Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Balance (Boomkin) Druid Guide

Introduction

    Balance Druids bring a plethora of of raid buffs with them making them a great addition to any raid. Their
    Moonkin Form
    provides spell crit, as well haste with
    Improved Moonkin Form
    . They also provide spell hit with
    Improved Faerie Fire
    , and spell power with
    Earth and Moon
    . Balance Druids gain some solid burst AoE from their new spell
    Starfall
    , and get a more engaging rotation thanks to
    Eclipse
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Balance (Boomkin) Druid Rotation

    Balance Druids' damage revolves around
    Eclipse
    . Getting the most out of your
    Eclipse
    buff is extremely important for doing the most damage possible. RNG does come into play for Balance Druids more so than other DPSers because
    Lunar Eclipse
    only has a 60% to proc from
    Wrath
    critical strikes, meaning you could be casting
    Wrath
    for a while before it procs which is obviously a large DPS loss.

Opener

  1. Pre-pot
    Potion of Wild Magic
    .
  2. Up until Step 5, you will be running towards the boss in order to get into range for
    Starfall
    .
  3. Cast
    Faerie Fire
    if assigned.
  4. Cast
    Force of Nature
    before
    Bloodlust
    is used.
  5. Cast
    Starfall
    .
  6. Cast
    Insect Swarm
    .
  7. Cast
    Wrath
    until
    Lunar Eclipse
    procs.
  8. Use on-use trinkets.
  9. Cast
    Starfire
    .
  10. Proceed with single target rotation.

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Faerie Fire
    if assigned.
  2. Cast
    Force of Nature
    .
  3. Cast
    Starfall
    .
  4. Maintain
    Insect Swarm
    . Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  5. Cast
    Wrath
    during
    Solar Eclipse
    and cast
    Starfire
    during
    Lunar Eclipse
    .
  6. Cast
    Wrath
    after leaving
    Solar Eclipse
    and cast
    Starfire
    after
    Lunar Eclipse
    until the next
    Eclipse
    procs.
  7. Cast
    Moonfire
    while moving.

AoE

  1. Cast
    Starfall
    .
  2. Cast
    Hurricane
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Balance (Boomkin) Druid Talents

Standard Build

If you're having mana problems, especially in Pre-raid gear, consider moving the points from
Genesis R3
into
Moonglow
.
0
Balance
0
Feral Combat
0
Restoration

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Balance (Boomkin) Druid Glyphs

  1. Major:
    FocusFocus
    ,
    Insect SwarmInsect Swarm
    ,
    StarfallStarfall
  2. Minor:
    WildWild
    ,
    Unburdened RebirthUnburdened Rebirth
    ,
    TyphoonTyphoon

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Balance (Boomkin) Druid Stats

Hit Cap

  • 9% (236 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    ,
    Balance of Power
    , and
    Improved Faerie Fire
  • 10% (263 Rating) with
    Balance of Power
    and
    Improved Faerie Fire

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Balance (Boomkin) Druid Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of the Frost Wyrm
    Alternatives:
  • Spellpower Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Mighty Thoughts

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Tender Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Firecracker Salmon
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Smoked Salmon
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare

Potions

    Best:
  • Pre-pot
    Potion of Wild Magic
    ,
  • In combat
    Potion of Speed

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Balance (Boomkin) Druid Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Springy Arachnoweave
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Greensight Gogs
    for early gearing.
  2. Tailoring: Second best profession thanks to
    Lightweave Embroidery
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Third best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Runed Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  4. Blacksmithing: Fourth best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  5. Leatherworking, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Spell Power
    ,
    Ring - Greater Spell Power
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Storm
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  6. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .