Restoration Druid Overview
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, Restoration Druid currently of Alacrity of US-Stormrage and formerly of Reckoning on US-Mannoroth. I've been raiding in WoW for almost 11 years on various healers and DPS with my most recent accomplishment of finishing US-12th, World-64th in Mythic Nighthold. Find me on
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Priorities & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Restoration Druids specialize in healing over time (HoTs) and raid healing abilities. With most abilities being instant cast, Restoration Druids have high mobility and excel in situations requiring significant movement. Additionally, Restoration Druids excel at blanketing the raid with sustained throughput healing.
Night Elves, Worgen, Tauren, and Trolls can play Druids.
Druids can use daggers, 1H/2H maces, fist weapons, polearms, and staves.
Iconic Restoration Druid abilities:
: Your healing is increased for each of your Restoration heal over time effects on the target.
Special Class Hall Rewards
Druids are on the
Vanquisher Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Wild Growth grants you 4000 Mastery for 7 sec.
Each time your Rejuvenation heals a target, it has a 1.5% chance to jump to a new target at full duration.
Tier 20 set:
The cooldown of Swiftmend is reduced by up to 40%, based on the current health of the target. Cooldown is reduced more when cast on a lower health target.
Swiftmend increases your Efflorescence healing by 200% for 10 sec.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
What makes Restoration Druid Special
Learn more in our
Legion Healing Overview
: Druids call upon the nature itself to aid in their spells of healing. They are also able to utilize their shapeshift capabilities to gain a upper hand in a dire situation.
: Restoration Druid use mana as their resource for their primary spells. If you shapeshift to bear or cat you use a separate resource.
is your primary self damage reduction spell. If you talent into
this gives you a passive 6% damage reduction. You also learn
with this talent. Must be in bear form.
: Restoration Druids are master of Healing Over Time spells (HoTs for short).
just to name a few. Blanketing your allies in these types of heals do frequent small bursts of healing.
on an active tank, and ensure you keep
active on a group of injured players at all times.
for AoE healing and make sure you
your party members as a filler.
: Restoration Druids are quite mobile due to their ability to shapeshift into Cat form and use
as well as their talents
is one of the strongest healing cooldowns and it being baseline. There other two healing cooldowns are
if talented into them.
A staff made from the branch of Azeroth's first tree, deeply connected to the Emerald Dream. Provides the
ability and augments our healing with a bounty of traits.
: Intellect Leather
: Specializes in Healing Over Time spells. Provides significant burst AoE healing with
. Proactively sets up healing with
and provides strong sustained throughput. Strong mobility.
Druids can travel quickly without a mount using
--on land, in water, or in the air.
When shapeshifted, they have striking fur combinations for every hair color in Bear and Cat form. These have received model updates in Legion!
Druids have the special zone
they can teleport to for training, which is filled with Druidic lore.
They have many vanity glyphs including
to leave a trail of leaves with Dash,
to turn Flight Form into an Owl, and
to turn Travel Form into a Doe.
A new glyph obtainable in Nighthold is
, a drop from High Botanist Tel'arn.
They can equip the legendary weapons
Other Flavor Items
All of these items are sold by
: effect of old Glyph of One with Nature
Changes in Patch 7.2.5
Restoration Druids received minor nerfs in 7.2.5 to bring us closer to other healing classes. Do not worry, the sky is not falling. We remain extremely competitive. In addition, we did receive some interesting new legendaries and an increase to our damage.
Spell and Talent Changes
Damage of all abilities increased by 25%.
The healing done by all Restoration Druid spell has been decreased by 4%.
's healing has been reduced by 16%.
now increases the healing done by
Existing Legendary Changes
: When your
heals a full health target, its duration is increased by 3 seconds, up to a maximum total increase of 9 seconds (was 15 seconds) per cast.
: Grants the
has a 15% chance on cast to grant
for 12 seconds.
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