Balance Druid Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.1
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.
Best Balance Druid Setup for Torghast, Tower of the Damned
|15||✓ Nature's Balance||? Warrior of Elune||✓ Force of Nature|
|25||✗ Tiger Dash||✗ Renewal||✓ Wild Charge|
|30||✗ Feral Affinity||? Guardian Affinity||✓ Restoration Affinity|
|35||✓ Mighty Bash||✗ Mass Entanglement||✗ Heart of the Wild|
|40||✓ Soul of the Forest||✗ Starlord||✓ Incarnation: Chosen of Elune|
|45||✓ Twin Moons||✗ Stellar Drift||✗ Stellar Flare|
|50||✓ Solstice||✓ Fury of Elune||✗ New Moon|
Level 15 Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid
|✔ Nature's Balance||? Warrior of Elune||✔ Force of Nature|
Here we have two viable choices and one that could see some niche use. Nature's Balance is nice for the consistent Astral Power generation if you are cruising through the tower, but Force of Nature can be a more defensive oriented option.
Level 25 Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid
|✘ Tiger Dash||✘ Renewal||✔ Wild Charge|
Level 30 Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid
|✘ Feral Affinity||? Guardian Affinity||✔ Restoration Affinity|
Restoration Affinity grants the spell Ursol's Vortex, which adds another utility button to help round up and then kite large groups of mobs or even that one scary one. The bonus healing is a definite plus as well.
Level 35 Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid
|✔ Mighty Bash||✘ Mass Entanglement||✘ Heart of the Wild|
A weakness in Balance Druid's kit has normally been its lack of a single target stun, which is most often used as a secondary interrupt. Getting into a fight with a caster that either spam casts or cannot be blanket silenced by Solar Beam is the hardest thing to deal with. Mighty Bash is the most common choice on this row barring some niche circumstances or build.
Level 40 Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid
|✔ Soul of the Forest||✘ Starlord||✔ Incarnation: Chosen of Elune|
This row is a bit more of a toss up and you can generally chose what feels the overall best. Incarnation: Chosen of Elune is a strong cooldown which can get use on long pulls or Bosses.
Soul of the Forest is not entirely bad but is worse than both options on single target. Additionally, you can sometimes have trouble cleaving multiple mobs as they are often moving around and chasing you and cleave range of Starfire can often be too small to hit off of larger hit box units as well. Better in groups.
Level 45 Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid
|✔ Twin Moons||✘ Stellar Drift||✘ Stellar Flare|
Stellar Drift is too strong to be passed up inside Torghast. The mobility alone is invaluable while it still also outperforms Twin Moons in most situations. Twin Moons could potentially be used in some DoT centric run to quickly get out more Moonfires but it will come at the cost of hard casts if you ever find yourself on the run.
Level 50 Talents for Torghast as Balance Druid
|✔ Solstice||✔ Fury of Elune||✘ New Moon|
Balance Druid Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned
Balance Druid is a well-rounded Torghast climber. With plenty of abilities to help maintain distance and Health, it can often pull off strong runs.
The new Torghast Score system has you choose between reaching a certain mob count or rushing to the end of each floor. Balance Druid can take either route for score by making use of their advanced toolkit.
- 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 and stealthing past detection when you can with 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 / Wild Charge), displacements ( Typhoon / Ursol's Vortex), and now even stuns ( Mighty Bash). On top of all this, 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 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. 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. 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 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 which is a flat bonus to your elite nuking Convoke the Spirits. Overall, Umbral Intensity and Fury of the Skies are good for the hybrid nature of Torghast.
For the Endurance and Finesse conduits, Tough as Bark will help you mitigate more damage while staying in form and 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 is unusable by itself but when combined with a general power such as Corruption Antenna, it can become quite good.
S-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid
A-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid
- Archdruid's Legacy
- Archdruid's Ultimatum
- Bottle of Moonshine
- Bottled Enigma
- Cilice of Denathrius
- Circlet of Weeds
- Coalesced Spirit Droplet (Night Fae)
- Draught of Waning Twilight
- Dried Blood of the Beast (Venthyr)
- Fallen Armaments
- Flame Jet
- Gift of Ardenweald
- Heart of the Forge
- Kyrian Blessing
- Lycara's Bargain
- Oath of Druids
- Orbit Breaker
- Soulward Clasp
- Stormcycle Peridot
- String of Fangs and Talons
B-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid
- Affinity Stones
- Archdruid's Cypher
- Corruption Antenna
- Crumbling Aegis
- Crystallized Dreams (Night Fae)
- Dark Fortress
- Draught of Midnight Blazes
- Erratic Howler
- Kerim's Amulet of Laceration
- Knowledge of Mortality
- Maldraxxian Repayment
- Moon-Spirit Essence
- Rootwood Scarab
- Sealed Essence Sphere
- Secret Spices
- Shard of Silvered Glass (Venthyr)
- Spectral Oats
- Steelwood Slab
- Strigidium (Kyrian)
- Subjugator's Manacles
- Sylvatican Charm
- The Stone Ward
- Venthyr's Gratitude
C-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid
- Blade of the Lifetaker
- Brittle Bone Dust
- Curious Bramblepatch
- Echo of Azeroth
- Finger of Frozen Fury
- Heart-Seeking Fang
- Lens of Elchaver
- Lycara's Twig
- Mask of Withering (Venthyr)
- Overgrowth Seedling
- Perfectly Preserved Insect (Necrolord)
- Petrus Ring
- Phial of Light (Kyrian)
- Phial of Pain (Kyrian)
- Potent Acid Gland
- Pulsing Rot-hive
- Revitalizing Spirit
- Roots of the Dreamtree
- Sated Guillotine
- Scroll of Elchaver
- Searing Luminosity
- Silent Spirit
- Twin Friendship Ring (Kyrian)
- Unstable Form
- V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge
- Volatile Flesh (Necrolord)
- Watchful Lightfly
- Writings of Lycara
D-Tier Anima Powers for Balance Druid
- Archdruid's Invocation
- Archdruid's Lesson
- Bloating Fodder
- Blood-Tinged Teeth
- Cloak of Thorns
- Curious Miasma
- Dark Armaments
- Defiance of Death
- Disemboweler's Hook
- Draught of Midday Calm
- Dried Flower Petal (Necrolord)
- Frostbite Wand
- Grasping Tendrils
- Gruul's Shattered Toenail
- Hardened Bark Sliver (Kyrian)
- Irritating Moth Dust
- Malevolent Stitching (Necrolord)
- Prisoner's Concord
- Shimmering Wingcape
- Soulborne Clasp
- Stoneflesh Figurine
- Swarm Form
- Tremorbeast Tusk
- White Pollen Mote (Necrolord)
- Yel'Shir's Powerglove
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 and Elethium Weights are strong throughput increases, but can cause personal frustrations down the line.
- 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
- 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
- 12 Dec. 2020: Updated Anima Power Tier List.
- 25 Nov. 2020: Guide added.
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