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Druid Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Aug 01, 2020 at 09:21 by Stan 3 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Druid changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Druids also gain access to class-specific Druid Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.


General Changes


Balance Druid

  • Solar and Lunar Empowerments are updated into Eclipses. Solar Wrath Icon Solar Wrath and Starfire Icon Starfire will grant each other alternating Lunar and Solar Eclipses for 10 seconds.
  • Starsurge Icon Starsurge will extend the current Eclipse to continue focusing power into either Solar Wrath Icon Solar Wrath or Starfire Icon Starfire.
  • Starfall Icon Starfall will extend you current Moonfire Icon Moonfire and Sunfire Icon Sunfire effects, giving main Arcane Power spenders distinct roles based on situation.
  • Starfall Icon Starfall returns to its previous design and Balance Druids will call down waves of stars, which strike the ground around them, without the need to mark the affected area.
  • Typhoon Icon Typhoon is now baseline for Balance Druids.
  • Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment now increases Critical Strike Chance for 20 seconds and generates 30 Astral Power.

Balance Druid Talent Changes


Balance Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Balance Druids.


Feral Druid


Feral Druid Talent Changes


Feral Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Feral Druids.


Feral Druid PvP Talent Changes

  • Fresh Wound Icon Fresh Wound: Rake has a 100% increased critical strike chance if used on a target that does not already have Rake active (was 60%).

Guardian Druid

Berserk Icon Berserk has returned. The ability reduces the cooldown of Mangle Icon Mangle, Thrash Icon Thrash, Growl Icon Growl, and Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration by 75% and the cost of Ironfur Icon Ironfur by 50%.


Guardian Druid Talent Changes


Guardian Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Guardian Druids.


Guardian Druid PvP Talent Changes

  • Protector of the Pack Icon Protector of the Pack removed.
  • Roar of the Protector added. 20% of all damage done to nearby allies is redirected to you. This effect is disabled when you fall below 35% health.

Restoration Druid

  • Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend returns to its historic functionality of consuming a heal-over-time effect on the target, but with a substantially reduced cooldown and cost.
  • Nature's Swiftness Icon Nature's Swiftness returns as a Level 58 ability and allows Restoration Druids to instantly cast a Regrowth Icon Regrowth, Rebirth Icon Rebirth, or Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots.

Restoration Druid Talent Changes


Restoration Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Restoration Druids.


More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.



  • 01 Aug. 2020: Bloodtalons talent updated.
  • 15 Jul. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 35078.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 15 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34365.
  • 08 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Updated Eclipse description for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 29 Apr. 2020: Fixed Typhoon for Balance Druids.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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