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November 29, 2008

Resto Shaman Pre-Raid Gear WotLK

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Cranky Sysadmin @ 6:08 pm

Below is a quick list of items, enchantments, and enhancements on my shopping list as an aspiring restoration shaman healer. I am probably missing some items, and I am probably making some old school assumptions about shaman healing, like mp5 is important. There is a savage ringmail PvP set I don’t list here which seems adequate for heroics and starting at raiding. Under enchants for boots, I am probably going to pick whichever of the listed ones is easiest to get. None are primary stats for healers in this slot.

Lordaeron’s Resolve revered_vanguard

Totemic Purification Rod revered_kalu’ak
Gavel of the Brewing Storm revered_wyrmrest

Twisted Puzzle-Ring world_drop ring
Ring of the Northern Winds storm_peaks_quest
Newt-Eye Ring icecrown_quest
Amberglow Signet storm_peaks_quest
Kurzel’s Angst search_and_rescue

Choker of Binding sholazar_basin_quest
Amulet of the Crusade icecrown_quest
Blood Sun Necklace jewelcrafting

Arcane Revitalizer venture_coins
Mercurial Alchemist Stone alchemy

Totem of the Bay venture_coins

Battle Mender’s Helm revered_argent_crusade
Sharkjaw Cap revered_oracles
Stormhide Crown leatherworking

Cuttlefish Tooth Ringmail revered_kalu’ak
Stormhide Hauberk leatherworking

The Darkspeaker’s Sabatons icecrown_quest
Stormhide Stompers leatherworking
Scaled Icewalkers leatherworking

Grips of the Warming Heart world_drop
Stormhide Grips leatherworking
Gauntlets of the Windreacher storm_peaks_quest
Grips of Fierce Pronouncements exalted_wyrmrest

Wrynn’s Leggings of Valor dragonblight_end_quest
Stormhide Legguards leatherworking
Scavenged Feathery Leggings revered_frenzyheart

Stormhide Shoulders leatherworking
Shoulders of the Seducer drak’tharon_quest
Giant Champion’s Spaulders icecrown_quest

Stormhide Belt leatherworking
Shock-Inducing Girdle world_drop
Chained Belt of Remembrance icecrown_quest

Stormhide Wristguards leatherworking
Bracers of Sizzling Heat world_drop
Accused Wristguards drak’tharon_quest

Enchant Chest – Greater Mana Restoration
Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats
Enchant Cloak – Wisdom
Enchant Boots – Tuskarr’s Vitality
Enchant Boots – Greater Fortitude
Enchant Boots – Icewalker (crit and hit)
Enchant Boots – Greater Vitality (at anja’s suggestion. See comments).
Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Enchant Weapon – Mighty Spellpower
Enchant Weapon – Exceptional Spellpower
Enchant Shield – Greater Intellect

Sapphire Spellthread legs
Azure Spellthread legs
Arcanum of Blissful Mending revered_wyrmrest head_enchant
Lesser Inscription of the Crag revered_sons_of_hodir shoulder_enchant
Greater Inscription of the Crag exalted_sons_of_hodir shoulder_enchant


  1. You should probably make a set that focuses more on crit given we have so many crit-based proc’s. It will consume water bubbles and make up for any lack of MP5, and increase the benefit of +SP.

    Comment by Josh — December 6, 2008 @ 1:53 am

  2. Enchant Boots – Icewalker (crit and hit)

    Since when do resto shamans need hit ?! What I did was enchant it with greater vitality

    Comment by anja — December 23, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

  3. The crit from icewalker is useful, not the hit. Greater Vitality is a perfectly serviceable enchantment, especially for chain heal spam. I’ll add it to the list.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Comment by admin — December 23, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

  4. Sorry, but Enchant Boots – Icewalker gives nothing for Resto Shaman… This is not SPELL critical and hit rating – this is melee.

    Comment by ppp — January 16, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

  5. Poster #4 really needs to keep up. Crit and hit are no longer physical or spell-specific. If it has +crit on it, it counts as spell crit AND melee crit, now. Same with +hit & haste.


    Comment by Zrog — January 16, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

  6. Ahh… Thats effect of not reading patch notes. Sorry for troubles ;)

    Comment by ppp — January 18, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

  7. I think a few items left out that could help out just as well, and are readily available on the AH for fairly cheap:

    Shoulders – Epaulets of Market Row (better Int and MP5 than Stormhide Shoulders – only lose out on Resilience)

    Head – Helm of the Lightning Halls (better Int, MP5, armor, and Spell power than Stormhide Crown – only lose out on Stamina and Resilience)

    Comment by Frodoz — January 22, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

  8. Bracers – Dragonflayer Seer’s Bindings: These drop in normal Utgarde Pinnacle

    Comment by Zoay — February 17, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

  9. +250 mana is a reasonable enchant for chest. +10 stats is +150 mana + small amount of crit + 10 stam. The breakeven point for +250 mana versus 8 mp5 is a 2.5 minute fight, but that doesn’t take into account replenishment or things like mana tide totem which restore a percentage of mana. With replenishment up an extra 250 mana gives you an extra 3 mp5 anyway.

    And of course it’s way cheaper than +10 all stats.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 18, 2009 @ 5:25 am

  10. Neck:
    Hateful Gladiator’s Pendant of Salvation

    pvp neck but beter then most of preraid pve`s.
    Honor can be gather in 1 day of active bg / wg.

    Comment by Rapid — February 25, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

  11. also for enchants if one has the inscription prof they get a nice little shoulder chant there

    Comment by randomhobo — July 29, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

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