Balance Druid DPS Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Balance Druid in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

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

1.

Introduction

If you are new to Balance, this is a great place to start to get an understanding of how the spec works. On this page we will discuss what abilities you have, what they are used for within the specialization, how they interact with each other and also with important cooldowns. If you already have experience with Balance and are comfortable with it in the current expansion, it is recommended you skip this section and move on to the rest of the guide.

2.

Main Resources for Balance Druids

Aside from using Mana, Balance Druids rely on generating Astral Power and then spending it on an important spell (Starsurge Icon Starsurge). Maximizing Astral Power and using it efficiently is very important.

3.

Basic Abilities for Balance Druids

These are your core skills that are available regardless of talents and form the core gameplay of the specialization.

Moonfire Icon Moonfire is an Arcane damage DoT that should always be active on the target. Generates Astral Power.

Sunfire Icon Sunfire is a Nature damage DoT that should also always be active on the target. When applied, the DoT is placed on the primary target as well as any other targets within 8 yards. Generates Astral Power. This is a talent but a mandatory one.

Wrath Icon Wrath deals Nature damage to the target. Generates Astral Power.

Starfire Icon Starfire deals Arcane damage to the target and any other enemies within 8 yards. Generates Astral Power.

Starsurge Icon Starsurge costs Astral Power to cast and deals damage to the target. This is an Astral damage spell and benefits from both Nature and Arcane damage buffs. Costs 40 Astral Power.

There are several useful macros for the above spells on the macro page, which can greatly increase your quality of life.

Dash Icon Dash activates Cat Form Icon Cat Form and increases your movement speed by 60% for 10 seconds. It has a 3-minute cooldown and is particularly useful for crossing large distances quickly.

4.

Specialization Tree Abilities for Balance Druids

4.1.

Tier One Spells

Starfall Icon Starfall costs Astral Power to surround yourself with a wide-radius damaging aura for 8 seconds. This is an Astral damage spell and benefits from both Nature and Arcane damage buffs. Costs 50 Astral Power.

Solar Beam Icon Solar Beam is the silencing ability for Balance Druids. It creates a zone of light around your target, which will silence all enemies inside for up to 8 seconds.

Force of Nature Icon Force of Nature is a 1-minute cooldown that summons three Treants for 10 seconds, which taunt and attack enemies. Generates 20 Astral Power.

Stellar Flare Icon Stellar Flare applies a 24-second Dot to your target. This is an Astral damage spell and benefits from both Nature and Arcane damage buffs. Generates Astral Power.

Wild Surges Icon Wild Surges increases the Critical Strike Chance of filler spells by 12% and Critical Strikes generate more Astral Power.

4.2.

Tier Two Spells

Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment is a 3-minute cooldown. For 20 seconds, you have 10% Haste and are granted the benefits of both Eclipse Icon Eclipse states.

Orbital Strike Icon Orbital Strike improves your Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment. It reduces your cooldown to 2 minutes and performs a line cursor-targeted attack that deals damage and applies Stellar Flare Icon Stellar Flare. This is an Astral damage spell and benefits from both Nature and Arcane damage buffs.

Astral Communion Icon Astral Communion is a 1-minute cooldown spell that grants 60 Astral Power and increases max Astral Power by 30..

Wild Mushroom Icon Wild Mushroom is a 3-charge spell with a 30-second recharge rate. This places a mushroom at your target's feet, which explodes after 1-second. Generates up to 20 Astral Power. Applies a nature DoT and slows.

4.3.

Tier Three Spells

Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of Elune is an improved Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment. This increases the duration to 30 seconds and also grants a 10% Critical Strike.

Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits is a 2-minute cooldown that casts 16 spells over a 4-second channel. Approximately 3/4 of the abilities cast will be Balance spells as long as you are in Moonkin Form Icon Moonkin Form.

Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune is a 1-minute cooldown that creates a beam that follows your target, dealing damage to the target and targets within 8 yards. This is an Astral damage spell and benefits from both Nature and Arcane damage buffs. Generates 40 Astral Power.

New Moon Icon New Moon is a 3-charge spell with a 30-second recharge rate. This deals damage and generates ten Astral Power. Each cast empowers the damage of the next spell and doubles the Astral Power it generates. The third cast becomes Full Moon, which also cleaves units around your target. Then, the spell resets. This is an Astral damage spell and benefits from both Nature and Arcane damage buffs.

Warrior of Elune Icon Warrior of Elune is a 45-second cooldown, which makes your next three Starfire Icon Starfires instant and generate 40% more Astral Power.

5.

Important Offensive Tree Passives for Balance Druids

5.1.

Tier One Passives

Eclipse Icon Eclipse is your most vital passive ability. You should aim to always be in an Eclipse or entering an Eclipse. There is Solar Eclipse that increases Nature damage by 15% and increases Wrath Icon Wraths damage by 20%. Lunar Eclipse increases Arcane damage by 15% and increases Starfire Icon Starfires Critical Strike chance by 15%.

Shooting Stars Icon Shooting Stars has a chance to proc on DoT tick dealing damage. This is an Astral damage spell and benefits from both Nature and Arcane damage buffs. Generates Astral Power.

Solstice Icon Solstice increases the proc rate of Shooting Stars Icon Shooting Stars by 100% to 200% in the first 6-seconds of Eclipse Icon Eclipse.

