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Resto Shaman Reforging

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The method of Reforging includes visiting a Reforger in your major city and basically changing less useful stats or attributes into more useful stats. As a Resto Shaman this is useful to change such stats as Crit or Hit into more effective stats like spirit, haste or mastery. Reforging gives you that little bit of wiggle room when you’re trying to get the most of out of your gear. It can also help you if you happen to only have a damage based piece of gear and you need to change it to a more healer-centered piece of gear.

We recommend for when starting out, to enchant your gear with our Resto Shaman Enchanting recommendations, gemming your gear with our Resto Shaman Gemming recommendations and then using these Reforging recommendations to get the most out of your stats for healing purposes.

You can find the Reforger NPC that you need to interact with in one major city for each faction. Stormwind for Alliance and Orgrimmar for Horde. To find the Reforger you can always ask a guard and they will place a flag on your map/mini-map. To interact with a Reforger, simply right-click on them within range of them. Right clicking on them will open the Reforging window. Now the window is open, make sure your character window is open. It’s now a matter of dragging and dropping items from your character window into the Reforging window, selecting which stats you’d like to change, what stats you’d like to change them to, and pressing Apply.

Now it’s just a matter of knowing what stats we need as a Resto Shaman. You can always refer back to the Resto Shaman Stat Priority page.

Like with gemming, it’s best to ask ourselves questions before Reforging…

Have I enchanted my gear yet?
Yes: Go to next question
No: Go to the Resto Shaman Enchanting page.

Have I gemmed?
Yes: Go to next question
No: Go to the Resto Shaman Gemming page.

Do I have any hit on my gear?
Yes: Reforge it to a more useful stat.

What should I Reforge my stats to?

Well, am I having mana problems?
Yes: Reforge to Spirit (or Crit if item level above 520)

No I’m not having mana problem: Well, have I reached 12.5% Haste rating?
No: Reforge to haste

Yes I have at least 12.5% Haste: Well, can I reach 20.01% haste rating?
Yes I can reach 20.01% Haste: Reforge to haste up to 20.01% then Reforge to Mastery > Crit.
No: Reforge excess Haste to Crit if possible, if not, Mastery.

This should give you an idea of what to aim for with your stats. Again, this is merely a guide and is dependent on many things. But reforging is quick, easy and often the cheapest way to gain stats.

Now you’re all reforged, navigate to the Resto Shaman Professions page to find the best professions to enhance your healing.

This page originally appeared on HealingWoW on .

Written by: on December 4, 2012.

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