Balance Druid talents guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 2nd Aug, 2022
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Recommended Talents

Balance Druid Nature's Balance Talent
Balance Druid Warrior of Elune Talent
Balance Druid Force of Nature Talent
Balance Druid Tiger Dash Talent
Balance Druid Renewal Talent
Balance Druid Wild Charge Talent
Balance Druid Feral Affinity Talent
Balance Druid Guardian Affinity Talent
Balance Druid Restoration Affinity Talent
Balance Druid Mighty Bash Talent
Balance Druid Mass Entanglement Talent
Balance Druid Heart of the Wild Talent
Balance Druid Soul of the Forest Talent
Balance Druid Starlord Talent
Balance Druid Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Talent
Balance Druid Twin Moons Talent
Balance Druid Stellar Drift Talent
Balance Druid Stellar Flare Talent
Balance Druid Solstice Talent
Balance Druid Fury of Elune Talent
Balance Druid New Moon Talent

Recommended Raiding Talents

Balance Druid Nature's Balance Talent
Balance Druid Warrior of Elune Talent
Balance Druid Force of Nature Talent
Balance Druid Tiger Dash Talent
Balance Druid Renewal Talent
Balance Druid Wild Charge Talent
Balance Druid Feral Affinity Talent
Balance Druid Guardian Affinity Talent
Balance Druid Restoration Affinity Talent
Balance Druid Mighty Bash Talent
Balance Druid Mass Entanglement Talent
Balance Druid Heart of the Wild Talent
Balance Druid Soul of the Forest Talent
Balance Druid Starlord Talent
Balance Druid Incarnation: Chosen of Elune Talent
Balance Druid Twin Moons Talent
Balance Druid Stellar Drift Talent
Balance Druid Stellar Flare Talent
Balance Druid Solstice Talent
Balance Druid Fury of Elune Talent
Balance Druid New Moon Talent

Recommended Mythic+ Talents

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Balance Druid Nature's Balance TalentNature's BalancePassive
Balance Druid Warrior of Elune TalentWarrior of EluneInstant
Balance Druid Force of Nature TalentForce of NatureInstant

Nature’s Balance is the best AP generator in this row.

Warrior of Elune is only good in stacked AoE if you have Soul of the forest as it gives you 3 GCD to instant cast, so it allows for more mobility and fast AP gain when used.

Force of Nature is really good in Mythic + for taking aggro off your tank for a period of time and it instantly gives you 20 AP.

Tier 2 (25)

Balance Druid Tiger Dash TalentTiger DashInstant
Balance Druid Renewal TalentRenewalInstant
Balance Druid Wild Charge TalentWild ChargeInstant

Tiger Dash - Replaces Dash, it gives a burst of speed when used which reduces gradually over 5 seconds. The talent isn't that great and can't be compared to the others on this row.

Renewal - This talent is pretty good as it instantly heals you for 30 % of maximum health on use. Only use this if there is no movement required on a fight.

Wild Charge is often the go-to choice. It is super flexible due to different effects based on the form you are in. You can drag yourself to a player, bounce backwards, leap to your target, charge a target and bounce forward. Each one of these can be used in different situations.

Tier 3 (30)

Balance Druid Feral Affinity TalentFeral AffinityPassive
Balance Druid Guardian Affinity TalentGuardian AffinityPassive
Balance Druid Restoration Affinity TalentRestoration AffinityPassive

Feral Affinity - Not really a talent you want to use in raids or Mythic + content.

Guardian Affinity - Strong talent for survivability due to the 6% damage reduction and Frenzied Regeneration. However, Restoration Affinity is still slightly ahead overall.

Restoration Affinity - Really strong talent due to Ysera's gift, providing passive healing for you or your teammates if you are full health. It also provides Swiftmend which is a super strong heal after a use of Regrowth or Rejuvenation.

Tier 4 (35)

Balance Druid Mighty Bash TalentMighty BashInstant
Balance Druid Mass Entanglement TalentMass EntanglementInstant
Balance Druid Heart of the Wild TalentHeart of the WildInstant

Mighty Bash - This is a good stun, but you have to be in melee to use it and it is a single target stun. Usable in some situations.

Mass Entanglement - Really good for many situations as it is an instant cast that roots all nearby adds to the target you use it on for 30 seconds.

Heart of the Wild - This is a good talent for sustainability. It is a flexible talent to help out with either tanking or healing if things get tough.

Tier 5 (40)

Balance Druid Soul of the Forest TalentSoul of the ForestPassive
Balance Druid Starlord TalentStarlordPassive
Balance Druid Incarnation: Chosen of Elune TalentIncarnation: Chosen of EluneInstant

Soul of the Forest - Is the go to 2+ target talent as it makes Wrath generate more Astral Power and Starfire to do 150% more cleave damage on targets close to your primary target.

Starlord is a good option for single target fights. It falls off on AoE fights due to using Starfall which will make Starlord stacks harder to maintain. If it is a spread AoE fight, then Starlord is still a good pick.

Incarnation: Chosen of Elune is the strongest talent for Primordial Arcanic Pulsar build for Night Fae and strongest as Venthyr.

Tier 6 (45)

Balance Druid Twin Moons TalentTwin MoonsPassive
Balance Druid Stellar Drift TalentStellar DriftPassive
Balance Druid Stellar Flare TalentStellar Flare1.5 sec cast

Stellar Drift is the go-to talent if the fights have 2 or more targets that you want to damage. It also gives you the ability to cast while moving when you have Starfall active. This is superior when it comes to fights where you have to dodge abilities and move to new locations. Remember that it now has a cooldown of 12 seconds, so preplan when to use starfall.

Twin Moons is not a competitive talent on this row at the moment sadly.

Stellar Flare is currently the best single target option on this talent row. So this is the talent you want to use for fights with one target.

Tier 7 (50)

Balance Druid Solstice TalentSolsticePassive
Balance Druid Fury of Elune TalentFury of EluneInstant
Balance Druid New Moon TalentNew Moon1 sec cast

Solstice is nerfed a bit, which makes the talent "ok" at best since New Moon got a small buff.

Fury of Elune is the best talent for Venthyr due to the high quick AP gain for bursting in end of Ravenous Frenzy buff. It provides 1, maybe two extra Star Surges.

New Moon, which was the artifact ability in Legion. It got a small buff which now makes it a more viable talent for Night Fae and will be used over Solstice.