Season of Discovery Balance Druid DPS Talents and Runes

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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

As the current maximum level is only 40, the talents you can pick from are limited, but expect this page to expand as the level cap increases.

Balance Talent Build

Level 40 Balance Druid talents finally start granting 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. The decision on whether to maximize Improved Starfire or Moonfury is minor (~5 DPS), so feel free to take either.

Points in Moonglow Icon Moonglow are skipped for now due to our recommended Runes below already giving a lot of Mana benefits.

  • Gloves — Sunfire Icon Sunfire or Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth (off-healer)
  • Pants — Starsurge Icon Starsurge
  • Chest — Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage
  • Waist — Eclipse Icon Eclipse
  • Feet — Dreamstate Icon Dreamstate

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, although Sunfire in particular is likely to be abandoned in the PvE rotation due to not benefiting from the 30% Eclipse critical strike bonus.

This makes taking Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth instead and moving the point on Moonkin Form Icon Moonkin Form to Improved Starfire Icon Improved Starfire a very viable alternative that does high area healing in between the regular Balance DPS rotation!

Finally, Eclipse Icon Eclipse and Dreamstate Icon Dreamstate are fantastic new Level 40 runes which drastically increase both DPS potential and Mana sustain, with great synergy with Nature's Grace Icon Nature's Grace.

More Engravings are likely to come out as we reach higher level caps, so make sure to keep a tab on our general Druid Rune guide below to learn what they do, and where to find them.



  • 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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