TBC Classic Balance Druid Phase 5 / Tier 6 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 05, 2022 at 01:30 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Balance Druid in Phase 5 of TBC Classic.


Balance Druid Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Best in Slot List

While a clear best in slot list is always available in TBC Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them.

The list will focus on gathering the best stats for Balance, as described in our guide below.


Other Balance Druid Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Balance Druid, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

To check out our recommended Pre-Raid best in slot gear, head over to its list below. If your character is still progressing through the content of older tiers, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead, but keep in mind these older lists do not include new dungeon and badge gear, which are often equivalent or even more powerful than old tier gear!


TBC Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Balance Druid Tier Set

Balance Druid Tier 6, the Thunderheart Regalia, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — increases the duration of Moonfire IconMoonfire by 3 seconds. This is a minor damage upgrade that improves your rotation by allowing you to refresh Moonfire less often.
  • 4 pieces — increases the critical strike chance of Starfire IconStarfire by 5%. As Starfire is the bulk of your damage, this bonus is close to a significant 5% damage increase.

It is important to note that, while Tier 6 is definitively an upgrade over Tier 5, its tier set bonus is not as strong, making it a small upgrade rather than a big one, especially when compared to what other classes get. Thus, while the BiS list will advocate using multiple Tier 6 pieces, you should only swap once you can get the 4-piece Tier 6 bonus and do not need to rush to obtain these pieces.


Phase 5 / Sunwell Plateau Best in Slot Table

At this point you can safely drop Tailoring and Leatherworking (assuming you are not your group's drummer) in order to get Enchanting and Jewelcrafting or Engineering, which have better benefits.

Slot Item Source
  • Dark Conjuror's Collar Icon Dark Conjuror's Collar
  • Cover of Ursoc the Mighty Icon Cover of Ursoc the Mighty (Sunmote Icon Sunmote swap)
  • Pendant of Sunfire Icon Pendant of Sunfire
  • Amulet of Unfettered Magics Icon Amulet of Unfettered Magics
  • Thunderheart Shoulderpads Icon Thunderheart Shoulderpads
  • Tattered Cape of Antonidas Icon Tattered Cape of Antonidas
  • Sunfire Robe Icon Sunfire Robe
  • Fel Conquerer Raiments Icon Fel Conquerer Raiments
  • Thunderheart Vest Icon Thunderheart Vest
  • Thunderheart Bands Icon Thunderheart Bands (Bracers of the Forgotten Vanquisher Icon Bracers of the Forgotten Vanquisher)
  • Handguards of Defiled Worlds Icon Handguards of Defiled Worlds
  • Thunderheart Cord Icon Thunderheart Cord (Belt of the Forgotten Vanquisher Icon Belt of the Forgotten Vanquisher)
  • Leggings of Calamity Icon Leggings of Calamity
  • Breeches of Natural Aggression Icon Breeches of Natural Aggression
  • Thunderheart Footwraps Icon Thunderheart Footwraps (Boots of the Forgotten Vanquisher Icon Boots of the Forgotten Vanquisher)
  • Ring of Omnipotence Icon Ring of Omnipotence
  • Loop of Forged Power Icon Loop of Forged Power
  • Shifting Naaru Sliver Icon Shifting Naaru Sliver
  • The Skull of Gul'dan Icon The Skull of Gul'dan
  • Hex Shrunken Head Icon Hex Shrunken Head
  • Ashtongue Talisman of Equilibrium Icon Ashtongue Talisman of Equilibrium
  • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
  • Dark Iron Smoking Pipe Icon Dark Iron Smoking Pipe
  • Sunflare Icon Sunflare
  • Heart of the Pit Icon Heart of the Pit
  • Idol of the Raven Goddess Icon Idol of the Raven Goddess

