Guardian Druid Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Guardian Druid Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Guardian Druids in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Guardian Druid

Guardian Druids can output very strong damage due to their Incarnation, a 3-minute cooldown which makes your Thrash have no cooldown. This allows Guardian Druids to become very strong in Multi-Target situations. This cooldown can be reduced to around 2 minutes due to other Talents on their Tree.

Guardian Druids can now provide more Utility to their party members with Innervate, and with Dragonflight they now also got Mark of the Wild, granting every partymember 3% Versatility.

Stat Choice for Guardian Druid

General Stat Priority for Guardian Druids with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
  5. Critical Strike

Basic Rotation

Read the Rotation and Cooldowns section for more in-depth information.

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Killer Instinct grants 6% more Physical damage, and Nurturing Instinct grants 6% more Magical damage and healing. Nature’s Vigil and Protector of the Pack are granting significant passive Heal to your party. Heart of the Wild empowers all other abilities not associated with your specialization.

Other Damage Talents

Feral abilities and Physical damage notes are located on the left side, while Moonkin abilities like Sunfire and Starsurge are located on the right side. In the middle, you find Healing and Tanking abilities.

Crowd Control & Utility

Typhoon, Cyclone, Mass Entanglement, Ursol’s Vortex, Mighty Bash, Maim and Incapacitating Roar are strong Utility abilities. Remove Corruption cleanses Curses and Poisons. Stampeding Roar grants Movement speed to all party members. Innervate grants Mana regeneration to your healer.

Defensive Talents

Thick Hide reduces all damage taken, Well-Honed Instincts grants Frenzied Regeneration when falling below 40% health, Matted Fur and Improved Barkskin, Verdant Heart and Ursine Vigor are all granting more Survivability.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Vulnerable Flesh grants your Maul 30% additional critcal strike chance.
  • Tooth and Claw causes your auto attacks to empower your next Maul. This empowered Maul causes the enemy to deal 15% less damage to you.
  • Vicious Cycle causes your Mangle to empower your next Maul by 15%, stacking up to 3 times.
  • Rage of the Sleeper grants you 25% damage reduction, and reflects a portion of the damage taken back to the enemy.
  • After the Wildfire causes a burst of heal to allies within 8-yards after spending 200 Rage.
Multi Target Talents
  • Untamed Savagery increases damage and radius of Thrash by 25%.
  • Ursoc’s Fury grants you an absorb shield for 30% of the damage dealt by Thrash and Maul. 
  • Berserk: Ravage reduces the cooldown of Thrash, Mangle and Growl by 100% during Berserk.
  • Fury of Nature increases your Arcane damage while in Bear form.
  • Scintillating Moonlight causes enemies affect by Moonfire to deal less damage to you, while Twin Moonfire now applies Moonfire to two enemies.
  • Galactic Guardian grants you a chance to trigger a free automatic Moonfire on your target, and makes your next manual Moonfire to deal 300% more damage.
  • Elune’s Favored increases your Arcane damage, and heals you for 30% of all your Arcane damage.

Mythic+ Talents For Guardian Druid



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Guardian Druids in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Guardian Druids in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Guardian Druid

General Stat Priority for Guardian Druids with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
  5. Critical Strike

Agility is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage and healing increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your maximum health and healing received, and also your attack power.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Guardian Druid

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Guardian Druid

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets of Guardian Druid in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

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Gems, Enchants and Consumables