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Guardian Druid PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Guardian Druid
Season 4
50 characters
3249 - 3725

Welcome to Murlok.io's Guardian Druid PvE guide for Mythic+ in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Guardian Druids from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Squishvegan (Area 52 US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3725.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Guardian Druids

  1. 1
    Squishvegan's character icon
    Squishvegan
    Area 52 (US)
    527 ilvl
    3725
  2. 2
    Tundrah's character icon
    Tundrah
    Zuljin (EU)
    527 ilvl
    3699
  3. 3
    Vegansquish's character icon
    Vegansquish
    Area 52 (US)
    527 ilvl
    3681
  4. 4
    Milkshakè's character icon
    Milkshakè
    Malganis (US)
    527 ilvl
    3652
  5. 5
    逆风呀's character icon
    逆风呀
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    527 ilvl
    3484

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Guardian Druid Secondary and Minor stats for Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+2218
22% Critical Strike
+5357
31% Haste
+3880
21% Mastery
+6349
31% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+332
4% Avoidance
+547
4% Leech
+342
6% Speed
  1. Leech
  2. Speed
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Guardian Druids in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    24
  2. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    13
  3. Highmountain Tauren race icon
    Highmountain Tauren
    6
  4. Troll race icon
    Troll
    5
  5. Worgen race icon
    Worgen
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Druid specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Druid class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Druid's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Rake
1
Frenzied Regeneration
50
Rejuvenation
21
Starfire
49
Thrash
50
Improved Barkskin
50
Swiftmend
19
Sunfire
49
Starsurge
0
Rip
7
Improved Swipe
50
Verdant Heart
48
Wild Growth
1
Remove Corruption
19
Moonkin Form
49
Improved Sunfire
0
Maim
0
Killer Instinct
50
Ironfur
50
Nurturing Instinct
26
Hibernate
14
Feline Swiftness
6
Thick Hide
50
Wild Charge
31
Natural Recovery
1
Cyclone
0
Astral Influence
49
Tireless Pursuit
0
Skull Bash
50
Soothe
50
Rising Light, Falling Night
49
Typhoon
49
Primal Fury
0
Matted Fur
50
Stampeding Roar
50
Improved Rejuvenation
1
Incessant Tempest
9
Incapacitating Roar
50
Ursine Vigor
1
Lycara's Teachings
50
Forestwalk
0
Ursol's Vortex
47
Well-Honed Instincts
50
Improved Stampeding Roar
38
Renewal
49
Innervate
9
Protector of the Pack
2
Heart of the Wild
6
Nature's Vigil
2

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Guardian Druids with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Maul
50
Gore
50
Survival Instincts
50
Dream of Cenarius
22
Brambles
47
Mangle
49
Improved Survival Instincts
24
Innate Resolve
50
Infected Wounds
0
Berserk: Ravage
48
Ursoc's Endurance
32
Gory Fur
27
Reinvigoration
7
Vulnerable Flesh
47
Layered Mane
34
Survival of the Fittest
21
Earthwarden
4
Vicious Cycle
47
Tooth and Claw
47
Soul of the Forest
47
Reinforced Fur
32
Thorns of Iron
43
After the Wildfire
17
Berserk: Unchecked Aggression
50
Fury of Nature
3
Berserk: Persistence
48
Rend and Tear
48
Circle of Life and Death
50
Elune's Favored
3
Galactic Guardian
10
Ursoc's Fury
48
Flashing Claws
44
Blood Frenzy
50
Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc
50
Moonless Night
2
Scintillating Moonlight
0
Twin Moonfire
7
Pulverize
1
Raze
47
Ursoc's Guidance
50
Rage of the Sleeper
50
Lunar Beam
0

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Guardian Druid's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Master Shapeshifter
11
Den Mother
27
Demoralizing Roar
6
Charging Bash
15
Entangling Claws
3
Overrun
10
Emerald Slumber
5
Alpha Challenge
4
Malorne's Swiftness
11
Freedom of the Herd
9
Grove Protection
6

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Guardian Druids in Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Bough of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Bough of the Autumn Blaze
    40
  2. Flaring Cowl item icon
    Flaring Cowl
    4
  3. Crown of Roaring Storms item icon
    Crown of Roaring Storms
    1
  4. Life-Bound Cap item icon
    Life-Bound Cap
    1
  5. Stoneroot Headdress item icon
    Stoneroot Headdress
    1

Neck

  1. Custodian's Medallion of Delusion item icon
    Custodian's Medallion of Delusion
    10
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    8
  3. Bromach's Disentombed Locket item icon
    Bromach's Disentombed Locket
    7
  4. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    7
  5. Ouroboreal Necklet item icon
    Ouroboreal Necklet
    7

