Guardian Druid Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.2
On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Guardian Druid in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.0.2.
If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Feral Tank Druid gear and best in slot.
Gearing Early in Shadowlands
The best loot in the game will come from the weekly chest (now the Great Vault), and from Mythic raiding. Prior to the raid being released you can do your daily Covenant quests which can reward some good gear, Mythic 0 dungeons, or even Heroic dungeons to increase your item level early on.
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. The majority of your gearing decisions will be based off what items have the best stats on them. To fully understand what stats are the best to prioritize and why, please visit the Stats page linked below.
|Head||Vicious Surge Faceguard||Spires of Ascension|
|Neck||Azure-Venom Choker||Spires of Ascension|
|Shoulders||Malodorous Gristle-Sown Spaulders||Plaguefall|
|Cloak||Blighted Margrave's Cloak||Plaguefall|
|Chest||Anima-Splattered Hide||Sanguine Depths|
|Wrists||Radiant Light Binders||Sanguine Depths|
|Gloves||Gloves of Haunting Fixation||Halls of Atonement|
|Belt||Shadowhirl Waistwrap||Spires of Ascension|
|Legs||Abyssal Disharmony Breeches||Spires of Ascension|
|Boots||Viscera-Stitched Footpads||The Necrotic Wake|
|Ring #1||Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet||The Necrotic Wake|
|Ring #2||Ritual Commander's Ring||The Necrotic Wake|
|Trinket #1||Shadowgrasp Totem||De Other Side|
|Trinket #2||Overcharged Anima Battery||Spires of Ascension|
|Weapon||Xav's Pike of Authority||Theater of Pain|
Enchants and Gems
Whenever you get a new piece of gear, make sure to enchant it or gem it, if possible. In Shadowlands, sockets can come with or be put on: Head, Belt, Wrists, Rings, and Necks. The optimal enchants and gems for Guardian Druids can be found in the page linked below.
Legendary Powers Guardian Druids
Shadowlands brings us multiple choices as to which item slot we would like to apply the unique legendary powers to, sometimes this can be quite significant as some item slots have different stat weights applied to them or some can be socketed. Choosing the right item slot to apply your special legendary power to can generally be the piece with the highest stat budget. You can check out our guide on Runecarving to learn more about this new feature.
Below is an in-depth guide for all the information you will need to decide which are the best legendary powers for you.
Trinkets for Guardian Druids
Defensively, there are several trinkets available that have particularly strong effects. The following is a list of the most noteworthy trinkets available, ranked in order of power 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.
- Shadowgrasp Totem
- Overcharged Anima Battery
- Blood-Spattered Scale
- Pulsating Stoneheart
- Mistcaller Ocarina
- Slimy Consumptive Organ
- Inscrutable Quantum Device
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.
- 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
- 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
- 20 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands, added trinkets and gear from dungeons.
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