Balance Druid DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Balance Druid, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Balance Druid gems and enchants.

1.

Secondary Stat Choice for Balance Druids

Mastery 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.

Use the information from the Stats page to better understand the reasoning behind each choice.

2.

Consumables for Balance Druids

Dragonflight overhauled the entire profession system. Most crafted items, including gems and enchants, have multiple ranks to them.

2.1.

Profession Consumable Ranks

As part of Dragonflight's overhaul of Professions, many crafted items and consumables may have multiple ranks of quality that impact their effects. For consumables, there are potentially three ranks of an item that may be used, with Rank 3 items (shown as item level 415 in-game and with three gold stars) providing the most powerful bonuses. However, higher quality consumables will generally be more expensive and not always necessary depending on the content you are doing. You should be willing to use whatever rank of an item is most within your budget, and save higher-quality consumables for content where you will really need the extra boost!

If you would like to learn more about quality ranks on profession items, or the overhaul to professions as a whole, please see our overview below.

2.2.

Best Gems for Balance Druids

You should use one Illimited Diamond Icon Illimited Diamond with your best stat, most likely Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond.

In the rest of your slots, you will want to use Keen Neltharite Icon Keen Neltharite.

2.3.

Best Enchants for Balance Druids

Slot Enchantment
Rings
  • Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery
Weapon
  • Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion
Chest
  • Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
Leggings
  • Frozen Spellthread Icon Frozen Spellthread or the cheaper Vibrant Spellthread Icon Vibrant Spellthread

Additionally, you can purchase Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting to socket your neck up to three times. Purchase one of each rank to get three sockets on your Neck.

2.3.1.

Utility Enchants for Balance Druids

Bracers, Boots, and Cloaks only offer utility enchantments. Avoidance and Stamina are the most usable enchants for most situations; therefore, we recommend:

Slot Enchantment
Bracers
  • Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance
Boots
  • Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam Icon Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam
Cloak
  • Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance Icon Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance
Belt
  • Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp

If you find yourself not needing the boost in survivability, the Speed enchants would be the second-best choice.

2.4.

Best Phial, Potions, and Weapon Buffs for Balance Druids

For progression fights, Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility can add some additional survivability to make the encounter easier to handle. This is not the highest output phial but is close enough and has the additional mentioned upside.

If you are pushing pure damage and are not concerned about survivability, you can use Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage. This can deal a life-threatening amount of damage to you at inopportune times, so be wary when using this phial in harder content.

Otherwise, default to Phial of Elemental Chaos Icon Phial of Elemental Chaos which is a good catch all phial.

The best potion is Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power.

The best weapon imbuement is Hissing Rune Icon Hissing Rune.

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

For close progression pulls or for pushing your damage, you can also use a Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes.

2.5.

Best Food for Balance Druids

You should eat from the Hoard of Draconic Delicacies Icon Hoard of Draconic Delicacies or Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak when in a group. If you are alone or no feast is down, use Sizzling Seafood Medley Icon Sizzling Seafood Medley.

3.

Primordial Stones

In Patch 10.0.7, you can find a new item called Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet from the new activity, Zserka Vault. This will have 3 empty Primordial Stone slots. Primordial Stones can be obtained from completing tasks in the Forbidden Reach. The Onyx Annulet has no secondary stats and scales with the level of your Primordial Stones but only gets increased Stamina.

The Primordial Stones mainly grant on-hit effects, healing, shielding, tertiary buffs, or buff other stones.

This item is quickly outscaled by well-stated item level 421 rings. These can still be useful when gearing up for current content.

If you are catching up, you can use the following Primordial Stones for single target.

  • Desirous Blood Stone Icon Desirous Blood Stone
  • Prophetic Twilight Stone Icon Prophetic Twilight Stone
  • Storm Infused Stone Icon Storm Infused Stone
4.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.0.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Moved Primordial Stone recommendations to bottom of the page.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated Phial recommendations and Primordial Stones.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Added notes for Neck consumable.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Vault of the Incarnates and Season 1 Mythic +.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated personal food choice.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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