Balance Druid DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Bora 93 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Balance Druid in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Balance Druid gear and best in slot.

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BiS Gear Guide for Balance Druid

Welcome to our Gear and BiS Page for Balance Druid for Dragonflight 10.2.0. Check this page to learn everything you need to know about gearing a Balance Druid, including the BiS Gear from all sources, Raiding, and Mythic+, information on the best Trinkets, Tier Sets, and much more.

For discussion and information on Stats specifically, check out our Stats page below.

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BiS Gear for Balance Druid

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
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BiS List for Balance Druid

This list contains the highest DPS setup from most sources for Balance Druid.

483 iLvl Great Vault items from Mythic+ are not listed here, as they are not targetable due to the RNG nature of the Vault. Mythic+ items are included at Item Level 470.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk, the Blazing in Amirdrassil
Off-Hand Icewrath's Channeling Conduit Icon Icewrath's Channeling Conduit The Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates
Helm Bough of the Autumn Blaze Icon Bough of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame Tindral in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Icon Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
Chest Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Icon Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Bracers Life-Bound Bindings Icon Life-Bound Bindings Crafted by Leatherworking can be crafted with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch or Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining.
Gloves Handguards of the Autumn Blaze Icon Handguards of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Belt Eternal Sentinel's Cord Icon Eternal Sentinel's Cord Nymue in Amirdrassil
Legs Frenzied Incarnate Legwraps Icon Frenzied Incarnate Legwraps Fyrakk, the Blazing in Amirdrassil
Boots Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps or Twisted Blossom Stompers Icon Twisted Blossom Stompers Crafted by Leatherworking or Gnarlroot in Amirdrassil
Ring #1 Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight (486) Crafted by Jewelcrafting can be crafted with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining.
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #1 Neltharion's Call to Suffering Icon Neltharion's Call to Suffering Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus
Trinket #2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon The Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates
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Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Balance Druid

This list contains the highest DPS setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons. This is a great place to start on a relatively new character, as you can infinitely grind out these items from Mythic+.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Iridal, the Earth's Master Icon Iridal, the Earth's Master Dawn of the Infinite upgradeable from M0
Helm Bough of the Autumn Blaze Icon Bough of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Neck Ukhel Ancestry Beads Icon Ukhel Ancestry Beads The Nokhud Offensive
Shoulder Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Icon Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Cloak Fireproof Drape Icon Fireproof Drape Ruby Life Pools
Chest Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Icon Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Bracers Mirage Bindings Icon Mirage Bindings or Life-Bound Bindings Icon Life-Bound Bindings The Azure Vault or Leatherworking with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch
Gloves Handguards of the Autumn Blaze Icon Handguards of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Belt Watcher's Clasp of Purpose Icon Watcher's Clasp of Purpose Halls of Infusion
Legs Lavabearer Legwraps Icon Lavabearer Legwraps Neltharus
Boots Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps Crafted by Leatherworking
Ring #1 Scalebane Signet Icon Scalebane Signet Darkheart Thicket
Ring #2 Bloodied Wedding Ring Icon Bloodied Wedding Ring Brackenhide Hollow
Trinket #1 Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows Icon Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows Dawn of the Infinite: Murozond's Rise Hardmode, upgradeable from M0
Trinket #2 Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather The Nokhud Offensive
3.

Raid Gear BiS List for Balance Druid

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from the Amirdrassil Raid.

This list is mostly useful for informing your organized guild of what loot is optimal for you for loot distribution purposes. There is only a single usable ring from this Raid.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk, the Blazing in Amirdrassil
Off-Hand Icewrath's Channeling Conduit Icon Icewrath's Channeling Conduit The Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates
Helm Bough of the Autumn Blaze Icon Bough of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame Tindral in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Icon Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
Chest Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Icon Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Bracers Life-Bound Bindings Icon Life-Bound Bindings Crafted by Leatherworking can be crafted with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch or Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining.
Gloves Handguards of the Autumn Blaze Icon Handguards of the Autumn Blaze Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or the new Awakened Raid
Belt Eternal Sentinel's Cord Icon Eternal Sentinel's Cord Nymue in Amirdrassil
Legs Frenzied Incarnate Legwraps Icon Frenzied Incarnate Legwraps Fyrakk, the Blazing in Amirdrassil
Boots Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps or Twisted Blossom Stompers Icon Twisted Blossom Stompers Crafted by Leatherworking or Gnarlroot in Amirdrassil
Ring #1 Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight (486) Crafted by Jewelcrafting can be crafted with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining.
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #1 Neltharion's Call to Suffering Icon Neltharion's Call to Suffering Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus
Trinket #2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon The Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates
3.

