Season of Discovery Balance Druid DPS Talents and Runes

Last updated on Jul 10, 2024 at 03:00 by Seksixeny 7 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talents for your Balance Druid in WoW Classic — Season of Discovery, as well as advised runes.


Balance Druid Talent Build

Balance Talent Build

High level Druid talents grant significant power with Vengeance Icon Vengeance, Nature's Grace Icon Nature's Grace, and Moonfury Icon Moonfury all being quite strong. Moonkin Form Icon Moonkin Form is also an excellent one-pointer, and Improved Starfire Icon Improved Starfire is a decent investment, although not the strongest of the bunch.

Moonglow Icon Moonglow, Improved Mark of the Wild Icon Improved Mark of the Wild, and Insect Swarm Icon Insect Swarm are also taken, to improve your rotation and ability to support your raid.

  • Gloves — Sunfire Icon Sunfire
  • Pants — Starsurge Icon Starsurge
  • Chest — Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage
  • Waist — Eclipse Icon Eclipse
  • Feet — Dreamstate Icon Dreamstate
  • Head — Gale Winds Icon Gale Winds
  • Wrist — Elune's Fires Icon Elune's Fires
  • Back — Starfall Icon Starfall
  • Ring — Nature Specialization Icon Nature Specialization
  • Ring — Arcane Specialization Icon Arcane Specialization

We recommend making Wrath Icon Wrath free with Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage, freeing Mana to use Starfire Icon Starfire to activate Eclipse Icon Eclipse's buff. Sunfire Icon Sunfire and Starsurge Icon Starsurge are also taken for extra damage.

Eclipse Icon Eclipse and Dreamstate Icon Dreamstate drastically increase DPS potential and Mana sustain, with great synergy with Nature's Grace Icon Nature's Grace.

Finally, Gale Winds Icon Gale Winds is a great area damage option, and single-handedly converts Druid from one of the worst area damage dealers to one of the best, provided enemies stay inside the Hurricane Icon Hurricane for its full duration. Elune's Fires Icon Elune's Fires provides a lot of extra potential duration for your damage over time effects, allowing you to refresh them later or never at all and gain DPS in the process.

Make sure to check our Druid Rune guide in order to learn where to get all the SoD runes!



  • 10 Jul. 2024: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 04 Apr. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 4.
  • 27 Feb. 2024: Small adjustments to account for new sim results post Moonkin and Moonfire buffs.
  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Reworked rune section as all locations are known right now.
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