Category: Druid Guides
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.
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
- Glyph of Lifebloom
Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.
- Meta: Insightful Earthsiege Diamond or Ember Skyflare Diamond
- Red: Runed Cardinal Ruby
- Yellow: Reckless Ametrine
- Blue: Purified Dreadstone
- Head – Arcanum of Blissful Mending
- Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Crag
- Cloak – Enchant Cloak – Greater Speed
- Chest – Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats
- Bracers – Enchant Bracers – Superior Spellpower
- Gloves – Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
- Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
- Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
- Boots – Scroll of Enchant Boots – Tuskarr’s Vitality or Enchant Boots – Greater Spirit
- Weapons – Enchant Weapon – Mighty Spellpower if one-handed or Enchant Staff – Greater Spellpower if you have a staff
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.
Tranquility is used after a massive AoE or when the raid is about to die.
- 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
- Neck – Bone Sentinel’s Amulet
- Rings – Memory of Malygos and Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom
- Trinkets – Althor’s Abacus and Glowing Twilight Scale
- Main-hand – Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings
- Off-hand – Sundial of Eternal Dusk
- Idol – Idol of the Black Willow