Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2024)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20by Pumps36 comments

General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Guardian Druid in World of Warcraft —Dragonflight 10.2.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+.If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Feral Tank Druid talents.

1.

Best Dragonflight Talents for Guardian Druid

Note that these builds are generic recommendations for various content. For more specific recommendations for the Raid and Mythic+, check out the dedicated pages below.

Best Guardian Druid Mythic+ Talents for Dragonflight Season 4Best Guardian Druid Raid Talents for Amirdrassil

2.

Best Talents for Guardian Druid

Single-Target/Raid TalentsAoE/Mythic+ TalentsTalents Explained

This build is optimal for pure single-target situations, which encompassesessentially every raid boss in aberrus.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the bestbuild directly into your game!

3.

Best AoE Talents for Guardian Druid

This is our recommended build for AoE scenarios. This works well for Mythic+.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the bestbuild directly into your game!

3.

Talent Explanations for Guardian Druids

Note that we do not explain EVERY Talent in the tree on this page. We onlyexplain Talents that are part of our optimal builds for single-target and AoE.For full details and explanations of every Talent, please visit our Spells pagevia the button below.

Guardian Druid Dragonflight Spell Glossary

3.1.

Class Talents for Guardian Druids

3.1.1.

Rows 1-4

Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (1) Thrash is your main AoE damaging ability and essential to the Guardian Druid rotation. Deals damage AoE and applies a bleed to all targets hit.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2) Improved Swipe buffs your filler GCD ability Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (3) Swipe which deals AoE damage.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (4) Ironfur is your main active mitigation ability. Increases your armor temporarily at the cost of Rage.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (5) Killer Instinct increases your physical damage and armor by 6%.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (6) Improved Barkskin increases the duration of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (7) Barkskin by 4 seconds.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (8) Verdant Heart increases healing taken while either Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (9) Frenzied Regeneration or Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (10) Barkskin are active.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (11) Nurturing Instinct increases magic damage and healing by 6%. Very valuable, with Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (12) Moonfire being a relevant amount of our breakdown.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (13) Remove Corruption dispels poisons and curse effects. Great for Mythic+ is less useful for raids.

3.1.2.

Rows 5-7

Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (14) Soothe and Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (15) Sunfire are picked to progress further in the tree.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (16) Skull Bash is your interrupt and also works as a small charge if you ever get knocked back.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (17) Thick Hide is a passive 6% damage taken reduction.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (18) Stampeding Roar is your raid utility, increases your and your groups movement speed by 60% for 8 seconds.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (19) Astral Influence increases the range of all your abilities by 3 yards.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (20) Rising Light, Falling Night increases your damage and healing by 3% during the day. Increases your Versatility by 2% during the night.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (21) Matted Fur is a small absorb when you cast Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (22) Barkskin and Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (23) Survival Instincts.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (24) Typhoon is a useful knockback ability that can be used to reposition mobs or interrupt them momentarily.

3.1.3.

Rows 8-10

Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (25) Lycara's Teachings increases your Versatility by 6% in Bear Form.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (26) Renewal instantly heals you for 30% of your max health. A useful personal on a short cooldown.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (27) Heart of the Wild increases your non-Bear spells significantly. Primarily, it increases Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (28) Moonfire and auto-attack damage done by 30% for 45 seconds.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (29) Improved Stampeding Roar reduces the cooldown of your Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (30) Stampeding Roar by 1 minute.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (31) Ursol's Vortex keeps mobs in the same place for a short period. A useful mob control tool on certain encounters/dungeons.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (32) Innervate can be cast on a healer to reduce their Mana cost by 100% for 10 seconds. Handy utility and can save the day if used at the right time. Bonus, your healers will greatly appreciate it and heal you more.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (33) Nature's Vigil converts a portion of your single target damage done to healing for yourself and your group/raid.

3.2.

Spec Talents for Guardian Druids

3.2.1.

