Balance Druid 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 27, 2020

Welcome to our Balance Druid BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Balance Druid Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Balance Druid BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Balance Druid character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Balance Druid PvE Guide and Balance Druid PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Stats

87%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

23%
19%
9%
9%
7%
5%
2%

Head

86%
7%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

86%
9%

Back

100%

Chest

93%
2%

Wrist

71%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Hands

24%
21%
13%
8%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Waist

19%
14%
12%
10%
9%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Legs

21%
16%
15%
12%
11%
6%
5%
2%

Feet

75%
5%
2%
2%

Ring

29%
23%
14%
9%
7%
2%

Trinket

45%
29%
14%
5%
2%

Main Hand

46%
19%
8%
7%
7%
5%
4%

Gems

94%
3%

Races

37%
Tauren
22%
Night Elf
17%
Zandalari Troll
14%
Troll
4%
Highmountain Tauren
3%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
16%
16%
12%
5%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
21%

Stats

91%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

24%
20%
9%
9%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
13%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

85%
15%

Back

100%

Chest

94%
3%

Wrist

74%
10%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

21%
20%
18%
7%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

22%
20%
10%
9%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
2%

Legs

18%
18%
15%
12%
11%
11%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

73%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

31%
26%
18%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

47%
23%
18%
7%
2%

Main Hand

56%
18%
9%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Gems

95%
3%

Races

39%
Tauren
20%
Troll
19%
Zandalari Troll
10%
Night Elf
7%
Highmountain Tauren
4%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
16%
16%
11%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
21%
2%
2%

Stats

89%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

32%
21%
10%
8%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Head

93%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

97%
3%

Wrist

72%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

33%
14%
13%
7%
7%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

19%
16%
12%
11%
9%
9%
8%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

25%
18%
17%
12%
8%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

77%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

41%
22%
15%
9%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

56%
25%
11%
3%
3%

Main Hand

57%
11%
11%
7%
6%
4%
2%

Gems

94%
3%

Races

36%
Tauren
32%
Zandalari Troll
13%
Troll
11%
Night Elf
5%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
18%
10%
8%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
23%
22%
2%

Stats

82%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
11%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
3%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

27%
17%
9%
7%
6%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Head

90%
7%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

93%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

94%
3%
2%

Wrist

72%
7%
6%
5%
2%
2%

Hands

33%
16%
13%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

22%
14%
11%
11%
10%
10%
6%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Legs

24%
22%
15%
14%
8%
7%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

68%
9%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

21%
21%
18%
18%
12%
4%
4%
2%

Trinket

40%
36%
17%
4%

Main Hand

52%
15%
10%
9%
6%
5%
2%

Gems

94%
3%
2%

Races

41%
Tauren
21%
Night Elf
15%
Zandalari Troll
13%
Troll
4%
Highmountain Tauren
4%
Worgen
2%
Kul Tiran

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
17%
15%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
21%
2%
2%

Stats

91%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

24%
19%
16%
8%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

89%
6%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

96%
3%

Wrist

79%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

22%
16%
14%
12%
12%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

21%
19%
16%
13%
13%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

25%
14%
14%
12%
10%
7%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

77%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

26%
25%
16%
13%
8%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

42%
35%
17%
3%
2%

Main Hand

54%
17%
10%
5%
5%
5%
3%

Gems

94%
3%
2%

Races

32%
Tauren
28%
Troll
16%
Night Elf
15%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Highmountain Tauren
3%
Worgen
2%
Kul Tiran

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
17%
14%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
23%
2%

Stats

92%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

21%
21%
14%
12%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Head

91%
5%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

98%

Wrist

69%
14%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

17%
17%
17%
16%
7%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

30%
13%
12%
10%
9%
7%
7%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

28%
20%
20%
11%
8%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

83%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
27%
13%
11%
6%
5%
3%

Trinket

44%
38%
14%

Main Hand

39%
28%
10%
9%
8%
4%

Gems

97%
2%

Races

49%
Tauren
17%
Zandalari Troll
15%
Night Elf
14%
Troll
3%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
18%
12%
6%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
23%
23%
2%

