Recommended Raiding Build
- Wild Charge
- Balance Affinity
- Heart of the Wild
- Incarnation: Tree of Life
- Spring blossoms
Recommended Mythic+ Build
- Abundance - In high tank healing keys, you can go Cenarion Ward if you feel you lack ST healing.
- Wild Charge
- Balance Affinity - This is usually the best damage choice.
- Heart of the Wild - again huge damage increase if you don’t need the more cc focused options on the row.
- All 3 are strong but I’d recommend Incarnation: Tree of Life if you are struggling with random damage intakes.
- Spring blossoms - gives more hots for your mastery
Boss specific recommendations and strategy:Raid Bosses
Tier 1 (15)
Cenarion Ward - Protects a friendly target for 30 seconds. Any damage taken will consume the ward and heal the target for 6,201 over 8 seconds.
Raid: Raiding Abundance will be the go-to choice almost every time you want to keep a high amount of Rejuvenations out at all times the benefit of cheaper and more effective Regrowths will always pull ahead of the other 2 options.
Tier 2 (25)
Tiger Dash - Shapeshift into cat form and increase your movement speed by 200% reducing gradually over 5 seconds.
Renewal - Instantly heals you for 30% of maximum health. Useable in all shapeshift forms.
Wild Charge - Grants a movement ability that varies by shapeshift form: Non-shapeshifted = Fly to an ally’s position. Bear form = Charge to an enemy, immobilizing them for 4 seconds. Cat Form = leap behind an enemy, dazing them for 3 seconds. Moonkin Form = Bound backwards. Travel Form = Leap forward 20 yards. Aquatic Form = increase swim speed by an additional 150% for 5 seconds.
Raid: There are arguments for all 3 depending on the need of the fight for a generic talent Wild Charge is typically good on all fights as it offers great versatile movement options, so I would recommend taking this every time.
Mythic+: Again there are arguments for all 3 in this talent row depending on the key. Renewal, for example, can be a great panic button if you're in trouble. However, Wild Charge is what I’d recommend playing in most dungeons.
Tier 3 (30)
Balance Affinity - Increases the range of all your abilities by 5 yards.
Feral Affinity - Increases your movement speed by 15%.
Guardian Affinity - Reduces all damage you take by 6%.
Raid: The most common one here is Balance Affinity; it typically offers the most DPS with Heart of the Wild, whilst also offering a nice passive for raids. Some opt to play Feral Affinity for similar reasons, if you need the passive movement speed and can be in melee for a lot of the fight.
Mythic+: Here it’s a similar issue between Balance and Feral, the more popular choice is Feral Affinity as you just pre-hot your group and go DPS in cat form. If you’re really struggling with survivability you can always take Guardian Affinity but I’d really recommend picking one of the damage options.
Tier 4 (35)
Mighty Bash: Invokes the spirit of Ursoc to stun the target for 4 seconds. Usable in all shapeshift forms.
Mass Entanglement: Roots the target and all enemies within 15 yards in place for 30 seconds. Damage may interrupt this effect. Usable in all shapeshift forms.
Heart of the Wild: Abilities associated with your chosen Affinity are substantially empowered for 45 seconds.
Raid: For every encounter, your best bet and the most likely bet is Heart of the Wild. It offers the only damage increase and is a great cooldown if utilised correctly. If you do need more CC on specific fights then the other two may come into play but generally, it’ll only be Heart of the Wild.
Mythic+: You’ll most likely run Heart of the Wild again in M+ but this depends on your group set up etc. there is a much bigger chance you’ll need the benefits of a stun like Mighty Bash in a key setting then you would in a raid setting so just keep an eye out for how much CC your group has/needs.
Tier 5 (40)
Incarnation: Tree of Life: Shapeshift into the Tree of Life, increasing healing done by 15% increasing armour by 120%, and granting protection from polymorph effects, Functionality of Rejuvenation, Wild Growth, Regrowth, and Entangling Roots is enhanced. Lasts 30 seconds. You may shapeshift in and out of this form for its duration.
Raid: For raiding there is arguments for Soul of the Forest or Incarnation: Tree of Life, however, I believe with the Incarnation: Tree of Life + Convoke the Spirits (your covenant ability) this is the strongest option for raiding in every encounter.
Mythic+: For M+ the most popular choice is Cultivation as it gives an extra HoT for your mastery. However, all 3 talents on this row are very viable. If you’re not so comfortable with the dungeon/group you’re in I’d recommend going for Incarnation: Tree of Life. Although it’s the weakest choice for this row it provides a nice panic button in situations you’re uncomfortable in.
Tier 6 (45)
Raid: Here the best talent is going to be Spring blossoms as it offers a lot of HoT for your mastery effect, there may be niche fights where you’ll take Inner Peace for the shorter Tranquility but I highly doubt it.
Mythic+: You’ll also want to take Spring blossoms here again for the reason listed above its nice passive healing and provides more HoT for your mastery which means you can have a higher DPS uptime.
Tier 7 (50)
Flourish: Extends the duration of all of your heal over time effects on friendly targets within 60 yards by 8 seconds, and increases the rate of your heal over time effects by 100% for 8 seconds.
Raid: In raids, you will almost always take Flourish it’s just too big of a CD to pass up on during your ramps, there are some niche times you can take Photosynthesis with the Lifebloom legendary but I don’t think it’s worth it as you’ll have to play picture perfect to make it better than Flourish.