Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Balance Druid PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 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.

Ladder

Talents

15
Nature's Balance
Warrior of Elune
Force of Nature
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Feral Affinity
Guardian Affinity
Restoration Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Starlord
Incarnation: Chosen of Elune
90
Stellar Drift
Twin Moons
Stellar Flare
100
Shooting Stars
Fury of Elune
New Moon

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Nature's Balance
Warrior of Elune
Force of Nature
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Feral Affinity
Guardian Affinity
Restoration Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Starlord
Incarnation: Chosen of Elune
90
Stellar Drift
Twin Moons
Stellar Flare
100
Shooting Stars
Fury of Elune
New Moon

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Nature's Balance
Warrior of Elune
Force of Nature
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Feral Affinity
Guardian Affinity
Restoration Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Starlord
Incarnation: Chosen of Elune
90
Stellar Drift
Twin Moons
Stellar Flare
100
Shooting Stars
Fury of Elune
New Moon

PvP Talents

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

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.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

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.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

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.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Races

Tauren
Night Elf
Troll

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Tauren
Troll
Night Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Troll
Night Elf
Tauren

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

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

Rotation

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

Rotation

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.