Balance Druid PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 19, 2024 at 11:20 by Mysticall 11 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Balance Druid in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Balance Druid PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Balance Druids in PvP

The stat priority for Balance Druid in PvP is as follows:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Versatility;
  3. Haste;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Critical Strike.

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the strongest secondary stat at all times because it increases the damage you deal and reduces the damage you take. Haste is the next strongest secondary stat because it reduces the Global Cooldown on abilities and the cast time for your spells.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Balance Druids want to get trinkets that line up well with Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of Elune. Because this ability has a 3-minute cooldown, your trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Intellect. You want to increase Intellect because it drastically increases your overall damage output.

Here is the best gear we recommend you using as a Balance Druid.

  • Head: Life-Bound Cap Icon Life-Bound Cap — Crafted with Versatility & Haste
  • Neck: Draconic Gladiator's Necklace Icon Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
  • Shoulders: Mantle of the Autumn Blaze Icon Mantle of the Autumn Blaze
  • Cloak: Draconic Warmonger's Drape Icon Draconic Warmonger's Drape
  • Chest: Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze Icon Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze
  • Wrists: Draconic Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps Icon Draconic Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps
  • Hands: Handguards of the Autumn Blaze Icon Handguards of the Autumn Blaze
  • Waist: Life-Bound Belt Icon Life-Bound Belt — Crafted with Versatility/Haste
  • Legs: Pants of the Autumn Blaze Icon Pants of the Autumn Blaze
  • Feet: Draconic Warmonger's Boots Icon Draconic Warmonger's Boots
  • Ring 1: Ring-Bound Hourglass Icon Ring-Bound Hourglass — Crafted with Versatility/Haste
  • Ring 2: Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight — Crafted with Versatility/Haste
  • Trinket 1: Draconic Gladiator's Medallion Icon Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
  • Trinket 2: Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
  • Weapon: Draconic Gladiator's Staff Icon Draconic Gladiator's Staff

Note: It is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you a Stamina and Intellect boost that will increase your survivability and healing/damage output.

2.2.

Balance Druid Tier Set

As noted above, acquiring your 2-set is very important. This set bonus will increase your overall damage output. Because you lose too many stats with 4-set equipped, it is recommended to only get 2-set and not 4-set. It is also important to note that ALL tier sets are nerfed by 50% in PvP. Although this nerf is significant, tier sets are still important to acquire to maximize your chances of winning. For Balance Druids, this is your tier set:

  • 2-set: Starsurge Icon Starsurge and Starfall Icon Starfall increase the damage of your next Wrath Icon Wrath or Starfire Icon Starfire by 30%, stacking up to 3 times.
  • 4-set: When you enter Eclipe, your next Starsurge Icon Starsurge or Starfall Icon Starfall costs 15 less Astral Power and deals 40% increased damage.
2.3.

Balance Druid Embelishments

Embelishments are bonuses that can be put on crafted gear. These affects can have a drastic impact on the game. You are only allowed to have 2 Embelishments equipped at the same time. Here are the recommended Embellishments for Balance Druids:

  • Statuette of Foreseen Power Icon Statuette of Foreseen Power. This embellishment makes it so when an interrupt is used on you while you are not casting, you gain haste and are immune to all crowd control for 4 seconds. Ideally, this is crafted on your gloves.
  • Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining. This embellishment gives you additional Mastery when you are above 90% health. This is a valuable effect to have and should be crafted on your Ring or Helm.
2.4.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Balance Druid:

  • Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed
  • Chest: Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Bracers: Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed
  • Waist: Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Legs: Frozen Spellthread Icon Frozen Spellthread
  • Feet: Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste
  • Weapon Enchant: Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion

Energized Ysemerald Icon Energized Ysemerald is the best gem you can use.

3.

Changelog

  • 19 May 2024: Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated Recommended Gear for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended gear.
    • Updated Tier Set bonuses.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 16 Jun. 2023: Several changes made.
    • Updated Stat Priority description.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Added Embelishments section.
    • Updated Best Gems and Enchants section.
  • 03 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Tier Sets.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Trinkets to Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 12 Dec. 2022: Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 01 Aug. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 01 Mar. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 22 Nov. 2021: Updated Glove and Ring Recommendation.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Updated recommended gear and added Shards of Domination section.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 30 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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