Resto Druid Consumables
Welcome to the Resto Druid Consumables page! Consumables are items in the World of Warcraft that your character can eat or drink to gain buffs and as a Resto Druid, enhance your healing abilities. For Resto Druids, there are basically 2-3 consumables that are going to benefit you. Use these consumables to get the most out of your healing and keep those health bars full!
It’s worth noting that consumables are not always required, unless you’re raiding harder content or can’t keep up with the damage or have just started playing and need that little bit of extra help. Normally for dungeons and the “Looking For Raid” (LFR) raids, you will most likely not need these consumables. Consumables are usually your ‘last line of stat gain’ as you should have already improved your stats through enchanting and gemming first.
It’s also worth noting that you cannot double up on flasks and elixirs. You can only have one beneficial buff from flasks or elixirs at one time. Drinking a new flask or elixir will overwrite the previous flask or elixir.
Warlords of Draenor Consumables
Since the release of Warlords of Draenor, your choice of consumables has not only become incredibly boring, but also very easy. You really only have a couple of options and depends on your access or your available funds. Here are the Flasks in priority:
You have a couple of different options for potions (or pots) depending on your situation. Remember, you can only pot once during an encounter, so choose wisely.
For instant Intellect (and therefore healing) boost – Draenic Intellect Potion
For an instant mana return – Draenic Mana Potion
For a greater mana return, through channeling – Draenic Channeled Mana Potion – note: you cannot move while channeling this potion, use during a lull in the encounter.
For an instant health and lesser instant mana return – Draenic Rejuvenation Potion
Mists of Pandaria Consumables
These are made by Alchemists and your character consumes them to gain specific buffs. You can buy them from the Auction House(AH), other players, or you can become an Alchemist yourself and craft them. You can also sometimes gain them through drops, chests or rewards such as through the LFR reward. To learn more about professions for Resto Druid, head to the Resto Druid Professions page.
Flask of the Warm Sun
This flasks boosts your number 1 stat Intellect by 114 for 1 hour, increasing your overall healing by a marginal amount. It will most likely be the more expensive flask to buy/create, but is by far the best.
Flask of Falling Leaves
This flask boosts your Spirit by 114 for 1 hour and is good should you have trouble with running out of mana. If you’re running out of mana during encounters and can’t gain more spirit through enchanting, gems or reforging, this may help you get there. For example you may have just hit the haste cap so won’t want to touch your on-gear stats but need better regen.
Like flasks are potions made by Alchemists, can be bought/sold on the AH and sometimes drop from mobs or appear in reward bags.
Elixir of Peace
This flask increases your Spirit by 85 for 1 hour. Should be a cheaper option than the Flask of Falling Leaves.
Increases your Mastery by 85 for 1 hour. Useful should you be aiming for more Mastery over Intellect and you’re not running out of mana.
Potions or “Pots” are usually a short, temporary buff that give you an enhancement or return something back to you. You can you a potion once per encounter, so to get the most out of your potions, use one just before entering combat then you can use one again. These are our recommendations:
Potion of Focus – A good potion for returning mana back to at down times in an encounter. You must be still for 10 seconds to get the full benefit. Returns mana over time.
Potion of the Jade Serpent – Another good potion that temporarily boosts your intellect (and therefore your heals), allowing you to heal through damage. A good option if you’re not running out of mana.
Master Mana Potion – Another mana return potion, but doesn’t require you to stand still and returns mana instantly, however doesn’t return as much as Potion of Focus.
Master Healing Potion – A potion for simply returning Health to yourself. Probably shouldn’t be needed.
Banquets are made with the cooking profession and can be used to set up a table that everyone in your party/raid can eat & drink from, gaining buffs just like foods.
Pandaren Treasure Noodle Cart Kit – Put this down and you can purchase food for free – anyone who eats this food & drink will gain a beneficial stat of 300.
Food is created by cooks, which is a secondary profession that anyone can obtain. You can also purchase these items off the AH(Auction House). Again, like flasks and elixirs, you can only gain 1 buff from food. Eating a different food that grants a buff will overwrite the old food you ate that grants a buff.
Mango Ice – If you’re interested in more Mastery over Intellect or Spirit.
Increases your Mastery rating by 34 for 1 hour.
Steamed Crab Surprise – A big help if you’re running out of Mana.
Increases your Spirit 34 for 1 hour.
Next best options.
Braised Turtle – If you can’t afford Mogu Fish Stew, it’s always a great buff to have, unless you’re running out of Mana.
Increases your Intellect by 31 for 1 hour.
Fire Spirit Salmon – A big help if you’re running out of Mana and can’t afford Steamed Crab Surprise.
Increases your Spirit by 31 for 1 hour.
Swirling Mist Soup – A good buff to your Intellect if you can’t afford the 2 superior foods, unless you’re running out of mana.
Increases your Intellect by 28for 1 hour.
Shrimp Dumplings – Somewhat helpful if you’re running out of Mana and can’t afford the 2 superior recipes.
Increases your Spirit by 28 for 1 hour.
Roasted Barley Tea – A cheaper, less effective alternative to the Pearl Milk Tea.
Increases your Mastery by 11 for 1 hour.
Now you know what foods you require, head to the Resto Druid Professions page to check out cooking to learn more about it and other professions.
Now you’re ready to become a strong healer in dungeons, raids and even battlegrounds! If you haven’t already, be sure to go to the Resto Druid How to Play and Resto Druid Spells pages to learn more about healing as a Resto Druid.