PVE Restoration Druid Healer Guide WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Restoration Druid Healer guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Restoration Druid in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, BiS Gear, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

Talents

This is a core build. You have 4 points left which you can use anywhere you see fit: Nature’s Grace, Empowered Touch, Natural Perfection and Tranquil Spirit are good options.
Restoration Druid Standard 4left Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a

Glyphs

Major Glyphs

The first two are a must-have, the last one you choose yourself

Minor Glyphs

Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.

If you choose Insightful Earthsiege Diamond, you will need one Purified Dreadstone to activate it.

Enchants

Stat Priority

Haste -> Spell Power -> Spirit -> Critical Strike -> Intellect

Improving Haste reduces the cooldown of Regrowth to 1 second. We need 856 Haste rating combined with Gift of the Earthmother to do it. Next, we have Spell Power that increases the power of our healing spells. Stack it as much as possible.

Not only does Spirit increase our mana regeneration, but it is also partially converted into Spell Power (15%) via the Improved Tree of Life talent. Critical strike rating is a nice thing to have after we have enough Haste since it contributes to our healing with heal crits and via the Living Seed talent. Natural Perfection will provide you with an additional 3% if you choose to take it.

Rotation

There is definitely a lot more to learn since healers don’t have a strict rotation. These are the very basics that will get you started.

Use Rejuvenation and Lifebloom on the tank from the start. Maintain Lifebloom on the tank and refresh it. If the tank is taking a lot of damage, then let it work its full duration.

Standard AoE combo: Wild Growth -> five Rejuvenation -> Wild Growth -> five Rejuvenation and so on…
Add Regrowth if some players are receiving too much damage and use Swiftmend for instant healing.

Tranquility is used after a massive AoE or when the raid is about to die (combine it with Barkskin if necessary).

BiS Gear

 

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Kirin
Kirin
1 year ago

thanks for the stuff – but can u add a pre-raid BiS gears too ? thanks

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The Barbz
The Barbz
1 year ago

Do you have any weapon recommendations besides valanyr? Im about last on the list for valanyr in my guild lol

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jaxonte
jaxonte
Reply to  The Barbz
1 year ago

Trauma

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Papew
Papew
11 months ago

man gotta ask Runed Cardinal Ruby is for red socket only but you put it also on blue socket

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Vinnn
Vinnn
Reply to  Papew
11 months ago

you’re right. Maybe because there’s no blue gem good for restos so we should still use the +23 SP

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scrawz
scrawz
Reply to  Papew
11 months ago

you can put any gems in any socket. but u will miss out on the socket bonus if u put a red one into a blue socket.

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Tarikatse
Tarikatse
Reply to  scrawz
10 months ago

The socket bonus doesnt matter that much if the socket bonus give you like +9 spellpower the red gem gives you more so its not worth it

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Dimitur
Dimitur
Reply to  Tarikatse
10 months ago

Red gem gives 23spell power , there is a blue gem that gives 12 spell power + 10 spirit . 15% of the spirit is converted into spell power so that gives us 10 spirit = 2 spell power + 9 from the bonus that we activate the gem slot = blue gem with 12spell power + 10 spirit actualy gives 23 spell power + 10 spirit (for mana regen)

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Papew
Papew
Reply to  Dimitur
10 months ago

so are you saying that its better to put the blue gem with 12 SP + 10 spirit? Cause that’s my opinion too

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Never
Never
Reply to  Dimitur
4 months ago

its 1.5 spell power not two. Go for socket bonus when you can but if you are min maxing the 23 spell power is more spell power

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Never
Never
10 months ago

Some things that are wrong with this guide. You need the gcd of rejuv down to one second that is why you need the 856 haste cap. I would not recommend speccing into natures grace because it only saves you .1 second on regrowth and healing touch is terrible. Tranquility is NOT a raid wide heal it is party only. Lifebloom on the tank should also only be used if you have clearcasting for the free mana.

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Redrage
Redrage
7 months ago

i mostly agree with spec, but i’d go for something like this instead: https://wotlkdb.com/?talent#0VG0zZZf0IubhxiuAIsVo:AkZmz just minor differences

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noel
noel
1 year ago

you are saying that you need 856 haste to get rejuvenation down to a 1 sec cast even though its an instant spell ? theres something wrong there

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Furious
Furious
Reply to  noel
1 year ago

Should have said Regrowth, got that updated.

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Waddyn
Waddyn
Reply to  Furious
10 months ago

No, it should not have said regrowth. There’s a 1.5 second global cooldown that geta reduced down to 1 second with 856 haste. So yes you need 856 haste to reduce rejuv cooldown down to 1 second.

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matias
matias
6 months ago

For the head enchant you said BiS is Arcanum of Burning Mysteries why not this one https://wotlkdb.com/?item=44152 (Arcanum of Blissful Mending)

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