Rows 1-4

Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (34) Maul is a high damage-dealing Rage spender.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (35) Gore gives your abilities a chance to reset the cooldown on Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (36) Mangle.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (37) Survival Instincts is your biggest defensive on a long cooldown.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (38) Dream of Cenarius chance on nonperiodic damage taken to proc a buff that allows you to cast Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (39) Regrowth in bear form and be instant and free.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (40) Improved Survival Instincts grants a second charge of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (41) Survival Instincts which can be helpful on certain encounters.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (42) Brambles deals damage to attacking enemies and pulses AoE damage when Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (43) Barkskin is active.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (44) Innate Resolve gives you a second charge of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (45) Frenzied Regeneration and increases the healing it does by up to 150% based on your missing health.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (46) Gory Fur gives Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (47) Mangle a 15% chance to reduce the Rage of your next Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (48) Ironfur by 25%. Some minor Rage economy.

3.2.2.

Rows 5-7

Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (49) After the Wildfire Causes a massive burst of AoE healing around you each time you use 200 rages.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (50) Earthwarden makes it so that each time Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (51) Thrash deals its initial hit, you gain a buff that reduces your damage taken by the next melee swing by 30%. This stacks up to 3 times, which means if you hit 3 mobs, you will gain 3 stacks immediately.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (52) Berserk: Unchecked Aggression causes our Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (53) Berserk to grant us 15% Haste and reduce the Rage cost of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (54) Maul by 50%. The Haste is great as it increases the tick rate of all our DoTs, including Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (55) Moonfire.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (56) Reinvigoration reduces the cooldown of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (57) Frenzied Regeneration by 20/40%.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (58) Tooth and Claw gives auto attacks a chance to empower your next Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (59) Maul stacking up to 2 times. Empowered Maul deals 40% more damage, costs no rage, and reduces the target's damage done to you by 15% for 6 seconds.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (60) Vulnerable Flesh increases Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (61) Maul crit chance by 30%.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (62) Fury of Nature increases your Arcane damage done by 20% in Bear Form.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (63) Vicious Cycle causes your Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (64) Mangle to increase your Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (65) Maul damage done and vice versa. Stacks up to 3 times.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (66) Soul of the Forest causes Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (67) Mangle to deal 25% increased damage and generate 5 extra rage. With our current tier set bonus, this is a ton of extra Rage.

3.2.3.

Rows 8-10

Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (68) Flashing Claws gives Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (69) Thrash a 20% chance to trigger an additional Thrash. This can proc multiple times off itself, sometimes leading to 4+ casts.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (70) Galactic Guardian gives your damaging abilities a chance to trigger a free Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (71) Moonfire and cause the next Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (72) Moonfire cast to be empowered, increasing its damage done by 300%.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (73) Scintillating Moonlight makes targets affected by Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (74) Moonfire deal 10% less damage to you.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (75) Twin Moonfire makes Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (76) Moonfire deal 20% increased damage and also hits another target nearby. This helps the spread of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (77) Moonfire on multiple mobs like in Mythic+. Combined with Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (78) Galactic Guardian, you rarely have to cast Moonfire, as it will just automatically spread to every target via the procs of Galactic Guardian.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (79) Ursoc's Fury makes Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (80) Thrash and Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (81) Maul grant an absorb shield for 45% of the damage they deal. Another self-sustain booster.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (82) Rend and Tear makes targets affected by Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (83) Thrash take an additional 2% damage and deal 2% less damage to you per stack of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (84) Thrash.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (85) Circle of Life and Death makes your DoT effects deal their damage in 25% less time. This means those Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (86) Moonfires tick much faster but fall off quicker; luckily, that is not an issue for us with our constant spreading.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (87) Elune's Favored increases Arcane damage you deal in Bear Form by 10%, and 40% of the Arcane damage you deal in Bear Form also heals you. Another crucial talent for self-sustain and essential for the Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (88) Moonfire build.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (89) Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc turns your Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (90) Berserk and all its perks into a new ability that lasts 30 seconds instead of 15, increases health by 30%, and causes your Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (91) Mangle to hit 3 targets. This is a great ability as all the Berserk talents you chose earlier in the tree get added to it, extending their duration by 15 seconds while also boosting your health pool by so much making this our strongest offensive cooldown by far.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (92) Ursoc's Guidance makes every 20 Rage you spend reduce the cooldown of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (93) Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc by 1 second. Reducing the cooldown of an integral cooldown for us speeds up our rotation and fun even further.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (94) Rage of the Sleeper Increases your damage done, reduces your damage taken, increases your leech, and reflects damage at attackers.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (95) Thorns of Iron causes Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (96) Ironfur to deal damage equal to 30% of your armor to nearby enemies.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (97) Lunar Beam Drops a beam that increases our Mastery by 15%, heals us and deals damage to enemies.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (98) Raze Is an Aoe version of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (99) Maul.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (100) Moonless Night causes all single target abilities on targets afflicted with Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (101) Moonfire to deal 20% extra arcane damage.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (102) Pulverize Consumes 2 stacks of Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (103) Thrash on the mob and makes them deal 35% less damage to us for 10 seconds.
Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (104) Blood Frenzy causes Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (105) Thrash to generate 2 rage each time it deals damage. That means on both DoT ticks and initial application. This is a massive amount of Rage on multiple targets.

