5. Resto glyphs

5. Resto Glyphs (updated for 9/8/2013 for patch 5.4)


Major glyph options: I recommend using Efflorescence, regrowth, and one additional glyph of choice.

  • Efflorescence: They removed the lifebloom target swap glyph and replaced it with a glyph that is really equally mandatory for PVE. This new glyph allows your Efflorescence spell to be attached to your healing shroom location, instead of being tied to swiftmend. Since this new efflorescence doesn’t have a duration limit, it will be on the ground and active any time your wild mushroom is on the ground.
  • Regrowth: Makes your regrowth have a 100% chance to crit, but takes away the HOT component. If you take this, you’ll definitely want to cast regrowths when you get OOC procs (more helpful with the Incarnation talent, as well).
  • Healing Touch: When you cast HT, the cooldown on your Nature’s Swiftness is reduced by 3 seconds. This may be an okay option for 10-man resto druids, especially with the Tier 16 set bonus that interacts with Healing Touch.
  • Wild Growth: Wild Growth can affect 1 more target (6 instead of 5), but the cooldown becomes 10 seconds instead of 8. I recommend this for 25-mans. This is situational for 10′s, and not helpful for 5′s.
  • Rejuvenation: When you have rejuv active on 3 or more targets, your Nourish cast time is reduced by 30%. Nourish isn’t used very often in the later tiers of content, so this isn’t really good for raiding right now.
  • Rebirth: Your targets return to life with 100% health instead of 60%. This isn’t mandatory, but could be helpful if you are the only person who can bres in your raids. May work well in the third glyph slot for 10-man raiders in particular.
  • Blooming (PVP-oriented): reduces the duration of your lifebloom & increases the size of the bloom. Don’t take this unless you are PVP’ing.
  • Glyph of stampede: Allows you to use stampeding roar in caster form. Given that movement is critical in a lot of fights, this is potentially a useful glyph in 5.4 if you want to be able to use stampeding roar and still heal.

Minor glyphs:

  • Glyph of the Sprouting Mushroom: You can use a targeting reticle to place shrooms on the ground, instead of shrooms being placed at the feet of your target. This allows for personal preference, since there isn’t a “best” targeting system that works for everyone.
  • Glyph of the Treant – Gives you a cosmetic old-style tree form shapeshift.
  • Glyph of the Stag and Glyph of the Orca are also particularly nice cosmetic glyphs.
  • Glyph of one with nature – teleports you to a random “natural” location.



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  1. Melanie
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Just commenting that currently the Glyph of Lifebloom is bugged. When you swap stacks of Lifebloom to another target, the new duration is only 10 seconds, not 15 like it should be.
    Either it is a bugged duration, or Blizzard forgot to add the 10 second duration penalty to the glyph tooltip.

    Bug forum post here: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6490399065

  2. Fred
    Posted September 22, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    imaging tree of life + spamming lifebloom with the blooming glyph. might be good in even pve then

  3. Posted February 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Was Glyph of Regrowth nerfed since this guide was published? It now increases crit chance to 40%, not 100%, and still loses the HOT.

    • Lissanna
      Posted February 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      Your regrowth naturally has a 60% chance to crit. So, 40+60 = 100. I guess I could be more clear in the description.

  4. Tommy
    Posted April 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Glyph of blooming is amazing for tsulong.

  5. kiel
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    my question is about blooming heal glyph.
    why are you so determined this is pvp only? good restro healers can use this HoT and utilize its bloom more. timeing it with high damage situations is very effective and due to lifeblooms low cost of mana it can be used to do big heals on low mana. just think that smart healers can use it and do better with it .

    • Lissanna
      Posted June 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

      Lifebloom does such a small portion of druids’ healing these days in raids that the burst heal portion isn’t really worth timing. You end up doing less healing if you spend more time on a low-priority heal.

  6. Loco
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m surprised you don’t recommend the glyph of grace (minor) to take less damage on falls when out of cat form.

  7. Chuck
    Posted March 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Great post. Been gone for over a year and this was really helpful!!

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