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Balance Druid DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:25 by Vlad 193 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 7.2.

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

For the first 35 Artifact points, the Balance Druid 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
Artifact Progression Above Level 35

After this, we recommend that you distribute future points as follows.

  1. Radiance of the Cenarion Circle Icon Radiance of the Cenarion Circle
  2. Light of the Evening Star Icon Light of the Evening Star
  3. Wax and Wane Icon Wax and Wane
  4. Circadian Invocation Icon Circadian Invocation
  5.  Icon Sunfire Burns
  6.  Icon Twilight Glow
  7.  Icon Scythe of the Stars
  8.  Icon Solar Stabbing
  9.  Icon Falling Star
  10.  Icon Dark Side of the Moon
  11.  Icon Empowerment
  12.  Icon Touch of the Moon
  13.  Icon Bladed Feathers
  14. Concordance of the Legionfall Icon Concordance of the Legionfall

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 trait enhancement priorities listed below.

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.

2.1. Single Target

  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

2.2. Multiple Target

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

3. ChangeLog

  • 28 Mar. 2017: Made a small update to the 7.2 Artifact trait order.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: Added path for the Artifact traits added in Patch 7.2.
  • 22 Jan. 2017: Fixed an error in a recommended multiple target Relic (now correctly advising Falling Star).
  • 19 Jan. 2017: Added a separate Relic priority for multiple target situations.
  • 25 Nov. 2016: Updated the Relic priority.
  • 02 Oct. 2016: Refined advice for choosing Relics.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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