3.3.

Mythic+

Mythic+ can require a mix of AoE and Single-Target talents, depending onaffixes and other variables. You should check out our page below if you wantadvice specific to Mythic+.

Guardian Druid Mythic+ Guide for Dragonflight

4.

Rotation for Guardian Druid Talents

Some talents will require you to play in a particular way to get the most outof them. You can find more information on how your rotation will look afterselecting your talents on our rotation page below.

Guardian Druid Rotation Guide for Dragonflight

5.

PvP Talents (War Mode)

The Battle for Azeroth expansion introduced a new system called "War Mode."Opting into War Mode makes you eligible for open-world PvP but also grants youthe following benefits:

  • World Quests at a maximum level have 10-30% increased rewards.
  • You gain 10-30% increased experience while leveling.
  • Allows you to earn Conquest Points towards weekly gear rewards.
  • Grants you the use of PvP talents in the open-world.

With the benefits of enabling War Mode for leveling and PvE content, it isrecommended that you enable the feature to maximize your leveling and rewards atmaximum level. However, you will make yourself eligible for open-world PvP,and the possibility of being "ganked" while leveling or doing World Questsexists.

5.1.

PvP Talents for Guardian Druids

Below are the recommended PvP talents for leveling and doing PvEcontent. You will get a choice of 1 general PvP talent, and 3 spec-specifictalents.

5.1.1.

Guardian Druid PvP Talents

  1. Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (106) Overrun is a powerful charge with a stun, and the knockback ittriggers provides a large mobility boost.
  2. Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (107) Emerald Slumber Enter a deep sleep for 8 seconds that makes allother cooldowns recover 400% faster.
  3. Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (108) Demoralizing Roar reduces damage enemies deal to you by 20% for 10seconds.
  4. Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (109) Alpha Challenge replaces Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (110) Growl, an ability thathistorically has no function in solo content. In exchange, you (and your allies)deal increased damage to the target you taunt.
  5. Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (111) Malorne's Swiftness increases your Guardian Druid Tank Spec, Builds, and Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (112) Travel Formmovement speed by 20% and prevents you from being slowed below 100% movementspeed. This improves your mobility and will reduce travel time, which isimportant while leveling.

The remaining PvP talents may have limited or niche applications inleveling or open-world PvE content,but they do not provide the overall benefit of the recommended list above. Therest of the PvP talents do not contribute meaningfully to leveling or openworld PvE.

While Guardian may have some fun open-world PvP viability, if you wantto do more serious PvP, you may have better success with a non-tank spec.

Feral Druid PvP guideBalance Druid PvP guideRestoration Druid PvP guide

6.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 20 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 21 Nov. 2023: Updated M+ talent build.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Added new Talent Template Block and Updated Talents.
  • 25 Jul. 2023: Updated talent builds.
  • 12 Jul. 2023: Added High damage M+ build and fixed Raze link.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated and added new talent builds for 10.1.
  • 24 Mar. 2023: Updated talent tree strings.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 11 Feb. 2023: Updated talent builds after bugfixes.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.

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