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03-12-2008, 08:29 AM
hey all hope all is good :elfbiggri

i have hit lvl 53 now (feral spec) and was thinking of respecing balance once i hit 58 for outlands i seen so many moonkins battle grounds that just dont die and seems like a good way to go

what i would like to know is what is it like leveling with balance spec?

(sorry if this has been posted before)

i will eventually respec once 70 to try all the different aspecs of the druid.

i would just like to hear your(see) your oppinions on this.

thanks for any replies.


03-12-2008, 02:17 PM
I specc'd balance from day 1 with my main. I've heard from others that feral is the way to go for faster leveling, but I've found that balance has been good for me. I solo about 50% of the time. Balance gives me a little boost for soloing and groups...besides, gotta love the moonkin. <g> Very nice effect in a group.

03-22-2008, 06:27 PM
I originally started feral when leveling. As soon as I had enough points for moonkin form though I respecced. I love being a boomkin and will never repsec again =)

03-27-2008, 07:12 PM
Just make sure that you have a good set for moonkin. I was in the same boat as you and specced moonkin (sometime in the mid 40's). It was really really fun but I could not kill as fast as feral (I was basically wearing any casters gear I could find mixed in with feral gear because I had no other alternatives). I know it is because of my gear that made life miserable as a moonkin but I am waiting till outland and get good moonkin gear there then respec.

03-28-2008, 09:14 PM
I ran feral up to lvl 60. I didn't even enter outlands until i made it to 60, as I didn't want to run out of quests too soon, most of my friends told me to hold on that. Anyhow... i found that waiting for HF quests allows you to build up a pretty decent set of "starter" casting based leathers for a moonkin. I was quite happy with the change.

03-29-2008, 08:34 AM
I am lvl 54 and balanced. I love it.. For the most part I never get touched. My mana is well over 4k and I kill very fast. So, in my opinion..... you will be fine.

07-02-2008, 02:31 PM
I tried boomkin at lvl 56 with my full caster gear set after playing feral up until then and struggled.

The play style of root/dot/dps blasting is much different that pounce/dot/dps in cat form.... hey wait a sec....

07-17-2008, 10:42 AM
Levelled boomkin for a while but did eventually go back to Feral.

While I found it to generally be more fun (and I don't like getting hit) it's definitely not as fast to level as going Feral imo. For variety it's well worth giving it a go for a while just to try it out if nothing else.

Once advantage that it does have is that it is a lot easier to collect resto kit (if you're intended to explore that option later) as Balance than it is Feral for obvious reasons

07-18-2008, 11:40 AM
what i would like to know is what is it like leveling with balance spec?

Faster than resto, slower than feral.
Sorry I can't be more detailed than that, I have no experience levelling up as a Moonkin.

i will eventually respec once 70 to try all the different aspecs of the druid.

This is always the best plan. Even if you try them all and decide to just go back to your original spec, it will have a great impact on your understanding of the druid class overall, and will make you into a better druid.


07-21-2008, 09:06 AM
Leveling Boomkin can be a lot of fun in Outland when you suddenly have access to the Outland style gear, stamina, +damage and crit.