PVE Balance Druid Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Balance Druid Class Overview

PVE Balance Druid DPS Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.




Talent Tree

The first build is for new players with low gear. Involves a lot of mana-related talents

PVE Balance Druid DPS Low Gear Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Second build is all-around raid build, for players with better gear. You might make some tweak according to your raid needs.

PVE Balance Druid DPS Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Glyphs

Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Starfire
Glyph of Moonfire

Glyph of Starfall

Gems

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.

Meta: Chaotic Skyflare Diamond
Blue: Purified Dreadstone or Runed Cardinal Ruby
Yellow: Potent Ametrine
Red: Runed Cardinal Ruby

Enchants

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

Rotation:
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.

DoTs:
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.

AddOns

Full description of these addons and their features can be found HERE

Download all these addons from the link below or download them separately.

Download all link

DeadlyBossMod

Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
More info.

Download link

Quarts

User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
More info.

Download link

XPerl

User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
More info.

Download link

OmniCC

OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
More info.

Download link

Omen

Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
More info.

Download link

HealBot

Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
More info.

Download link

EventAlert

The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.
More info.

Download link

PVE Balance Druid Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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