Resto Shaman Professions - Alchemist and Leatherworking (patch 2.4.3)

Resto Shamans two best profesions are alchemy and leatherworking. Why Alchemist? Because of the Redeemer's Alchemist Stone. 40% extra mana from potions is a lot! This doesn't just work on mana potions or healing potions because it also works for other potions such as Mad Alchemist's potion, Rejuv potion, and Dreamless Sleep potions too.

Lets use Super Mana Potion for an example. Without the alchemist stone, the super mana potion by itself gives 1800 to 3000 mana back with 2400 being the average. If you do 2400 times 1.40 (40% extra mana from the stone), that gives you 3360 mana back per super mana potion on average. The difference between not having the stone and having the stone is 960 mana on average.

Now, we can calculate the mp5 with the extra 960 mana. We can only drink one potion per every 2 minutes, or 120 seconds. We can do 120 divided by 5 (mp5) and that gives you 24. Finally, you do 960 divided by 24 and that gives you 40. You get 40 mp5 on average with this Redeemer's Alchemist Stone. This is why I love being an alchemist.

Second best profession is leatherworking. Your raid and particularly your group, will love you for using Drums of Battle. Very crucial to have leatherworking, especially when your guild is in Sunwell. Also, Sunwell trash mobs drop Pattern: Sun-Drenched Scale Chestguard, which is the best chest you can get in the game as of Burning Crusade expansion. 40% spell haste, 3 red sockets, high healing bonus, what more can you ask for?

Some of you might think it is crazy to have two non-gathering professions. There are many ways to make gold without a gathering profession, such as dailies. If you are serious about raiding on your main character, you need two non-gather professions.