Balance Druid DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Bora 93 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Balance Druid in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.

1.

Foreword

This page is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous subtleties and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

2.

The Basics of Balance Druids

Balance Druid has a single target and multi-target rotation, which both require good DoT uptime and proper building and spending of Astral Power. Cooldowns should be used as they come up unless they can be used at a better opportunity without losing a use over the period you are in combat.

Balance Druid has an Eclipse cycle-based gameplay loop. You will enter Solar Eclipse on single and two targets and Lunar Eclipse on three or more targets. You cast Wrath Icon Wrath in Solar Eclipse and Starfire Icon Starfire in Lunar Eclipse.

On a single target, you will use your cooldowns as they come up or when you can stack multiple cooldowns together. You will use Starsurge Icon Starsurge as your way to spend Astral Power. On multiple targets, you will instead cast Starfall Icon Starfall as your main way to spend Astral Power.

For more information about your spells and their interactions, please refer to our spell summary page.

3.

Talent Choice for Balance Druids

The following talent choices are a catch-all to ensure you can do all different types of content. Make sure to use the 'Copy Export String' button to import our build ingame.

This is a good all-around tree for most content. This is a hybrid build as well as a pure multi-target build.

Pure single target builds do not take Starfall Icon Starfall however you will want to Starfall on 2-targets.If you are doing more single-target-oriented content, use the following talent build:

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On a pure single target, you do go into Solar Eclipse, and you use Warrior of Elune Icon Warrior of Elune to get into Solar Eclipse quickly.

Talents such as Typhoon Icon Typhoon, Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits, and Orbital Strike Icon Orbital Strike can be used more effectively in the open-world or solo-player content.

If you are looking for a more detailed analysis of each talent and the situations in which it could be taken, check out the full talents page below.

4.

Stat Choice for Balance Druids

Currently, you will want to prioritize stats as follows:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Haste;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Versatility.

Stats for Balance Druid are consistent in most situations. Item level is the main determining factor in gearing up. For more details on how each stat interacts with our abilities and how stat weights can change, head to the full stats page on the link below.

5.

Basic Rotation for Balance Druids

The general Balance Druid rotation is based on a priority list. This is the priority for a single target. Lunar is the preferred Eclipse Icon Eclipse state. Aim to be inside an Eclipse state at all times during your rotation.

5.1.

Single Target Basic Rotation for Balance Druids

  1. Cast and keep up Moonfire Icon Moonfire, Sunfire Icon Sunfire, and Stellar Flare Icon Stellar Flare(if talented)
  2. Enter Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment (or Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of Elune)
  3. If you do not have cooldowns, cast 2 Starfire Icon Starfires to enter Solar Eclipse
  4. Cast Starsurge Icon Starsurge to not cap on Astral Power
  5. Cast Wrath Icon Wrath as your primary filler.

There are a variety of smaller cooldowns that Balance Druid has access to depending on what you talent into. Most of these talents that become spells generate Astral Power. There are a few main rules when using the majority of these cooldowns:

  • When using a cooldown, do not allow your Astral Power to cap.
  • Try to stack your cooldowns together to improve their effectiveness.
  • Do not lose a usage of your cooldowns unless there is a good reason to not use them.
5.2.

Multi Target Basic Rotation for Balance Druids

  1. Cast and keep up Moonfire Icon Moonfire and Sunfire Icon Sunfire on targets that will live more than 6 seconds
  2. Enter Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment (or Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of Elune)
  3. If you do not have cooldowns, cast 2 Wrath Icon Wraths to enter Lunar Eclipse
  4. Cast Starfall Icon Starfall to not cap on Astral Power
  5. Inside Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment (or Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of Elune, cast Starfire Icon Starfire if there are additional targets within 8 yards of your main target. Cast Wrath Icon Wrath if the targets are spread out.
  6. When only in Lunar Eclipse, cast Starfire Icon Starfire
  7. When there are less than 1.5-seconds left (or the cast time of your Wrath Icon Wrath) in your Eclipse, cast Wrath Icon Wrath

There are a few factors when facing multiple targets that can influence how you play.

If the targets are spread, apply Moonfire Icon Moonfire while you wait for them to group into Sunfire Icon Sunfire range. The same goes for cooldowns; the more targets you can deal damage to, the better your cooldown will be. You should remember not to lose a use.

If the targets are not going to live a long time, burst becomes more effective than damage over time. Do not apply Moonfire Icon Moonfire to multiple targets if they will die quickly. It is better to use your Astral Power.

For more specific information related to the rotation and the specific rules, you can head over to our Rotation page.

6.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.0.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 08 May 2023: Updated for May 9th Hotfixes.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.0.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed and updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated talent choices and some basic info.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 15 Nov. 2022: Updated talent recommendations.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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