TBC Classic Balance Druid Phase 3 / 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 05, 2022 at 00:40 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Balance Druid from TBC Classic Phases 3 and 4.

1.

Balance Druid Phase 3/4 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. During Black Temple, you may also have need of additional gear devoted to maximizing your Shadow Resistance stat. Should this be the case, we recommend consulting our guide dedicated to acquiring pieces with this stat as necessary.

1.1.

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 Zul'Aman and new badge gear, both of which are often equivalent or even more powerful than Tier 5 gear!

1.2.

TBC Tier 6 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.

2.

Phase 3/4 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.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Thunderheart Headguard Icon Thunderheart Headguard
Neck
  • Brooch of Nature's Mercy Icon Brooch of Nature's Mercy
  • Loop of Cursed Bones Icon Loop of Cursed Bones
Shoulders
  • Thunderheart Shoulderpads Icon Thunderheart Shoulderpads
Cloak
  • Shroud of the Highborne Icon Shroud of the Highborne
  • Cloak of the Illidari Council Icon Cloak of the Illidari Council
Chest
  • Thunderheart Vest Icon Thunderheart Vest
Wrists
  • Bracers of Nimble Thought Icon Bracers of Nimble Thought
Hands
  • Thunderheart Handguards Icon Thunderheart Handguards
Waist
  • Anetheron's Noose Icon Anetheron's Noose
Legs
  • Leggings of Channeled Elements Icon Leggings of Channeled Elements
Feet
  • Slippers of the Seacaller Icon Slippers of the Seacaller
Rings
  • Ring of Ancient Knowledge Icon Ring of Ancient Knowledge (2x)
  • Band of the Eternal Sage Icon Band of the Eternal Sage
Trinkets
  • 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
Two-Hand
  • Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer Icon Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer
One-Hand
  • 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
Off-Hand
  • Chronicle of Dark Secrets Icon Chronicle of Dark Secrets
Idols
  • Idol of the Raven Goddess Icon Idol of the Raven Goddess
3.

Other Useful TBC Phase 3/4 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
  • 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
Neck
  • 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
Shoulders
  • 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
Cloak
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • 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
Hands
  • 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
Waist
  • 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
Legs
  • 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
Feet
  • 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
Rings
  • 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
Trinkets
  • 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
Two-Hand
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Off-hands
  • 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
Idols
  • 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
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

  • 05 May 2022: Guide moved.
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