Balance Druid Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Bora 93 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Balance Druid before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!


Torghast as a Balance Druid

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Balance Druid in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast in general, check out our dedicated pages below.


Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid

Below are some well rounded talents that will help you burn down and kite a good portion of each floor. You can also more towards to healing portion of the class tree if you would prefer the sustain.

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:


Playstyle for Torghast as Balance Druid

  • Stealth is one of our most powerful abilities in rushing to the end of each floor. Look to avoid most normal enemies by going into Cat Form Icon Cat Form and stealthing past detection when you can with Prowl Icon Prowl.
  • Balance Druids are kiting machines. If you ever find yourself in a pinch, feel free to use any of your low cooldown utility spells. Keep your distance using mobility (Dash Icon Dash / Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge), displacements (Typhoon Icon Typhoon / Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex), and now even stuns (Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash). On top of all this, Stellar Drift Icon Stellar Drift can keep you mobile and keep your DPS up for as long as you can maintain the buff.
  • Use your cooldowns often to clear out dangerous packs and Elites or Bosses. Always use your cooldowns before the end of a floor as any 3-minute or longer cooldowns will reset between floors.
  • Use Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots to separate dangerous enemies when possible. Burst down your one target and swap to the other afterwards.
  • Balance Druid gains even more access to healing spells through both Anima Powers as well as talenting Restoration Affinity Icon Restoration Affinity. When low, focus on getting away and getting yourself healed up the best you can before the mobs reach you again.

Best Covenant for Torghast

For solo climbing, we would recommend Night Fae. The small mobs in Torghast are normally not hard to burn down with our base kit and Anima Powers but single target is a bit more difficult to overcome. Night Fae also have Covenant-specific Anima Powers which heavily buff Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits. Some bosses or elites can be slain in one Convoke or at least severely damaged.


Best Soulbinds for Torghast

Niya with Night Fae is the obvious choice as the large Mastery burst from Grove Invigoration Icon Grove Invigoration helps with rushing down each floor. If you decide to choose Venthyr, Nadjia the Mistblade has no positional requirement and you can carry buffs from pack to pack.


Best Conduits for Torghast

If you are running Night Fae, you should always use Conflux of Elements Icon Conflux of Elements which is a flat bonus to your elite nuking Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits. Overall, Umbral Intensity Icon Umbral Intensity and Fury of the Skies Icon Fury of the Skies are good for the hybrid nature of Torghast.

For the Endurance and Finesse conduits, Tough as Bark Icon Tough as Bark will help you mitigate more damage while staying in form and Tireless Pursuit Icon Tireless Pursuit will let you shift periodically to keep your movement speed up while kiting.


Best Balance Druid Anima Powers

Torghast is a rogue-like dungeon crawl where you gain additional powers to help you tackle the challenges inside the tower. Here we will go over some of the Anima Powers to keep a look out for.

Not all powers will be listed, just those that have been tested or those that seem like they would synergize well with the class. Those not listed have either little information surrounding them or are too poor to use. If you are interesting in lists with all Druid and Generic Anima Powers, please use the buttons below.

Understand that this is a very loose and subjective tier-list of items and that different playstyles will prefer different powers and some powers activate others. For example, Draught of Waning Twilight Icon Draught of Waning Twilight is unusable by itself but when combined with a general power such as Corruption Antenna Icon Corruption Antenna, it can become quite good.


S-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid

  • Orbit Breaker Icon Orbit Breaker
  • Archdruid's Mythos Icon Archdruid's Mythos
  • Energy Focusing Crystal Icon Energy Focusing Crystal (Night Fae)
  • Golden Idol Icon Golden Idol
  • Lycara's Sash Icon Lycara's Sash

A-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid

  • Draught of Midnight Blazes Icon Draught of Midnight Blazes
  • Archdruid's Legacy Icon Archdruid's Legacy
  • Archdruid's Ultimatum Icon Archdruid's Ultimatum
  • Bottle of Moonshine Icon Bottle of Moonshine
  • Bottled Enigma Icon Bottled Enigma
  • Cilice of Denathrius Icon Cilice of Denathrius
  • Circlet of Weeds Icon Circlet of Weeds
  • Coalesced Spirit Droplet Icon Coalesced Spirit Droplet (Night Fae)
  • Draught of Waning Twilight Icon Draught of Waning Twilight
  • Dried Blood of the Beast Icon Dried Blood of the Beast (Venthyr)
  • Fallen Armaments Icon Fallen Armaments
  • Flame Jet Icon Flame Jet
  • Gift of Ardenweald Icon Gift of Ardenweald
  • Heart of the Forge Icon Heart of the Forge
  • Kyrian Blessing Icon Kyrian Blessing
  • Lycara's Bargain Icon Lycara's Bargain
  • Oath of Druids Icon Oath of Druids
  • Soulward Clasp Icon Soulward Clasp
  • Stormcycle Peridot Icon Stormcycle Peridot
  • String of Fangs and Talons Icon String of Fangs and Talons

