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The Emerald Dreamcatcher Prepatch Guide

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The Emerald Dreamcatcher Recently, The Emerald Dreamcatcher has seen some updates in Simulationcraft Modules. These updates made us see something we were missing prior with The Emerald Dreamcatcher which was an inability to have virtually 100% Empowerment uptime. This legendary requires precise casting and may not be be the optimal choice in all situations or for all players. The legendary itself relies on maintaining a 5 second buff and casting combos to maintain the buff while at the same time managing dots, empowerments, and the encounter itself.
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Balance Antorus Talent Guide (Prepatch)

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Hey guys, we decided to help everybody out who is raiding on the pre-patch with a pre-patch specific talent guide! The talent recommendations presented in this guide were made with progression in mind, not number “padding” or farm kills where most of the highest parses come from. Keep in mind that these recommendations are made to maximize the effectiveness of our class, but does not consider YOUR raid group composition.
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Balance Prepatch Guide

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Introduction With the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch coming, Moonkin has received some pretty extensive changes affecting our playstyle, talents, and legendary choices. This is a guide in regards to what is currently known about Battle for Azeroth Moonkin. Our focus is to build off the knowledge of the systems in Legion as opposed to a complete new player guide. A new player friendly guide will be created in the launch of BFA.
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Balance Beta Changes: Analysis

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On 06/19/2018 Balance received a few very important changes on the Battle for Azeroth Beta. If you would like a link to all the changes, so you can read them yourself, you can find them here. This is going to be a breakdown of the most important changes and how they affect your play moving forward. Wowhead Post: http://www.wowhead.com/news=285032/battle-for-azeroth-26871-class-changes-abilities-talents-azerite Mastery: Starlight: Mastery Scaling was added to Moonfire and Sunfire Mastery Scaling on Fury of Elune was removed Stellar Empowerment was removed entirely Starlord: Duration got changed to 20sec instead of 15sec
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Moonkin Monthly - BFA Changes

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Hey all, we are back with another Episode of Moonkin Monthly. We go over the latest Balance changes on the beta with our first guest Davidq of Vodkaz (Zul'jin-US) Changes Celestial Alignment (Changed): Increases the damage of all your spells by 20% and granting you 15% Haste for 20 sec. Eclipse (New): Lunar Strike has a 20% chance to grant you Solar Empowerment.
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The Best of Legion Boomkin: Part 3, Starfall Single Target

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The Memekin Begins Using Starfall as the single target spender was first experimented with after the 7.1.5 changes that significantly buffed Starfall, taking Boomkin from one of the worst sustained AOE specs in the game to one of the best. It went under the name “Memekin” because it utilized talents that up until that patch had been completely useless. At the time the single target Starfall build was still significantly behind the standard Starsurge build on most encounters but due to the extremely high movement on Helya the Starfall build managed to pull ahead.
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The Best of Legion Boomkin: Part 2, Moon Moon & Radiant Moonlight

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New Moon, Half Moon and Full Moon, the Moon spells, the artifact ability or my personal preference: Moon Moon, has been a core part of the Legion Balance Druid rotation. Not only does it provide a significant amount of Astral Power, greatly reducing the amount of unempowered Solar Wraths we have to cast, it also adds an extra button to our otherwise rather boring base rotation of Solar Wrath spam with the occasional Starsurge into Lunar Strike.
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The Best of Legion Boomkin: Part 1, The Emerald Dreamcatcher

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With Legion drawing to an end I figured it would be a good time to go over what I think has worked well for Balance Druid during the expansion. While it is unavoidable to not also touch on some aspects that I disliked, I will try to keep the focus primarily on the positives and how some of them might be incorporated into the Battle for Azeroth Balance Druid. In this first part I will be covering The Emerald Dreamcatcher, the legendary that at the start of Legion turned Balance Druid’s otherwise extremely simple rotation into one of the most complex rotations in the game.
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Moonkin Monthly Recap

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Hey all, we have decided to create an ongoing series for the Dreamgrove.gg website. The concept of this series is to give more insight into Balance as a whole for that month. Our hope and goals for this series is to create an long term discussion for Balance as a community. This is the introduction to the series, which happens to be a Legion recap. Hope you all enjoy!
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