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Restoration Shaman Healing Gems, Enchants, Professions, and Consumables (MoP 5.4.8)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants fora Restoration Shaman in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4.We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) andprofession-specific perks.

Make sure to check our GearOptimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for this page.

The other pages of our Restoration Shaman guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.


1. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Revitalizing Primal Diamond Icon Revitalizing Primal Diamond or Courageous Primal Diamond Icon Courageous Primal Diamond (better)
Red Socket Prismatic Socket Purified Imperial Amethyst Icon Purified Imperial Amethyst/Perfect Purified Roguestone Icon Perfect Purified Roguestone
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket Sparkling River's Heart Icon Sparkling River's Heart/Perfect Sparkling Lapis Lazuli Icon Perfect Sparkling Lapis Lazuli or Sparkling Serpent's Eye Icon Sparkling Serpent's Eye (JC)



2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments Extra Enchantments
Chest Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats  
Wrists Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer (Blacksmithing)
Waist   Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Feet Enchant Boots - Pandaren's Step Icon Enchant Boots - Pandaren's Step  
Rings Enchant Ring - Greater Intellect Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Intellect (Enchanting)  
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Jade Spirit Icon Enchant Weapon - Jade Spirit  
Off-Hand Enchant Off-Hand - Major Intellect Icon Enchant Off-Hand - Major Intellect  

Note that Extra Enchantments can be applied to an item in addition to aMain Enchantment.

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

In 10-man raiding, you should eat food that gives you Intellect.You will be granted:

In 25-man raiding, you should eat food that gives you Spirit(because Mana Tide Totem Icon Mana Tide Totem is so important in 25-man).You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

In 10-man raiding,your flask should be a Flask of the Warm Sun Icon Flask of the Warm Sun.

In 25-man raiding,your flask should be a Flask of Falling Leaves Icon Flask of Falling Leaves.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will beMaster Mana Potion Icon Master Mana Potion, which instant grants you 30,000 mana, orPotion of Focus Icon Potion of Focus, which grants you 45,000 mana over 10 seconds(provided you do not need to perform any action during this time).

4. Summing-up Profession Perks↑top

Choosing a profession for your Restoration Shaman can impact your raidperformance. As a rule, you should shy away from gathering professions (withthe exception of Herbalism), which leaves the following viable professions forraiding:

Profession Perks
Tailoring Provides a gain of approximately 320 Intellect through Lightweave Embroidery Icon Lightweave Embroidery or a gain of approximately 750 Spirit through Darkglow Embroidery Icon Darkglow Embroidery, instead of +180 Intellect from Enchant Cloak - Superior Intellect Icon Enchant Cloak - Superior Intellect. It also provides Sanctified Spellthread Icon Sanctified Spellthread, a much cheaper equivalent of Greater Pearlescent Spellthread Icon Greater Pearlescent Spellthread, the usual leg enchant.
Blacksmithing Provides a 640 Spirit gain through two extra sockets, Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer and Socket Gloves Icon Socket Gloves, in which you can fit 2 Sparkling River's Heart Icon Sparkling River's Heart.
Jewelcrafting Provides a 320 Intellect gain through the ability of using 2 Brilliant Serpent's Eye Icon Brilliant Serpent's Eye.
Alchemy Provides an 320 Intellect gain to your flask through Mixology Icon Mixology.
Enchanting Provides a 320 Intellect gain through Enchant Ring - Greater Intellect Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Intellect.
Engineering Provides +1,920 Intellect for 10 seconds every minute through Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs (the overall gain is +320 Intellect).
Inscription Provides a 320 Intellect gain through Secret Crane Wing Inscription Icon Secret Crane Wing Inscription.
Leatherworking Provides a 320 Intellect gain through Fur Lining - Intellect Icon Fur Lining - Intellect.
Herbalism Provides a 480 Haste Rating gain in average through Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood.

5. Changelog↑top

  • 22 Jul. 2014: Removed outdated mention of 10-man and 25-man gemming advice.
  • 13 Jan. 2014: Added new food items added in patch 5.4.
  • 10 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4: removed Frag Belt Icon Frag Belt, following its nerf.
  • 19 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: nothing to change.
  • 24 Apr. 2013: Added legendary meta-gem.
  • 24 Apr. 2013: Added 10-man and 25-man specific advice for gems and consumables.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Removed green-quality gems.

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