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.
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.
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
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.
Tranquility is used after a massive AoE or when the raid is about to die.
6. BiS Gear
Head - Sanctified Lasherweave Helmet
Shoulder - Sanctified Lasherweave Pauldrons
Cloak - Greatcloak of the Turned Champion
Chest - Sanguine Silk Robes (This cloth item is justified by the amount of Haste it gives)
Bracers - Bracers of Fiery Night
Gloves - Sanctified Lasherweave Gauntlets
Waist - Professor's Bloodied Smock
Legs - Sanctified Lasherweave Legplates
Boots - Boots of Unnatural Growth
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.