Balance Druid DPS Spec, Builds, and Talents — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Balance Druid in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+. If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Balance Druid talents.

1.

Best Dragonflight Talents for Balance Druid

Note that these builds are generic recommendations for various content. For more specific recommendations for the Raid and Mythic+, check out the dedicated pages below.

2.

Best Talents for Balance Druid

Single-Target Talents AoE/Mythic+ Talents Talents Explained
3.

Best Single-Target Talents for Balance Druid

This build is optimal for pure single-target situations.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!

3.

Best AoE Talents for Balance Druid

This is our recommended build for AoE scenarios. This works well for AoE Fights in Raids, as well as most Mythic+.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!

3.

Talent Explanations for Balance Druids

Note that we do not explain EVERY Talent in the tree on this page. We only explain Talents that are part of our optimal builds for single-target and AoE. For full details and explanations of every Talent, please visit our Spells page via the button below.

3.1.

Class Talents

3.1.1.

Row 1-4

Starfire Icon StarfireA necessary node for AoE and pathing. Generates Astral Power
Sunfire Icon SunfireEssential DoT for our Mastery.
Moonkin Form Icon Moonkin FormAn essential shapeshift for Balance Druid.
Improved Sunfire Icon Improved SunfireNeeded to spread our DoT on AoE.
Nurturing Instinct Icon Nurturing InstinctBuffs damage and healing.
Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied RegenerationStrong self-healing spell that requires Bear Form.
3.1.2.

Row 5-7

Wild Charge Icon Wild ChargeMust choose mobility option. Generally used as a disengage.
Astral Influence Icon Astral InfluenceIncreases range and is a must pick for pathing.
Rising Light, Falling Night Icon Rising Light, Falling NightIncreases Damage and Healing or Versatility. Instances always grant Versatility.
Typhoon Icon TyphoonA utility option that knocks mobs. First point to drop if not needed.
Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding RoarIncreases group speed and is a must choose talent.
Thick Hide Icon Thick HideFlat damage reduction is always good.
Feline Swiftness Icon Feline SwiftnessThe class tree has many free points that can be used to path to get a point or two of this Talent for movement speed.
Matted Fur Icon Matted FurProvides additional survivability with Barkskin Icon Barkskin.
3.1.3.

Row 8-10

Lycara's Teachings Icon Lycara's TeachingsA substantial DPS increase and is a mandatory pick.
Incapacitating Roar Icon Incapacitating Roar/Mighty Bash Icon Mighty BashCrowd Control depending on your needs.
Well-Honed Instincts Icon Well-Honed InstinctsLow health protection. 1-point is acceptable.
Renewal Icon RenewalA solid self heal option. Generally taken in all situations.
Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex/Mass Entanglement Icon Mass EntanglementCrowd Control depending on your needs.
Innervate Icon InnervateA potent healer external.
Nature's Vigil Icon Nature's VigilA strong group heal that you should pair with your cooldowns.
3.2.

Spec Talents

3.2.1.

Row 1-4

Eclipse Icon EclipseOur core passive and mandatory to progress.
Shooting Stars Icon Shooting StarsStrong passive Astral Power generation that feeds into other talents later.
Solar Beam Icon Solar BeamOur AoE interrupt
Warrior of Elune Icon Warrior of EluneThis is used for single target to enter Solar Eclipse quickly.
Starfall Icon StarfallOur AoE spender. Taken when you are cleaving 2 targets.
Lunar Shrapnel Icon Lunar ShrapnelThis buffs our AoE spender and leads to Aetherial Kindling Icon Aetherial Kindling.
Aetherial Kindling Icon Aetherial KindlingTaken when you need to extend your DoTs on sustained multi-target.
Twin Moons Icon Twin MoonsUsed to spread Moonfire Icon Moonfire.
Wild Surges Icon Wild SurgesIncrease Critical Strike chance of some spells and increases their Astral Power generation.
Nature's Balance Icon Nature's BalanceA strong passive that synergizes with Eclipse Icon Eclipse and Primordial Arcanic Pulsar Icon Primordial Arcanic Pulsar.
3.2.2.