B-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid

  • Affinity Stones Icon Affinity Stones
  • Draught of Midday Calm Icon Draught of Midday Calm
  • Archdruid's Cypher Icon Archdruid's Cypher
  • Corruption Antenna Icon Corruption Antenna
  • Crumbling Aegis Icon Crumbling Aegis
  • Crystallized Dreams Icon Crystallized Dreams (Night Fae)
  • Dark Fortress Icon Dark Fortress
  • Edgelurker Icon Edgelurker
  • Erratic Howler Icon Erratic Howler
  • Kerim's Amulet of Laceration Icon Kerim's Amulet of Laceration
  • Knowledge of Mortality Icon Knowledge of Mortality
  • Maldraxxian Repayment Icon Maldraxxian Repayment
  • Moon-Spirit Essence Icon Moon-Spirit Essence
  • Rootwood Scarab Icon Rootwood Scarab
  • Sealed Essence Sphere Icon Sealed Essence Sphere
  • Secret Spices Icon Secret Spices
  • Shard of Silvered Glass Icon Shard of Silvered Glass (Venthyr)
  • Spectral Oats Icon Spectral Oats
  • Steelwood Slab Icon Steelwood Slab
  • Strigidium Icon Strigidium (Kyrian)
  • Subjugator's Manacles Icon Subjugator's Manacles
  • Sylvatican Charm Icon Sylvatican Charm
  • The Stone Ward Icon The Stone Ward
  • Venthyr's Gratitude Icon Venthyr's Gratitude

C-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid

  • Blade of the Lifetaker Icon Blade of the Lifetaker
  • Brittle Bone Dust Icon Brittle Bone Dust
  • Curious Bramblepatch Icon Curious Bramblepatch
  • Echo of Azeroth Icon Echo of Azeroth
  • Finger of Frozen Fury Icon Finger of Frozen Fury
  • Frostchipper Icon Frostchipper
  • Heart-Seeking Fang Icon Heart-Seeking Fang
  • Lens of Elchaver Icon Lens of Elchaver
  • Lycara's Twig Icon Lycara's Twig
  • Mask of Withering Icon Mask of Withering (Venthyr)
  • Overgrowth Seedling Icon Overgrowth Seedling
  • Perfectly Preserved Insect Icon Perfectly Preserved Insect (Necrolord)
  • Petrus Ring Icon Petrus Ring
  • Phial of Light Icon Phial of Light (Kyrian)
  • Phial of Pain Icon Phial of Pain (Kyrian)
  • Potent Acid Gland Icon Potent Acid Gland
  • Pulsing Rot-hive Icon Pulsing Rot-hive
  • Revitalizing Spirit Icon Revitalizing Spirit
  • Roots of the Dreamtree Icon Roots of the Dreamtree
  • Sated Guillotine Icon Sated Guillotine
  • Scroll of Elchaver Icon Scroll of Elchaver
  • Searing Luminosity Icon Searing Luminosity
  • Silent Spirit Icon Silent Spirit
  • Twin Friendship Ring Icon Twin Friendship Ring (Kyrian)
  • Unstable Form Icon Unstable Form
  • V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge Icon V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge
  • Volatile Flesh Icon Volatile Flesh (Necrolord)
  • Watchful Lightfly Icon Watchful Lightfly
  • Writings of Lycara Icon Writings of Lycara

D-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid

  • Archdruid's Invocation Icon Archdruid's Invocation
  • Archdruid's Lesson Icon Archdruid's Lesson
  • Bloating Fodder Icon Bloating Fodder
  • Blood-Tinged Teeth Icon Blood-Tinged Teeth
  • Cloak of Thorns Icon Cloak of Thorns
  • Curious Miasma Icon Curious Miasma
  • Dark Armaments Icon Dark Armaments
  • Defiance of Death Icon Defiance of Death
  • Disemboweler's Hook Icon Disemboweler's Hook
  • Dried Flower Petal Icon Dried Flower Petal (Necrolord)
  • Frostbite Wand Icon Frostbite Wand
  • Grasping Tendrils Icon Grasping Tendrils
  • Gruul's Shattered Toenail Icon Gruul's Shattered Toenail
  • Hardened Bark Sliver Icon Hardened Bark Sliver (Kyrian)
  • Irritating Moth Dust Icon Irritating Moth Dust
  • Malevolent Stitching Icon Malevolent Stitching (Necrolord)
  • Prisoner's Concord Icon Prisoner's Concord
  • Shimmering Wingcape Icon Shimmering Wingcape
  • Soulborne Clasp Icon Soulborne Clasp
  • Stoneflesh Figurine Icon Stoneflesh Figurine
  • Swarm Form Icon Swarm Form
  • Tremorbeast Tusk Icon Tremorbeast Tusk
  • White Pollen Mote Icon White Pollen Mote (Necrolord)
  • Yel'Shir's Powerglove Icon Yel'Shir's Powerglove

Elethium Powers

Elethium Powers are strong buffs that come with severe drawbacks that can range from healing reductions to loss of character control. The ones with the healing reduction passives require you to play much safer as you wont be able to easily top yourself off if you hit a rough patch and are considered "win more" options. Elethium Veil Icon Elethium Veil and Elethium Weights Icon Elethium Weights are strong throughput increases, but can cause personal frustrations down the line.



  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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