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

Last updated on Jan 08, 2022 at 20:55 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best Tier 5 PvE gear and best in slot items for your Balance Druid in TBC Classic Phase 2.


Balance Druid Phase 2 / Tier 5 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.

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 or is ready to take on Tier 6, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.


TBC Phase 2 / Tier 5 Balance Druid Tier Set

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.

Phase 2 / Tier 5 Best in Slot Table

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.

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
  • Nordrassil Headpiece Icon Nordrassil Headpiece
  • Spellstrike Hood Icon Spellstrike Hood
  • Antlers of Malorne Icon Antlers of Malorne
  • Uni-Mind Headdress Icon Uni-Mind Headdress
  • 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
  • Nordrassil Wrath-Mantle Icon Nordrassil Wrath-Mantle
  • Pauldrons of Malorne Icon Pauldrons of Malorne
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mindstorm Wristbands Icon Mindstorm Wristbands
  • Windhawk Bracers Icon Windhawk Bracers
  • Crystalweave Bracers Icon Crystalweave Bracers
  • Bracers of Havok Icon Bracers of Havok
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spellstrike Pants Icon Spellstrike Pants
  • Leggings of the Seventh Circle Icon Leggings of the Seventh Circle
  • Nordrassil Wrath-Kilt Icon Nordrassil Wrath-Kilt
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Nexus Key Icon The Nexus Key
  • Merciless Gladiator's War Staff Icon Merciless Gladiator's War Staff
  • Merciless Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Merciless Gladiator's Spellblade
  • Talon of the Tempest Icon Talon of the Tempest
  • Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade
  • 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 NethekurseThe Shattered Halls

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 — Heroic Slave Pens
  • MurmurShadow Labyrinth
  • The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment RecoveredShadowmoon Valley
  • Sethekk Oracle Cloak Icon Sethekk Oracle Cloak
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Belt of Divine Inspiration Icon Belt of Divine Inspiration
  • Windhawk Belt Icon Windhawk Belt
  • Belt of Depravity Icon Belt of Depravity
  • Trial-Fire Trousers Icon Trial-Fire Trousers
  • Breeches of the Occultist Icon Breeches of the Occultist
  • Moonchild Leggings Icon Moonchild Leggings
  • Extravagant Boots of Malice Icon Extravagant Boots of Malice
  • Sigil-Laced Boots Icon Sigil-Laced Boots
  • Gold-Leaf Wildboots Icon Gold-Leaf Wildboots
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Gladiator's Spellblade
  • Gavel of Unearthed Secrets Icon Gavel of Unearthed Secrets
  • Eternium Runed Blade Icon Eternium Runed Blade
  • 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
  • Idol of the Moon Icon Idol of the Moon
  • Idol of the Raven Goddess Icon Idol of the Raven Goddess

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.



  • 08 Jan. 2022: Guide moved.
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