PVE Restoration Druid Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Restoration Druid Healer Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Restoration Druid DPS Guide, WoW 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.

1. Talent Tree

This is a core build. You have 4 points left which you can use anywhere you see fit. Naturalist, Improved Barkskin, Nature's Grace and Tranquil Spirit are good options.

PVE Restoration Druid Healer Core Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

2. Glyphs

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of Wild Growth
Glyph of Swiftmend

The first two are a must have, the last one you choose yourself
Glyph of Regrowth – for 5-man instances and for new healers
Glyph of Nourish – the more HoTs on the target, the more you heal. Works with Nourish

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of the Wild
Glyph of Lifebloom

3. Gems

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


Insightful Earthsiege Diamond or Ember Skyflare Diamond


Runed Cardinal Ruby


Reckless Ametrine


Purified Dreadstone

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Blissful Mending
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Crag
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality or Greater Spirit
Weapons – Mighty Spellpower if one-handed or Greater Spellpower if you have a staff

5. Gameplay & Rotations

This is definitely a lot more to learn, but I won't write how to use a direct healing spell for obvious reasons. These are the very basics that will get you started.

Use Regrowth 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 Regrowth -> Wild Growth -> five Regrowth and so on...

Tranquility is used after a massive AoE or when the raid is about to die.

7. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

PVE Restoration Druid Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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