Guardian Druid Gear and Best in Slot - Shadowlands 9.0.5 Shadowlands 9.0.5
Gear is one of the most important elements in WoW to strengthen your Guardian Druid, providing massive amounts of stats as well as armor, procs, and set bonuses.
In this guide, we will explain how to obtain the best gear for your Guardian Druid in and how to check if a piece is BiS, an upgrade or just bad. This guide will help you select the best pieces of gear from Dungeons and Raids in Shadowlands, whether they be weapons, trinkets, or armor.
Should you wish to learn about all the various sources for gear in the expansion, check out our
Gearing Up in Shadowlands Overview
. We have also prepared several other Guardian Druid guides on other gear topics, including best enchants for your new gear, best stats to aim for on gear, and simulation data to make informed choices.
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Recommended Guardian Druid Gear
What is the BiS Guardian Druid gear?
With many different sources of gearing and loot scarcity in Shadowlands, targeting your absolute Best in Slot gear isn't entirely realistic; instead, we've created a Best in Slot list from the ideal Guardian Druid raid drops found in Shadowlands, from Mythic Dungeons, to help you decide what to prioritize.
While raid drops are generally the most reliable way of getting high item level gear, many other items can be just as good if not better, so you should reference the stat priorities listed on the
to help determine your own BiS gear based on what is available to you.
Keep in mind that
these are loose recommendations only
, as gear from The Great Vault or PvP can produce an item that is stronger than its counterpart in this list. In general, you should aim for items with stats as prioritized on the stats page.
Best Guardian Druid Trinkets
Which trinkets are the best will depend heavily on the encounter in question. Most tank trinkets fill a particular role or niche and they all have their respective strengths and weaknesses. Due to
's Agility to Armor conversion, many DPS trinkets can be considered to have defensive value as well.
The most important factor in determining trinket strength is item level. If you are comparing a moderately strong trinket at a very high item level with a "best-in-slot" trinket many item levels lower, you should take the higher item level in almost all cases.
Here are some of the other notable trinkets you may want to consider, provided you can get them at a competitive item level.
Decent amount of healing and damage and can be quite a short cooldown if used properly.
Good amount of Haste and Speed.
Strong absorb and okay damage.
???. Interesting trinket has multiple different effects based on your situation and others around you but generally causes you to gain a large amount of your one of your highest 2 secondary stats.
Quite a solid trinket DPS trinket overall.
A good passive secondary stat and primary proc with very high uptime, also an easy trinket to get.
A very powerful on-use with good passive secondary, again an easy to acquire trinket.
An excellent stat stick with our 2 best stats.
Provides a good amount of passive damage and a small amount of healing.
A big hit on-use trinket, great for threat.
Best Guardian Druid Weapons
Guardian druid generally only uses Polearm or Staff, with high Agility and prioritizing our best stats, Vers>Haste>Mastery>Crit.
Theatre of Pain
De Other Side
Spires of Ascension
Spirest of Ascension
Best Legendary Items for Guardian Druid
In Shadowlands, players are able to craft customizable Legendary Items. In order to craft these items, players must collect tradeskill materials and
from Torghast and bring them to the Runecarver.
Learn more about how to craft legendaries for your Guardian Druid in our in-depth guide.
How to Craft Legendary ItemsGuardian Druid Legendary Guide
Sources of Gear for Guardian Druid in Shadowlands
There are many ways to gear in Shadowlands, each with its own item level range. Below we give a detailed list of possible sources of gear and their related item level.
In addition to the occasional weekend quests, reputation vendors, and other semi-unique sources of gear, the common repeatable sources of gear are:
Gear and Item Levels Available at Launch
PvP Honor Gear (1-3)
Honored to Exalted
PvP Honor Gear (4-5)
Legendary (Rank 1)
Legendary (Rank 2)
Gear and Item Levels Available with Season 1
LFR Castle Nathria
PvP Honor Gear(6-7)
Mythic+ (End of Dungeon)
Normal Castle Nathria
Heroic Castle Nathria
Legendary (Rank 3)
Mythic Castle Nathria
Legendary (Rank 4)
Additionally, Mythic+ dungeons offer their own scaling rewards. Each completion awards gear from that dungeon upon completion, plus credit for your
. The item level of your rewards in the great vault is based on your highest keys for the week.
