Balance Druid PvP Guide

PvP Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Druid
Specialization: Balance
Last updated on: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Balance Druid PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

1. Talents

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

2. PvP talents

PvP talents

3. Stats

Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

4. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

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5. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
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6. Gem


7. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
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8. Races

Tauren > Troll > Night Elf

9. Consumables

Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

10. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Use Potion: With Celestial Alignment or Incarnation
? Use Racial Active Buff: With Celestial Alignment or Incarnation
? Use Trinkets: Try to use with Celestial Alignment or Incarnation, but don't hold them so long that you miss out on extra uses.
? Use if Stellar Flare is not up or will fall off in less than 3 seconds
? Use if Moonfire is not up or will fall off in less than 3 seconds
? Use if Sunfire is not up or will fall off in less than 3 seconds
? Save for 3+ target AoE if it won't cool down again in time
? If you didn't just cast Solar Wrath, use during Celestial Alignment/Incarnation when you won't waste the Astral Power gain. This helps maximize Streaking Star procs.
? Spend Astral Power on Starsurge when there are less than 5 targets. Do not cast if you have 3 stacks of Lunar Empowerment or Solar Empowerment. Wait to cast if Starlord will fall off in the next 3 seconds.
? Refresh Sunfire when it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 5.4 seconds)
? Refresh Stellar Flare when it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 7.2 seconds)
? Refresh Moonfire when it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 6.6 seconds). When there is more than one target put it up on as many targets as possible.
? Use if you are at max Solar Empowerment charges
? Use when you have Lunar Empowerment
? Use if you have Solar Empowerment
? If you are moving, cast Moonfire on the target with the least Moonfire time remaining

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.