Welcome to our comprehensive guide on gearing a Balance Druid for Dragonflight 10.1.7. In this article, we will provide you with all the information you need to know about BiS (Best in Slot) gear, including tips on Raiding, Mythic+, Trinkets, Tier Sets, and more. So, let’s dive in!
When it comes to gearing your Balance Druid, there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly, item level plays a significant role in your overall gear optimization. So, focus on acquiring higher item level items for the most part. Additionally, pay attention to Secondary Stats, with Mastery being particularly important. Moreover, items with sockets can provide additional benefits, so keep an eye out for those as well. For more detailed information on stats, check out our comprehensive Stats page and Gems and Enchants page.
To make informed gear choices, it’s crucial to use Raidbots. Raidbots will provide you with accurate data on which gear pieces are good and which ones should be avoided. Keep in mind that many variables can affect the best gear choices, so it’s essential to dig deeper than surface-level examination. While a quick glance can help identify viable options, determining the absolute best gear requires a more nuanced approach.
The Tier 30 set for Balance Druids offers two bonuses. The 2-piece set bonus increases the damage of Sunfire, Moonfire, and Shooting Stars by 20% and extends the cleave radius of Sunfire by 3 yards. The 4-piece set bonus gives Shooting Stars a 20% chance to deal more damage and generate more Astral Power. Overall, both bonuses provide approximately 5% increased damage for both single-target and multi-target situations. Although the set bonus favors multi-target encounters slightly more, the difference is negligible. It’s important to note that the Tier 30 set bonus is passive, so it won’t alter your playstyle or rotation.
When it comes to crafting order, we recommend starting with Embellishments as they offer the most significant increase per Spark. Here is our suggested crafting order for Balance Druids:
- Toxic Thorn Footwraps
- Life-Bound Belt (with Toxified Armor Patch)
- Primal Molten Spellblade with offhand, Illuminating Pillar of the Isles if no offhand
- Signet of Titanic Insight (with Alchemical Flavor Pocket)
- Ring-Bound Hourglass
- From this point, we strongly recommend simulating yourself to determine future crafting choices.
For tangible benefits in Raids and Dungeons, we highly recommend Alchemy as your profession of choice. Alchemy grants extra healing when using potions and increases movement speed. Additionally, Alchemy makes it easier to utilize the Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage, which can be the best Phial for Balance Druids.
To help you get started, here are some generic simulations from Bloodmallet, offering a rough overview of strong Balance Druid Trinkets. Keep in mind that these simulations are not a substitute for simulating yourself, but they can still provide a quick overview. For a detailed list of the best Trinkets for M+ and Raid, check out our BiS Lists.
By following these tips on gearing a Balance Druid, you’ll be well-equipped to maximize your DPS in Dragonflight 10.1.7. Remember to prioritize item level, secondary stats, and utilize Raidbots for accurate gear assessments. In addition, choose your Tier sets and trinkets wisely, and don’t forget the benefits of choosing Alchemy as your profession. Good luck on your adventures!