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Restoration Druid Stat Weights and Gearing

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago for patch 9.2.7 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.
  • Avoid going too far over 30% in any stat to avoid diminishing returns, detailed below.
  • Leech is worth about 5 item levels and sockets are worth about 10 item levels when comparing gear.

Mythic+

In Mythic+, for maximum healing you'll want to favor Mastery and Haste slightly. For maximum damage, you'll want to favor Haste and Versatility slightly while avoiding Mastery when possible.

Maximum Healing
  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery = Haste >=  Versatility = Critical Strike
Maximum Damage
  1. Intellect
  2. Haste = Versatility >= Critical Strike
  3. Mastery

General Mythic+ Gearing Notes

  • Always use your highest item level gear while favoring Mastery and Haste for healing, or Haste and Versatility for damage. Use enchants, gems, and consumables to help boost your chosen secondary stats further.
  • Avoid going too far over 30% in any stat to avoid diminishing returns, detailed below.
  • 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

For the most part, item level is the primary indicator of whether or not an item is better or worse than another. With some exceptions for trinkets and gear with special effects, you should always use your highest item level pieces, even if they're not on these lists.

Best in Slot Gear

Raiding - +

The gear below is relevant for raiding and large group content. It's is best used with the raiding build on the Talents and Builds page. I've tried to always include one Mythic+ item and one Raid item of similar item level to keep things flexible. PvP gear is included if it's competitive with other options in PvE content.

Bosses with Best in Slot Gear

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

Sanctum of Domination
Kel'Thuzad (1), Sylvanas Windrunner (2)

Castle Nathria
Artificer Xy'mox (1), Stone Legion Generals (1)

Dungeons (Mythic+ Weekly Vault)
Iron Docks - Fleshrender Nok'gar (1), Grimrail Enforcers (2), Oshir (4), Skulloc (2)
Grimrail Depot - Rocketspark and Borka (1), Nitrogg Thundertower (2), Skylord Tovra (2)
Mechagon, Junkyard - HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit (1), Machinist's Garden (2)
Mechagon, Workshop - None
Return to Karazhan, Lower - Maiden of Virtue (1)
Return to Karazhan, Upper - The Curator (1)
Tazavesh, Streets - Grand Menagerie (1), Au'myza's Oasis/Zo'gron (1)
Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit - Hylbrande (1), So'leah (2)

Head
  1. Headpiece of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  2. Blackwater Helm (304) - Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
Neck
  1. Worldkiller Iris (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  2. Necklace of Holy Deflection (304) - Grimrail Depot, Nitrogg Thundertower + Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
Shoulder
  1. Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Leafmender Mantle (304) - Iron Docks, Skulloc
Back
  1. Drape of Shame (304) - Return to Karazhan, Lower, Maiden of Virtue
  2. Crest of the Legionnaire General (311) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals
Chest
  1. Chestguard of the Fixed Stars (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Bloodfeather Chestwrap (304) - Grimrail Depot, Nitrogg Thundertower + Iron Docks, Fleshrender Nok'gar
Wrist
  1. Memory of Unity Legendary (291) - See Legendary Gear page for crafting information.
  2. Precisely Calibrated Chronometer (304) - Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy'mox
  3. Bloodfeather Bracers (304) - Grimrail Depot, Skylord Tovra + Iron Docks, Oshir
Hands
  1. Handwraps of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  2. Grasps of Abducted Fate (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  3. Bloodfeather Grips (304) - Iron Docks, Skulloc + Grimrail Depot, Skylord Tovra
Waist
  1. Windrunner's Baldric (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  2. Crystalbinder Belt (304) - Grimrail Depot, Rocketspark and Borka + Iron Docks, Oshir
Legs
  1. Vision of Unending Growth Legendary (291) - See Legendary Gear page for crafting information.
  2. Leggings of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  3. Anomalous Starlit Breeches (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, Soleah
Feet
  1. Treads of Titanic Curiosity (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Treads of Titanic Deconversion (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, Hylbrande
Finger
  1. Logic Loop + Bit Band
    1. Logic Loop of Synergy (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit
    2. Overclocking Bit Band (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  2. Logic Loop + Bit Band
    1. Logic Loop of Synergy (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit
    2. Rebooting Bit Band (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  3. Rygelon's Heraldric Ring (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  4. Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas (311) Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  5. Seal of the Panoply (304) - Tazavesh, Streets, Grand Menagerie
  6. Terestian's Signet Ring (304) - Return to Karazhan, Upper, The Curator
Weapons

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. I've tried to always include one Mythic+ item and one Raid item of similar item level to keep things flexible. PvP gear will be included if it's competitive with other options in PvE content.

Maximum Healing - +

This gear favors Mastery and Haste, without exceeding 30%, where possible.

