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Guardian Druid Tank Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 04, 2018 at 00:30 by Faide 18 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

This page is a gear reference for Guardian Druids. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

The other pages of our Guardian Druid guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Faide, a Guardian Druid theorycrafter, moderator for the Dreamgrove Druid discord, and owner of Dreamgrove.gg, a Druid community website. He raids in Synergy on Bleeding Hollow US. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List for Guardian Druids

The following is a recommendation for what items might constitute a best in slot list for Guardian Druids. Bear in mind that due to Warforging/Titanforging, you may have items that are stronger than the ones listed simply due to their higher item level.

Slot Item Source
Head Cowl of Dark Portents Icon Cowl of Dark Portents Mythrax the Unraveler — Uldir
Shoulders Deathshambler's Shoulderpads Icon Deathshambler's Shoulderpads T'zane
Cloak Fetid Horror's Tanglecloak Icon Fetid Horror's Tanglecloak Fetid Devourer — Uldir
Chest Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera Icon Jerkin of the Aberrant Chimera Fetid Devourer — Uldir
Wrists Armbands of Sacrosanct Acts Icon Armbands of Sacrosanct Acts Zul — Uldir
Gloves Gloves of Descending Madness Icon Gloves of Descending Madness Taloc — Uldir
Belt Bloodstorm Buckle Icon Bloodstorm Buckle Taloc — Uldir
Legs Pathogenic Legwraps Icon Pathogenic Legwraps M.O.T.H.E.R. — Uldir
Boots Quarantine Protocol Treads Icon Quarantine Protocol Treads Zek'voz — Uldir
Ring #1 Band of Certain Annihilation Icon Band of Certain Annihilation Mythrax the Unraveler — Uldir
Ring #2 Ring of the Infinite Void Icon Ring of the Infinite Void Zek'voz — Uldir
Trinket #1 Darkmoon Deck: Blockades Icon Darkmoon Deck: Blockades Crafted
Trinket #2 Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage The Golden Serpent — King's Rest
Weapon Void-Binder Icon Void-Binder Mythrax the Unraveler — Uldir

2. Azerite Gear for Guardian Druid

For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.

3. Trinkets for Guardian Druids

Defensively, the available trinkets are not particularly strong. The following is a list of the most noteworthy trinkets available. If you do not have any of these, your best bet will be to use a stat proc trinket with a reasonably high item level.

  1. Darkmoon Deck: Blockades Icon Darkmoon Deck: Blockades
  2. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  3. Doom's Wake Icon Doom's Wake/Lion's Guile Icon Lion's Guile
  4. Permafrost-Encrusted Heart Icon Permafrost-Encrusted Heart
  5. Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart

Offensively, you can refer to the chart below (courtesy of Bloodmallet.com). Note that these are only recommendations based on general sims; for the most accurate results, you should sim yourself.

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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com

4. ChangeLog

  • 04 Sep. 2018: Updated for Uldir raid release.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2018: Added Luffa Wrappings, and updated some numbers for the stat squish.
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