Balance Druid DPS Season of Mastery Phase 1 Gear

Last updated on Nov 15, 2021 at 08:48 by Wrdlbrmpft 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Balance Druid in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Balance Druid Pre-Raid Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.

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Balance Druid Season of Mastery Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

This is the gear we recommend you to chase while doing the first raids in the game: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

Druid's Tier 1, Cenarion Raiment is not a great set for Balance druids since it lacks spell power on most pieces. Most of your BiS in this phase will come from a combination of Molten Core loot and specific green items, specifically "of Arcane Wrath" items that gives lots of bonus Arcane damage. Arcane damage is your primary stat, so a green item that gives a large amount of it will easily be better than most dungeon and raid gear that you will find for awhile.

The list below contains gear from: raids, epic PvP sets (above rank 11) and world bosses, as well as some gear from dungeons and quests, when warranted.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • Green Lens Icon Green Lens (of Arcane Wrath)
Neck
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
Shoulders
  • "of Arcane Wrath" BoE (+30)
  • Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl
  • Elder Wizard's Mantle Icon Elder Wizard's Mantle
  • Auction House
  • Multiple bosses in Scholomance
  • Random world drop, bind on equip
Back
  • "of Arcane Wrath" BoE (+21)
  • Archivist Cape Icon Archivist Cape (of Arcane Wrath)
  • Amplifying Cloak Icon Amplifying Cloak
  • Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape (Stats)
Chest Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power Several bosses in Molten Core
Wrists
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Flameweave Cuffs Icon Flameweave Cuffs (of Arcane Wrath)
  • Tearfall Bracers Icon Tearfall Bracers (of Arcane Wrath)
Hands
  • Atal'ai Gloves Icon Atal'ai Gloves (of Arcane Wrath)
  • Slaghide Gauntlets Icon Slaghide Gauntlets (of Arcane Wrath)
  • Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power
Waist
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Ban'thok Sash Icon Ban'thok Sash
  • Multiple bosses in Molten Core
  • Ok'thor the Breaker in Blackrock Depths
Legs
  • "of Arcane Wrath" BoE (+41)
  • Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings
Feet
  • "of Arcane Wrath" BoE (+30)
  • Omnicast Boots Icon Omnicast Boots
  • Auction House
  • Golem Lord Argelmach in Blackrock Depths
Rings
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
  • Rune Band of Wizardry Icon Rune Band of Wizardry
  • Songstone of Ironforge Icon Songstone of Ironforge (Alliance)
  • Eye of Orgrimmar Icon Eye of Orgrimmar (Horde)
  • Maiden's Circle Icon Maiden's Circle
Trinkets
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
One-Hand
  • Grand Marshal's Mageblade Icon Grand Marshal's Mageblade (A) / High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade (H)
  • Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer
Staves
  • Grand Marshal's Stave Icon Grand Marshal's Stave (A) / High Warlord's War Staff Icon High Warlord's War Staff (H)
  • Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance
Off-hands
  • Tome of Arcane Domination Icon Tome of Arcane Domination
  • Exalted with the Alterac Valley reputation
Idols Idol of the Moon Icon Idol of the Moon BoE world drop, bought from the Auction House
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Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Balance Druids in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

In addition, because Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair may require the use of additional Fire Resistance, we have a separate guide below to optimize your gear for this stat if necessary.

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Changelog

  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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