Restoration Shaman 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 27, 2020

Welcome to our Restoration Shaman BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Restoration Shaman Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Restoration Shaman BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Restoration Shaman character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Restoration Shaman PvE Guide and Restoration Shaman PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Stats

28%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
28%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
13%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
7%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
5%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
5%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
4%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery

Talents

36%
30%

Head

66%
30%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

89%
4%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

80%
9%
2%
2%

Wrist

22%
15%
12%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

60%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

81%
2%
2%

Legs

49%
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%

Feet

53%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

17%
10%
10%
8%
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

46%
16%
13%
11%
6%
5%

Main Hand

86%
7%

Gems

86%
8%
3%

Races

22%
Goblin
11%
Draenei
10%
Pandaren
9%
Vulpera
9%
Troll
7%
Tauren
7%
Orc
7%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Dwarf
3%
Kul Tiran

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
11%
11%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

20%
20%
18%
18%
7%
3%
2%
2%

Stats

41%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
22%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
13%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
5%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
5%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
4%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery

Talents

58%
16%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Head

80%
16%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
4%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

86%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

42%
18%
9%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

48%
29%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

84%
4%
3%
2%

Legs

64%
9%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%

Feet

67%
7%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

31%
13%
9%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

44%
32%
11%
5%
4%
4%

Main Hand

89%
7%
3%

Gems

89%
5%
2%

Races

43%
Goblin
11%
Pandaren
7%
Dwarf
7%
Zandalari Troll
7%
Vulpera
6%
Draenei
5%
Tauren
5%
Troll
3%
Orc
3%
Kul Tiran
2%
Highmountain Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
15%
14%
11%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

22%
22%
21%
21%
6%
2%

Stats

27%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
24%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
21%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
9%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
5%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike

Talents

42%
34%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

61%
39%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
4%
2%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

65%
24%
3%
3%

Wrist

20%
18%
14%
12%
12%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

74%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

72%
18%
3%
2%

Legs

59%
12%
8%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

44%
20%
7%
7%
7%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
13%
11%
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

61%
16%
8%
7%
4%
3%

Main Hand

87%
6%
2%

Gems

88%
5%
5%

Races

37%
Goblin
9%
Pandaren
9%
Orc
8%
Vulpera
8%
Troll
8%
Tauren
6%
Zandalari Troll
6%
Draenei
4%
Dwarf
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Kul Tiran

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
10%
10%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

21%
21%
20%
16%
6%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Stats

44%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
19%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
14%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
9%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
2%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

29%
28%
23%
2%
2%

Head

83%
16%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%
2%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

87%
4%
3%
3%

Wrist

44%
14%
11%
7%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Hands

76%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

89%
3%
2%

Legs

63%
7%
7%
7%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

62%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

34%
9%
7%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

37%
28%
14%
7%
7%
4%
2%

Main Hand

86%
6%
2%
2%

Gems

91%
5%
2%

Races

32%
Vulpera
22%
Goblin
11%
Pandaren
8%
Troll
6%
Zandalari Troll
6%
Orc
4%
Tauren
3%
Dwarf
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Draenei
2%
Dark Iron Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
15%
15%
10%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

22%
21%
20%
20%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Stats

23%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
22%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
21%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
12%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
8%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
7%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

52%
21%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

81%
16%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

88%
5%
2%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

80%
9%
3%
3%

Wrist

22%
14%
11%
11%
9%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Hands

51%
26%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

82%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

35%
23%
9%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

38%
21%
8%
6%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
12%
9%
7%
7%
6%
6%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

39%
30%
9%
8%
7%
6%

Main Hand

86%
6%
2%

Gems

72%
23%
3%

Races

21%
Dark Iron Dwarf
14%
Troll
12%
Goblin
9%
Orc
7%
Draenei
7%
Zandalari Troll
7%
Dwarf
7%
Pandaren
6%
Tauren
5%
Vulpera
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Mag'har Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
14%
13%
11%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

22%
21%
20%
15%
10%
3%
2%
2%

Stats

43%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
20%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
11%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
7%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
7%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
6%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
3%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste

Talents

47%
30%
3%
2%
2%

Head

75%
24%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
4%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

87%
5%
2%
2%

Wrist

38%
15%
13%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

48%
28%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

88%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

59%
9%
7%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

41%
31%
6%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
9%
8%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

36%
35%
13%
9%
5%
2%

Main Hand

93%
5%

Gems

90%
6%
2%

Races

35%
Pandaren
13%
Goblin
10%
Troll
9%
Tauren
8%
Zandalari Troll
6%
Vulpera
5%
Draenei
4%
Orc
3%
Kul Tiran
3%
Highmountain Tauren
3%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
14%
13%
10%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

22%
22%
21%
14%
12%
2%
2%

Stats

32%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
22%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
18%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
14%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
3%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
2%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste

Talents

46%
32%
2%

Head

74%
23%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

88%
7%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

85%
7%
4%

Wrist

38%
14%
9%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

74%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

83%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

32%
30%
8%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

65%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
10%
9%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

