Balance Druid Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 16th Jan, 2023
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Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Mastery > Haste > Crit > Vers

Stat Outline

Mastery: Moonfire increases your arcane damage on the target and Sunfire increases your nature damage on the target. It is very important to maintain both DoTs on the target at all times.

Haste: Makes DoTs tick faster and generate more Astral Power.

Versatility: Great overall stat for increasing damage done and reducing damage taken; making it a nice defensive stat for progress.

Crit: Grants a chance to deal double damage on all spells. It can be a very good stat if Astral Smolder becomes better at some point.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim

Races

Horde:

  • Troll for horde because of the Berserking racial, making it slightly better for Single Target.
  • Highmountain Tauren is also pretty good due to Bull Rush and the 1% versatility passive, making it better for Mythic+.

Alliance:

Enchants

Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance (Rank 3), if you feel like you need some movement speed, use Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed (Rank 3) instead

Chest: Enchant Chest - Waking Stats (Rank 3)

Bracers: Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance (Rank 3), if you feel like you need some movement speed, use Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed (Rank 3) instead

Legs: Frozen Spellthread (Rank 3)

Boots: Enchant Boots - Watcher’s Loam (Rank 3) or Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner’s Breeze (Rank 3) depending on what you need the most

Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste (Rank 3) or Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery (Rank 3) depending on what your sim suggests

Gems

Usually for the main stat gem you want to use the Skillful Illimited Diamond (Rank 3) for the Elemental Lariat Embellishment Bonus.

For other gems, it’s usually going to be keen ones, Keen Neltharite or Keen Ysemerald depending on if you need more Haste or Mastery with the gear you have.

Consumables

Food: Grand Banquet of the Kalu’ak

Potion: Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power

Rune: Howling Rune

Phial (Flask): Phial of Elemental Chaos for Raid and Phial of Glacial Fury for M+

Health Potion: Refreshing Healing Potion