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Balance Druid

Patch 8.3

Written by Lorgok Last Updated: 13th Nov, 2019

Some content in this guide is based on PTR/early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Introduction

Welcome to the Balance Druid DPS guide for patch 8.3, written by Lorgok.

Balance druids excel at single target and target swapping when they are able to pool resources for Starsurge. We also have decent multi-target DPS thanks to our dots and have overall great utility spread throughout our toolkit.

Our main weaknesses are our cooldowns not being the strongest (for shorter burst windows) and lack of strong AoE abilities. Starfall is very under-tuned and we have too much ramp up time with it taking a significant amount of time before spreading moonfire on all targets.

What has changed

Patch 8.3

Despite this looking like a tiny nerf, due to vision of perfection being our main major Essence and it getting its proc rate buffed by 12%, we will perform slightly better overall than in 8.2.5.