Gearing a Balance Druid

A large portion of gearing, outside of knowing what is your best items, is reliant on item level. Try not to overthink gearing, as most upgrades should be easily identifiable. After item level, you can further scrutinize the Secondary Stats looking for Mastery gear and items with sockets.

For more information on stats, you can check our comprehensive Stats page and Gems and Enchants page.

3.1.

The Importance of Simming

It is crucial to use Raidbots to get an accurate idea of what gear is good and what is terrible. There are so many variables that can change which pieces you would equip. While a cursory glance can be enough to determine what is usable, deciding what is best among what is good is a more nuanced decision.

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Season 4 Tier Set

  • Two Piece Set: Starsurge Icon Starsurge and Starfall Icon Starfall increase the damage of your next Wrath Icon Wrath or Starfire Icon Starfire by 30%, stacking 3-times.
  • Four Piece Set: When you enter Eclipse, your next Starsurge Icon Starsurge or Starfall Icon Starfall costs 15 less Astral Power and deals 40% increased damage.

The two-piece is primarily a passive effect as you will be using the stacks you gain regularly. If you try to micro-manage it, you can try to stack it up to three times before use, but other buffs take priority over this one.

The four piece is consumed on your first spender on entering Eclipse. You can sometimes stack this by entering Eclipse, using the buff, and then enter Primordial Arcanic Pulsar Icon Primordial Arcanic Pulsar, which will allow you to do more burst or have stronger AoE.

It is recommended to swap to this set when you have both bonuses at equal or higher item level than your current tier set.

5.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Balance Druid

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4.

  1. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
  2. Neltharion's Call to Suffering Icon Neltharion's Call to Suffering
  3. Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon
  4. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star
  5. Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty

These are the recommended items in the order of highest % gain from nothing. Use Raidbots to sim your upgrades to find what is the best item for you before you make your purchase.

5.1.

Best Embellishments

The best overall embellishments:

Source Embellishment
Leatherworking
  • Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps
Leatherworking
  • Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch

Your primary embellishment selection will be Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps and a crafted Leather piece with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch, most likely your gloves or wrist.

Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat will become viable when you have the full 8-gems. This will allow you to have the same output as the boots but no downsides on survivability.

Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining will be the highest simming embellishment out of all options. You will need about 40% uptime, which is easily achievable in Mythic+ but less so in raids. This can be crafted on any item and can be stacked twice for maximum effectiveness.

5.1.1.

Best Crafting Order for Balance Druid

This is our general recommendation for the best Crafting Order. It goes for Embellishments first, as they offer the largest increase per Spark, and then goes for powerful iLvl gains. Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch does not scale with item level of the piece it is crafted on only on Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps themselves.

  1. Toxic Thorn Footwraps Icon Toxic Thorn Footwraps
  2. Primal Molten Spellblade Icon Primal Molten Spellblade with offhand, Illuminating Pillar of the Isles Icon Illuminating Pillar of the Isles if no offhand
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight (with Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket)
  4. You can upgrade your Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch crafted item if you have no other immediate needs.
  5. From this point, we strongly recommend you sim yourself to work out future crafts.
5.2.

Professions

For personal, tangible benefits in Raids and Dungeons, we recommend taking Alchemy. It grants extra healing on potion use as well as movement speed. Alchemy can also make it easier to use Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage, which can be the best Phial for Balance Druid.

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Trinket Simulations for Balance Druid

These are generic simulations from Bloodmallet, giving you a rough overview of strong Balance Druid Trinkets. It is not a replacement for simming yourself, but can still offer a quick overview.

Check out the BiS Lists if you just want to know the best Trinkets from M+ and Raid.

6.1.

Best Raiding & Single-Target Trinkets for Balance Druid

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6.2.

Best Mythic+ & AoE Trinkets for Balance Druid

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Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6. Updated mentions of Blue Silken Linen.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 08 Dec. 2023: Updated some trinket recommendations relating to Balefire Branch.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Updated with recent Sporecloak nerfs.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.0.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 08 May 2023: Updated for May 9th Patch Changes.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.0.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7. .
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed and updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Updated embellishments and expanded trinket recommendations.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Vault of the Incarnates and Season 1 Mythic +.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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