Restoration Druid Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Restoration Druid Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Restoration Druids in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Restoration Druid

With most of your spells being cast instantly, Restoration Druids can keep up with healing and even damage on the move. With extremly strong cooldowns, Restoration Druids can keep up in large Raidgroups, and even small dungeon groups.

Stat Choice for Restoration Druid

General Stat Priority for Restoration Druids with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery = Versatility
  4. Critical Strike

Basic Rotation

Read the Rotation and Cooldowns section for more in-depth information.

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Killer Instinct grants 6% more Physical damage, and Nurturing Instinct grants 6% more Magical damage and healing. Nature’s Vigil and Protector of the Pack are granting significant passive Heal to your party. Heart of the Wild empowers all other abilities not associated with your specialization.

Other Damage Talents

Feral abilities and Physical damage notes are located on the left side, while Moonkin abilities like Sunfire and Starsurge are located on the right side. In the middle, you find Healing and Tanking abilities.

Crowd Control & Utility

Typhoon, Cyclone, Mass Entanglement, Ursol’s Vortex, Mighty Bash, Maim and Incapacitating Roar are strong Utility abilities. Remove Corruption cleanses Curses and Poisons. Stampeding Roar grants Movement speed to all party members. Innervate grants Mana regeneration to your healer.

Defensive Talents

Thick Hide reduces all damage taken, Well-Honed Instincts grants Frenzied Regeneration when falling below 40% health, Matted Fur and Improved Barkskin, Verdant Heart and Ursine Vigor are all granting more Survivability.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Inner Peace reduces the cooldown of Tranquility by 60 seconds.
  • Improved Iron Bark reduces its cooldown, while Stonebark causes the effects from your heal over time to be 20% more efficient.
  • Regenerative Heartwood causes the target of your Iron Bark to receive 75% of the healing of each of your active Rejuvenations.
  • Natural Wisdom grants you 100% of the effect of Innervate when applied to somebody else.
  • Reforestation grants you 9 seconds of Tree of Life after using Swiftmend three times.
Multi Target Talents
  • Convoke the Spirits grants you a 1-minute cooldown which can be used in different shapeshifts, therefore can boost your damage in Cat form.
  • Adaptive Swarm increases your heal-over-time effects or damage-over-time effects on your target.
  • Flourish extends the duration of all heal-over-time effects on all targets.
  • Circle of Life and Death causes your periodic damage and heal abilities to take less time.
  • Improved Wild Growth increases the maximum number of party members affected by Wild Growth, while Unstoppable Growth lets it fall of 30% less over time.

Mythic+ Talents For Restoration Druid



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Restoration Druids in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Restoration Druids in Multi Target


To use Nature’s Vigil:

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Restoration Druid

General Stat Priority for Restoration Druids with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery = Versatility
  4. Critical Strike

Intellect is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage and healing increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your healing done on your target for each of your heal over time effects on them.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Restoration Druid

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Restoration Druid

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets of Restoration Druid in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

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Gems, Enchants and Consumables