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Guardian Druid Tank Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

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General Information

Welcome to our Guardian Druid tank guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Guardian Druid in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Naowh, a top tank who raids in Serenity. You can also watch his stream on Twitch, where you can learn some new things.

1. Class Overview

Guardian Druid tanks are currently fairly well balanced, when compared to the other tanking classes, although they are somewhat under-represented. Guardians rely on their high health pools (boosted in part by their Mastery) and the increases to healing received that they benefit from. As such, they take more damage than other tanks, but also have the means to handle this damage and be healed up accordingly.

As a Guardian Druid, you are relatively equally well suited for single target and AoE tanking.

Note that this guide focuses on aspects which are specific to Guardian Druids, and general tanking strategies are beyond its scope. If you wish to know more about the tanking role and what you can do to improve, we recommend that you read our tanking guide.

2. Significant 7.0.3 Changes

  • Resolve has been removed.
  • Lacerate, Savage Defense, and Berserk have been removed, as have Primal Fury, Ursa Major, and Tooth and Claw passive abilities.
  • Mastery has been changed to Mastery: Nature's Guardian Icon Mastery: Nature's Guardian, which increases maximum health, healing received, and attack power.
  • Active mitigation is now done through Ironfur Icon Ironfur (armor increase), Mark of Ursol Icon Mark of Ursol (magic damage reduction), and Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration (self-heal).

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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