WotLK Classic Balance Druid Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities

Last updated on Jan 22, 2023 at 09:35 by Seksixeny 3 comments

On this page, you will learn how to optimize the rotation of your Balance Druid in both single-target and multiple-target PvE situations in WotLK Classic. We also have advanced sections about cooldowns, procs, etc. in order to minmax your DPS.

1.

Foreword

If you have not already, please read the Spell Summary page. Knowing how each spell and ability works in detail will make it much easier to understand the topics discussed on this page.

2.

Short Fight Rotation for Balance Druids

We will be presenting the skill rotation of an Balance Druid as a priority list, which means you should try to use the one at the top of the list first for maximum DPS. Use a Potion of Wild Magic Icon Potion of Wild Magic just before pulling for maximum damage.

2.1.

Short Fight Single-Target Rotation for Balance Druids

In single-target you will look towards the following priority:

  1. Keep Faerie Fire IconFaerie Fire on the target if raiding, for the Improved Faerie Fire IconImproved Faerie Fire debuff. You can skip it if another Druid is keeping it up and your raid has the 3% Spell Hit debuff already;
  2. Use Force of Nature IconForce of Nature within melee range of the boss;
  3. Use Starfall IconStarfall in a position where you will not pull unwanted enemies;
  4. Apply and refresh (after it expires) Insect Swarm IconInsect Swarm on the target unless currently buffed by (Lunar) Eclipse IconEclipse;
  5. During Eclipse IconEclipse buffs, spam the buffed spell (Lunar = Starfire IconStarfire, trinkets, and Hyperspeed Accelerators Icon Hyperspeed Accelerators, Solar = Wrath IconWrath);
  6. When not in an Eclipse IconEclipse, work towards your next one by casting either Wrath IconWrath (for your first Eclipse) or Starfire IconStarfire, with the spell you want to cast always being the same as the buffed spell of the Eclipse you mostly recently left;
  7. Moonfire IconMoonfire if movement is needed.
2.2.

Area Damage Rotation for Balance Druids

For area-of-effect damage you will use a different rotation:

  1. Use Starfall IconStarfall in a position where you will not pull unwanted enemies;
  2. Use Typhoon IconTyphoon with Glyph of Typhoon Icon Glyph of Typhoon to hit as many enemies as possible and, hopefully, proc Nature's Grace IconNature's Grace;
  3. Channel Hurricane IconHurricane.
3.

Long Fight Rotation for Balance Druids

In Ulduar, most fights take quite a while, which allows Moonfire IconMoonfire to become a significant part of the rotation.

As always, use a Potion of Wild Magic Icon Potion of Wild Magic just before pulling for maximum damage.

3.1.

Long Fight Single-Target Rotation for Balance Druids

In single-target you will look towards the following priority:

  1. Keep Faerie Fire IconFaerie Fire on the target if raiding, for the Improved Faerie Fire IconImproved Faerie Fire debuff. You can skip it if another Druid is keeping it up and your raid has the 3% Spell Hit debuff already;
  2. Use Force of Nature IconForce of Nature within melee range of the boss;
  3. Use Starfall IconStarfall in a position where you will not pull unwanted enemies;
  4. Apply and refresh (after it expires) Insect Swarm IconInsect Swarm on the target unless currently buffed by (Lunar) Eclipse IconEclipse;
  5. Apply and refresh (after it expires) Moonfire IconMoonfire when moving or after Solar Eclipse IconEclipse ends;
  6. During Eclipse IconEclipse buffs, spam the buffed spell (Lunar = Starfire IconStarfire, trinkets, and Hyperspeed Accelerators Icon Hyperspeed Accelerators, Solar = Wrath IconWrath);
  7. When not in an Eclipse IconEclipse, work towards your next one by casting either Wrath IconWrath (for your first Eclipse) or Starfire IconStarfire, with the spell you want to cast always being the same as the buffed spell of the Eclipse you mostly recently left.

The area of effect damage rotation stays the same.

4.

Changelog

  • 22 Jan. 2023: Added new rotation options if you have moved past Tier 7 bonuses.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 20 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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