Welcome to the Guardian Druid guide by Fem.
Fem has been tanking since Wrath of the Lich King and recently joined Method on their Road To World First project. He has been raiding Mythic on all different of the tanks but he often plays what the guild requires.
Guardian Druids has for long been known as a meat-shield that has very high HP. This makes druids very good against magic damage as their high health pool allows them to take a couple of extra hits, however they do take quite a fair bit of magic damage.
In Shadowlands, druids have a strong self-heal in Frenzied Regeneration. They also have a good set of cool-downs to use and rotate through. Survival Instincts being the front-runner and the most powerful damage reduction available to the different tank specs.
What has changed
In Shadowlands guardian druid got a couple of good changes. This has pushed the spec to be a strong tank in Mythic+ and PVP while staying in the middle of the pack for raiding.
Cyclone, Infected Wounds, Tooth and Claw as well as Berserk were all added to the spec. Blizzard also added a lot of strength to Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc as it now makes your Frenzied Regeneration cooldown faster, as well as making Ironfur cost only 20 rage during the duration. This together with the legendary Ursoc’s Fury Remembered makes guardian a really strong tank in Mythic+.
If you want to play a guardian druid in PVP, the legendary Legacy of the Sleeper makes you immune to CC for the duration of Incarnation. If we ever get to equip 2 Shadowlands legendaries at the same time, guardian druids will definitely be considered one of the strongest tanks as they have some really good legendaries that synergize together.