59%
13%
11%
7%
6%
3%

Main Hand

88%
6%
3%
2%

Gems

90%
7%
2%

Races

32%
Orc
16%
Goblin
9%
Zandalari Troll
9%
Troll
9%
Draenei
6%
Vulpera
6%
Tauren
5%
Pandaren
4%
Dwarf
2%
Dark Iron Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
13%
13%
8%
6%
4%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

22%
22%
21%
20%
5%
2%
2%

Stats

40%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
24%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
10%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
7%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
6%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
4%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
2%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

47%
28%
2%
2%

Head

53%
46%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
6%
3%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

81%
7%
5%
3%
2%

Wrist

26%
15%
14%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

48%
25%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

88%
5%
2%

Legs

57%
10%
7%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

39%
25%
10%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
12%
8%
7%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

41%
28%
12%
10%
4%
4%

Main Hand

89%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

88%
5%
5%

Races

38%
Goblin
12%
Zandalari Troll
11%
Draenei
8%
Troll
8%
Vulpera
7%
Pandaren
5%
Tauren
4%
Dark Iron Dwarf
3%
Orc
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
9%
8%
7%
7%
7%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

21%
21%
21%
20%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Stats

47%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
16%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
14%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
7%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
6%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste

Talents

48%
25%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

48%
47%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

95%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

85%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

30%
16%
11%
11%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

72%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

56%
33%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

64%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

67%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

36%
10%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

60%
12%
9%
7%
7%
4%

Main Hand

91%
6%

Gems

90%
6%
2%

Races

32%
Draenei
15%
Goblin
8%
Zandalari Troll
7%
Vulpera
7%
Tauren
6%
Orc
6%
Dwarf
6%
Pandaren
5%
Troll
4%
Highmountain Tauren
3%
Dark Iron Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
9%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

22%
22%
20%
13%
13%
2%
2%

Stats

30%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
28%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
16%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
5%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
4%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
3%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
3%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste
2%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike

Talents

37%
25%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

73%
23%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
4%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

83%
5%
4%
3%

Wrist

23%
18%
14%
8%
6%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

60%
9%
6%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

82%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

45%
12%
8%
8%
8%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

55%
7%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

16%
11%
10%
9%
9%
7%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

63%
12%
9%
6%
4%
4%

Main Hand

88%
7%
2%

Gems

84%
10%
3%

Races

22%
Goblin
14%
Tauren
12%
Troll
9%
Draenei
9%
Vulpera
9%
Pandaren
8%
Zandalari Troll
6%
Orc
4%
Dwarf
3%
Dark Iron Dwarf
3%
Highmountain Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
12%
12%
8%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

20%
19%
19%
18%
7%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Stats

41%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
18%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
12%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
7%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
7%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
6%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
3%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste

Talents

38%
21%
17%
4%
2%
2%

Head

56%
40%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

85%
6%
3%
3%

Back

99%

Chest

62%
29%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

22%
16%
16%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

74%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

86%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

38%
25%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Feet

43%
21%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
12%
9%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

41%
28%
16%
6%
5%
3%

Main Hand

67%
27%
2%

Gems

83%
13%
3%

Races

23%
Kul Tiran
15%
Goblin
10%
Troll
9%
Zandalari Troll
9%
Pandaren
8%
Tauren
7%
Vulpera
6%
Orc
6%
Draenei
3%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Dark Iron Dwarf
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
10%
9%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

22%
21%
15%
14%
8%
7%
6%
2%

Stats

34%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
26%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
8%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
8%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
7%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
6%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
4%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike
2%
Versatility > Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery

Talents

43%
21%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

69%
24%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
10%
4%
3%

Back

99%

Chest

79%
12%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

21%
21%
12%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Hands

61%
8%
7%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

83%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

50%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
2%

Feet

55%
8%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

13%
13%
11%
8%
8%
7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

43%
22%
10%
10%
9%
4%

Main Hand

81%
7%
5%
2%

Gems

87%
8%
3%

Races

20%
Goblin
15%
Vulpera
13%
Troll
11%
Pandaren
9%
Draenei
8%
Tauren
7%
Zandalari Troll
6%
Orc
5%
Dwarf
3%
Kul Tiran
2%
Highmountain Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
16%
12%
11%
7%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

20%
19%
19%
19%
8%
4%
3%
3%

Stats

46%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
23%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
9%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
6%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery > Haste
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike > Haste
2%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery

Talents

28%
25%
20%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

49%
49%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

89%
5%
2%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

88%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

31%
16%
12%
10%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

43%
30%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

89%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

32%
30%
8%
7%
6%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Feet

68%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

36%
10%
7%
6%
5%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

36%
34%
12%
7%
5%
4%
2%

Main Hand

91%
5%

Gems

86%
6%
6%

Races

32%
Draenei
13%
Goblin
10%
Tauren
9%
Pandaren
8%
Vulpera
7%
Troll
6%
Zandalari Troll
6%
Dwarf
3%
Orc
2%
Dark Iron Dwarf
2%
Mag'har Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
9%
9%
9%
8%
8%
5%
4%

Azerite Essence

20%
14%
14%
13%
12%
10%
8%
2%
2%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.