Balance Druid Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

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

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Balance Druid

Balance Druids have received potentially the most unique Abilities from the past in their new Talent Tree. From fan-favorite abilities like Wild Mushroom, Goldrinn and Faerie Dragons, Balance Druids look like they have received a lot of love by Blizzard.

Balance Druids were the first talent trees that have been revealed by Blizzard, but have received significant makeovers over the course of the Dragonflight development.

Stat Choice for Balance Druid

General Stat Priority for Balance Druids with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility
  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
  • Incarnation or Convoke the Spirits grants you an additional damage cooldown.
  • Balance of all Things increases your critical strike chance whenever you enter an Eclipse.
  • Stellar Flare is a periodic damage debuff that also grants Astral Power.
  • New Moon is a new damage ability, which transforms into Half Moon and Full Moon after use.
  • Astral Communion grants you 60 Astral Power on use, every 1 minute.
  • Denizen of the Dream grants your Moonfire and Sunfire a chance to summon a Faerie Dragon.
Multi Target Talents
  • Wild Mushroom spawns a Mushroom underneath your target, which explodes and leaves a periodic damage debuff.
  • Fury of Elune is a laser beam chasing your target, dealing AoE damage.
  • Warrior of Elune grants your next 3 Starfires to be instant cast.
  • Shooting Stars rains down a random star on enemies afflicted by Moonfire or Sunfire.
  • Orbit Breaker spawns a Full Moon after 30 Shooting Stars.
  • Lunar Shrapnel deals additional damage to targets afflicted by Moonfire during Starfall.
  • Orbital Strike deals damage to targets infront of you and applies Stellar Flare to them whenever you activate Celestial Alignement.

Mythic+ Talents For Balance Druid



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Balance Druids in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Balance Druids in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Balance Druid

General Stat Priority for Balance Druids with our Build is:

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

Intellect 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 Nature and Arcane damage during either Sunfire or Moonfire.

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 Balance 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 Balance Druid

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets of Balance 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