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WoW Class Guide • WoW Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 • Noxxic Legacy

DPS Rotation & Cooldowns

During combat you are constantly making decisions for what to cast next. Knowing what to do and when is critical for being effecting at DPS. This rotation guide should help give a basic understanding of what to do, what's most important, and how to prioritize Balance Druid abilities and cooldowns.

Single Target DPS Rotation

When fighting one target, use the following priority list while avoiding generating Astral Power if at it's maximum.

  1. Maintain DoTs (Moonfire, Sunfire, Stellar Flare)
  2. Starsurge (to consume Astral Power See Note 1)
  3. Lunar Strike (to consume Lunar Empowerment)
  4. Solar Wrath (to consume Solar Empowerment)
  5. Solar Wrath or (Lunar Strike) (See Note 2)

Note 1: Before casting Starsurge, make sure you are not already at maximum charges for Lunar or Solar Empowerment. In that case, you need to consume the Empowerment with it's respective spell (Lunar Strike or Solar Wrath.)

Note 2: To generate Astral Power, even without an Empowerment, use Solar Wrath in this single target rotation. However, if there is a second target, use Lunar Strike instead.

AoE Rotation

When fighting multiple targets, muse the following priority list.

  1. Starfall (to consume Astral Power & if >3 targets)
  2. Apply DoTs (Moonfire, Sunfire, Stellar Flare) on multiple targets (See Note 3)
  3. Solar Wrath or Lunar Strike (to consume their Empowerments)
  4. Lunar Strike to generate Astral Power

Note 3: Try not to apply DoTs on any target that may die in the next 6 seconds.

Important Cooldowns

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