Welcome to the Balance Druid DPS guide for patch 8.3, written by Lorgok.
I have played balance druid for around 10 years (on and off) and thoroughly enjoy the spec.
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
- Azerite Trait Changes (High Noon and Power of the Moon traits have had their damage buffed).
- Moonfire and Sunfire damage nerfed by 10%.
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.