PVP Restoration Druid Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)
Welcome to the Restoration Druid PVP 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 the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.
1. Talent Tree
This is a build with Insect Swarm. It allows you to participate in world and arena PVP. You have the ability to crowd control the enemy while damaging him. This build does not sacrifice survivability for damage.
Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.
Head – Arcanum of Dominance or Arcanum of the Savage Gladiator
Shoulder – Inscription of Dominance or Greater Inscription of the Gladiator
Cloak – Spell Piercing
Chest – Exceptional Resilience
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Sapphire Spellthread
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality
5. Gameplay & Rotations
Resilience > Spell Power > Hit rating > Intellect > Spirit
Restoration Druid is a class which heavily relies on HoTs because he is focused most of the time. Apply HoTs on your team, DoTs on your enemies and if you get a chance to free cast - use it. Use Cyclone to make the enemy immune to Healing and Mana Regenerating effects. Cyclone is often used on low health, focused targets that are about to receive a heal from their party member.
Learn to fake cast - cancel Nourish, for example, at 1/3 or 2/3 of the bar to make the enemy use their interrupt skills. LoS (or Line of Sight) is another useful thing to use. Keep behind the textures (likes Poles) so you can decrease the amount of CC and Damage you get hit by.
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.
7. Team Setups
Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.
Enhancement Shaman + Marksmanship/Beast Mastery Hunter
Affliction Warlock + Death Knight
Mage + Warlock
Warrior + Warlock
Warrior + Death Knight