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Guardian Druid Overview
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Guardian Druids are a “jack-of-all-trades” of tanking. Between talents, cooldowns, massive health, and active mitigation abilities we have plenty of options to handle a given situation. Plus when not tanking we can take on another role within a group to maximize our effectiveness.
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Night Elves, Worgen, Tauren, and Trolls can play Druids.
Druids can use daggers, 1H/2H maces, fist weapons, polearms, and staves.
Iconic Guardian Druid abilities:
Mastery: Nature's Guardian
: Increases your maximum health and healing received by 8%. Also increases your attack power by 8%.
Special Class Hall Rewards
Archdruid's Lunarwing Form
Druids are on the
Vanquisher Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Garb of the Astral Warden
Your abilities have an additional 10% chance to trigger Gore.
Mangle reduces the cost of your next Ironfur or Frenzied Regeneration by 5 Rage, stacking up to 2 times.
Tier 20 set:
The cooldown of Frenzied Regeneration is reduced by up to 40%, based on your current health when you use it. Cooldown is reduced more when used at lower health.
The cooldown of Frenzied Regeneration is reduced by 1 sec for every 20 Rage you spend.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
What makes Guardian Druid Special
: A ferocious bear that wields the brutality of nature and claws to survive large amounts of damage. Very little can get through a guardian druid’s thick hide, and whatever does can be healed with nature magic.
: Rage, generated via attacks (both auto-attacks and special attacks), used for active mitigation.
, which increases armor to reduce most physical damage.
, which heals based on recent damage taken.
to pick up a single or multiple targets, continue to use on cooldown.
to generate Rage and damage a single target, use on cooldown.
on cooldown. Fill empty spots in your rotation with
. All these attacks will either directly generate rage, used for active mitigation, or reset the cooldown on
, which will also generate rage.
, a short-range charge and interrupt.
, a group-wide sprint. Many mobility options can be customized with talents.
, a strong damage reduction on a moderate cooldown.
, a small damage reduction on a short cooldown.
Claws of Ursoc
, a pair of fist weapons granted by the mighty bear Ancient Ursoc. Each artifact skin pairs with a matching bear form skin and color.
: Agility leather.
: Strong passive and physical damage reduction coupled with healing capabilities. Can fill multiple roles, like healing and damage dealing, in a pinch.
Druids can travel quickly without a mount using
--on land, in water, or in the air.
When shapeshifted, they have striking fur combinations for every hair color in Bear and Cat form. These have received model updates in Legion!
Druids have the special zone
they can teleport to for training, which is filled with Druidic lore.
They have many vanity glyphs including
Glyph of the Forest Path
to leave a trail of leaves with Dash,
Glyph of the Sentinel
to turn Flight Form into an Owl, and
Glyph of the Doe
to turn Travel Form into a Doe.
A new glyph obtainable in Nighthold is
Glyph of Twilight Bloom
, a drop from High Botanist Tel'arn.
They can equip the legendary weapons
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
Other Flavor Items
All of these items are sold by
: effect of old Glyph of One with Nature
Tome of the Wilds: Treant Form
Tome of the Wilds: Stag Form
Tome of the Wilds: Track Beasts
Tome of the Wilds: Flap
Tome of the Wilds: Charm Woodland Creature
Charm Woodland Creature
Changes in Patch 7.2.5
now deals 500% (up from 100%) Physical damage, costs 45 Rage (up from 20 Rage) and cooldown reduced. On the GCD.
now increases armor by 65% (down from 80%).
Mark of Ursol has been removed.
For Artifact and Legendary changes, check the
sections of the guide.
How to Use This Guide
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