Raid Healing

I recommend these enchants if you're primarily healing raid content.

Binding of Mastery
Word of Mastery as a cheaper alternative


Gems

In all cases, you should use one Saber's Eye of Intellect. The epic gems that grant 200 of a secondary stat are good, but still weaker than 200 intellect for Restoration Druids.

Raid Healing

I recommend these gems if you're primarily healing raid content.

Masterful Argulite
Masterful Shadowruby as a cheaper alternative
Masterful Queen's Opal as the cheapest option


Consumables

Flask

Flask of the Whispered Pact

Food

In any situation, the following feasts are best, but if you don't have access to the feasts, I've included individual options further below.

Lavish Suramar Feast
Hearty Feast as a cheaper option

Raid Healing

I recommend this food if you're primarily healing raid content.

Nightborne Delicacy Platter
Barracuda Mrglgagh as the second cheapest option
Pickled Stormray as the cheapest option

Mana Potion

Leytorrent Potion on encounters with enough downtime to make full use of it
Ancient Mana Potion on encounters with no reliable downtime, or as a cheaper alternative

Health Potion

Ancient Healing Potion
Healthstone (created by Warlocks)

Augment Rune

Lightforged Augment Rune / Defiled Augment Rune

Optional

Use a Potion of Prolonged Power ~1 second before an encounter starts to help DPS before healing is needed. Alternatively, you can also use this during an encounter for a boost to your throughput if you won't need to use a mana potion.


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Changelog

January 15, 2018 (Restoration Druid Guide) - Guide reviewed for patch 7.3.5, not changes needed.

January 03, 2018 (Addons) - Added my WeakAura for Eonar's Verdant Embrace.

December 10, 2017 (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Added set bonus item level worth section.

December 07, 2017 (Artifact Weapon and Relics) - Added CrucibleWeight addon import code.

December 05, 2017 (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Trinket item level worth updated for Dec 5 hotfixes: Garothi Feedback Conduit +5, Highfather's Machination +5, Ishkar's Felshield Emitter +5, Tarratus Keystone +0, Vitality Resonator +0.

November 28, 2017 (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated the item level worth of some trinkets, particularly trinkets available at item level 1000. Previously, I had counted item level worth from 915, instead of from 1000.

November 26, 2017 (Addons) - Grid saved variables have been updated to include debuffs from the Antorus guides.

November 25, 2017 (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Added stat weights, changed the BiS wrist and finger items, and added the Insignia of the Grand Army legendary.

November 24, 2017 (Enchants, Gems, Consumables) - Updated raiding enchant and consumable information to favor mastery.

November 24, 2017 (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated Best in Slot, Legendary, and Trinket information for Antorus, including the new "item level worth" system for trinkets.




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