WotLK Classic Balance Druid Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Oct 03, 2023 at 00:00 by Seksixeny 3 comments

On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Balance Druid in WotLK Classic.


Balance Druid Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

This is the pre-raid gear we recommend for Balance Druids. That does not mean you are required to have this gear to start raiding, but instead that this is a list of non-raid items that are strong choices, and thus that you should use to make your gear stronger while not raiding.

The gear choices in the tables below follow our stat guide priority.


Other Balance Druid Best in Slot Lists

If your character is already doing raid content, then check the link below, instead:


Pre-Raid Best in Slot

Some of the listed gear can be expensive to get, or time-consuming to obtain in the case of dungeon gear, so do not be afraid of going straight into raiding at 80, as entry raids are extremely easy, even when done with questing gear!

In Phase 4, Titan Rune Dungeons bosses drop Emblem of Triumph Icon Emblem of Triumph and Defiler's Scourgestone, which can be traded for Sidereal Essence Icon Sidereal Essence on a one-to-one basis. With these currencies you will be able to get some incredibly powerful gear relatively quickly, such as the 245 item level version of Reign of the Dead Icon Reign of the Dead and 252 item level Flare of the Heavens Icon Flare of the Heavens, or as many Trophy of the Crusade Icon Trophy of the Crusade for 245 item level tier 9 pieces as you wish.


Wrath Classic Balance Druid Tier 9 Set

Balance Druid Tier 9, Runetotem's or Malfurion's Regalia, is obtained by buying its individual pieces with Emblem of Triumph Icon Emblem of Triumph (and a Trophy of the Crusade Icon Trophy of the Crusade for item level 245 pieces).

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — enables critical strikes from the damage over time of Moonfire IconMoonfire. This is a strong bonus which also leads to a rotational and recommended glyph change once you have it;
  • 4 pieces — increases the damage done by Starfire IconStarfire and Wrath IconWrath by 4%. A good and straightforward damage increase.

As the individual gear pieces are already strong for their stats alone, these bonuses make them the best pre-raid options.


Pre-Raid Best in Slot Table

Slot Item Source
  • 60 Defiler's Scourgestone
  • 60 Defiler's Scourgestone
  • 38 Defiler's Scourgestone
  • 60 Defiler's Scourgestone
  • Animated Constellation — Dalaran, 19 Sidereal Essence Icon Sidereal Essence
  • 38 Defiler's Scourgestone
  • 60 Defiler's Scourgestone
  • Animated Constellation — Dalaran, 38 Sidereal Essence Icon Sidereal Essence
  • 30 Defiler's Scourgestone

Further Enhancements

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



  • 03 Oct. 2023: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 08 Jun. 2023: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 20 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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