Restoration Druid PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Druid
Specialization: Restoration
Last updated on: Aug 2, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Restoration Druid Healing Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Abundance
Prosperity
Cenarion Ward
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Balance Affinity
Feral Affinity
Guardian Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Cultivation
Incarnation: Tree of Life
90
Inner Peace
Stonebark
Spring Blossoms
100
Photosynthesis
Germination
Flourish

2. Stats

Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility > Intellect

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
> >
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
> >
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
> >
Shoulders
> >

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
> >

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Troll > Night Elf > Tauren

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
? Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
? Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
? Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
? Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
? Time up with big damage phases
? Save for when someone is really in trouble
? 5+ allies
? 3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
? Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
? If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
? With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
? Allies without Rejuvenation
? Is a long cooldown available?
No
? Save for when someone is really in trouble
? 5+ allies
? 3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
? Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
? If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
? With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
? Allies without Rejuvenation
Yes
? Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
? Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
? Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
? Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
? Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
? Time up with big damage phases

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).