Balance Druid Class Overview
Welcome to my Balance Druid DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.
Balance Druids have a fairly challenging rotation. Their single target DPS High, but they really shine in multiple target fights. This class is valuable in raids because of his buffs. The only drawback is that the true damage is done while under Eclipse and sometimes you might just be unlucky and loose DPS.
The first build is for new players with low gear. Involves a lot of mana-related talents
Second build is all-around raid build, for players with better gear. You might make some tweak according to your raid needs.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational. Use Purified Dreadstone if you need 2 Blue gems for the Meta gem or if the item socket bonus gives +9 ability power.
Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality
Weapon – Mighty Spellpower or Greater Spellpower
Gameplay & Rotations
Maintain Faerie Fire on the target if no other Druid is doing it.
Cast Starfall on cooldown.
Cast Force of Nature on cooldown.
Spam Wrath during Solar Eclipse, and spam Starfire during Lunar Eclipse.
Spam Wrath after leaving Solar Eclipse, and spam Starfire after leaving Lunar Eclipse, until the next Eclipse procs.
Refresh the DoTs when out of Eclipse. If in Eclipse then use Wrath or Starfire
If Eclipse just proc-ed and DoTs are down: refresh Insect Swarm for Solar, Moonfire for Lunar.
If Eclipse just ended and DoTs are down: refresh Insect Swarm if you just came out of Lunar, refresh Moonfire if you just came out of Solar.
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.