As a Balance Druid you will mainly focus on the item level as primary stat is really good in the start of the expansion.
Primary stat (intellect) is your main priority. So normally it is Item level over stats.
For Night Fae with Primodial Arcanic Pulsar, you will go for mastery/haste > Crit vers
For Venthyr you want as much haste/mastery > crit/vers (Keep in mind you always want more mastery than haste)
As a Balance Druid you will mainly focus on the item level as all stats are really good for you.
Mastery: Increases the damage of your spells. The Mastery coefficient has had a recent buff and now is a fairly strong stat overall.
Haste: Haste: Makes DoTs ticks faster and generate more Astral Power. And as Venthyr it provides more stacks and longer duration of Ravenous Frenzy.
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.
The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your characterFind out how to sim
- Troll for horde because of the Berserking racial, which is really strong for Venthyr.
- Highmountain Tauren is also pretty good due to Bull Rush and the 1% versatility passive (recommended for Night Fae players).
Chest: Eternal Stats
Wrist: Eternal Intellect
Oil: Shadowcore oil
Mastery Gem: Masterful Jewel Cluster
Haste Gem: Quick Jewel Cluster
Intellect Food: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism
Flask: Spectral Flask of Power
Potion: Potion of Spectral Intellect
Health Potion: Spiritual Healing Potion
Armor Kit: Heavy Desolate Armor Kit