Mythic+ Restoration Shaman

Restoration Shaman
Season 3
50 characters
3514 - 3862

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Restoration Shaman equipped to prevail in Mythic+ in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Табаз from Howling Fjord (EU) — currently ranked as the best Restoration Shaman in Mythic+.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Restoration Shaman. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Restoration Shamans

  1. 1
    Табаз
    Howling Fjord (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3862
  2. 2
    Roni
    Bronzebeard (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3821
  3. 3
    Sanfa
    Blackhand (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3702
  4. 4
    Saasa
    Illidan (US)
    487 ilvl
    3674
  5. 5
    Jettzero
    Stormreaver (US)
    487 ilvl
    3652

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Restoration Shaman Secondary and Minor stats for Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+5501
35% Critical Strike
+2958
17% Haste
+1754
53% Mastery
+5184
25% Versatility
  1. Critical Strike
  2. Versatility
  3. Haste
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+629
8% Avoidance
+418
5% Leech
+120
2% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Dwarf currently being the top race for Restoration Shamans in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    18
  2. Orc
    8
  3. Draenei
    6
  4. Tauren
    5
  5. Pandaren
    3

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Shaman specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Shaman class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Shaman's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Chain Heal
50
Lava Burst
50
Astral Shift
50
Chain Lightning
50
Wind Shear
47
Planes Traveler
50
Thunderous Paws
12
Frost Shock
1
Maelstrom Weapon
0
Earth Shield
50
Fire and Ice
49
Earth Elemental
24
Capacitor Totem
43
Ancestral Wolf Affinity
0
Brimming with Life
50
Elemental Orbit
50
Healing Stream Totem
50
Ancestral Defense
48
Tremor Totem
0
Static Charge
20
Purge
8
Flurry
0
Swirling Currents
34
Improved Purify Spirit
17
Wind Rush Totem
29
Hex
30
Nature's Fury
38
Surging Shields
16
Elemental Warding
47
Nature's Guardian
47
Voodoo Mastery
0
Winds of Al'Akir
2
Spiritwalker's Grace
49
Thunderstorm
38
Totemic Focus
46
Gust of Wind
2
Graceful Spirit
41
Ancestral Guidance
50
Totemic Projection
4
Totemic Surge
39
Go with the Flow
0
Mana Spring
14
Thundershock
33
Poison Cleansing Totem
13
Totemic Recall
22
Nature's Swiftness
48
Stoneskin Totem
10
Call of the Elements
5

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Restoration Shamans with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Riptide
50
Deluge
50
Healing Wave
50
Healing Stream Totem
50
Healing Rain
50
Stormkeeper
36
Resurgence
49
Tidal Waves
50
Acid Rain
48
Overflowing Shores
4
Ancestral Vigor
47
Flash Flood
1
Water Totem Mastery
50
Ancestral Reach
44
Spirit Link Totem
50
Master of the Elements
13
Cloudburst Totem
45
Wavespeaker's Blessing
6
Healing Tide Totem
49
Lava Surge
33
Mana Tide Totem
28
Torrent
15
Undulation
46
Tide Turner
2
Echo of the Elements
50
Spiritwalker's Tidal Totem
20
Ancestral Protection Totem
14
Earthliving Weapon
1
Primordial Wave
48
Ancestral Awakening
6
Earthen Harmony
50
Undercurrent
4
Improved Primordial Wave
21
Tidebringer
48
Downpour
0
Improved Earthliving Weapon
0
Continuous Waves
20
High Tide
48
Ascendance
50
Deeply Rooted Elements
3

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Restoration Shaman's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Skyfury Totem
9
Counterstrike Totem
12
Electrocute
6
Grounding Totem
27
Rain Dance
14
Living Tide
21
Unleash Shield
4
Traveling Storms
3
Seasoned Winds
9
Static Field Totem
6
Burrow
16

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Restoration Shamans in Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws
    49
  2. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    1

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    24
  2. Ouroboreal Necklet
    13
  3. Torc of Passed Time
    7
  4. Ironshell Pendant
    3
  5. Choker of Shielding
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Companions
    49
  2. Streamslither Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Inflammable Drapeleaf
    17
  2. Cloak of Fading Echoes
    9
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    9
  4. Shadowfeather Shawl
    5
  5. Undulating Sporecloak
    4

Chest

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Harness
    36
  2. Ancient Haubark
    8
  3. Flame-Touched Chainmail
    3
  4. Chromis Chestpiece
    1
  5. Dream Bolstered Chestguard
    1

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    33
  2. Complicated Cuffs
    6
  3. Blighted Grasp Bracers
    3
  4. Timeway Sojourner's Bracelet
    3
  5. Wellspring Wristlets
    3

Hands

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Grips
    46
  2. Thornshaper Mitts
    2
  3. Flame-Touched Handguards
    1
  4. Wrasse Handwraps
    1

Waist

  1. Forlorn Leaf Clasp
    13
  2. Greatwolf Outcast's Sigil Belt
    11
  3. Waistguard of Deteriorating Grace
    11
  4. Flame-Touched Chain
    10
  5. Jeweled Sash of the Viper
    4

Legs

  1. set
    Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt
    31
  2. Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan
    7
  3. Kilt of Fanatical Consumption
    5
  4. Timeways Intruder's Greaves
    5
  5. Flame-Touched Legguards
    2

Feet

  1. Greatwolf Outcast's Footpads
    22
  2. Cleats of the Savage Claw
    8
  3. Bramble Looped Boots
    5
  4. Flame-Touched Treads
    5
  5. Venom-Steeped Stompers
    5

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    32
  2. set
    Lord Waycrest's Signet
    19
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    13
  4. Signet of the Last Elder
    11
  5. Band of Callous Dominance
    7

Trinkets

  1. Coagulated Genesaur Blood
    20
  2. Sea Star
    14
  3. Revitalizing Voodoo Totem
    11
  4. Belor'relos, the Suncaller
    10
  5. Leaf of the Ancient Protectors
    9

Main Hand

  1. Iridal, the Earth's Master
    14
  2. Conflux Caller's Baton
    9
  3. Sickle of the White Stag
    9
  4. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    5
  5. Primal Molten Spellblade
    3

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Matrix Beacon
    9
  2. Defender of the Ancient
    7
  3. Murozond's Timeless Scale
    5
  4. Disc of Indomitable Will
    3
  5. Desiccated Husk Shield
    2

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Restoration Shamans in Mythic+.

  1. Adaptive Stonescales
    33
  2. Elemental Lariat
    24
  3. Verdant Tether
    11
  4. Rallied To Victory
    7
  5. Potent Venom
    5

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Restoration Shamans in Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    49

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    43
  2. Regenerative Leech
    5
  3. +125 Avoidance
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    37
  2. Reserve of Intellect
    13

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    45
  2. +200 Leech
    5

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    48

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread
    24
  2. Temporal Spellthread
    21
  3. Lambent Armor Kit
    2

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    44
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    6

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike
    45
  2. +82 Versatility
    39
  3. +82 Haste
    16

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    40
  2. Dreaming Devotion
    9
  3. Sophic Writ
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Restoration Shamans in Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Alexstraszite
    132
  2. Radiant Malygite
    71
  3. Energized Ysemerald
    40
  4. Inscribed Illimited Diamond
    27
  5. Energized Malygite
    25