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It looks like that Dragonflight won’t be a game-changing expansion for any class. But some novelties like the new talent system definitely will diversify your routines, so let’s check all you need to know about the upcoming adventures in our WoW Druid guide.

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Dragonflight Druid Overview

Dragonflight Druid Guide

Druid is one of the most famous WoW classes with an absolutely unique feature of shape-shifting. Depending on specializations, Druid transforms into various forms like Bear, Cat, Moonkin, or even living Tree. Beyond the specialization forms, Druid also has Travel Form that includes Aquatic Form and Flight Form depending on environment and zone specifics.

Various specializations and forms provide Druid with various resources, so playing characters of one class you can try totally different gameplay.

Dragonflight Druid Spec Choice

Another feature that distinguishes Druid from other WoW classes is the fact, that Druid has four specializations with all possible game roles. By choosing Balance you can become a great ranged DPS, Feral Druid provides you with Cat form as melee DPS, Guardian spec will make you a tank in Bear Form, and, finally, Restoration gives you an opportunity to try Healer gameplay.

Balance Druid

This RDPS Druid specialization uses damage-over-time abilities and single-target or multiple-target spells depending on the situation. Also, rotation builds around Eclipse mechanics that boost your Arcane spells or Nature spells depending on Eclipse. So Balance Druid should carefully choose timings to affect the fight flow as much as possible.

  • Great blend of single-target damage with AoE damage, including spread multi-target encounters in which Balance is absolutely top in the game;
  • A lot of crowd control and healing options;
  • Great defensive abilities.
  • Almost can’t cast on the go;
  • Not-so-easy rotation especially for newcomers.

Feral Druid

Feral Druid prefers Cat form to be invisible at the start of the fight and uses a combo points system like Rogue. Gaining these points by single-target and AoE spells including bleeding options, Feral destroys enemies using finishing abilities. While in the past expansions this spec almost never was in the highest tier lists, playing like a Cat can be really fun.

  • Can deal a lot of damage both in single-target encounters and multiple-target fights;
  • Great cooldowns like Berserk and Convoke the Spirits;
  • Fantastic mobility and various survivable options.
  • Lack of raid utilities.


Druid Tank specialization sometimes plays like you don’t need to have to be healed in the party at all. It’s a strong tank with a great health pool, various damage-reducting abilities, and a lot of healing options. If Magic damage sometimes can be a problem, you almost don’t feel the Physical or Melee damage encounters.

  • High HP and various options to reduce damage intake;
  • Rotation based on Ironfur provides you with a lot of armor;
  • Wide pool of healing spells including Convoke the Spirits you can use depending on your necessities;
  • Strong raid utilities like battle resurrection Rebirth and mass movement speed buff Stampeding Roar.
  • Requires permanent threat control;
  • Weak in the encounters based on Magic damage;
  • Not the best tank talents.


Healing Druid spec has pretty outstanding gameplay based on heal-over-time spells. You will cover your teammates with various single-target spells or mass HoTs and sometimes use explosive spells like Flourish or Tranquility to heal up multiple targets in the hardest moments of encounters.

  • Unique and exciting gameplay based on HoT spells;
  • Great mobility and an opportunity to heal teammates on the go;
  • Useful utilities like battle resurrection and mana recovery for you or other healers in the raid.
  • Sometimes it is hard to master HoT rotation because you need to know the encounter to the second;
  • Resto Dru doesn’t have a mass damage-reducing cooldown;
  • Week healing without CDs.

Dragonflight Druid Changes

Dragonflight does not oblige players to figure out various new systems, but some significant changes can surprise you:

  • Despite the fact, that Shadowlands legendaries and covenants remain in the past and can’t be used in Dragonflight, some legendary effects, tier set bonuses, and covenant abilities like Convoke the Spirits become a part of new talent trees;
  • The new talent system is much more flexible, so players now can change builds for any situation and personal preferences. Also, now you don’t need to be in the capital or rest zone to change build or some talents;
  • Tier sets are available in the new raid Vault of the Incarnates and still provide players with great bonuses. You can read our full Dragonfgliht Ties Sets guide to learn how to get sets and their bonuses.

Dragonflight Druid Talents

As we said before, the talent tree has been revamped, so this part of mastering your character will be the most challenging. Below you can find brief information about new specifics and talent changes, and closer to the Dragonflight release we will add the most popular build there too.

Balance Druid

The first you need to know is a change of Mastery stat. Now you will deal more Arcane damage to the enemies under Moonfire and more Nature damage to the targets under Sunfire. Also, another favorite tool of all Moonkins Starfall now doesn’t have CD and can be stacked.