Other Useful TBC Phase 5 Gear for Balance Druid

While the list above contains the absolute best gear setup, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it. We provide more options below, some of which are very close to the best and some of which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
  • Thunderheart Headguard Icon Thunderheart Headguard
  • Cowl of the Illidari High Lord Icon Cowl of the Illidari High Lord
  • Hood of Hexing Icon Hood of Hexing
  • Nordrassil Headpiece Icon Nordrassil Headpiece
  • Spellstrike Hood Icon Spellstrike Hood
  • Antlers of Malorne Icon Antlers of Malorne
  • Uni-Mind Headdress Icon Uni-Mind Headdress
  • Collar of Cho'gall Icon Collar of Cho'gall
  • Druidic Helmet of Second Sight Icon Druidic Helmet of Second Sight
  • Mag'hari Ritualist's Horns Icon Mag'hari Ritualist's Horns
  • Mana-Binders Cowl Icon Mana-Binders Cowl
  • Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation Icon Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation
  • Brooch of Nature's Mercy Icon Brooch of Nature's Mercy
  • Loop of Cursed Bones Icon Loop of Cursed Bones
  • The Sun King's Talisman Icon The Sun King's Talisman
  • Translucent Spellthread Necklace Icon Translucent Spellthread Necklace
  • Brooch of Unquenchable Fury Icon Brooch of Unquenchable Fury
  • Adornment of Stolen Souls Icon Adornment of Stolen Souls
  • Eye of the Night Icon Eye of the Night (caster party)
  • Brooch of Heightened Potential Icon Brooch of Heightened Potential
  • Hydra-fang Necklace Icon Hydra-fang Necklace
  • Nordrassil Wrath-Mantle Icon Nordrassil Wrath-Mantle
  • Pauldrons of Tribal Fury Icon Pauldrons of Tribal Fury
  • Blood-cursed Shoulderpads Icon Blood-cursed Shoulderpads
  • Hatefury Mantle Icon Hatefury Mantle
  • Pauldrons of Malorne Icon Pauldrons of Malorne
  • Mana-Etched Spaulders Icon Mana-Etched Spaulders
  • Spaulders of Oblivion Icon Spaulders of Oblivion
  • Spaulders of the Torn-heart Icon Spaulders of the Torn-heart
  • Shroud of the Highborne Icon Shroud of the Highborne
  • Cloak of the Illidari Council Icon Cloak of the Illidari Council
  • Shadowcaster's Drape Icon Shadowcaster's Drape
  • Ancient Spellcloak of the Highborne Icon Ancient Spellcloak of the Highborne
  • Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi Icon Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi
  • Ruby Drape of the Mysticant Icon Ruby Drape of the Mysticant
  • Sethekk Oracle Cloak Icon Sethekk Oracle Cloak
  • Nordrassil Chestpiece Icon Nordrassil Chestpiece
  • Vestments of the Sea-Witch Icon Vestments of the Sea-Witch
  • Spellfire Robe Icon Spellfire Robe
  • Chestpiece of Malorne Icon Chestpiece of Malorne
  • Windhawk Hauberk Icon Windhawk Hauberk
  • Robe of the Crimson Order Icon Robe of the Crimson Order
  • Will of Edward the Odd Icon Will of Edward the Odd
  • Bracers of Nimble Thought Icon Bracers of Nimble Thought
  • Focused Mana Bindings Icon Focused Mana Bindings
  • Elunite Empowered Bracers Icon Elunite Empowered Bracers
  • Cuffs of Devastation Icon Cuffs of Devastation
  • Fury of the Ursine Icon Fury of the Ursine
  • Armwraps of the Kaldorei Protector Icon Armwraps of the Kaldorei Protector
  • Mindstorm Wristbands Icon Mindstorm Wristbands
  • Windhawk Bracers Icon Windhawk Bracers
  • Crystalweave Bracers Icon Crystalweave Bracers
  • Bracers of Havok Icon Bracers of Havok
  • Crimson Bracers of Gloom Icon Crimson Bracers of Gloom
  • Bands of Nefarious Deeds Icon Bands of Nefarious Deeds
  • Bands of Negation Icon Bands of Negation
  • Gloves of Tyri's Power Icon Gloves of Tyri's Power (Sunmote Icon Sunmote swap)
  • Thunderheart Handguards Icon Thunderheart Handguards
  • Nordrassil Gauntlets Icon Nordrassil Gauntlets
  • Spellfire Gloves Icon Spellfire Gloves
  • Studious Wraps Icon Studious Wraps
  • Anger-Spark Gloves Icon Anger-Spark Gloves
  • Handwraps of Flowing Thought Icon Handwraps of Flowing Thought
  • Soul-Eater's Handwraps Icon Soul-Eater's Handwraps
  • Gloves of the Deadwatcher Icon Gloves of the Deadwatcher
  • Gloves of Oblivion Icon Gloves of Oblivion
  • Anetheron's Noose Icon Anetheron's Noose
  • Belt of Blasting Icon Belt of Blasting
  • Starfire Waistband Icon Starfire Waistband
  • Cord of Screaming Terrors Icon Cord of Screaming Terrors
  • Spellfire Belt Icon Spellfire Belt
  • Girdle of Ruination Icon Girdle of Ruination
  • Belt of Divine Inspiration Icon Belt of Divine Inspiration
  • Windhawk Belt Icon Windhawk Belt
  • Belt of Depravity Icon Belt of Depravity
  • Leggings of Channeled Elements Icon Leggings of Channeled Elements
  • Leggings of Devastation Icon Leggings of Devastation
  • Thunderheart Pants Icon Thunderheart Pants
  • Spellstrike Pants Icon Spellstrike Pants