Bosses with Best in Slot Gear

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

Sanctum of Domination
Zone Drop BoE (1), The Nine (1), Sylvanas Windrunner (2)

Castle Nathria
Artificer Xy'mox (1), Stone Legion Generals (1), Sire Denathrius (2)

Dungeons (Mythic+ Weekly Vault)
Iron Docks - Fleshrender Nok'gar (1), Grimrail Enforcers (2), Oshir (1)
Grimrail Depot - Nitrogg Thundertower (2)
Mechagon, Junkyard - HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit (1)
Mechagon, Workshop - K.U.-J.0. (1), Machinist's Garden (2)
Return to Karazhan, Lower - Opera Event: Wikket (1), Maiden of Virtue (1)
Return to Karazhan, Upper - Shade of Medivh (1), Viz'aduum the Watcher (1)
Tazavesh, Streets - Au'myza's Oasis/Zo'gron (2), Mailroom Mayhem (1)
Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit - Hylbrande (1), So'leah (1)

Head
  1. Headpiece of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  2. Hood of Burning Focus (304) - Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
Neck
  1. Worldkiller Iris (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  2. Flesh Beetle Brooch (304) - Grimrail, Nitrogg Thundertower + Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
Shoulder
  1. Verdant Infusion Legendary (291) - See Legendary Gear page for crafting information.
  2. Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  3. Breakbeat Shoulderguards (304) - Tazavesh, Streets, Au'myza's Oasis/Zo'gron
Back
  1. Drape of Shame (304) - Return to Karazhan, Lower, Maiden of Virtue
  2. Crest of the Legionnaire General (311) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals
Chest
  1. Chestguard of the Fixed Stars (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Witherheart Studded Breastplate (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  3. Crystalbinder Chestguard (304) - Iron Docks, Fleshrender Nok'gar + Grimrail Depot, Nitrogg Thundertower
Wrist
  1. Memory of Unity Legendary (291) - See Legendary Gear page for crafting information.
  2. Bindings of the Subjugated (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Zone Drop BoE
  3. Bracers of Autonomous Classification (304) - Tazavesh, Streets, Mailroom Mayhem
  4. Precisely Calibrated Chronometer (304) - Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy'mox
Hands
  1. Handwraps of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  2. Jabber Grookin' Gauntlets (304) - Return to Karazhan, Lower, Opera Event: Wikket
Waist
  1. Windrunner's Baldric (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  2. Girdle of Ghostly Exclusion (304) - Return to Karazhan, Upper, Shade of Medivh
Legs
  1. Leggings of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
  2. Flame-Seared Leggings (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, K.U.-J.0.
Feet
  1. Treads of Titanic Curiosity (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Treads of Titanic Deconversion (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, Hylbrande
Finger
  1. Logic Loop + Bit Band
    1. Logic Loop of Synergy (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit
    2. Overclocking Bit Band (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  2. Logic Loop + Bit Band
    1. Logic Loop of Synergy (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit
    2. Rebooting Bit Band (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  3. Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius (311) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  4. Rygelon's Heraldric Ring (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  5. Ring of Collapsing Futures (304) - Return to Karazhan, Upper, Viz'aduum the Watcher
Weapons
  1.  

Maximum Damage - +

This gear favors Haste and Versatility, without exceeding 30%, where possible, and tries to completely avoid Mastery.

Bosses with Best in Slot Gear

Sepulcher of the First Ones
Halondrus (1), Prototype Pantheon (1), Lihuvim (1), Lords of Dread (2), Rygelon (1)

Sanctum of Domination
Zone Drop BoE (1), The Tarragrue (1), Kel'Thuzad (2), Sylvanas Windrunner (2)

Castle Nathria
Council of Blood (1), Stone Legion Generals (1), Sire Denathrius (1)

Dungeons (Mythic+ Weekly Vault)
Iron Docks - Nitrogg Thundertower (1), Grimrail Enforcers (1), Oshir (1), Skulloc (2)
Grimrail Depot - Fleshrender Nok'gar (1), Skylord Tovra (2)
Mechagon, Junkyard - Trixie and Naeno (1), Gunker (1), HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit (1)
Mechagon, Workshop - Machinist's Garden (2), K.U.-J.0. (1), King Mechagon (1)
Return to Karazhan, Lower - Moroes (1)
Return to Karazhan, Upper - None
Tazavesh, Streets - Menagerie (1)
Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit - Timecap'n Hooktail (1), So'leah (1)

