Balance Druid DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

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General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Balance Druid in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5. We also give budget alternatives.


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.


Best Gems for Balance Druids

You should use a single Leviathan's Eye of Intellect Icon Leviathan's Eye of Intellect in your first socket. After the first socket use Quick Sand Spinel Icon Quick Sand Spinel or Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli depending on your current stat layout. You can also use cheaper options such as Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye if you are short on funds. If you cannot afford the first Leviathan gem, there is no better option that gives the same type of benefit and you should go straight into secondary stat choices.


Best Enchants for Balance Druids

Slot Enchantment

Weapon Enchants

All weapon enchants are extremely close in value and should be simmed using Raidbots.


Consumables for Balance Druids


Best Flasks and Potions for Balance

Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms is the main flask for all raid and dungeon content. You can fall back onto Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Flask of Endless Fathoms when looking to be more thrifty.

There are a variety of potions you can use depending on the content or battle you are fighting.

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


Best Food for Balance

You should eat from Haste or Critical Strike food (Baked Port Tato Icon Baked Port Tato or Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech").

At our current gear levels, an Intellect feast buff gets outclassed by most secondary stat foods.


Augment Runes for Balance

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.



  • 29 Jul. 2019: Expanded on weapon enchants.
  • 16 Jul. 2019: Updated Potion of Focused Resolve mentions.
  • 08 Jul. 2019: Updated Superior Battle Potion of Intellect mentions.
  • 07 Jul. 2019: Updated formatting and removed Mastery mentions.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Updated the guide for patch 8.2
  • 12 May 2019: Removed mentions of Intellect Gems.
  • 16 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1
  • 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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