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Patch 9.0.5 FAQ

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Balance Druid FAQ 9.0.5 Changes Necrolord: Adaptive Swarm damage and healing increased by 25% and the effectiveness of periodic effects increased to 35% (was 30%): While Adaptive Swarm definitely needed a buff this will barely change anything and is not anywhere close to enough to make it a viable spell. The problem with the spell lies in it being sustained damage that needs setup which is inherently worse than burst like all other covenant abilities and on top of that doesn’t scale with targets.
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Moonkin Feedback - Shadowlands Beta

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This is an article made to give feedback on Moonkins current state in the Shadowlands Beta. It also serves to educate people on many of the common problems Moonkin suffers from currently in Shadowlands. If you disagree with anything said in this article that is completely ok and you should voice your feedback on the forums or anywhere else regardless. All numbers mentioned are backed up using sims found at https://www.
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How to get the help you need, not the help you want

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Over the course of the last two and a half years, I have been asking and answering questions over discord, private messages, and forums. With tens of thousands of messages on both sides of the fence, I have come to be very knowledgeable of my class and look to share that knowledge with others but sometimes it can be difficult to judge the level of player and what they need if they are not asking the correct questions.
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Balance 8.2 Update

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While Moonkin hasn’t received any direct changes in 8.2, there are many things being added to the game that change what you need to know if you wish to keep your character up to date. This 8.2 Guide is going to go over Essences, Professions, Consumables, Trinkets, and Azerite. This includes sims for everything, but be sure to sim your own character for full accuracy. Essences Our best major Essences likely will be Vision of Perfection, Condensed Life-Force and Conflict and Strife (situationally).
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Balance Raiding Guide

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Introduction Progressing new fights and instances is something that many high-end raiders take for granted. Progressing a new encounter outside top 10 world is just problem solving issues that you know the answer to. In this article, we are going to address everything that can be done to best prepare for progress and how to simplify raid encounters as much as possible. This is meant for players that are already familiar with their class as playing without high class knowledge will hinder your progress and your parties progress.
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Balance 8.1 Changes

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Patch 8.1 is coming and with it Balance will see some changes to our Traits, Stats and Talents which I will go over. Traits and Stats: Mastery increased baseline from 11% to 12%, and Starsurge/Solar Wrath now scale fully at that percentage. Overall buff 4-6%, Mastery should now sim roughly equal to other stats. Great change now Mastery is not a dead stat and gearing becomes basically ilvl over all.
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Balance BFA FAQ

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Does ______ trait stack? Yes. The flat damage portions of traits stack like the moonfire increase for potm or streaking. The % chances to proc on others does not. Starlord Optimization? Don’t worry about it too much, just don’t spend astral power with 4 secs left. Optimal Opener: Starting at -2s before pull -> wrath, wrath, dot, dot, wrath to ~40 astral power, CA/Incarn, FoN/FoE/WoE, regular rotation.
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Balance Leveling FAQ

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Introduction Hey guys, this FAQ should answer most of your important questions about leveling as a Balance Druid. This is primarily for Balance Druid and otherwise will cover basic leveling information outside of Moonkin. We hope this FAQ helps anyone reading it and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us on discord. Is it Worth Playing in Warmode? It is highly recommended that you play with Warmode on as it speeds up leveling by a considerable amount.
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BFA Boomkin Theorycrafting -- introduction to chickendb.com

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Preamble Introduction to chickendb.com Hey all! It has been a while since I’ve been able to write up an in-depth piece of theorycrafting, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this innovative update with you all. Iskalla and I have teamed up to create a new way to display, disseminate and document theorycrafting for Boomkin with BFA, and have put in a tremendous amount of effort to bring this in time for the expansion.
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