Row 5-7

Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial AlignmentOur main cooldown. The entire rotation revolves around the uptime of this buff.
Primordial Arcanic Pulsar Icon Primordial Arcanic PulsarA powerful passive that allows us to enter Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment more often outside of its 3-minute cooldown.
Astral Smolder Icon Astral SmolderA passive DoT that helps proc Waning Twilight Icon Waning Twilight.
Waning Twilight Icon Waning TwilightA passive debuff that increases our damage to a target if they have 3 debuffs applied to them.
Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the ForestIncreases Astral Power generation of our builders depending on our Eclipse.
Nature's Grace Icon Nature's GraceA passive buff that procs at the end of an Eclipse. This is not procced when you refresh and Eclipse with Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment.
Starlord Icon StarlordProvides a stacking Haste buff. High uptime of 3-stacks is vital to maximizing DPS. Pool Astral Power at the end of each Starlord window.
Cosmic Rapidity Icon Cosmic RapidityA passive that increases our DoT tick rate. This affects Shooting Stars Icon Shooting Stars and its proc rate as well.
3.2.3.

Row 8-10

Rattle the Stars Icon Rattle the Stars/Starweaver Icon StarweaverTwo strong rotation defining passives. Rattle the Stars is generally the go-to passive, which is a flat passive buff that increases damage and reduces resource cost. Starweaver can be taken on some hybrid fights but is generally outshone by the former option.
Power of Goldrinn Icon Power of GoldrinnA strong passive proc that increases our single target damage.
Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of EluneImproves Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment which also works with the proc from Primordial Arcanic Pulsar Icon Primordial Arcanic Pulsar.
New Moon Icon New Moon/Fury of Elune Icon Fury of EluneA vital spell cooldown for Balance Druid. New Moon is taken on single target, and Fury of Elune is taken on cleave and AoE.
Radiant Moonlight Icon Radiant MoonlightImproves the damage and cooldown of New Moon Icon New Moon and Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune.
Elune's Guidance Icon Elune's GuidanceTaken on multi-target scenarios for the reduced resource cost.
Denizen of the Dream Icon Denizen of the DreamDoTs can spawn dragons to fight with you for 30-seconds.
Friend of the Fae Icon Friend of the FaeThese dragons buff your damage for 20-seconds.
3.3.

Mythic+

Mythic+ can require a mix of AoE and Single-Target talents, depending on affixes and other variables. You should check out our page below if you want advice specific to Mythic+.

4.

Rotation for Balance Druid Talents

Some talents will require you to play in a particular way to get the most out of them. You can find more information on how your rotation will look after selecting your talents on our rotation page below.

5.

PvP Talents (War Mode)

There will be the option to go into "War Mode." Enabling War Mode provides the following benefits:

  • PvP Talents enabled in the outdoor world.
  • 10% increase in World Quest rewards at maximum level.
  • 10% more experience gained while leveling.

With the benefits of enabling War Mode for leveling and PvE content, it is recommended enabling the feature to maximize your leveling and rewards at maximum level. However, you will make yourself available for open-world PvP, and the possibility of being killed while leveling or doing World Quests exists.

In this section, we will list the PvP Talents best for leveling and doing solo / small group PvE content. Note that these may not be optimal in actual PvP situations.

  • Star Burst Icon Star Burst is a passive effect that calls down falling stars on enemies during Starfall Icon Starfall. Enemies who run into this take damage and get knocked up. Allies can pick these up and run into enemies to detonate them.
  • Moonkin Aura Icon Moonkin Aura is amazing for group combat and strong for solo content. This can buff all members in your party and help finish quests and rares faster. We would recommend this for all group content.
  • Thorns Icon Thorns can provide minimal peel or damage in open-world content.
  • Malorne's Swiftness Icon Malorne's Swiftness will let you move at 100% Movement Speed even while in combat. Great for open-world content.
6.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for 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: Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.0.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed and updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Updated Starweaver versus Rattle the Stars.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated broken talent links.
  • 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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