Balance Druid PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 19, 2024 at 20:59 by Mysticall 11 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Balance Druid in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Druid PvP guide.

1.

Balance Druids in the Current Meta

Balance Druids are known for strong spread pressure and securing a kill with a strong burst of single-target pressure. However, this has changed significantly. Balance Druids do use DoTs, but they are now known for their strong single-target damage and can easily kill an enemy in a stun.

2.

Balance Druid Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Strong control with Cyclone Icon Cyclone
  • +Multiple mobility spells
  • +Strong burst damage
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Cannot do damage when forced into Bear Form Icon Bear Form
  • -Little consistent damage
  • -Long burst cooldown
3.

Notable 10.2.6 Changes

  • No notable changes in Patch 10.2.6.
4.

Notable 10.2.5 Changes

  • No notable changes for Patch 10.2.5
4.1.

Notable 10.2 Changes

  • Star Burst Icon Star Burst damage reduced by 25%.
  • Mastery: Astral Invocation Icon Mastery: Astral Invocation has been updated. Your Nature spells deal increased damage and additional damage to targets affected by Sunfire Icon Sunfire. Your Arcane spells deal increased damage and additional damage to targets affected by Moonfire Icon Moonfire. This change will help increase Balance Druid's overall damage output.
  • All ability damage increased by 2%.
  • Shooting Stars Icon Shooting Stars damage increased by 15%.
4.2.

Notable 10.1 Changes

  • Several changes to crowd control duration:
    • Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP.
    • Hibernate Icon Hibernate duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP.
    • Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP.
    • Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP.
  • Two new PvP Talents: Dying Stars Icon Dying Stars and Master Shapeshifter Icon Master Shapeshifter.
  • Starsurge Icon Starsurge, Starfall Icon Starfall, and Wrath Icon Wrath damage buffed.
5.

Changelog

  • 19 May 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 19 May 2024 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (macros): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (comps): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (gear): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (talents): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Best 2v2 Team Compositions.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended gear.
    • Updated Tier Set bonuses.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 16 Jun. 2023 (comps): Updated Best 2v2 and 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 16 Jun. 2023 (gear): Several changes made.
    • Updated Stat Priority description.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Added Embelishments section.
    • Updated Best Gems and Enchants section.
  • 16 Jun. 2023 (talents): Several changes made.
    • Updated Single-target damage talent tree.
    • Added AoE-damage talent tree.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 03 May 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 03 May 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 03 May 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 03 May 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 03 May 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Tier Sets.
  • 03 May 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 03 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 03 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Trinkets to Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (talents): Updated Talent Tree for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (talents): Updated Talent Tree for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 04 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Updated rotation.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (macros): Updated Macros.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Updated Damage rotations.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (talents): Updated Recommended Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 29 Sep. 2022 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (gear): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (talents): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 22 Nov. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 22 Nov. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 22 Nov. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 22 Nov. 2021 (comps): Updated best 3v3 team compositions for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 22 Nov. 2021 (gear): Updated Glove and Ring Recommendation.
  • 22 Nov. 2021 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 19 Nov. 2021 (this page): Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 19 Nov. 2021 (this page): Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (gear): Updated recommended gear and added Shards of Domination section.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP talents.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 May 2021 (playstyle): Updated Burst rotation.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 06 Dec. 2020 (gear): Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Rotations to include Covenant Abilities.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (this page): Added Covenant page.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (this page): Added Covenant page.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (playstyle): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (gear): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (this page): Removed Azerite mentions and updated gear section. More updates to follow.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (this page): Removed Azerite mentions and updated gear section. More updates to follow.
  • 23 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Simplified Burst rotation.
    • Updated Sustained Damage rotation.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (races): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (macros): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (comps): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
  • 14 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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