Welcome to the Balance Druid DPS guide for patch 8.1.5, 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 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
With the release of Crucible there will be nothing new.