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Balance Druid PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Balance Druid
Season 4
50 characters
3352 - 3769

Welcome to Murlok.io's Balance Druid PvE guide for Mythic+ in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Balance Druids from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Løutus (Ragnaros EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3769.

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
    Løutus's character icon
    Løutus
    Ragnaros (EU)
    528 ilvl
    3769
  2. 2
    Kittysuno's character icon
    Kittysuno
    Frostmourne (US)
    527 ilvl
    3747
  3. 3
    Aleksandru's character icon
    Aleksandru
    Illidan (US)
    525 ilvl
    3725
  4. 4
    Moonfannia's character icon
    Moonfannia
    Malganis (US)
    529 ilvl
    3666
  5. 5
    Galq's character icon
    Galq
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    527 ilvl
    3612

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+2622
20% Critical Strike
+5433
32% Haste
+9171
33% Mastery
+2639
13% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+1030
12% Avoidance
+357
2% Leech
+163
3% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

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 Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    41
  2. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    4
  3. Troll race icon
    Troll
    3
  4. Worgen race icon
    Worgen
    1
  5. Highmountain Tauren race icon
    Highmountain Tauren
    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
1
Frenzied Regeneration
48
Rejuvenation
25
Starfire
50
Thrash
3
Improved Barkskin
49
Swiftmend
24
Sunfire
50
Starsurge
50
Rip
3
Improved Swipe
1
Verdant Heart
49
Wild Growth
0
Remove Corruption
21
Moonkin Form
50
Improved Sunfire
49
Maim
0
Killer Instinct
1
Ironfur
50
Nurturing Instinct
50
Hibernate
21
Feline Swiftness
3
Thick Hide
50
Wild Charge
50
Natural Recovery
0
Cyclone
1
Astral Influence
50
Tireless Pursuit
1
Skull Bash
0
Soothe
50
Rising Light, Falling Night
50
Typhoon
48
Primal Fury
0
Matted Fur
49
Stampeding Roar
50
Improved Rejuvenation
0
Incessant Tempest
10
Incapacitating Roar
48
Ursine Vigor
44
Lycara's Teachings
50
Forestwalk
0
Ursol's Vortex
48
Well-Honed Instincts
41
Improved Stampeding Roar
1
Renewal
50
Innervate
26
Protector of the Pack
0
Heart of the Wild
8
Nature's Vigil
24

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
3
Light of the Sun
0
Starfall
49
Wild Surges
50
Nature's Balance
1
Twin Moons
50
Lunar Shrapnel
49
Astral Smolder
50
Celestial Alignment
50
Umbral Intensity
2
Waning Twilight
48
Stellar Innervation
0
Soul of the Forest
50
Primordial Arcanic Pulsar
48
Nature's Grace
2
Aetherial Kindling
49
Cosmic Rapidity
48
Umbral Embrace
3
Starlord
50
Wild Mushroom
0
Orbit Breaker
48
Balance of All Things
50
Sundered Firmament
2
Power of Goldrinn
26
Rattle the Stars
48
Astral Communion
0
Denizen of the Dream
44
Incarnation: Chosen of Elune
49
New Moon
38
Friend of the Fae
42
Elune's Guidance
50
Radiant Moonlight
30

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
8
Crescent Burn
12
Moon and Stars
6
Moonkin Aura
34
Dying Stars
8
Deep Roots
4
Faerie Swarm
4
Star Burst
16
Protector of the Grove
6
Thorns
8
High Winds
3
Owlkin Adept
15
Malorne's Swiftness
0
Master Shapeshifter
4

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Bough of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Bough of the Autumn Blaze
    46
  2. Vision of Foreshadowed Ends item icon
    Vision of Foreshadowed Ends
    2
  3. Stoneroot Headdress item icon
    Stoneroot Headdress
    1
  4. Violent Gravemask item icon
    Violent Gravemask
    1

Neck

  1. Ukhel Ancestry Beads item icon
    Ukhel Ancestry Beads
    19
  2. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    14
  3. Bromach's Disentombed Locket item icon
    Bromach's Disentombed Locket
    9
  4. Custodian's Medallion of Delusion item icon
    Custodian's Medallion of Delusion
    3
  5. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    3

Shoulders

  1. Mantle of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Mantle of the Autumn Blaze
    40
  2. Mantle of Sunless Kindling item icon
    Mantle of Sunless Kindling
    3
  3. Strigine Epaulets item icon
    Strigine Epaulets
    3
  4. Mantle of Yearned Freedom item icon
    Mantle of Yearned Freedom
    2
  5. Ancient Hornswog Spaulders item icon
    Ancient Hornswog Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    20
  2. Cloak of Lost Devotion item icon
    Cloak of Lost Devotion
    7
  3. Fireproof Drape item icon
    Fireproof Drape
    6
  4. Mammoth-Trainer's Drape item icon
    Mammoth-Trainer's Drape
    6
  5. Foliage of the Autumn Blaze item icon
    Foliage of the Autumn Blaze
    5