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Note that completing higher keys beyond +15 doesn't increase the item level of the rewards.
End of Dungeon
Numbers above are for Shadowlands Season 1
Finding Your Best Upgrades - Presenting the Droptimizer
is a tool that uses current information from your character to calculate which bosses in a certain raid and in certain difficulty provide the largest immediate upgrades for you.
it uses the most recent information about your character and the latest theorycraft available to see how big of an upgrade is each piece of loot in a certain raid in a given difficulty.
It is the perfect tool to help you plan your bonus rolls, or check if you need loot from a certain boss or not.
Learn more about the Droptimizer in our
in-depth review of the tool
Best Guardian Druid Weapon Token
In Castle Nathria, there are 2 weapon tokens for Guardian Druid from the raid each providing a different weapon, even though the item looks the same, the weapon they provide is different in both item level and stats.
which for Guardian Druid can be turned in for
(each covenant will have a different aesthetic variation of this but the stats will be the same regardless).
The second, and superior, drop is from the final boss
, he drops another
that can be turned in for
The increased item level and superior stats on the the SIre Denathrius weapon token makes it our best choice from raid, however Huntsman Altimor is much earlier in the raid so picking up a mythic one from him will be drastically easier than from the final boss.
Notable Castle Nathria Gear
Castle Nathria on the highest difficulty will provide you with the highest item level gear you can find, so most of the gear with even semi favorable stats will likely be a big upgrade, that being said a few pieces stand out slightly more than the others.
- The aforementioned weapon token from the final boss, a decent item level increase on weapon can make a huge difference for threat and DPS.
- A sturdy tanking trinket on a short cooldown that will allow us to tank more comfortably.
- A very high damage dealing trinket on a short cooldown helping with threat and DPS.
- A strong passive stat stick.
- A strong passive trinket, great for threat and dps.
Best Items to Upgrade with Valor Points in Shadowlands
Points is a returning currency brought back with Patch 9.0.5. With this new currency, players are able to upgrade items from Mythic+ Dungeon, either from running Mythic Keystones or from the Great Vault, up to item level 220. Similarly to
, Valor has a cap that is increased every week during the Season.
You can obtain Valor by completing Mythic+ dungeons or completing daily callings. You can learn more about Valor in our in-depth guide.
Earning and Spending Valor Points
Valor points is a great way to upgrade some of the more powerful dungeon items to a better item level making them much more appealing to us as tanks as ilvl > everything is generally the optimal gearing strategy.
We will mainly be focused on upgrading the strong trinkets from dungeons but weapons and items with sub-optimal stats can also be great choices.
An extremely powerful and popular tanking trinket granting us a massive absorb shield and dealing a good amount of damage, definitely one of the best tanking trinkets around.
As a note this is essentially the only item that you will want to be Guardian loot spec for, and in general it is better to open caches as Feral loot spec for better trinkets.
An excellent on-use that lines up well with our cooldowns.
One of the most powerful on-use effects in the game currently and has perfect synergy with our 3 minute cooldown,
A weapon with great stats, only replaced by Mythic raid weapons or PvP.
Since there are no legs with versatility on them inside Castle Nathria, these legs are an excellent substitute, it should be noted however that at only 220ilvl, both the Mythic legs from the raid will be better.
Items to prioritize in The Great Vault
Generally, you will want to aim for the biggest upgrade for item level, following the same rules that we follow for stats.
Item level > Vers > Haste > Mastery > Crit, this rule will net you the best results from the great vault.
Best PvP Gear for Guardian Druids in PvE
One of the most popular ways of gearing in Shadowlands is PvP. Unlike raiding and Mythic+, PvP provides players with a deterministic way of obtaining gear, making it more streamlined and less random than the other two high-end gearing options.
