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Balance Druid PvP Guide For 3v3

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Balance Druid
Season 3
50 characters
2717 - 3101

Welcome to Murlok.io's Balance Druid PvP guide for 3v3 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Balance Druids from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Clonecity (Tichondrius US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3101.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Balance Druids

  1. 1
    Clonecity's character icon
    Clonecity
    Tichondrius (US)
    462 ilvl
    3101
  2. 2
    Merceý's character icon
    Merceý
    Ravencrest (EU)
    458 ilvl
    3049
  3. 3
    Nickthedruid's character icon
    Nickthedruid
    Stormrage (US)
    463 ilvl
    3043
  4. 4
    Rudar's character icon
    Rudar
    Sargeras (US)
    468 ilvl
    3029
  5. 5
    Kaabeedo's character icon
    Kaabeedo
    Ravencrest (EU)
    460 ilvl
    3024

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Balance Druid Secondary and Minor stats for 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+107
6% Critical Strike
+6198
36% Haste
+668
7% Mastery
+6786
33% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+21
0% Avoidance
+6
0% Leech
+540
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Balance Druids in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    47
  2. Highmountain Tauren race icon
    Highmountain Tauren
    1
  3. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    1
  4. Kul Tiran race icon
    Kul Tiran
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Druid specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Druid class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Druid's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Rake
0
Frenzied Regeneration
50
Rejuvenation
13
Starfire
50
Thrash
2
Improved Barkskin
50
Swiftmend
13
Sunfire
50
Starsurge
50
Rip
0
Improved Swipe
1
Verdant Heart
50
Wild Growth
0
Remove Corruption
13
Moonkin Form
50
Improved Sunfire
48
Maim
0
Killer Instinct
1
Ironfur
50
Nurturing Instinct
50
Hibernate
0
Feline Swiftness
0
Thick Hide
50
Wild Charge
50
Natural Recovery
0
Cyclone
50
Astral Influence
50
Tireless Pursuit
0
Skull Bash
1
Soothe
50
Rising Light, Falling Night
50
Typhoon
50
Primal Fury
0
Matted Fur
50
Stampeding Roar
50
Improved Rejuvenation
0
Gale Winds
6
Mighty Bash
50
Ursine Vigor
27
Lycara's Teachings
50
Forestwalk
0
Mass Entanglement
50
Well-Honed Instincts
48
Improved Stampeding Roar
7
Renewal
50
Innervate
40
Protector of the Pack
9
Heart of the Wild
31
Nature's Vigil
0

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Balance Druids with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Eclipse
50
Shooting Stars
50
Solar Beam
50
Solstice
50
Warrior of Elune
50
Light of the Sun
41
Starfall
0
Wild Surges
50
Nature's Balance
49
Twin Moons
50
Lunar Shrapnel
0
Astral Smolder
48
Celestial Alignment
50
Umbral Intensity
11
Waning Twilight
50
Stellar Innervation
0
Soul of the Forest
48
Orbital Strike
50
Nature's Grace
50
Aetherial Kindling
0
Cosmic Rapidity
50
Umbral Embrace
1
Starlord
50
Wild Mushroom
23
Orbit Breaker
28
Balance of All Things
0
Sundered Firmament
0
Power of Goldrinn
50
Rattle the Stars
50
Astral Communion
0
Denizen of the Dream
50
Incarnation: Chosen of Elune
50
Fury of Elune
50
Friend of the Fae
50
Elune's Guidance
50
Radiant Moonlight
49

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Balance Druid's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Celestial Guardian
1
Crescent Burn
0
Moon and Stars
20
Moonkin Aura
50
Dying Stars
0
Deep Roots
0
Faerie Swarm
5
Star Burst
0
Protector of the Grove
3
Thorns
5
High Winds
16
Owlkin Adept
50
Malorne's Swiftness
0
Master Shapeshifter
0

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Balance Druids in 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Mask item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Mask
    33
  2. Life-Bound Cap item icon
    Life-Bound Cap
    16
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Helm item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    37
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    13

Shoulders

  1. Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom item set icon
    set
    Benevolent Embersage's Wisdom
    50

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    40
  2. Benevolent Embersage's Featherdrape item icon
    Benevolent Embersage's Featherdrape
    4
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    2

Chest

  1. Life-Bound Chestpiece item icon
    Life-Bound Chestpiece
    32
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Robe item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Robe
    16
  3. Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat item icon
    Allied Heartwarming Fur Coat
    1
  4. Benevolent Embersage's Robe item set icon
    set
    Benevolent Embersage's Robe
    1

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Wristwraps
    42
  2. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    8

Hands

  1. Life-Bound Gloves item icon
    Life-Bound Gloves
    43
  2. Benevolent Embersage's Talons item set icon
    set
    Benevolent Embersage's Talons
    7

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Strap item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Strap
    31
  2. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    15
  3. Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash item icon
    Benevolent Embersage's Sagacious Sash
    4

Legs

  1. Benevolent Embersage's Leggings item set icon
    set
    Benevolent Embersage's Leggings
    47
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Breeches item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Breeches
    3

Feet

  1. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity item icon
    Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity
    19
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Leather Treads item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Leather Treads
    19
  3. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    12

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    47
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    41
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    12

Trinkets

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    50
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    50

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Staff item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Staff
    29
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    17
  3. Hellbloom Dagger item icon
    Hellbloom Dagger
    4

Off Hand

  1. Witherrot Tome item icon
    Witherrot Tome
    20
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Censer item icon
    Verdant Gladiator's Censer
    1

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Balance Druids in 3v3.

  1. Life-Bound Chestpiece embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    50
  2. Witherrot Tome embellishment item icon
    Tome Wrought Rot
    20
  3. Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    19
  4. Life-Bound Gloves embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    6
  5. Life-Bound Boots embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    4

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Balance Druids in 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    1

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    44
  2. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    4
  3. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    50

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    47
  2. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    2
  3. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    42

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    50

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    46
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    4

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    88
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    6
  3. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    6

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    49
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Balance Druids in 3v3.

  1. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    286
  2. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    40
  3. Fierce Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    31
  4. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    10
  5. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    8