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Balance Druid DPS Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 14, 2018 at 13:13 by Bora 31 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Balance Druid DPS guide for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Balance Druid in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Author

This was written by Borabank, a Balance Druid theorycrafter and raider in Encore. You can watch him on his Twitch channel or in the Dreamgrove Discord server.

1. Class Overview

The Balance specialization provides an entertaining and challenging rotation, and it performs well in terms of both single and multiple target DPS.

Balance Druids shine in multiple target fights due to their ability to multi-DoT, and they also have good mobility due to their instant cast spells. However, while Balance Druid multi-target is strong, it still requires some set-up/ramp-up time and is not very bursty, resulting in other classes outperforming them in this area.

2. Patch 8.0.1 Changes for Balance Druids

Balance Druid received many changes over the duration of the Beta. Not all of them will be listed below, just the ones that impact the class significantly or are completely new to the toolkit. Most changes involve talent reworks which are included in the Builds and Talents page.

3. Balance Druid Strengths

  • Strong cleave in a small radius
  • Decent single and multi-target DPS with the ability to multi-DoT
  • Very mobile toolkit
  • Very tanky to various attacks and abilities

4. Balance Druid Weaknesses

  • A good portion of cleave is limited to an 8-yard radius
  • Cooldowns are not particularly strong
  • Easily punished with mismanagement of Empowerment charges

5. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 13 pages:

6. ChangeLog

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