Starsurge

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Starsurge
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  • Starsurge
  • Level 10 Balance druid ability
  • 40 yd range
  • Instant cast
  • Requires
  • Launch a surge of stellar energies at the target, dealing (450% of Spell power) Astral damage.

    Also grants you Lunar and Solar Empowerments, which increase the damage of your next Lunar Strike and Solar Wrath by 20%, respectively. You can accumulate up to 3 of each Empowerment.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

10

Affects
Related buffs
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  • Lunar Empowerment
  • The damage of your next Lunar Strike is increased by 20%.
  • Duration: 40 seconds

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  • Solar Empowerment
  • The damage of your next Solar Wrath is increased by 20%.
  • Duration: 40 seconds

Starsurge is the signature ability of Balance druid, learned at level 10. It is a direct damage Spellstorm spell that is a major part of a Balance druid's rotation.

Rank 2 is learned at level 70, allowing the Lunar and Solar Empowerments granted by Starsurge to stack up to 3 times.

Improvements

  • [Soul of the Forest] (Balance) - Indirectly affects Starsurge by improving the damage bonus of Lunar and Solar Empowerment.

Tips and tactics

  • [Shooting Stars] is one of the most enjoyable abilities that affects Starsurge. Remember to apply your DoTs!

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-09-06): "[Hotfix in testing] Fixed a bug preventing Starsurge from having visual or sound effects."
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Starsurge damage increased by 11%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 51%, damage bonus reduced to 20% (down from 30%) and now affects [Lunar Strike] and [Solar Wrath] (instead of [Starfire] and [Wrath], respectively). Now cost Astral Power instead of sharing charges with [Starfall].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 6%.
  • Hotfix (2015-07-23): "Starsurge now deals 15% less damage in PvP combat."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 4% less damage.
  • Hotfix (2014-10-30): "Damage has been increased by 25%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now has 3 charges and a 30 second recharge time (instead of a 15 second cooldown). Starsurge now also grants Lunar or Solar Empowerment.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Mana cost increased by 50%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Damage has been increased by 9%.
  • Hotfix (2012-10-01): "Starsurge casts that trigger an Eclipse now deal the correct amount of damage."
  • Hotfix (2012-09-20): "Starsurge damage has been increased by approximately 3%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1a (2010-10-26): The pointer on the Eclipse Bar indicates where it goes to after the next Starsurge.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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