Balance Druid DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 18:50 by Bora 53 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 — Shadowlands 9.0.5.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Balance DPS Druid enchants and consumables.


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.


Best Gems for Balance Druids

Masterful Jewel Cluster Icon Masterful Jewel Cluster is the top choice for Balance Druids in all situations. Use the Masterful Jewel Doublet Icon Masterful Jewel Doublet as a cheaper option. There are no Intellect gems in the Shadowlands as of yet. You can use Leviathan's Eye of Intellect Icon Leviathan's Eye of Intellect for a very small upgrade in stats as you get more gear.


Best Enchants for Balance Druids

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Balance Druids


Best Flasks, Potions, and Oils for Balance

The basic Intellect flask, Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power, should be used as your primary flask, and flasks from Eternal Cauldron Icon Eternal Cauldron are equal in strength.

Potion of Spectral Intellect Icon Potion of Spectral Intellect is the overall best potion to use. At lower gear levels, Potion of Phantom Fire Icon Potion of Phantom Fire can be slightly better than the basic Intellect potion, but primarily only on a single-target with some minor variance. Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil should be on at all times, but does not affect your potion choice at this time.

During encounters, you can heal yourself using Spiritual Healing Potion Icon Spiritual 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 Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Rune.


Best Food for Balance

Mastery food should be your personal food (Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce Icon Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce) but use an Intellect feast (Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism) if it is available.



  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 01 Feb. 2020: Added Intellect gem mention.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Updated potion recommendations.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 17 Oct. 2020: Updated weapon enchant and added to gems section.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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