Aetherial Kindling Icon Aetherial Kindling increases the duration of Moonfire Icon Moonfire and Sunfire Icon Sunfire by two to four seconds every Starfall Icon Starfall cast.

Umbral Embrace Icon Umbral Embrace has a chance to proc when you deal Astral damage. This increases the damage of your fillers by 25% to 50% and makes the next cast Astral damage as well.

5.2.

Tier Two Passives

Orbit Breaker Icon Orbit Breaker makes every 30th Shooting Stars Icon Shooting Stars proc call down a Full Moon dealing damage and generating Astral Power.

Twin Moons Icon Twin Moons increases the damage of Moonfire Icon Moonfire by 10% and makes each Moonfire Icon Moonfire hit one additional target.

Rattle the Stars Icon Rattle the Stars empowers your spenders to reduce the cost of Starfall Icon Starfall and Starsurge Icon Starsurge by 5% and increase their damage by 10% on each cast. It stacks two times and has a 5-second duration.

Starweaver Icon Starweaver empowers your Starsurge Icon Starsurge and Starfall Icon Starfall to have a chance to make the opposite spender free.

Waning Twilight Icon Waning Twilight increases your damage on a target by 4% to 8% when they are afflicted with three DoTs.

Starlord Icon Starlord grants you 2% to 4% Haste for each Starfall Icon Starfall and Starsurge Icon Starsurge. This buff stacks to three and lasts 15 seconds before resetting.

Soul of the Forest Icon Soul of the Forest buffs your Eclipse bonuses. Solar Eclipse increases the Astral Power generated by Wrath Icon Wrath to nine. Lunar Eclipse increases the cleave damage of Starfire Icon Starfire by 150%.

5.3.

Tier Three Passives

Cosmic Rapidity Icon Cosmic Rapidity reduces the time it takes your DoTs to deal damage by 25%.

Denizen of the Dream Icon Denizen of the Dream gives your DoTs a chance to summon a Faerie Dragon, which deals damage for 30 seconds.

Astral Smolder Icon Astral Smolder applies a DoT to your target when you deal with a Critical Strike with Wrath Icon Wrath or Starfire Icon Starfire. The DoT deals 20% to 40% of the damage of the initial hit.

Elune's Guidance Icon Elune's Guidance reduces the cost of Starsurge Icon Starsurge by 8 and Starfall Icon Starfall by 10 Astral Power when affected by Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of Elune. Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits has its cooldown reduced to 1 minute, the spells cast reduced to 12, the cast time reduced to 2-seconds, and gives it a greater chance to cast a Full Moon.

Balance of All Things Icon Balance of All Things increases Critical Strike chance by 16% to 24% after you enter an Eclipse. This decays by 2% to 3% every 1-second.

Friend of the Fae Icon Friend of the Fae increases your Arcane and Nature damage by 10% for 20-seconds when a Faerie Dragon is summoned.

Sundered Firmament Icon Sundered Firmament casts a Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune at your target every other Eclipse. This is 20% effective.

Radiant Moonlight Icon Radiant Moonlight reduces the cooldown of Fury of Elune Icon Fury of Elune by 15 seconds or allows a second cast of Full Moon before resetting to New Moon Icon New Moon.

5.4.

Honorable Mention

Lycara's Teachings Icon Lycara's Teachings grants 2% to 6% Mastery while in Moonkin Form.

This is in the final tier of the Class tree; however, it is the only damage-boosting option available on that side.

6.

Important Class Tree Abilities for Balance Druids

6.1.

Defensive Class Tree Abilities

Barkskin Icon Barkskin reduces the damage you take by 20% for 8-seconds.

Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration heals you for 24% of your Health over 3-seconds. Used in Bear Form Icon Bear Form.

Renewal Icon Renewal heals you for 30% of your maximum Health.

Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild empowers your off-specialization spells for 45-seconds.

6.2.

Mobility Class Tree Abilities

Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge grants several movement options depending on your form. Most often, a disengage in Moonkin Form Icon Moonkin Form.

Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar shifts you into Bear Form Icon Bear Form and increases nearby ally Movement Speed by 60% for 8-seconds.

6.3.

Utility Class Tree Abilities

Remove Corruption Icon Remove Corruption dispels Curses and Poisons.

Innervate Icon Innervate is a buff you can place on an allied healer, which allows them to cast spells free of Mana cost for 12 seconds.

Soothe Icon Soothe removes one enrage effect off your target. Druids are one of two classes with this ability.

Nature's Vigil Icon Nature's Vigil heals nearby targets for 20% of your single target damage for 30 seconds.

Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation places a heal over time on your target.

Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend consumes one heal over time to instantly heal your target.

Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth heals your target and five nearby allies over 7 seconds.

6.4.

Crowd Controling Class Tree Abilities

Typhoon Icon Typhoon can be used to push back mobs, possibly interrupting their casts or just allowing you to kite them.

Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex creates a circular zone that slows enemies and draws them back to the center once.

Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement roots the target and all nearby targets for 30-seconds.

Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash stuns a target for 5 seconds. It requires you to be in the melee range of the target.

Incapacitating Roar Icon Incapacitating Roar disorients all enemies around you. Shifts you into Bear Form Icon Bear Form.

7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed 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: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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