Guardian Druid Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 19:55 by Faide 21 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.

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 Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Icon Usurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders Zul — Uldir
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 Zek'voz — 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
  6. Xalzaix's Veiled Eye Icon Xalzaix's Veiled Eye

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

  • 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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