Balance Druid PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2)

Last updated on Nov 06, 2023 at 17:50 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.


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.


Gear Recommendations


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: Benevolent Embersage's Casque Icon Benevolent Embersage's Casque
  • Neck: Verdant Gladiator's Necklace Icon Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
  • Shoulders: Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom Icon Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom
  • Cloak: Scalewarden's Cloak Icon Scalewarden's Cloak
  • Chest: Benevolent Embersage's Robe Icon Benevolent Embersage's Robe
  • Wrists: Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps Icon Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps
  • Hands: Benevolent Embersage's Talons Icon Benevolent Embersage's Talons
  • Waist: Verdant Gladiator's Leather Strap Icon Verdant Gladiator's Leather Strap
  • Legs: Benevolent Embersage's Leggings Icon Benevolent Embersage's Leggings
  • Feet: Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity Icon Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
  • Ring 1: Verdant Gladiator's Ring Icon Verdant Gladiator's Ring
  • Ring 2: Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight - Crafted with Haste/Versatility
  • Trinket 1: Verdant Gladiator's Medallion Icon Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
  • Trinket 2: Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
  • Weapon: Verdant Gladiator's Staff Icon Verdant 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.


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:

  • Druid Balance 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Druid Balance 10.2 Class Set 2pc — When Eclipse ends or when you enter combat, enter a Dreamstate, reducing the cast time of your next 2 Starfire Icon Starfires or Wrath Icon Wraths by 40% and increasing their damage by 100%. This is great for increasing your instant damage.
  • Druid Balance 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Druid Balance 10.2 Class Set 2pcStarsurge Icon Starsurge or Starfall Icon Starfall increase your current Eclipse's Arcane or Nature damage bonus by an addition 2%, up to 10%.

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.

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.



  • 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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