Chest

  1. Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Chestroots of the Autumn Blaze
    50

Wrist

  1. Life-Bound Bindings item icon
    Life-Bound Bindings
    18
  2. Bands of the Autumn Blaze item icon
    Bands of the Autumn Blaze
    10
  3. Frenzyroot Cuffs item icon
    Frenzyroot Cuffs
    9
  4. Mirage Bindings item icon
    Mirage Bindings
    7
  5. Loyal Flametender's Bracers item icon
    Loyal Flametender's Bracers
    2

Hands

  1. Handguards of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Handguards of the Autumn Blaze
    45
  2. Laboratory Assistant's Abductors item icon
    Laboratory Assistant's Abductors
    2
  3. Blightweaver's Clutches item icon
    Blightweaver's Clutches
    1
  4. Life-Bound Gloves item icon
    Life-Bound Gloves
    1
  5. Treacherous Totem Wraps item icon
    Treacherous Totem Wraps
    1

Waist

  1. Watcher's Clasp of Purpose item icon
    Watcher's Clasp of Purpose
    12
  2. Life-Bound Belt item icon
    Life-Bound Belt
    10
  3. Eternal Sentinel's Cord item icon
    Eternal Sentinel's Cord
    6
  4. Cinch of Forgotten Duty item icon
    Cinch of Forgotten Duty
    5
  5. Troggskin Waistband item icon
    Troggskin Waistband
    4

Legs

  1. Pants of the Autumn Blaze item set icon
    set
    Pants of the Autumn Blaze
    29
  2. Legguards of Adamant Rule item icon
    Legguards of Adamant Rule
    8
  3. Lavabearer Legwraps item icon
    Lavabearer Legwraps
    4
  4. Tassets of Blistering Twilight item icon
    Tassets of Blistering Twilight
    3
  5. Frenzied Incarnate Legwraps item icon
    Frenzied Incarnate Legwraps
    2

Feet

  1. Life-Bound Boots item icon
    Life-Bound Boots
    13
  2. Twisted Blossom Stompers item icon
    Twisted Blossom Stompers
    8
  3. Hooves of the Autumn Blaze item icon
    Hooves of the Autumn Blaze
    6
  4. Treads of Restored Order item icon
    Treads of Restored Order
    6
  5. Ancient Rotwalkers item icon
    Ancient Rotwalkers
    4

Rings

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    45
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    36
  3. Scalebane Signet item icon
    Scalebane Signet
    6
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    6
  5. Bloodied Wedding Ring item icon
    Bloodied Wedding Ring
    4

Trinkets

  1. Neltharion's Call to Suffering item icon
    Neltharion's Call to Suffering
    41
  2. Irideus Fragment item icon
    Irideus Fragment
    27
  3. Tome of Unstable Power item icon
    Tome of Unstable Power
    21
  4. Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows item icon
    Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows
    2
  5. Ominous Chromatic Essence item icon
    Ominous Chromatic Essence
    2

Main Hand

  1. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno item icon
    Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    44
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    6

Off Hand

  1. Icewrath's Channeling Conduit item icon
    Icewrath's Channeling Conduit
    11
  2. Echo's Maddening Volume item icon
    Echo's Maddening Volume
    10
  3. Rod of Perfect Order item icon
    Rod of Perfect Order
    5
  4. Crackling Codex of the Isles item icon
    Crackling Codex of the Isles
    4
  5. Vexamus' Expulsion Rod item icon
    Vexamus' Expulsion Rod
    4

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    45
  2. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno item icon
    Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    44
  3. Icewrath's Channeling Conduit item icon
    Icewrath's Channeling Conduit
    11
  4. Echo's Maddening Volume item icon
    Echo's Maddening Volume
    10
  5. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    6

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 Mythic+.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    84
  2. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    3
  3. Life-Bound Bindings embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    1
  4. Life-Bound Boots embellishment item icon
    Verdant Tether
    1

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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    48

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    44
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    5
  3. +125 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +125 Avoidance
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    48
  2. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    45
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    5

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    43
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    42
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    5
  3. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    2

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    44
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    5

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    39
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    34
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    23

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    37
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    12
  3. Wafting Writ enchantment icon
    Wafting Writ
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Sensei's Alexstraszite gem icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    60
  2. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    59
  3. Crafty Alexstraszite gem icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    50
  4. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    32
  5. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    26