Balance Druid TBC Pre-Patch BiS Gear Guide

Last updated on May 23, 2021 at 13:28 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best in slot items for your Balance Druid during the pre-patch of the Burning Crusade.


Gearing Strategy for Balance Druids

While this list focuses on the best gear possible for established players, the time available to gear up within the pre-patch for newly boosted or leveled characters is extremely short, and as such your best bet if you are part of that group is to spam queue PvP for good gear that is also easy to get.

You may also want to complement that gear with our Classic era pre-raid best in slot list, which has plenty of strong options that do not require a large raid group to obtain.


TBC Classic Pre-patch Balance Druid Best in Slot

This is the best gear available for Balance Druids in the TBC Classic pre-patch. Much of the gear will be from Naxxramas, the final destination of WoW Classic, that has both the best gear and the hardest bosses to get through!

Druids Tier 3, Dreamwalker Raiment is perhaps one of the most iconic Druid sets of all time, but has useless set bonuses and stats for Balance Druids, thus the list below will consist of off-tier gear.

In order to make the best use out of long cooldown trinkets, such as Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm and Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power, swap them into your gear set when they are off-cooldown and replace them with others during their cooldown.

Slot Item Source
  • Preceptor's Hat Icon Preceptor's Hat
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
  • Gem of Trapped Innocents Icon Gem of Trapped Innocents
  • Rime Covered Mantle Icon Rime Covered Mantle
  • Cloak of the Necropolis Icon Cloak of the Necropolis
  • Crystal Webbed Robe Icon Crystal Webbed Robe
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • Reward from Stalwart's Battlegear
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
  • Leggings of Polarity Icon Leggings of Polarity
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Band of the Inevitable Icon Band of the Inevitable
  • Seal of the Damned Icon Seal of the Damned
  • Reward from the quest you get from turning in the eye that drops from C'Thun in AQ40
  • Noth the Plaguebringer in Naxxramas
  • Four Horsemen Chest in Naxxramas
  • Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion
  • The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron Icon The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • The End of Dreams Icon The End of Dreams
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
  • Brimstone Staff Icon Brimstone Staff
  • Soulseeker Icon Soulseeker
Idols Idol of the Moon Icon Idol of the Moon BoE world drop, bought from the Auction House

Other Top Pre-patch Gear for Balance Druids

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 which are very close to the best and some which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • The Hexxer's Cover Icon The Hexxer's Cover
  • Amulet of Vek'nilash Icon Amulet of Vek'nilash
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Charm of the Shifting Sands Icon Charm of the Shifting Sands
  • Orb of the Darkmoon Icon Orb of the Darkmoon
  • Star of Mystaria Icon Star of Mystaria
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
  • Abyssal Cloth Amice Icon Abyssal Cloth Amice
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
  • Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord
  • Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Arcane Wrath)
  • Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape
  • Jade Inlaid Vestments Icon Jade Inlaid Vestments
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • The Soul Harvester's Bindings Icon The Soul Harvester's Bindings
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Gloves of Ebru Icon Gloves of Ebru
  • Bloodtinged Gloves Icon Bloodtinged Gloves
  • Slaghide Gauntlets Icon Slaghide Gauntlets (of Arcane Wrath)
  • Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power
  • Taut Dragonhide Gloves Icon Taut Dragonhide Gloves
  • Flayed Doomguard Belt Icon Flayed Doomguard Belt
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Ban'thok Sash Icon Ban'thok Sash
  • Leggings of the Black Blizzard Icon Leggings of the Black Blizzard
  • Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings
  • Leggings of Immersion Icon Leggings of Immersion
  • Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Omnicast Boots Icon Omnicast Boots
  • Azuregos World Boss
  • Golem Lord Argelmach in Blackrock Depths
  • Wrath of Cenarius Icon Wrath of Cenarius
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos Icon Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos
  • Eye of Orgrimmar Icon Eye of Orgrimmar or Songstone of Ironforge Icon Songstone of Ironforge
  • Maiden's Circle Icon Maiden's Circle
  • Reward from Champion's Battlegear
  • Multiple bosses in Molten Core
  • Ebonroc in Blackwing Lair
  • Trash drop in AQ40
  • Reward from the quest The Princess Saved? in Blackrock Depths
  • World drop bind on equip item
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Royal Scepter of Vek'lor Icon Royal Scepter of Vek'lor
  • Tome of Arcane Domination Icon Tome of Arcane Domination
  • Master Dragonslayer's Orb Icon Master Dragonslayer's Orb
  • High Warlord's Tome of Destruction Icon High Warlord's Tome of Destruction
  • Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff
  • Staff of the Ruins Icon Staff of the Ruins
  • Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
Idols Idol of Rejuvenation Icon Idol of Rejuvenation Mor Grayhoof in Lower Blackrock Spire

Balance Druid Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Druid weapons, which you can find in the link below:



  • 23 May 2021: Page added.
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