Introduction to the Restoration Druid

Druids call upon the nature itself to aid in their spells of healing. They are also able to utilize their shapeshift capabilities to gain a upper hand in a dire situation. Restoration Druids specialise in maintaining a steady stream of healing on a few targets in the raid and offer strong bursts of healing after using cooldowns. Restoration Druids also do well when healing a small amount of targets for a prolonged period of time(such as players with debuffs).

Below you will find a beginners guide to the Restoration Druid, you can click on highlighted abilities, for a more in depth description of them.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Restoration Druid


  • Ability to sustain good healing on the move
  • Retains strong healing even in situations of heavy spread
  • Great tank healing
  • Very good survivability


  • Below average throughput without cooldowns
  • Very punishing in case of mistimed cooldowns
  • Bad spot healing


15Abundance AbundanceProsperity ProsperityCenarion Ward Cenarion Ward
30Tiger Dash Tiger DashRenewal RenewalWild Charge Wild Charge
45Balance Affinity Balance AffinityFeral Affinity Feral AffinityGuardian Affinity Guardian Affinity
60Mighty Bash Mighty BashMass Entanglement Mass EntanglementTyphoon Typhoon
75Soul of the Forest Soul of the ForestCultivation CultivationIncarnation: Tree of Life Incarnation: Tree of Life
90Inner Peace Inner PeaceStonebark StonebarkSpring Blossoms Spring Blossoms
100Photosynthesis PhotosynthesisGermination GerminationFlourish Flourish

Rotation of the Restoration Druid

The basic rotation of the Restoration Druid is as follows:

  • Cast Clearcasting Icon Clearcasting procs as soon as possible to avoid wasting them
  • Keep Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation on an active tank and any players with debuffs
  • Start casting Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenations about 10 seconds before you plan on
  • Use Regrowth Icon Regrowth as an emergency heal
  • During downtime, use Moonfire Icon Moonfire and Sunfire Icon Sunfire on enemies to help with the damage
  • You should be filling your free global cooldowns with Solar Wrath Icon Solar Wrath.

Healing Cooldowns

  • Tranquility Icon Tranquility is a channeled spell that heals all raid members for a large amount of health over 8 seconds and leaves a stackable HoT.
  •  Flourish increases the frequency of healing from your HoTs by 100% for 8 seconds and extends the duration of all currently active HoTs by 8 seconds
  • Ironbark Icon Ironbark reduces all damage taken by the target by 20% for 12 seconds

Stat Priority

The stat priority for the Restoration Druid is

  1. Mastery = Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Intellect