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Guardian Druid Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 00:00 by Pumps 26 comments

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Feral Tank Druid enchants and consumables.


Best Gems for Guardian Druids

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Agility Icon Leviathan's Eye of Agility in one socket, and Versatile Dark Opal Icon Versatile Dark Opal (or the cheaper Versatile Royal Quartz Icon Versatile Royal Quartz) in all other sockets.


Best Enchants for Guardian Druids

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Guardian Druids


Best Flasks and Potions for Guardian

Greater Flask of the Currents Icon Greater Flask of the Currents should be used in most situations. If you need a bit of extra health, Greater Flask of the Vast Horizon Icon Greater Flask of the Vast Horizon should be used.

Potion of Unbridled Fury Icon Potion of Unbridled Fury will generally be the highest DPS potion. Superior Battle Potion of Agility Icon Superior Battle Potion of Agility should be used in defensive situations. For pure single-target DPS, you may opt to use Potion of Focused Resolve Icon Potion of Focused Resolve. If you have at least 4 enemies nearby, Potion of Empowered Proximity Icon Potion of Empowered Proximity grants more Agility than Superior Battle Potion of Agility Icon Superior Battle Potion of Agility.

In Mythic+, you can use Potion of Wild Mending Icon Potion of Wild Mending as your potion for the defensive benefit of the healing provided.

In Battle for Azeroth, you will use Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal Healing Potion as your healing potion. Healing potions no longer share a cooldown with Healthstone Icon Healthstones, so you can use both if you have access to a Warlock.

Patch 8.3 also adds a new item from Horrific Visions that allows you to add a socket to a piece of gear that does not already have one via Gouged Eye of N'Zoth Icon Gouged Eye of N'Zoth.


Best Food for Guardian

You should eat Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table for the buff to your Agility. If you want to buff your Stamina instead of your Agility, you can use Fragrant Kakavia Icon Fragrant Kakavia. You may also choose to use Honey Potpie Icon Honey Potpie in Mythic+ to assist in kiting enemies.


Augment Runes for Guardian

Patch 8.3 adds a new permanent augment rune, Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune, which can be obtained by reaching Exalted with the new Rajani faction.

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.



  • 14 Jan. 2020: Updated for Patch 8.3 and added Gouged Eye of N'Zoth, Wild Mending potion and permanent augment.
  • 01 Oct. 2019: Added Unbridled Fury potion.
  • 11 Jul. 2019: Changed enchant recommendations to reflect updated stat information.
  • 07 Jul. 2019: Updated for Mythic+ Season 3 and The Eternal Palace.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Updated for Patch 8.2.
  • 14 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 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.
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