Head
  1. Circle of Life and Death Legendary (291) - See Legendary Gear page for crafting information.
  2. Hood of Empty Eternities (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Zone Drop BoE
  3. Sin-Steeped Coronet (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  4. Blackwater Helm (304) - Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
Neck
  1. Interplanar Keystone (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  2. Cabochon of the Infinite Flight (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, Timecap'n Hooktail
Shoulder
  1. Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Crystalbinder Shoulderpads (304) - Iron Docks, Skulloc
Back
  1. Crest of the Legionnaire General (311) - Castle Nathria, Stone Legion Generals
  2. Trashmaster's Mantle (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, K.U.-J.0.
Chest
  1. Chestguard of the Fixed Stars (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  2. Leafmender Robes (304) - Iron Docks, Nitrogg Thundertower + Grimrail Depot, Fleshrender Nok'gar
Wrist
  1. Wraps of Electrostatic Potential (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, Trixie and Naeno
  2. Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour (304) - Sanctum of Domination, The Tarragrue
  3. Blackwater Wristguards (304) - Grimrail Depot, Skylord Tovra + Iron Docks, Oshir
Hands
  1. Grasps of Abducted Fate (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lords of Dread
  2. Gauntlets of Burning Focus (304) - Iron Docks, Skulloc + Grimrail Depot, Skylord Tovra
  3. Handwraps of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
Waist
  1. Windrunner's Baldric (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  2. Mad King's Sporran (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, King Mechagon
Legs
  1. Elite Aranakk Breeches (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'thuzad
  2. Willbreaker Legguards (304) - Return to Karazhan, Lower, Moroes
  3. Leggings of the Fixed Stars (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus the Reclaimer
Feet
  1. Memory of Unity Legendary (291) - See Legendary Gear page for crafting information.
  2. Ooey-Gooey Galoshes (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, Gunker
  3. Enchanted Toe-Tappers (304) - Castle Nathria, Council of Blood
Finger
  1. Logic Loop + Bit Band
    1. Logic Loop of Division (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit
    2. Overclocking Bit Band (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  2. Logic Loop + Bit Band
    1. Logic Loop of Division (304) - Mechagon, Junkyard, HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit
    2. Shorting Bit Band (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  3. Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Sylvanas Windrunner
  4. Signet of Collapsing Stars (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, So'leah
Weapons


Best in Slot Trinkets

Raiding - +

The trinkets below are relevant for raiding and large group content. They're best used with the raiding build on the Talents and Builds page. Trinkets are grouped into tiers, and are generally interchangeable within tiers. So, feel free to customize trinkets to your playstyle or situation.

High Tier
  1. So'leah's Secret Technique (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, So'leah
  2. Elegy of the Eternals (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  3. Titanic Ocular Gland (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Eye of the Jailer
  4. Shadowed Orb of Torment (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Remnant of Ner'zhul
  5. Cabalist's Hymnal (311) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  6. Macabre Sheet Music (304) - Castle Nathria, Council of Blood
  7. First Class Healing Distributor (304) - Tazavesh, Streets, P.O.S.T. Master
  8. Tovra's Lightning Repository (304) - Grimrail Depot, Skylord Tovra
Mid Tier
  1. Ingenious Mana Battery (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  2. Fleshrender's Meathook (304) - Iron Docks, Fleshrender Nok'gar
  3. Carved Ivory Keepsake (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
  4. The First Sigil (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  5. Auxiliary Attendant Chime (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Vigilant Guardian
  6. Resonant Silver Bell (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
Low Tier
  1. Manabound Mirror (311) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  2. Scrawled Word of Recall (304) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  3. Grim Eclipse (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  4. Faith's Crucible (304) - Return to Karazhan, Lower, Maiden of Virtue
  5. Enforcer's Stun Grenade (304) - Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
  6. Scars of Fraternal Strife [w/ 4 active runes] (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  7. Forbidden Necromantic Tome - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  8. Tuft of Smoldering Plumage (304) - Castle Nathria, Sun King's Salvation
  9. The Lion's Roar (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  10. Consumptive Infusion (304) - Castle Nathria, Hungering Destroyer
Situational

Mythic+ - +

The trinkets below are relevant for mythic+ and dungeon content. They're best used with the mythic+ build on the Talents and Builds page. Trinkets are grouped into tiers, and are generally interchangeable within tiers. So, feel free to customize trinkets to your playstyle or situation.

Maximum Healing - +

These trinkets provide the most healing potential, and in general dealing damage wasn't taken into account when ranking.