Convoke the Spirits joined the talent tree, but you can’t use it together with Incarnation: Chosen of Elune, because now you should choose one of these spells. Shadowlands Balance tier set bonuses that provided you with free Fury of the Elune for the 8 sec also become a Sundered Fimament talent you can learn on the 70 level. Some legendaries like Primordial Arcanic Pulsar, Balance of all Things, or Circle of Life and Death also become talents, but with some changes. In the case of Primordial Arcanic Pulsar, for example, you need to spend 600 astral energy to get the effect from talent.

So, in Dragonflight, you still can use your favorite Shadowlands effects, but a little weakened.

Now, let’s check some popular Dragonflight Balance Druid builds.

The first one is the general Balance Druid Raid Build which combines AoE talents with single-target skills.

Dragonflight Druid Guide

But if you prefer single-target damage or your current encounter requires that you can check Balance Druid Single-Target Raid Builds.

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The first Balance Druid Mythic+ Build mixes AoE and single-target talents too.

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But if you like to burst packs in the dungeons using mushrooms, you can prefer Balance Druid Mythic+ AoE Build.

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Feral Druid

The same things with Feral talents, who are joined by tier set bonuses like Berserk: Heart of the Lion, legendary effects like Circle of Life and Death, Apex Predator’s Craving, Cat’s Curiosity, and covenant abilities.

And even more, Feral Druids can combine two covenant effects at the same time because you have two separate talents Adaptive Swarm and Convoke the Spirits.

And for the rest Feral got a boost for many talents and main rotation abilities, so we can hope that Dragonflight will help Cats shine bright.

The standard cat’s builds are mostly single-target, and this Feral Druid General Raid Build will maximize your damage.

Dragonflight Druid Guide

But if you feel that you need more AoE options for specific encounters, you can use mixed Feral Druid Raid Buid below. Maybe some good single-target talents vanished, but the crowd will fear you much more.

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One of the most popular Feral Druid Mythic+ Builds also uses the single-target and AoE options together.

Dragonflight Druid Guide

But if you like to see the great damage on packs, you can learn Feral Duid Mythic+ AoE Build.

Dragonflight Druid Guide


In Dragonflight key tanking abilities Frenzied Regeneration and Survival Instincts lost second charges, but players can fix this situation by learning relevant talents. In other moments specialization significantly wasn’t changed and has managed to preserve some of the best Shadowlands features in new talent trees. For example:

Guardian Druid has many talent options, depending on your playstyle. Somebody likes to deal more damage in single-target, while some specific builds involve you in group healing. But below, we’ll overview only general Raid and Mythic+ builds.

The good raid Tank will always combine survivability and damage-dealing opportunities, which you can find in Guardian Druid Raid Build.

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Guardian Druid Mythic+ Build is pretty similar but also has great crowd-control options, which are very useful in dungeon runs.

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Like Feral, Resto Dru can combine Night Fae and Necrolord covenant abilities as talents to get a great boost for heal and damage at the same time. Despite the fact, that you should choose between Convoke the Spirits and Incarnation: Tree of Life talents, you still can use free Tree form from Shadowlands tier set bonuses with a help of Reforestation talent. So, if you spent a lot of time playing Restoration in Shadowlands Season 3 or 4, you will feel convenient in Dragonflight.

Some of the best legendary powers remain too like Undergrowth, Power of the Archdruid, and Verdant Infusion.

Healer Druid, in general, uses talents to upgrade the covering of raid groups with HoT spells. Also, this Restoration Druid Ramp Raid Build maximizes the efficiency of burst windows.

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Restoration Druid Lifebloom Raid Build is much more suitable for tank healing in the first order.

Dragonflight Druid Guide

General Restoration Druid Mythic+ Build also uses Lifebloom to consistently heal a few targets mixing Night Fae and Necrolord covenant abilities.

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Dragonflight Druid Leveling

Four specializations give players all possible options for convenient leveling the way they like.

  • Choosing dungeon leveling, you always can find a party fast as a Tank or Heal, so you won’t need to take a pause or complete other leveling actions while you are in a queue;
  • Leveling in the Open World, you can pull a high number of enemies to blast them with your AoE spells as Balance Druid;
  • Finally, Cat also has some AoE spells, a nice rotation, uses bleedings, and can skip the hardest moments by using Stealth;
  • Also, don’t forget about Travel Form, several movement speed-boosting effects, and a lot of control abilities that help you to avoid unwanted fights;
  • Zandalar Druids also have a kind of Goblin Glider Kit ability Pterrodax Swoop, which can be useful if you playing this race.

