Balance Druid: My Trinket Sims end of Trial of Valor

Hey everyone. I am still around; I simply haven’t had much I wanted to post about. The game and my life have both kept me pretty busy.

The Legion class guide compilation and Mythic+ Guide post are still pretty current. I plan to do a significant review of them once Nighthold comes out. In the next week or two, there are a few posts I could make: I joined a new 2-day guild (we are 2/3 Mythic ToV); I have thoughts on Restoration Druid M+ talents; I suspected Feral Affinity was great months ago, and now top Balance Druids are starting to use it in raids.

I simmed my druid recently. The simulation confirmed what I had thought. Of the trinkets I currently have, the two non-raid, non-Mythic+ trinkets are my best single target trinkets. Single Target Results; Three-Target Results.

Aran’s Relaxing Ruby, which drops from Karazhan, is my best trinket. When buffed by the Nightbane chest, is incredibly strong. It is an AOE trinket that is my best single target trinket. On AOE it is incredible.

Unstable Arcanocrystal, which drops from a world boss that spawns every other month or so, is my second best trinket for single target.

These ilvl 860 trinkets outclass my 880 socketed Swarming Plaguehive on single target, and the Ruby is better than my 890 titanforged-socketed Unstable Horrorslime on AOE. 30 ilvls and a socket: still not as good as the ruby.

As someone who is mostly motivated to play by raiding, it feels a bit odd that my best trinkets come from outside of raid. And not just outside of raid. One is RNG on top of RNG, dropping on one of three times I was able to kill and bonus roll a world boss this expansion. The other came from a boss late in Karazhan, which, while a fun dungeon, isn’t something I wanted to feel obligated to run in its entirety every week for a shot at my best trinket.

And these are just the trinkets I have – an 880 titanforged haste statstick would be incredible, as would one or two 880+ titanforged trinkets from dungeons.

Anyhow, I might go into more detail about Legion gearing at some point. For now, have a happy New Year’s Eve!