Restoration Druid Artifact Traits and Relics
This section of the Restoration Druid guide covers everything about the artifact:
, including Artifact Traits, which order to select them, and relic recommendations and information.
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Priorities & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Equipping G'Hanir, the Mother Tree grants you the ability
, which increases the frequency in which your healing-over-time effects heal for a brief period of time.
Recommended Build Path
The primary path for G'Hanir is to head to the large
node first. On the way you get
. Taking this path maximizes your throughput with early artifact power. From
you head down to
. Once you have both of these large nodes, go back to the start of the tree and go through
After getting all the large nodes, fill in the center nodes starting with
, and finally
7.2 Trait Changes
In patch 7.2, after purchasing your 36th trait (putting a second rank in
), you can complete a questline to unlock another set of traits as well as being able to put an extra point in your current 3/3 traits.
Increases healing done by 10%, damage done by 10%, and Stamina by 10%. New trait that split from the previous paragon trait.
Increases the duration of Essence of G'Hanir by 1 sec.
's healing increases up to 20% on a target that remains in
When your Rejuvenation, Regrowth, or Wild Growth heals a target below 35% health, its duration is refreshed.
is a random Intellect proc, scaling per rank put into the trait. unlocked only when all other traits have been purchased.
7.2 Trait Build Path
further in 7.2, purchase the traits in the following order
All subsequent traits provide only minor benefit and can be taken in any order, but my personal preference would be:
Remaining artifact power will be spent in the end trait till maxed out.
After empowering weapon
With regard to relics, in general you want the highest item level relic you can get due to the large amount of intellect your weapon awards you. If you have the choice of relics of the similar ilvl, then you aim for these specific traits in order of how highly we value them:
roughly worth +2-3 weapon ilvls.
roughly worth +1 weapon ilvl.
roughly worth +1 weapon ilvl.
Below are the relics that can be found within
Ideally, the only priority you'd place with regards to relics in
, but you'll typically prioritize higher ilvl in most situations.
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