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Guardian Druid Tank Stat Priority (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 20, 2016 at 08:08 by Vlad 18 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Guardian Druids in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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 Naowh, a top tank who raids in Serenity. You can also watch his stream on Twitch, where you can learn some new things.

1. Basics

The stat priority for a Guardian Druid is:

  1. Mastery;
  2. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Agility;
  5. Critical Strike.

If you feel that you have enough maximum health to be able to tank comfortably, you can begin prioritising Haste over Mastery.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

Mastery (Mastery: Nature's Guardian Icon Mastery: Nature's Guardian) grants you increased maximum health, healing received, and attack power.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities. It also increases your chance to dodge.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Haste lowers the cooldown of your auto attacks, as well as that of Mangle Icon Mangle, Thrash Icon Thrash, Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration, and Maul Icon Maul, which indirectly boosts your survivability and damage output.

Most encounters have abilities that cannot be mitigated or avoided. Also, you need to have a decent amount of health, in order to give yourself the chance to be healed before a subsequent attack kills you. As such, you need a minimum amount of Stamina. This amount will, in most cases, simply come from the Stamina found innately on your gear. Therefore, you should never have to go out of your way to gem for Stamina.

3. ChangeLog

  • 20 Jul. 2016: Added a mention that Critical Strike also increases your chance to dodge.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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