Guardian Druid Tanking Guide

Level 120, Patch 8.0.1

Guardian Druid PvE Tanking Rotation - 8.0.1

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Guardian Druid abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Keep in mind that simply following this (or any other) rotation guide will not guarantee you to be amazing at tanking. How aggressively you execute the rotation, how fast and intelligently you react in encounters, your FPS, latency, etc. play a large part in the end-result of your performance. We encourage you to really focus on those things and perfect this rotation if you're very performance-focused.

Single Target Rotation

Tanking Priority: Execute this priority to build Rage and threat.

  1. Moonfire with a  Galactic Guardian proc (if selected).
  2. Mangle whenever available to generate Rage. Watch for Gore procs.
  3. Guardian Thrash on cooldown.
  4. Moonfire to maintain the DoT.
  5. Pulverize whenever possible (if selected).
  6. Swipe Guardian as a filler ability.
  7. Maul to dump excess Rage.

Active Mitigation: Use these skills to mitigate damage.

AoE Rotation

  1. Moonfire with a  Galactic Guardian proc (if selected).
  2. Guardian Thrash on cooldown.
  3. Mangle when available.
  4. Moonfire on as many targets as possible.
  5. Swipe Guardian as often as possible.
  6. Maul to dump excess Rage.

Effective Cooldowns

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate in each encounter.