PVP Balance Druid Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVP Balance Druid Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

Welcome to the Balance Druid PVP guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Balance Druid in the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

1. Talent Tree

PVP Balance Druid Talent Tree, 57/0/4 spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Chaotic Skyflare Diamond or Effulgent Skyflare Diamond


Runed Cardinal Ruby


Quick King's Amber or Mystic King's Amber


Stormy Majestic Zircon or Solid Majestic Zircon

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Stat priority:

Hit rating > Spell Penetration > Resilience > Haste > Spell Power > Crit / Spirit

Opening rotations:
  • Pounce > Entangling Roots
  • Pounce > Wrath > Starfall
  • Pounce > Cyclone
  • Entangling Roots can be used as an opener in certain situations

Your main emergency buttons are Barkskin and Nature’s Grasp, so don't waste them without the need. Also, while low on health, swapping to human form to heal yourself is a mistake. You can get stunned, not to mention, you disable all of that defense that Moonkin form gives you.

Cyclone can be used to prevent a focused target receive healing by his party member.

If you have to move - apply DoTs and HoTs. But, if you have a moment to free cast - be sure to use it.

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.


7. Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

Elemental Shaman
Shadow Priest

3v3 Arena

Demonology Warlock + Elemental Shaman
Arms Warrior + Holy Paladin
Marksmanship/Beast Mastery Hunter + Holy Paladin
Demonology Warlock + Restoration Shaman

PVP Balance Druid Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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