Guardian Druid Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Jan 20, 2019 at 20:48 by Faide 23 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Guardian Druid in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

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 Tidemother's Cover Icon Tidemother's Cover Stormwall BlockadeBattle of Dazar'alor
Shoulders Mantle of Fastidious Machinations Icon Mantle of Fastidious Machinations Yazma — Atal'Dazar
Cloak Silverback Cloak Icon Silverback Cloak GrongBattle of Dazar'alor
Chest Cephalohide Jacket Icon Cephalohide Jacket Viq'Goth — Shrine of the Storm
Wrists Amethyst-Studded Bindings Icon Amethyst-Studded Bindings OpulenceBattle of Dazar'alor
Gloves Mech-Jockey Grips Icon Mech-Jockey Grips High Tinker MekkatorqueBattle of Dazar'alor
Belt Stretched Sinew Waistcord Icon Stretched Sinew Waistcord GrongBattle of Dazar'alor
Legs Cranedancer Leggings Icon Cranedancer Leggings Jadefire MastersBattle of Dazar'alor
Boots Embossed Deckwalkers Icon Embossed Deckwalkers Lady Jaina ProudmooreBattle of Dazar'alor
Ring #1 Lord Admiral's Signet Icon Lord Admiral's Signet Lady Jaina ProudmooreBattle of Dazar'alor
Ring #2 Seal of the Zandalari Empire Icon Seal of the Zandalari Empire King RastakhanBattle of Dazar'alor
Trinket #1 Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism Icon Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism OpulenceBattle of Dazar'alor
Trinket #2 Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage The Golden Serpent — King's Rest
Weapon Docksplitter Siege Hook Icon Docksplitter Siege Hook Stormwall BlockadeBattle of Dazar'alor

2. Azerite Gear for Guardian Druids

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, assuming equivalent item level. 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. Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism Icon Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism
  2. Lustrous Golden Plumage Icon Lustrous Golden Plumage
  3. Emblazoned Alchemist Stone Icon Emblazoned Alchemist Stone
  4. Azerokk's Resonating Heart Icon Azerokk's Resonating Heart
  5. Xalzaix's Veiled Eye Icon Xalzaix's Veiled Eye
  6. Harlan's Loaded Dice Icon Harlan's Loaded Dice

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

For the complete simulation results, check out

4. Changelog

  • 20 Jan. 2019: Updated for Mythic+ Season 2 and Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 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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