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Guardian Druid Tank Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Jan 22, 2017 at 15:41 by Vlad 119 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Guardian Druids. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Guardian Druid guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Justwait, a top tank who raids in Method. You can also watch his stream on Twitch and follow him on Twitter.

1. Tier 19 Set Bonuses

Both the 2-piece and 4-piece Tier 19 Set Bonuses are strong, and together they will provide you with a much smoother damage intake, not to mention allowing you to reduce your overall damage taken as well. As such, they are both desirable and should ideally be obtained quickly.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 910, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Purely for maximising survivability, use the following ranking.

  1. Skysec's Hold Icon Skysec's Hold
  2. Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds Icon Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds
  3. Elize's Everlasting Encasement Icon Elize's Everlasting Encasement (note that this is particularly powerful if you have taken the Rend and Tear Icon Rend and Tear talent)
  4. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
  5. Archimonde's Hatred Reborn Icon Archimonde's Hatred Reborn
  6. Dual Determination Icon Dual Determination
  7. Oakheart's Puny Quods Icon Oakheart's Puny Quods

For increasing your damage output, use the following ranking.

  1. Luffa Wrappings Icon Luffa Wrappings
  2. Elize's Everlasting Encasement Icon Elize's Everlasting Encasement
  3. Archimonde's Hatred Reborn Icon Archimonde's Hatred Reborn
  4. Cinidaria, the Symbiote Icon Cinidaria, the Symbiote
  5. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Death Knights, Balance/Feral/Restoration Druids, Mages, and Rogues
Leather Armor Demon Hunters, Balance/Feral/Restoration Druids, Monks, and Rogues
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Blood Death Knight Druids, Vengeance Demon Hunters, Brewmaster Monks, Protection Paladins, and Protection Warriors

4. ChangeLog

  • 22 Jan. 2017: Added Archimonde's Hatred Reborn legendary trinket to legendary item rankings.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Added Tier 19 Set Bonus recommendation, and updated the legendary rankings.
  • 16 Dec. 2016: Added a mention that Darkmoon Deck: Immortality is currently the best trinket, and re-ordered the legendary item ranking slightly.
  • 19 Sep. 2016: Updated pre-raid trinket mentions slightly.
  • 09 Sep. 2016: Added BiS list.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Updated trinket and set bonus recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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