Guardian Druid Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 18:50 by Pumps 15 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Guardian Druid, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.

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Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

After heading into Torghast, you will be able to create gear with legendary Powers through the new Runecarving system. You can craft and upgrade multiple legendaries, however you can only wear 1 at a time, so it is a good idea to find out which are the best and focus on upgrading those first. Below we will go into detail about which are the best legendary powers to craft and why.

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Best Legendaries for Guardian Druid

Focus Legendary Slots Source
Raiding & Mythic+: Purely Defensive Option The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will Head or Hands Castle Nathria (Huntsman Altimor)
Mythic+: Mixed Offensive and Defensive Option Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered Legs or Back Torghast (Coldheart Interstitia, Layer 3+)
Torghast Stable Phantasma Lure Icon Stable Phantasma Lure Neck, Wrist, or Back Torghast (Layer 6+)

While we will be going into more detail later in the guide, we recommend The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will as the best defensive choice in all content and Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered for a balanced mix of offensive and defensive increase in all content. It should be noted that The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will cannot be crafted until the raid is released, as it drops from a boss, therefore Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered is a great first craft while waiting for the raid.

For Mythic+ and solo content, Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered provides both an offensive increase in the bonus Thrash Icon Thrash procs and a defensive benefit from the absorb gained. This is a very well-rounded legendary and is great for all content.

Finally, Stable Phantasma Lure Icon Stable Phantasma Lure is a Torghast-only choice; the increased Phantasma gained will allow you to complete your Anima Power setup quicker and more reliably. You may not want to craft this until you have fully upgraded your other legendaries, as you have limited Soul Ash Icon Soul Ash to spend.

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Best Overall Legendary for Guardian Druid

While you should always pick the best legendary for the content that you care about the most first, if you desire to participate equally various types of content, we recommend that you pick up either Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered or The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will, as they are both well-rounded options.

Regardless of the content you are doing, these will each provide comfortable benefits and large power increases.

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Best Raiding Legendaries for Guardian Druid

Our goal as tanks for Raiding is first of all to survive, and then to deal as much damage as we can while remaining safe; therefore legendaries that help us achieve both of these goals are rated highly, however in some circumstances we may need to go full defensive if the damage intake is incredibly high or even completely offensive if the damage intake is insignificant.

  1. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will provides the best defensive bonus we can get from any of the legendary effects; the 2 bonus Ironfur Icon Ironfurs and Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regenerations that we gain each time we cast Barkskin Icon Barkskin is completely unmatched. We gain a huge armor and healing increase overall and it provides us with an enormously powerful low cooldown defensive to rotate through comfortably.
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered grants Thrash Icon Thrash the ability to trigger multiple times, and gain an absorb for 75% of all damage it deals, including DoT ticks. This can be incredibly powerful on encounters with multiple adds active or swarming in from time to time.
  3. Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus is a purely single target legendary for us; it has a noteworthy combination with Necrolord's Adaptive Swarm Icon Adaptive Swarm and our Cat-weaving rotation that makes it our highest single target DPS legendary. It is a huge boost to our damage on single target encounters where we can comfortably Cat-weave.
  4. Luffa-Infused Embrace Icon Luffa-Infused Embrace causes Thrash Icon Thrash to deal 20% increased damage, be able to stack 1 additional time, and have 30% increased radius. This is an excellent AoE DPS option.
  5. Circle of Life and Death Icon Circle of Life and Death makes our damage over time effects deal their damage in 25% less time. This is great on fights where Moonfire Icon Moonfire is the heavy majority of your breakdown, mainly spread multi-DoT encounters.
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Best Mythic+ Legendaries for Guardian Druid

Mythic+ generally involves tanking multiple mobs at the same time, along with hard hitting bosses.

Depending on the level of the key and affixes for the week, you may choose to switch up to a more offensive build or a more defensive build week-to-week and key-to-key.

  1. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered is great for keys where you do not need to go full defensive and will generally cover a hefty majority of your damage intake, reducing your damage taken in a key significantly overall.
  2. The Natural Order's Will Icon The Natural Order's Will provides an enormous defensive benefit, allows you to save Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration charges more easily, and is great for hard-hitting bosses.
  3. Legacy of the Sleeper Icon Legacy of the Sleeper grants your Berserk Icon Berserk/Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc Icon Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc 25% increased damage, 15% Leech, and immunity to crowd control effects. This legendary can enable you to pull off some very impressive pulls in Mythic+, the leech will make you almost immortal for the duration. It is great if you are planning to do some extra large pulls with your group.
  4. Luffa-Infused Embrace Icon Luffa-Infused Embrace is an excellent pure DPS option for maximizing threat if you have some very powerful players in your group.
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Best Torghast Legendaries for Guardian Druid

Torghast is quite similar to Mythic+ in the way legendaries are valued for Guardian Druids, however there is a unique Torghast-only legendary that can allow you to progress far further than usual, if that is your goal.

  1. Stable Phantasma Lure Icon Stable Phantasma Lure is a special legendary that increases the Torghast-only currency you get by a significant amount. It is great if you are really trying to push high into the Torghast layers, as the powers you can unlock are incredibly strong.
  2. Ursoc's Fury Remembered Icon Ursoc's Fury Remembered can keep you safe while also increasing your damage significantly, and is a great all-round choice.
  3. Luffa-Infused Embrace Icon Luffa-Infused Embrace will provide you with a huge damage boost and let you smash out the Torghast layers quicker.
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Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Moved UFR up to best legendary for Mythic+ due to scaling.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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