Shoulders

  1. Mantle of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Mantle of the Autumn Blaze
    48
  2. Ancient Hornswog Spaulders item icon
    Ancient Hornswog Spaulders
    2

Back

  1. Potion-Stained Cloak item icon
    Potion-Stained Cloak
    17
  2. Foliage of the Autumn Blaze item icon
    Foliage of the Autumn Blaze
    10
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    9
  4. Fireproof Drape item icon
    Fireproof Drape
    5
  5. Decorated Commander's Cindercloak item icon
    Decorated Commander's Cindercloak
    4

Chest

  1. Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze
    47
  2. Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat item icon
    Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat
    2
  3. Dragonkiln Chestguard item icon
    Dragonkiln Chestguard
    1

Wrist

  1. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    31
  2. Frenzyroot Cuffs item icon
    Frenzyroot Cuffs
    9
  3. Bands of the Autumn Blaze item icon
    Bands of the Autumn Blaze
    3
  4. Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders item icon
    Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders
    3
  5. Bloodstench Skinguards item icon
    Bloodstench Skinguards
    1

Hands

  1. Handguards of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Handguards of the Autumn Blaze
    34
  2. Blightweaver's Clutches item icon
    Blightweaver's Clutches
    4
  3. Ruby Contestant's Gloves item icon
    Ruby Contestant's Gloves
    3
  4. Subjugator's Chilling Grips item icon
    Subjugator's Chilling Grips
    3
  5. Flamewaker's Grips item icon
    Flamewaker's Grips
    2

Waist

  1. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    18
  2. Garland of the Autumn Blaze item icon
    Garland of the Autumn Blaze
    8
  3. Troggskin Waistband item icon
    Troggskin Waistband
    6
  4. Elder's Volcanic Binding item icon
    Elder's Volcanic Binding
    5
  5. Watcher's Clasp of Purpose item icon
    Watcher's Clasp of Purpose
    4

Legs

  1. Pants of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Pants of the Autumn Blaze
    42
  2. Annora's Punctured Leggings item icon
    Annora's Punctured Leggings
    4
  3. Galakrond's Voracious Hide item icon
    Galakrond's Voracious Hide
    3
  4. Lavabearer Legwraps item icon
    Lavabearer Legwraps
    1

Feet

  1. Toxic Thorn Footwraps item icon
    Toxic Thorn Footwraps
    24
  2. Treads of Restored Order item icon
    Treads of Restored Order
    7
  3. Hooves of the Autumn Blaze item icon
    Hooves of the Autumn Blaze
    3
  4. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    3
  5. Slimy Expulsion Boots item icon
    Slimy Expulsion Boots
    3

Rings

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    45
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    43
  3. Circle of Ascended Frost item icon
    Circle of Ascended Frost
    5
  4. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    2
  5. Thunderous Downburst Ring item icon
    Thunderous Downburst Ring
    2

Trinkets

  1. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart item icon
    Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    45
  2. Prophetic Stonescales item icon
    Prophetic Stonescales
    31
  3. Augury of the Primal Flame item icon
    Augury of the Primal Flame
    4
  4. Whispering Incarnate Icon item icon
    Whispering Incarnate Icon
    4
  5. Granyth's Enduring Scale item icon
    Granyth's Enduring Scale
    3

Main Hand

  1. Rashon, the Immortal Blaze item icon
    Rashon, the Immortal Blaze
    42
  2. Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame item icon
    Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame
    4
  3. Awakened Planar Pillar item icon
    Awakened Planar Pillar
    2
  4. Howling Echoes item icon
    Howling Echoes
    1
  5. Obsidian Stirring Staff item icon
    Obsidian Stirring Staff
    1

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart item icon
    Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    45
  2. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    45
  3. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    43
  4. Rashon, the Immortal Blaze item icon
    Rashon, the Immortal Blaze
    40
  5. Ouroboreal Necklet item icon
    Ouroboreal Necklet
    5

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Guardian Druids in Mythic+.

  1. Life-Bound Bindings embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    29
  2. Toxic Thorn Footwraps embellishment item icon
    Thriving Thorns
    24
  3. Life-Bound Bindings embellishment item icon
    Toxified
    22
  4. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    7
  5. Flaring Cowl embellishment item icon
    Flaring Cowl
    4

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Guardian Druids in Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    25
  2. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    18
  3. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    6

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    40
  2. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    8
  3. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    28
  2. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    16
  3. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    6

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    41

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    38
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    4
  3. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    3

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    33
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    14
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    41
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    39
  3. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    13

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    33
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    15
  3. Frozen Writ enchantment icon
    Frozen Writ
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Guardian Druids in Mythic+.

  1. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    74
  2. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    72
  3. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    44
  4. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    28
  5. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    25