Balance Druid PvP Talents and Builds (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

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

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Balance Druid and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Balance Druid PvP Guide.

1.

Talent Choices for Balance Druids

Below is the best build you can run if your goal is to deal spread damage to the entire time:

2.

Talents Summary

While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.

2.1.

Druid Talent Tree Highlights

Some important spells to note in the Druid talent tree:

  • Nature's Vigil Icon Nature's Vigil is one of the last talents you can take that increases all your single-target damage and will heal for a percentage of the damage you deal. This is a very strong cooldown for both increasing your damage and survivability.
  • Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild is one of the final talents that can be chosen. As a Balance Druid, this gives you bonuses based on the other Druid specializations. For example, you gain additional Stamina in Bear Form Icon Bear Form and an additional charge of Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration.
2.2.

Balance Druid Talent Tree Highlights

Some important spells to note in the Balance Druid Talent tree:

  • Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Icon Incarnation: Chosen of Elune/Elune's Guidance Icon Elune's Guidance. Incarnation is your primary burst cooldown, and Elunes Guidance makes it even stronger. The combination of these two talents will make your damage very scary and will force cooldowns.
  • Denizen of the Dream Icon Denizen of the Dream makes your Moonfire Icon Moonfire and Sunfire Icon Sunfire have a chance to summon a Dragon. This dragon will deal nature damage to your targets.
  • Nature's Balance Icon Nature's Balance gives you a passive way to generate Astral Power, which results in an increase in your sustained damage.
  • Solstice Icon Solstice is the best choice in this tier. Because you will be entering Eclipses often, this is a significant increase to your sustained damage and Astral Power generation.
3.

PvP Talents for Balance Druids

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful but can be replaced with other PvP talents, depending on your team's goal.

3.1.

Mandatory PvP Talents

Moonkin Aura Icon Moonkin Aura affects Starsurge Icon Starsurge so that when you use it, your teammates have their spell Critical Strike chance increased. This is perfect for increasing your and your teammates' sustained damage.

Owlkin Adept Icon Owlkin Adept makes it so Owlkin Frenzy Icon Owlkin Frenzy stacks to 2 times and reduces the cast time of your next Cyclone Icon Cyclone or Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots by 50%. This is another great talent to have versus teams that will be focusing on you, as the near-instant Cyclones will help with negating damage.

3.2.

Situational PvP Talents

High Winds Icon High Winds makes enemies do less damage once they leave your Cyclone Icon Cyclone. This should be used if you will not be the target for the enemy team or they have caster DPS on it.

Star Burst Icon Star Burst makes it so Starfall Icon Starfall summons stars that last 15 seconds. Enemies that run into them will take damage and get knocked in the air. If an ally runs into them, they can pick up the star and run into enemies. This is a must-have talent if your goal is to deal spread pressure with specializations like Elemental Shaman, Affliction Warlock, or Shadow Priest.

Dying Stars Icon Dying Stars makes it so when your Sunfire Icon Sunfire or Moonfire Icon Moonfire get dispelled; the target will take increased damage. This is great if your DoTs constantly keep getting dispelled or you are playing with another caster with DoT protection.

Thorns Icon Thorns should be placed on you or a teammate, and any melee strikes will deal Nature damage to the attacker. This will deal a large amount of damage if the melee DPS does not swap off of you. This should be used if the enemy team has 2 melee DPS on it.

Celestial Guardian Icon Celestial Guardian reduces spell damage you take and increases healing received while in Bear Form Icon Bear Form. This talent is crucial versus teams with heavy spell damage. While enemy casters are using burst cooldowns, you can stay in Bear Form and drastically reduce the amount of spell damage you are taking.

4.

Changelog

  • 19 May 2024: Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 16 Jun. 2023: Several changes made.
    • Updated Single-target damage talent tree.
    • Added AoE-damage talent tree.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 03 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated Talent Tree for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Updated Talent Tree for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 12 Dec. 2022: Updated Recommended Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 29 Sep. 2022: Updated Talent Table.
  • 01 Aug. 2022: Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 01 Mar. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 22 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Updated PvP talents.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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