PvE Restoration Druid Best Professions

PvE Restoration Druid Best Professions
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: May 12, 2024
  • Updated: May 12, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

No World of Warcraft character is complete without professions! Along with their gold making potential, professions can provide powerful bonuses to your damage, healing, or survivability. This guide will go over the best professions for a Restoration Druid in Cataclysm PvE content.

Best Professions

wow classic professions engineering icon Engineering

  • Synapse Springs give you 480 Intellect for 10 seconds and can be used once per minute (this shares a cooldown with on-use trinkets, but it’s better than any trinket effect for healers)
  • Nitro Boosts give you a mobility cooldown that doesn’t require you to shapeshift
  • Camouflage Bio-Optic Killshades are pre-raid BiS for Restoration Druids
  • Jeeves and other convenience items are great for farming and solo questing

wow classic professions tailoring icon Tailoring

Useful Professions

inscription icon cataclysm Inscription

wow classic professions alchemy icon Alchemy

wow classic professions enchanting icon Enchanting

  • Enchant Ring – Intellect gives a total of 80 bonus Intellect when used on both of your rings
  • You’ll be able to enchant all of your own gear
  • Often used as a sister profession to Tailoring since neither skill requires its own separate gathering profession and Tailored items can be disenchanted for use in Enchanting

jewelcrafting icon cataclysm Jewelcrafting

  • Brilliant Chimera’s Eye gives 81 bonus Intellect in total if you use 3 of them (which is the max you can have equipped)
  • You can prospect ore and craft gems, Necks, and Finger pieces
  • Stardust is a powerful buff to your Sparkle stat!

wow classic professions blacksmithing icon Blacksmithing

  • Socket Gloves and Socket Bracer allow you to use two extra gems for a total of 80 bonus Intellect
  • You’ll be able to craft keys, enchanting rods, weapons, and plate armor, but most of it won’t be useful to you as a Druid

wow classic professions leatherworking icon Leatherworking

Sub-Par Professions

wow classic professions herbalism icon Herbalism

  • Lifeblood gives you an extra healing ability that doubles as a powerful Haste cooldown
  • You’ll be able to gather herbs for use in other professions

wow classic professions skinning icon Skinning

  • Master of Anatomy gives a passive 80 Critical Strike Rating
  • You’ll be able to gather skins and hides for use in other professions

wow classic professions mining icon Mining

  • Toughness gives a passive 120 Stamina bonus
  • You can gather ore and gems for use in other professions


About the Author


I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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