There are two main currencies for PvP gearing:
is used exclusively to purchase the base items at ilvl 200, while
is used to upgrade those base items to higher item levels based on your highest current rating in Rated PvP.
has a cap on how much you can obtain, similar to
, which increased every week during the Season, while
has no cap.
Learn more about PvP gearing in our in-depth guide, including ilvl brackets and item upgrade costs.
Conquest and PvP Gearing
Guardian loves versatility and PvP gear has a LOT of versatility, some of the highest stat weightings for vers on any piece, which makes PvP an amazing source of gearing for us in Shadowlands.
Essentially every item from PvP is fantastic for us, reaching a high enough rating to upgrade your conquest gear to 226 or 233 can be quite challenging at times but it is definitely worth the grind as you can comfortably pick and choose what is the best upgrade for you slot by slot each week.
Remembering the main gearing rule of ilvl > everything for guardian, the value of PvP gear will greatly depend on the rating you can achieve.
We will mainly be focused on replacing item slots from Castle Nathria that do not have any versatility on them.
A strong haste trinket with a consistent agility proc with a large uptime.
A powerful on-use trinket that lines up with our cooldowns.
This weapon will go up to 233 ilvl if you are able to hit 2400 rating in any bracket, which is the equivalent of Mythic Sire Denathrius, this a huge damage and threat boost.
Castle Nathria lacks a second ring with versatility on it, this a great addition to your gear and does not cost a lot of conquest to buy.
Massive versatility on legs is great, and again there are no legs with versatility in Castle Nathria.
As Castle Nathria does not have a neck with versatility on the loot table, this is much better than anything from raid.
A high versatility head option is fantastic, as Nathria only has a single hat available and it has no vers on it.
Guardian Druid Stats
For a more in-depth look at stats, check out our
Guardian Druid Stat Priority Guide
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Really? Guardian druid and we get a top DPS trinket ranking?
Void-Binder drops from Zek'vos, not Mythrax; small error in the guide.
To be honest I find that the entire guardian druid guide was done without effort. The recommendations done in the azerite armor part do not include the BiS shoulder that the guide is recommending.
If you already saw the stats part of the guide and then you check the recommended BiS, you don't have any kind of idea why the author propose this kind of stats distribution on the recommended gear.
And don't let me talk about the pre-raid part of this guide since it is recommending a Head piece that's complete trash for guardian druids and not including the King Rest cape
that give us versatily/mastery and also a speed buff is also a big mistake. Why does wowhead allow this kind of guides that are misleading and not really giving useful information. The guide doesn't always mantain the same kind of thinking during the whole guide.
Atleast you could give us a section where you can give us a trully ideal kind of set. Where you (the author) can tell us what would be the best set to wear if we had everything set to a certain ilvl (415 or higher if you wish). I'm quite disapointed every time I want to get some reference on how to improve my guardian equipment and I end up reading the same kind of guide by the same guy on every other website.
We already have an underperforming tank and we do not need a guide that doesn't really help on guiding others into being better guardians.
Is there anyway to make
useful? Some of the interactions look promising but will this trinket keep up with any good 430 ilvl trinket?
Tnx for your effort on writting the guid but here at gear guid, it's a little bit messy. It's not clear if you are providing a set of gear for who. A player who is at process of lvlup or a lvl 120 who is going to start real gear up. I think a list of best gears for each role was good enough and it was better if you assign the rest to Droptimizer.
Should probably add that the stats on the Mistcaller Ocarina can be changed so it's not just vers. There's a vendor at the theatre that will change it to whichever secondary stat you need.
Guide outdated or low effort at least in terms of trinkets. How is
Splintered Heart of Al'ar
not on this list? Might be the best tanking trinket in the game rn. It's not even on the list of notable trinkets. Drops from Sun King.
is listed as BIS while its activatable is almost entirely useless. Maybe if you are having trouble mitigating damage while taunt swapping a boss you could use it on your co-tank while you are tanking, but this is generally not a problem guardian has. Also, you can't do that on Sludgefist because you are both tanking all the time, which is probably the hardest hitting boss for tanking in Caste Nathria.
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