Dragonflight Druid Stats

There are no mostly changes compared to Shadowlands, but also it won’t be superfluous to remind you about Druid Stat Priority.

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility
  5. Critical Strike
  1. Agility
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
  5. Haste
  1. Item Level
  2. Armor/Agility/Stamina
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility
  5. Mastery
  6. Critical Strike
  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike/Versatility

Mythic Dungeons:

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery/Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike

In high Mythic+ runs, you can ignore Mastery to deal more damage.

Dragonflight Druid Best Race

The first thing you need to know is that almost no one allied race can significantly change your Druid gameplay. And even basic races in most cases can’t make your performances better. So, you can bravely choose the race depending on shapeshifting form appearances.

BalanceNight Elf can be useful because of Shadowmeld stealth and Touch of Elune passive buffs.Troll because of Berserking haste buff.
FeralThere is no one best option, but you can take a closer look at Night Elf with Shadowmeld and Touch of Elune.All races are at the same level.
GuardianAll races are at the same level.Tauren can be preferable because of Endurance Stamina buff and War Stomp stun.
RestorationNight Elf Shadowmeld can be useful in dungeons. Troll Berserking haste buff can be useful sometimes, but not game-changing at all.

Dragonflight Druid Consumables, Chants & Gems

Now we should talk about the best opportunity to boost your stats.

Balance Druid Consumables, Chants & Gems


Feral Druid Consumables, Chants & Gems


Guardian Druid Consumables, Chants & Gems


Restoration Druid Consumables, Chants & Gems


Dragonflight Druid BiS List

Almost no matter how good you play, without suitable gear in most cases, you will not be the best in various encounters. But gearing is not so hard if you will have an understanding of what items you need.

Balance Druid BiS List


Feral Druid BiS List


Guardian Druid BiS List


Restoration Druid BiS List


Dragonflight Druid Rotation

Of course, you can’t predict the future to see how every single fight could go, so these rotation options can change sometimes. Especially in PvP, where your next course of action will depend on your team setup, your enemies’ team setup, their tactics, and a lot of other specific moments. But it’s good to know rotation and follow it as you can anyway.

Please, be aware that these rotations include talents from different builds, so if your build doesn’t have some of them, just don’t mind the step.

Balance Druid Rotation

  1. Pre cast Dragonflight Druid Guide Wraths to get the Eclipse effect;
  2. Use your DoTs Dragonflight Druid Guide Moonfire and Dragonflight Druid Guide Sunfire on the target;
  3. Don’t forget to cast Dragonflight Druid Guide Stellar Flare after
  4. Track your Astral Power cap and use Dragonflight Druid Guide Starsurge to decrease it;
  5. You will earn Astral Power with Dragonflight Druid Guide Wrath or Dragonflight Druid Guide Starfire, but you should choose the spell and Eclipse type depending on the number of targets;
  6. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Astral Communion at low Astral Power;
  7. Don’t forget to use Celestial Alignment and Dragonflight Druid Guide Fury of Elune every time you can.
    1. You should try to cast Dragonflight Druid Guide Moonfire and Dragonflight Druid Guide Sunfire with 100% uptime;
    2. Same with Dragonflight Druid Guide Stellar Flare;
    3. Don’t miss Dragonflight Druid Guide Eclipse. For single-target, you should prioritize Eclipse (Lunar);
    4. Spend Astral Power by Dragonflight Druid Guide Starsurge, and use Dragonflight Druid Guide Astral Communion to generate it;
    5. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Wild Mushroom only if you have Dragonflight Druid Guide Fungal Growth;
    6. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Starfire to consume the Dragonflight Druid Guide Umbral Embrace;

      Even if you are under Lunar Eclipse, it’s good to use Dragonflight Druid GuideWrath mostly.

  1. Keep your DoTs on all possible targets;
  2. Try to be under Lunar Eclipse effect to spam Starfire;
  3. Spend your Astral Power on Starfall;
  4. Don’t forget about cooldowns.

