Here’s the first Q&A I’m going to post. I would have eventually gotten around to doing this, but I wanted to give Jwgacy of Trollbane credit for asking me.
I tried to find some detailed information on if the PvE non-raiding spec for Balance is viable for farming/doing dailies. Like you, I plan on going Resto/Balance with dual spec, and since I’ve never actually played as a Balance Druid, I’m honestly a bit “out of my league”. I was hoping that it would make a good base spec for me to play with and tweak to my soon to be evolving Moonkin playstyle.
Jwgacy – Trollbane
Okay! So, here goes! With 3.1 coming out, you could pick up a “solo” moonkin build. This means that your focus could be around wanting to do decent single-target and AOE damage. So, in this solo build, you would want to pick up every AOE talent available to you. For the build, I picked 3 glyphs for the AOE-grinding spec: Glyph of insect swarm, glyph of starfall, and glyph of focus. Glyph of starfall & focus gives you more damage for starfall & a shorter cooldown (focus will also make it less likely for you to pull the entire zone). For an AOE grinding set, moonfire & starfire glyphs aren’t that great, since you’d want moonfire as a “finishing” instant move. This would be my Non-Eclipse solo build.
If you plan on doing 5-mans and soloing, you need something more closely resembling a raiding build. So, dropping some AOE grinding talents in favor of more single-target damage talents, and an appropriate glyph set for instancing (maximizing your single-target instead of AOE damage). This would be my Eclipse solo build.
Both builds pick up intensity instead of dreamstate, since you’ll get better use out of the spirit regen on your resto gear (and stopping to drink is still annoying).
For anyone using Eclipse for instancing, you want to pick up the Squawk and Awe addon. It’s the best addon for moonkin ever.
I have different builds I recommend for leveling and for raiding, but these are probably the best for a primary resto druid who just wants a “fun” build to play with while completing things like daily quests.
If you have questions about anything druid related, feel free to ask: lissanna70 (at) gmail.com