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Restoration Druid Guide

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago for patch 10.1 by Preston. View the change log.

Welcome to my Restoration Druid guide! I've been raiding as a Restoration Druid for over 18-years, since the days of Rank 4 Healing Touch and Decursive mashing! I enjoy Druid's heal over time centric style while also having access to every role in the game on one character. This guide will be most useful for new and intermediate players that are playing in pick-up groups (PUGs) or in less organized groups.

Constructive feedback and questions are greatly appreciated! Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of any guide page, contact me, or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Below are details about the different races Restoration Druids can be in Dragonflight, as well as how to best utilize their racial abilities. Generally speaking, you should play the race you're most excited about playing because no racial offers too significant of a benefit. However, it can still be useful to know what your options are and how to best make use of them. Read more...

Below are details on how each Restoration Druid spell functions and what its best use conditions are. Druids excel at using and buffing heal over time effects, and as a result are one of the more mobile healers. While they have no problem single-target healing, they really shine in group-healing situations where multiple players are taking damage at one time. Read more...

Below you'll find talent builds and information for Restoration Druids. The Restoration Druid talent tree allows you to customize your towards single-target healing, group-wide healing, and contributing extra damage. Feedback is greatly appreciated! Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the page, contact me, or tweet @PrestonDvorak. Read more...

Healing doesn't have a rotation of spells to go through like a DPS spec does, however, there are often certain types of situations that arise where you can respond in a certain fashion. I've detailed some of the most common situations below, as well as how to heal them. In the heat of battle, you may not always be able to stick to these things exactly, but with a little practice they should become second nature. Read more...

There is an endless amount of addons available for World of Warcraft, and while I encourage you to experiment with your own interface setups, I wanted to write an overview of some addons I use as a starting point. Feedback is appreciated, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment below. Read more...

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Changelog - View the last ten changes. - +

May 23, 2023 - 3:29 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Adjusted Best in Slot trinkets for Raid and Mythic+, added the missing Screaming Black Dragonscale.

May 18, 2023 - 4:25 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code an Filtered Debuff lists with various debuff corrections for Dragonflight Season 2.

May 16, 2023 - 4:48 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Made changes to Feet, Back, and Finger best in slot items for Raiding and Mythic+ to account for additional embellishments.

May 09, 2023 - 11:12 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated Best in Slot lists for Dragonflight Season 2.

May 09, 2023 - 7:16 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid 2 import code with Dragonflight Season 2 debuffs.

May 09, 2023 - 6:26 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with initial Aberrus debuffs.

March 30, 2023 - 3:44 pm (Talents and Builds) - Updated builds for 10.0.7 and added additional swap information.

March 24, 2023 - 4:51 am (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated Onyx Annulet stone recommendations for Mythic+.

March 20, 2023 - 8:15 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Added Onyx Annulet to BiS lists.

January 30, 2023 - 4:19 pm (Healing Tips and Tricks) - Added Innervate usage and miscellaneous tips section.