Feral Druid Rotation

  1. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Prowl before the fight starts;
  2. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Rake first;
  3. Generate 5 combo points by using Dragonflight Druid Guide Shred;
  4. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Adaptive Swarm every time you can;
  5. Don’t forget about Dragonflight Druid Guide Berserk;
  6. If you don’t have any combo points, use Dragonflight Druid Guide Feral Frenzy;
  7. Dump your energy with Dragonflight Druid Guide Shred.
  1. Avoid overcapping Energy and Combo Points;
  2. Maintain Dragonflight Druid Guide Rip and cast it at 5 combo points. It’s nice to mix this spell with Dragonflight Druid Guide Bloodtalons and Dragonflight Druid Guide Tiger’s Fury;
  3. If Dragonflight Druid Guide Rip is still on target, use Dragonflight Druid Guide Ferocious Bite at 5 combo points;
  4. Maintain Dragonflight Druid Guide Rake, mix it with Dragonflight Druid Guide Tiger’s Fury and Dragonflight Druid Guide Sudden Ambush if you can;
  5. Try and avoid the cap of Dragonflight Druid Guide Brutal Slash;
  6. Dragonflight Druid Guide Clearcasting proc should use on Dragonflight Druid Guide Shred or Dragonflight Druid Guide Thrash;
  7. Cast Dragonflight Druid Guide Thrash if it’s not up;
  8. Generate combo points by using Dragonflight Druid Guide Shred.
  1. Avoid overcapping Energy and Combo Points ;
  2. Cast Dragonflight Druid Guide Rake on all possible targets;
  3. Maintain Dragonflight Druid Guide Lunar Inspiration Dragonflight Druid Guide Moonfire on up to 4 targets, but don’t try to cast more;
  4. Generate combo points by using Dragonflight Druid Guide Swipe;.
  5. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Convoke the Spirits on Cooldown at 0 combo especially if you have several targets.

Generally, don’t forget the tricks from single-target rotation.

Guardian Druid Rotation

OpenerSingle-target and multi-target rotation
  1. Don’t forget to start the fight in Dragonflight Druid Guide Bear Form;
  2. Maintain 100% uptime of Dragonflight Druid Guide Moonfire on the target;
  3. Mix Dragonflight Druid Guide Thrash and Dragonflight Druid Guide Mangle casts when you can;
  4. Spend your rage resource on Dragonflight Druid Guide Ironfur or Dragonflight Druid Guide Maul to avoid capping
  5. If you have empty GCDs, use Dragonflight Druid Guide Swipe.
  1. Use the opener rotation, but don’t forget to spend your rage on Dragonflight Druid Guide Ironfur or Dragonflight Druid Guide Maul wisely. If you need damage, use Dragonflight Druid Guide Maul, if you need to maximize your defensive opportunities, use Ironfur;
  2. If you have four tier set pieces, track Gore procs.

Restoration Druid Rotation

  1. Keep Lifebloom on the tank;
  2. Track the Efflorescence to maximize its healing;
  3. Use Wild Growth to heal the crowd and generate Reforestation stacks;
  4. Combine Nature’s Swiftness and Dragonflight Druid Guide Regrowth or just Regrowth on the low HP targets;
  5. Before the big damage cast Rejuvenation on the raid as much as possible;
  6. To heal big raid damage, track Reforestation stacks to get third before Wild Growth cast to maximize its efficiency using Incarnation: Tree of Life effect and combine it with Rejuvenation. After that, cast Convoke the Spirits, and if this CD cast its own Flourish, wait for a few seconds to cast another Flourish after;
  7. Before using Tranquility, cast as much Rejuvenation as possible, and don’t forget about Wild Growth.
  1. Use Dragonflight Druid Guide Wrath every time you don’t need to heal;
  2. Cast Starfire if you have 2 or more targets;
  3. Cast Dragonflight Druid Guide Starsurge when you can;
  4. Try to maintain Dragonflight Druid Guide Moonfire and Sunfire on your target/targets;
  5. If you don’t want to spend mana and can damage in cat form, use Thrash on 3+ targets, and maintain Dragonflight Druid Guide Rip and Dragonflight Druid Guide Rake.

Dragonflight Druid Best Professions

As a leather-wearing class, Druid always can choose Leatherworking to get access to suitable gear. In Dragonflight, it can be even more useful because of new quality levels of crated items that provide you with the gear of even Mythic raid item level. Skinning can be paired profession for you in this case.

Also, you always can level the pair of Gathering professions for gold making, or use for this goal Jewelcrafting or Alchemy. So, just choose the profession to your liking first of all.

Dragonflight Druid Macros

Even in the days when one addon like WeakAura can replace the wide pool of other addons, macros stay indispensable. So, let us remind you of at least some general macros useful for all Druid specializations.


#showtooltip Rebirth
/cast [@mouseover,help]Rebirth;Rebirth

Helps you to cast spell on your mouseover target.

Remove Corruption

#showtooltip Remove Corruption
/cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][target=target] Remove Corruption

Uses Remove Corruption spell on your mouseover target.

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