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Restoration Druid Guide

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago for patch 10.0 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. - +

December 01, 2022 - 3:36 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with Dragonflight dungeon debuffs.

November 28, 2022 - 4:02 am (Enchants, Gems, Consumables) - Moved Power Potions to the Combat Potions section as the throughput option. They last 30 seconds, not 30 minutes (oops).

November 27, 2022 - 4:09 am (Talents and Builds) - Updated for Dragonflight release.

November 26, 2022 - 5:37 pm (Enchants, Gems, Consumables) - Updated for Dragonflight.

November 18, 2022 - 2:51 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with Evoker themes and many missing defensive abilities. Added updated set of WeakAuras.

October 30, 2022 - 1:40 am (Talents and Builds) - Added level 60 variants for some talent builds.

October 26, 2022 - 5:33 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code, including new Themes and some spell ID fixes.

October 25, 2022 - 5:01 pm (Restoration) - Guide updated for the Dragonflight pre-patch.