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Balance Druid DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 27, 2016 at 07:42 by Vlad 136 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Balance Druids. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.

The other pages of our Balance Druid guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Xirips, one of the best Balance Druids in the world, who raids in Method. You can follow him on Twitter and you can watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

The Balance Druid artifact progression path is very straightforward.

  1.  Icon New Moon
  2.  Icon Skywrath
  3.  Icon Falling Star
  4.  Icon Light of the Sun
  5.  Icon Touch of the Moon
  6.  Icon Power of Goldrinn
  7.  Icon Dark Side of the Moon
  8.  Icon Twilight Glow
  9.  Icon Sunfire Burns
  10.  Icon Moon and Stars
  11.  Icon Scythe of the Stars
  12.  Icon Sunblind
  13.  Icon Rapid Innervation
  14.  Icon Solar Stabbing
  15.  Icon Echoing Stars
  16.  Icon Empowerment
  17.  Icon Bladed Feathers
  18.  Icon Goldrinn's Fury

2. Relic Choice

When choosing which relics to use, always take the one that grants you the highest item level, regardless of the benefit it offers (more on this below the priority). When having to choose between relics that grant the same item level, chose based on the following trait enhancement priority.

  1.  Icon Scythe of the Stars
  2.  Icon Solar Stabbing
  3.  Icon Dark Side of the Moon
  4.  Icon Empowerment
  5.  Icon Sunfire Burns /  Icon Twilight Glow

The above priority refers to single target situations. For multiple target situations, you should instead prioritise  Icon Sunfire Burns /  Icon Twilight Glow.

Regarding the item level difference when choosing relics, consider the following.

  • In case of a 1 item level difference, it is not worth replacing a higher-ranked relic with a lower one.
  • In case of a 3 item level difference, you can replace a higher-ranked relic with a lower one (from the list above).
  • In case of a 5 item level difference, you can replace any relic from the list above with any other relic, whether the new relic contributes to your DPS output or not.

3. ChangeLog

  • 25 Nov. 2016: Updated the relic priority.
  • 02 Oct. 2016: Refined advice for choosing relics.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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