  • Leggings of the Seventh Circle Icon Leggings of the Seventh Circle
  • Elunite Imbued Leggings Icon Elunite Imbued Leggings
  • Pantaloons of Arcane Annihilation Icon Pantaloons of Arcane Annihilation
  • Nordrassil Wrath-Kilt Icon Nordrassil Wrath-Kilt
  • Trial-Fire Trousers Icon Trial-Fire Trousers
  • Breeches of the Occultist Icon Breeches of the Occultist
  • Moonchild Leggings Icon Moonchild Leggings
  • Slippers of the Seacaller Icon Slippers of the Seacaller
  • Footpads of Madness Icon Footpads of Madness
  • Moon-walkers Icon Moon-walkers
  • Blue Suede Shoes Icon Blue Suede Shoes
  • Boots of Blasting Icon Boots of Blasting
  • Naturewarden's Treads Icon Naturewarden's Treads
  • Velvet Boots of the Guardian Icon Velvet Boots of the Guardian
  • Boots of Blasting Icon Boots of Blasting
  • Boots of Foretelling Icon Boots of Foretelling
  • Ruby Slippers Icon Ruby Slippers
  • Extravagant Boots of Malice Icon Extravagant Boots of Malice
  • Sigil-Laced Boots Icon Sigil-Laced Boots
  • Gold-Leaf Wildboots Icon Gold-Leaf Wildboots
  • Ring of Ancient Knowledge Icon Ring of Ancient Knowledge
  • Band of the Eternal Sage Icon Band of the Eternal Sage
  • Mana Attuned Band Icon Mana Attuned Band
  • Ring of Captured Storms Icon Ring of Captured Storms
  • Ring of Endless Coils Icon Ring of Endless Coils
  • Ring of Recurrence Icon Ring of Recurrence
  • Violet Signet of the Archmage Icon Violet Signet of the Archmage
  • Band of Crimson Fury Icon Band of Crimson Fury
  • Ashyen's Gift Icon Ashyen's Gift
  • Sparking Arcanite Ring Icon Sparking Arcanite Ring
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Cobalt Band of Tyrigosa Icon Cobalt Band of Tyrigosa
  • Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye
  • Sextant of Unstable Currents Icon Sextant of Unstable Currents
  • Scryer's Bloodgem Icon Scryer's Bloodgem
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • Eye of Magtheridon Icon Eye of Magtheridon
  • The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron Icon The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron
  • Arcanist's Stone Icon Arcanist's Stone
  • Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer Icon Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer
  • Brutal Gladiator's War Staff Icon Brutal Gladiator's War Staff
  • Vengeful Gladiator's War Staff Icon Vengeful Gladiator's War Staff
  • The Nexus Key Icon The Nexus Key
  • Amani Divining Staff Icon Amani Divining Staff
  • Merciless Gladiator's War Staff Icon Merciless Gladiator's War Staff
  • Staff of Infinite Mysteries Icon Staff of Infinite Mysteries
  • Terokk's Shadowstaff Icon Terokk's Shadowstaff
  • Grand Scepter of the Nexus-Kings Icon Grand Scepter of the Nexus-Kings
  • Auchenai Staff Icon Auchenai Staff
  • Brutal Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Brutal Gladiator's Spellblade
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Vengeful Gladiator's Spellblade
  • The Maelstrom's Fury Icon The Maelstrom's Fury
  • Hammer of Judgement Icon Hammer of Judgement
  • Wub's Cursed Hexblade Icon Wub's Cursed Hexblade
  • Merciless Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Merciless Gladiator's Spellblade
  • Amani Punisher Icon Amani Punisher
  • Talon of the Tempest Icon Talon of the Tempest
  • Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade
  • Gavel of Unearthed Secrets Icon Gavel of Unearthed Secrets
  • Eternium Runed Blade Icon Eternium Runed Blade
  • Chronicle of Dark Secrets Icon Chronicle of Dark Secrets
  • Fetish of the Primal Gods Icon Fetish of the Primal Gods
  • Blind-Seers Icon Icon Blind-Seers Icon
  • Fathomstone Icon Fathomstone
  • Talisman of Kalecgos Icon Talisman of Kalecgos
  • Jewel of Infinite Possibilities Icon Jewel of Infinite Possibilities
  • Khadgar's Knapsack Icon Khadgar's Knapsack
  • Lamp of Peaceful Radiance Icon Lamp of Peaceful Radiance
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
  • Ivory Idol of the Moongoddess Icon Ivory Idol of the Moongoddess
  • Idol of the Unseen Moon Icon Idol of the Unseen Moon
  • Idol of the Moon Icon Idol of the Moon

Druid Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Druid weapons below:


Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Balance Druid Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.



  • 05 May 2022: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 21 Mar. 2022: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 22 Jan. 2022: Small typo fix.
  • 08 Jan. 2022: Updated for Phase 3; separated previous Phase 2 list into a new page.
  • 15 Oct. 2021: Added Band of Eternity.
  • 26 Sep. 2021: Added Brewfest trinkets.
  • 14 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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