Guardian Druid Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 at 18:41 by Pumps 17 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Guardian Druid before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Guardian Druid

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Guardian Druid in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast in general, check out our dedicated pages below.

2.

Best Guardian Druid Setup for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Level Choices
15 Brambles Brambles Blood Frenzy ? Blood Frenzy Bristling Fur Bristling Fur
25 Tiger Dash Tiger Dash Renewal ? Renewal Wild Charge Wild Charge
30 Balance Affinity ? Balance Affinity Feral Affinity ? Feral Affinity Restoration Affinity ? Restoration Affinity
35 Mighty Bash ? Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Mass Entanglement Heart of the Wild Heart of the Wild
40 Soul of the Forest Soul of the Forest Galactic Guardian Galactic Guardian Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc ? Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc
45 Earthwarden ? Earthwarden Survival of the Fittest Survival of the Fittest Guardian of Elune Guardian of Elune
50 Rend and Tear Rend and Tear Tooth and Claw ? Tooth and Claw Pulverize Pulverize
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as a Guardian Druid

Brambles Brambles Blood Frenzy ? Blood Frenzy Bristling Fur Bristling Fur

Brambles Icon Brambles is the highest damage option in this tier, however if you find you need more Rage to survive, Blood Frenzy Icon Blood Frenzy can be a good alternative.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as a Guardian Druid

Tiger Dash Tiger Dash Renewal ? Renewal Wild Charge Wild Charge

Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge provides excellent mobility all-round, but Renewal Icon Renewal can be a good defensive boost.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as a Guardian Druid

Balance Affinity ? Balance Affinity Feral Affinity ? Feral Affinity Restoration Affinity ? Restoration Affinity

All three choices here are fantastic and provide different benefits. Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity for spread and heavy AoE. Feral Affinity Icon Feral Affinity for mobility and high single-target damage. Restoration Affinity Icon Restoration Affinity for increased survivability and great while in a group to heal your party members.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as a Guardian Druid

Mighty Bash ? Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Mass Entanglement Heart of the Wild Heart of the Wild

Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild is generally the best option as it will boost your damage/healing by a significant amount for harder portions, Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash can be a good alternative if your group requires stuns.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as a Guardian Druid

Soul of the Forest Soul of the Forest Galactic Guardian Galactic Guardian Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc ? Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc

Galactic Guardian Icon Galactic Guardian is the highest DPS option and will be the most common choice.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as a Guardian Druid

Earthwarden ? Earthwarden Survival of the Fittest Survival of the Fittest Guardian of Elune Guardian of Elune

Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest will be the general best choice here as the reduced cooldowns really help in Torghast and the extra damage from Brambles Icon Brambles is quite decent. Earthwarden Icon Earthwarden is a good alternative if there are some really high hitting physical encounters.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as a Guardian Druid

Rend and Tear Rend and Tear Tooth and Claw ? Tooth and Claw Pulverize Pulverize

Rend and Tear Icon Rend and Tear is a great all round choice, excellent for multiple mobs.

3.

Best Guardian Druid Anima Powers

Throughout Torghast, you will be met with a multitude of choices for different Anima Powers, each choice will boost your power inside Torghast, but some more than others. Below is a ranked tier list to help you get the most out of your Anima Powers. This Tier List assumes that the powers are the same level. If you want to browse through all available Anima Powers, please use the buttons below.

It should be noted that a lot of these choices can come down to personal playstyle and preference and you should choose what is best for you personally.

Torghast is meant to be flexible and fun, this is just a rough guideline so do not feel like you NEED to use these recommendations or you will not be able to complete your run, try things out and see how they go for you for the best results.

3.1.

Great Anima Powers for Guardian Druid

3.2.

Good Anima Powers for Guardian Druid

3.3.

Average Anima Powers for Guardian Druid

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test it or find information about its tuning. It will be populated over time as we learn more about them.

3.4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Guardian Druid

Occasionally, you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but they are generally better than the "Average" Anima powers.

4.

Guardian Druid Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Guardian Druid is quite strong for Torghast, in either group or solo content you will comfortably be able to progress through the tower with very few limiting factors. Your playstyle will not differ much from normal Mythic+/Raid in Torghast.

  • Use Barkskin Icon Barkskin on cooldown as it is very short and will be available almost every pack.
  • Use line-of-sight to your advantage. This can be incredibly handy if there are multiple caster mobs that you wish to stack up and cleave together.
  • Use Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash and Incapacitating Roar Icon Incapacitating Roar actively to interrupt dangerous monsters.
  • Use the perks you pick up on the way as they are incredibly valuable.
5.

Changelog

  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reorganized Anima Power Tier list.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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