Balance Druid DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2018 at 05:50 by Bora 40 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Balance Druid in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Balance Druid guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This was written by Borabank, a Balance Druid theorycrafter and raider in Encore. You can watch him on his Twitch channel or in the Dreamgrove Discord server.

1. Secondary Stat Choice for Balance Druids

Haste is Balance Druid's highest simming secondary stat for most players. It is recommended you sim your character on Raidbots to get accurate results. Depending on your gear, you may want enchants, gems, and other player enhancement items that are not listed as recommended on this page.

2. Gems for Balance Druids

You should use Kraken's Eye of Intellect Icon Kraken's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye (or the cheaper Quick Golden Beryl Icon Quick Golden Beryl) in all other sockets.

3. Enchants for Balance Druids

Slot Enchantment

4. Consumables for Balance Druids

Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Flask of Endless Fathoms is the main flask for all raid and dungeon content. Battle Potion of Intellect Icon Battle Potion of Intellect is the main stat potion and Potion of Rising Death Icon Potion of Rising Death is the damage proc potion. Use Potion of Rising Death for single, two-target, and burst damage and use the Intellect potion for 3+ targets. The optimal distance away from the boss to use Potion of Rising Death is 30-40 yards.

During encounters, you can heal yourself using Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion and Healthstone Icon Healthstone. Make sure you use these when in danger of dying.

You should eat from the Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast (or the cheaper Galley Banquet Icon Galley Banquet) when possible, and otherwise Haste food (Swamp Fish 'n Chips Icon Swamp Fish 'n Chips or the cheaper Ravenberry Tarts Icon Ravenberry Tarts).

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

5. Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2018: Minor adjustment to weapon enchants.
  • 21 Aug. 2018: Improved potion recommendations.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2018: Updated neck enchant and consumable recommendation.
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