Stats

91%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

20%
19%
16%
10%
6%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Head

88%
6%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

75%
23%

Back

100%

Chest

96%
2%
2%

Wrist

67%
14%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

33%
21%
14%
8%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

18%
18%
15%
12%
12%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

21%
21%
12%
12%
11%
10%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

65%
18%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

40%
29%
10%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

57%
18%
15%
5%
4%

Main Hand

34%
32%
11%
9%
8%
3%
2%

Gems

97%
2%

Races

38%
Tauren
27%
Zandalari Troll
13%
Night Elf
13%
Troll
5%
Worgen
4%
Highmountain Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
17%
14%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
21%
2%

Stats

87%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

27%
22%
17%
7%
6%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Head

91%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

94%
2%

Wrist

72%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

32%
23%
12%
10%
7%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

33%
12%
10%
9%
8%
8%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

33%
15%
11%
11%
11%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

80%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
24%
15%
14%
10%
4%

Trinket

52%
18%
15%
8%
3%
2%

Main Hand

39%
18%
12%
11%
9%
7%
2%
2%

Gems

95%
3%

Races

38%
Tauren
32%
Night Elf
13%
Troll
13%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
18%
12%
6%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
22%
2%

Stats

94%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

26%
19%
14%
10%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Head

89%
5%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

90%
9%

Back

100%

Chest

95%
2%

Wrist

75%
7%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

21%
20%
16%
16%
8%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

23%
15%
11%
10%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

35%
17%
11%
10%
7%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

84%
5%
5%
2%

Ring

46%
18%
14%
11%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

41%
37%
18%
2%

Main Hand

40%
26%
15%
7%
5%
4%
3%

Gems

98%

Races

37%
Night Elf
35%
Tauren
14%
Zandalari Troll
9%
Troll
3%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
17%
14%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
22%
2%

Stats

90%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

36%
20%
7%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Head

76%
19%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

79%
19%

Back

100%

Chest

93%
4%

Wrist

63%
16%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Hands

28%
23%
12%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

21%
15%
14%
13%
10%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

21%
18%
14%
13%
11%
8%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

68%
12%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

28%
24%
15%
13%
12%
4%

Trinket

44%
38%
12%
2%
2%

Main Hand

41%
20%
16%
8%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Gems

95%
2%

Races

31%
Tauren
28%
Night Elf
15%
Zandalari Troll
14%
Troll
9%
Highmountain Tauren
3%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
15%
13%
4%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
21%
2%

Stats

84%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
7%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
4%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

20%
20%
17%
9%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Head

91%
6%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

96%
3%

Wrist

77%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

27%
26%
16%
7%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

29%
13%
11%
10%
9%
8%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

27%
20%
14%
13%
9%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

76%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
21%
17%
13%
7%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

48%
31%
11%
4%
2%
2%

Main Hand

51%
20%
7%
7%
7%
3%
3%

Gems

93%
4%

Races

36%
Tauren
34%
Night Elf
13%
Troll
10%
Zandalari Troll
5%
Worgen
2%
Highmountain Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
18%
13%
5%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
24%
22%

Stats

73%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
21%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

21%
17%
14%
9%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Head

69%
21%
8%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

66%
21%
9%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

75%
22%
3%

Wrist

63%
21%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

23%
23%
13%
10%
8%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

22%
18%
13%
12%
7%
7%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

33%
20%
13%
8%
7%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

76%
9%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
21%
19%
15%
8%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

43%
24%
18%
11%
2%

Main Hand

57%
17%
9%
4%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Gems

80%
18%

Races

48%
Tauren
21%
Night Elf
11%
Troll
11%
Zandalari Troll
5%
Worgen
4%
Highmountain Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
15%
13%
13%
10%
8%
4%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
22%
16%
6%
3%

Stats

89%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
8%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

28%
25%
7%
7%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

90%
6%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

90%
8%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

94%
3%
2%

Wrist

80%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

36%
17%
10%
7%
4%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

22%
20%
13%
11%
8%
7%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

28%
16%
11%
10%
10%
8%
5%
5%
4%

Feet

78%
7%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

27%
19%
17%
16%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

38%
34%
14%
7%
5%

Main Hand

38%
28%
14%
7%
6%
5%
2%

Gems

97%
2%

Races

33%
Night Elf
27%
Tauren
17%
Troll
16%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Highmountain Tauren
3%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
18%
15%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
22%
2%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.