TBC Classic Balance Druid Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Oct 15, 2021 at 22:00 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 2 of TBC Classic.

1.

Gearing Strategy for Balance Druids

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.

1.1.

Other Balance Druid Best in Slot (BiS) 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.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

If your character is still progressing through the content of Tier 4, then you may wish to consult its best in slot list instead.

2.

TBC Phase 2 Balance Druid Best in Slot (BiS)

Balance Druid Tier 5, the Nordrassil Regalia, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — causes your next Regrowth IconRegrowth spell to cost 450 less Mana whenever you shift out of Moonkin Form IconMoonkin Form. It is a mostly irrelevant bonus.
  • 4 pieces — increases your Starfire IconStarfire damage against targets afflicted with Moonfire IconMoonfire or Insect Swarm IconInsect Swarm by 10%. It is an exceptionally good bonus, which you will want to get as soon as possible.

At this point you can also 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.

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

Because the Tier 5 4-set bonus increases your Spell Damage scaling, Spell Critical Strike is even more powerful than usual and about on par with Spell Damage, which will influence some of the gear choices below.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Nordrassil Headpiece Icon Nordrassil Headpiece
  • Spellstrike Hood Icon Spellstrike Hood
  • Antlers of Malorne Icon Antlers of Malorne
  • Uni-Mind Headdress Icon Uni-Mind Headdress
Neck
  • The Sun King's Talisman Icon The Sun King's Talisman
  • Brooch of Unquenchable Fury Icon Brooch of Unquenchable Fury
  • Adornment of Stolen Souls Icon Adornment of Stolen Souls
Shoulders
  • Nordrassil Wrath-Mantle Icon Nordrassil Wrath-Mantle
  • Pauldrons of Malorne Icon Pauldrons of Malorne
Cloak
  • 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
Chest
  • 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
Wrists
  • Mindstorm Wristbands Icon Mindstorm Wristbands
  • Windhawk Bracers Icon Windhawk Bracers
  • Crystalweave Bracers Icon Crystalweave Bracers
  • Bracers of Havok Icon Bracers of Havok
Hands
  • Nordrassil Gauntlets Icon Nordrassil Gauntlets
  • Spellfire Gloves Icon Spellfire Gloves
  • Anger-Spark Gloves Icon Anger-Spark Gloves
  • Handwraps of Flowing Thought Icon Handwraps of Flowing Thought
Waist
  • Belt of Blasting Icon Belt of Blasting
  • Cord of Screaming Terrors Icon Cord of Screaming Terrors
  • Spellfire Belt Icon Spellfire Belt
  • Girdle of Ruination Icon Girdle of Ruination
Legs
  • Spellstrike Pants Icon Spellstrike Pants
  • Leggings of the Seventh Circle Icon Leggings of the Seventh Circle
  • Nordrassil Wrath-Kilt Icon Nordrassil Wrath-Kilt
Feet
  • 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
Rings
  • Band of Eternity Icon Band of Eternity
  • 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
Trinkets
  • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
  • Dark Iron Smoking Pipe Icon Dark Iron Smoking Pipe
  • 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
Two-Hand
  • The Nexus Key Icon The Nexus Key
  • Merciless Gladiator's War Staff Icon Merciless Gladiator's War Staff
One-Hand
  • Merciless Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Merciless Gladiator's Spellblade
  • Talon of the Tempest Icon Talon of the Tempest
  • Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade
Off-Hand
  • Fathomstone Icon Fathomstone
  • Talisman of Kalecgos Icon Talisman of Kalecgos
  • Jewel of Infinite Possibilities Icon Jewel of Infinite Possibilities
Idols Ivory Idol of the Moongoddess Icon Ivory Idol of the Moongoddess Grand Warlock Nethekurse in The Shattered Halls
3.

Other Useful TBC Phase 2 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
Helm
  • 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
  • Gruul the Dragonkiller in Gruul's Lair
  • Teron Gorefiend, I am... in Shadowmoon Valley
  • There Is No Hope in Nagrand
  • 50 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Neck
  • 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
Shoulders
  • 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
  • Quagmirran in Heroic Slave Pens
  • Murmur in Shadow Labyrinth
  • The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered in Shadowmoon Valley
Cloak
  • Sethekk Oracle Cloak Icon Sethekk Oracle Cloak
Chest
  • 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
Wrists
  • 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
Hands
  • 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
Waist
  • Belt of Divine Inspiration Icon Belt of Divine Inspiration
  • Windhawk Belt Icon Windhawk Belt
  • Belt of Depravity Icon Belt of Depravity
Legs
  • Trial-Fire Trousers Icon Trial-Fire Trousers
  • Breeches of the Occultist Icon Breeches of the Occultist
  • Moonchild Leggings Icon Moonchild Leggings
Feet
  • Extravagant Boots of Malice Icon Extravagant Boots of Malice
  • Sigil-Laced Boots Icon Sigil-Laced Boots
  • Gold-Leaf Wildboots Icon Gold-Leaf Wildboots
Rings
  • 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
Trinkets
  • 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
Two-Hand
  • Gladiator's War Staff Icon 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
One-Hand
  • Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Gladiator's Spellblade
  • Gavel of Unearthed Secrets Icon Gavel of Unearthed Secrets
  • Eternium Runed Blade Icon Eternium Runed Blade
Off-hands
  • 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
Idols
  • Idol of the Moon Icon Idol of the Moon
  • Idol of the Raven Goddess Icon Idol of the Raven Goddess
  • World Drop BoE
  • Druid Swift Flight Form IconSwift Flight Form Quest
4.

Druid Weapons

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

5.

Further Enhancements

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

6.

Changelog

  • 15 Oct. 2021: Added Band of Eternity.
  • 26 Sep. 2021: Added Brewfest trinkets.
  • 14 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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