- Author: bobodingo
- Date: April 2, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
Welcome to the Restoration Druid guide for World of Warcraft the Burning Crusade Classic. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Restoration Druid in dungeons and raids. The guide includes Talents, Gems, Enchantments, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
There are only 2 races to pick from: Tauren for the Horde faction and Night Elf for the Alliance faction. There is no real advantage between Tauren versus Night Elf apart from faction identity.
- Night elf
Tailoring – Tailoring will be your go-to profession in the early and last phase of Classic TBC. This opens up the doors to Primal Mooncloth Robe and Whitemend Pants. What makes the Whitemend set BiS is the fact that it scales with any Intellect applied on your base Intellect. This allows the set bonus to become very valuable and strong. The Primal Mooncloth set is just strong in general. The set bonus is also a great bonus. Tailoring allows you to get the BiS tailoring items in phase 5.
Enchanting – This allows for an extra 40 + healing (20 on each ring) from the enchant, Formula: Enchant Ring – Healing Power. This is BiS due to the fact that it’s a free extra 40 healing. Comparing it to other professions its benefits outweigh what the others get you.
Alchemy – The main reason you would go down this route would be because of the Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone. It is a strong healing trinket with a nice bonus to potions ( the healing bonus comes in a later phase but the potion bonus is there from the start). It really doesn’t outway the benefits of the other professions because you can get other trinkets that are just as good in raids/dungeons.
Engineering – The main reason to go down engineering would be Wonderheal XT40 Shades, Field Repair Bot 110G, Flying Machine Control, Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control, and jumper cables for an alternate resurrection. It doesn’t bring much else to a Restoration druid and other professions outweigh the items’ benefits.
Jewelcrafting – the special gems you get from going being a jewelcrafter aren’t much better than what you can get from not being a jewelcrafter. Do this profession only if you want to for fun.
Leatherworking – There isn’t really a healing set in leatherworking, making it pretty much useless for Resto druids.
Blacksmithing – Blacksmithing is not worth it. It brings nothing to the abilities of a Restoration druid. It doesn’t have any gear. If you have blacksmithing, it is worth dropping for one of the better professions.
No real benefit even if the gathering potential of druids is extremely strong from instant flight form. Strictly speaking from a raiding PvE perspective they have no bonus. Certain forms can do certain gathering professions. Flight form allows you to herb, Cat and Bear let you skin targets, while Moonkin form allows you to mine.