Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Restoration Druid PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Restoration Druid PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

Talents

15
Abundance
Prosperity
Cenarion Ward
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Balance Affinity
Feral Affinity
Guardian Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Cultivation
Incarnation: Tree of Life
90
Inner Peace
Stonebark
Spring Blossoms
100
Photosynthesis
Germination
Flourish

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Abundance
Prosperity
Cenarion Ward
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Balance Affinity
Feral Affinity
Guardian Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Cultivation
Incarnation: Tree of Life
90
Inner Peace
Stonebark
Spring Blossoms
100
Photosynthesis
Germination
Flourish

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Abundance
Prosperity
Cenarion Ward
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Balance Affinity
Feral Affinity
Guardian Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Cultivation
Incarnation: Tree of Life
90
Inner Peace
Stonebark
Spring Blossoms
100
Photosynthesis
Germination
Flourish

PvP Talents

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Races

Night Elf
Tauren
Troll

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Tauren
Night Elf
Troll

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Night Elf
Tauren
Troll

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases
Save for when someone is really in trouble
5+ allies
3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
Allies without Rejuvenation
Is a long cooldown available?
No
Save for when someone is really in trouble
5+ allies
3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
Allies without Rejuvenation
Yes
Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases

Rotation

Use Potion
Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases
Save for when someone is really in trouble
5+ allies
3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
Allies without Rejuvenation
Is a long cooldown available?
No
Save for when someone is really in trouble
5+ allies
3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
Allies without Rejuvenation
Yes
Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases

Rotation

Use Potion
Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases
Save for when someone is really in trouble
5+ allies
3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
Allies without Rejuvenation
Is a long cooldown available?
No
Save for when someone is really in trouble
5+ allies
3+ allies. Wait until your old one is just about gone or no one can stand in it anymore. Don't use if everyone is full health unless you know they will take damage very soon. This costs too much mana to have up 100% of the time, in general.
Use Lifebloom on yourself most of the time with the Photosynthesis talent. Wait until it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds).
If you have Clearcasting. Prioritize allies without the Regrowth HoT or in the 30% refresh window.
With the Abundance talent and Rampant Growth on your gear, prioritize Regrowth on allies when the Regrowth HoT is in the 30% window and you have 5+ Rejuvenations out already.
Allies without Rejuvenation
Yes
Often this is helpful to fill a gap in a tank's cooldown coverage. Try to anticipate big damage and plan out when it will be used. Also look to use it on yourself to survive big unavoidable damage.
Try to use Innervate at times when you need to cast healing spells non-stop
Time up with big damage phases or use at at time when 8+ allies need a lot of healing
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial Buffs for high burst damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Time up with big damage phases

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