Balance Druid PvP Guide | 8.3 BfA Race, Talents, Essences, Traits, Gear and Macros

by Mystic // June 16, 2020

This guide was produced with:

  • 5+ Rank 1
  • Competed at the 2018 Blizzcon world championships


Best race:

  • Night Elf is by far the best option as the utility of Shadowmeld and additional haste are perfect for balance druids and far outweigh the other options


Best race:


Wild Charge can be taken over Renewal in matchups where the healing won’t be enough to survive and you’re forced to kite – it should also be taken when you know you won’t be the target

Mass Entanglement should be your preferred option in matchups where the opposing team can’t counter your root + Solar Beam combo



  • Thorns can be very strong against melee as it forces them to either take a lot of damage or swap off their target
  • Celestial Guardian should always be used against casters and even melee that primarily deal magical damage
  • Ironfeather Armor is a great pick when being trained by warriors and feral druids





  1. Versatile – your best choice for the passive increase to one of your favored stats
  2. Gushing Wound – excellent choice if you have two or more to increase your damage for very little corruption
  3. Surging Vitality – alternate pick to proc one of your best stats

Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Crit

/cast [@focus] Cyclone

/cast [@focus] Mighty Bash

#showtooltip Solar Beam
/cast [@focus] Mass Entanglement
/cast [@focus] Solar Beam

Cancels your form and leaps to your mouseover target:
#showtooltip Wild Charge
/cancelform [help] [@mouseover,help]
/cast [help][@target, @mouseover] Wild Charge;
/cast [@mouseover, @target, harm, nodead] Wild Charge;

Used to stop yourself from being Hibernated:

  • 0
    20 months ago
    Excellent guide. Thank agains
  • 1
    27 months ago
    Awesome guide, hope to see one on resto druid soon!
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