High Tier
  1. So'leah's Secret Technique (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, So'leah
  2. Tovra's Lightning Repository (304) - Grimrail Depot, Skylord Tovra
  3. Cabalist's Hymnal (311) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  4. Titanic Ocular Gland (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Eye of the Jailer
  5. First Class Healing Distributor (304) - Tazavesh, Streets, P.O.S.T. Master
  6. Elegy of the Eternals (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  7. Macabre Sheet Music (304) - Castle Nathria, Council of Blood
  8. Carved Ivory Keepsake (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
Mid Tier
  1. Fleshrender's Meathook (304) - Iron Docks, Fleshrender Nok'gar
  2. Enforcer's Stun Grenade (304) - Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
  3. Ingenious Mana Battery (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  4. Scars of Fraternal Strife [w/ 4 active runes] (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  5. Manabound Mirror (311) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  6. The First Sigil (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  7. Scrawled Word of Recall (304) - Sanctum of Domination, The Nine
  8. Resonant Silver Bell (311) - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  9. Auxiliary Attendant Chime (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Vigilant Guardian
  10. Architect's Ingenuity Core (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
Low Tier
  1. Fluctuating Energy (304) - Return to Karazhan, Upper, Mana Devourer
  2. Reclaimer's Intensity Core (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Halondrus
  3. Faith's Crucible (304) - Return to Karazhan, Lower, Maiden of Virtue
  4. Consumptive Infusion (304) - Castle Nathria, Hungering Destroyer
  5. Shadowed Orb of Torment (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Ner'zhul
  6. The Lion's Roar (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Anduin Wrynn
  7. Tuft of Smoldering Plumage (304) - Castle Nathria, Sun King's Salvation
Damage Focused/Minimal Healing Benefit

Maximum Damage - +

These trinkets provide the most damage potential, and in general healing wasn't taken into account when ranking.

High Tier
  1. Resonant Reservoir (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Dausegne
  2. Deteriorated Construct Core (304) - Return to Karazhan, Upper, The Curator
  3. Glyph of Assimilation (304) - Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy'mox
  4. Dreadfire Vessel (311) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  5. Soul Igniter (304) - Castle Nathria, Sun King's Salvation
  6. So'leah's Secret Technique (304) - Tazavesh, So'leah's Gambit, So'leah
  7. Grim Eclipse (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon
  8. Miniscule Mailemental in an Envelope (304) - Tazavesh, Streets, P.O.S.T. Master
Mid Tier
  1. Tome of Monstrous Constructions - Sanctum of Domination, The Tarragrue
  2. Forbidden Necromantic Tome - Sanctum of Domination, Kel'Thuzad
  3. The First Sigil (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  4. Titanic Ocular Gland (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Eye of the Jailer
  5. Cabalist's Hymnal (311) - Castle Nathria, Sire Denathrius
  6. Ebonsoul Vise (304) - Sanctum of Domination, Painsmith Raznal
  7. Elegy of the Eternals (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Prototype Pantheon
  8. Macabre Sheet Music (304) - Castle Nathria, Council of Blood
Low Tier
  1. Fleshrender's Meathook (304) - Iron Docks, Fleshrender Nok'gar
  2. Ingenious Mana Battery (304) - Mechagon, Workshop, Machinist's Garden
  3. First Class Healing Distributor (304) - Tazavesh, Streets, P.O.S.T. Master
  4. Architect's Ingenuity Core (304) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, Lihuvim
  5. Mrrgria's Favor (304) - Return to Karazhan, Lower, Opera Hall: Westfall Story
  6. Enforcer's Stun Grenade (304) - Iron Docks, Grimrail Enforcers
  7. Trinkets with static Intellect but healing-centric on use or proc effects.
  8. Aran's Relaxing Ruby (304) - Return to Karazhan, Upper, Shade of Medivh
  9. Scars of Fraternal Strife [w/ 4 active runes] (311) - Sepulcher of the First Ones, The Jailer
  10. Trinkets without static Intellect and healing-centric on use or proc effects.



Shards of Domination - +

Shards of Domination were active during patch 9.1 and Sanctum of Domination, and will not be active during patch 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. - +

August 24, 2022 - 11:52 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code and Filtered Debuff lists with various additions and corrections based on my recent guide updates.

August 16, 2022 - 8:30 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated Mythic+ Maximum Damage list - moved Unity legendary to Feet, added Wraps of Electrostatic Potential Wrist.

August 16, 2022 - 7:29 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with several debuff updates, both ID fixes and changing debuffs from Minor to Major and vice versa.

August 09, 2022 - 4:03 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code to correctly track Shadow Claws from the Season 4 affix, plus other spell ID corrections.

August 04, 2022 - 2:27 am (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with Season 4 dungeon and raid affixes. Updated some spell IDs for Iron Docks.

August 03, 2022 - 5:19 pm (Addons) - Updated Grid2 import code with debuffs for Shadowlands Season 4 content. Transitioned to Grid2 Themes for better functionality across other specs.

August 02, 2022 - 11:02 pm (Legendary Gear) - Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4, with some minor updates and changes; primarily Mid/Low Tiers on Best in Slot lists.

August 02, 2022 - 10:21 pm (Enchants, Gems, Consumables) - Organizational updates for Shadowlands Season 4. Primarily split Mythic+ into maximum healing and maximum damage.

August 02, 2022 - 10:08 pm (Stat Weights and Gearing) - Updated all best in slot lists and information for Shadowlands Season 4.

June 22, 2022 - 6:37 am (Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits) - Added Fury of the Skies as a potency conduit option to deal more damage.