I simulated using my current best gear. Single target used Starlord, Incarnation, Blessing of the Ancients, and Stellar Drift, and 3-target used Force of Nature, Soul of the Forest, Shooting Stars, and Stellar Drift.
The nerfs to AOE trinkets/buffs to stat-based trinkets going into Nighthold are remarkable.
A 885 Erratic Metronome, which I do not yet have, might be slightly better than the Arcanocrystal at AOE, but it’s basically a wash. Swapping to Aran’s Relaxing Ruby and Unstable Horrorslime for AOE was a short-lived experience.
My trinket results overall match up well with the Balance Druid Trinket Spreadsheet (Whispers is still best, though not quite as best since it was nerfed slightly this week).
I swapped around my rings, since AOE is a lot more prevalent in Nighthold and Haste is just bonkers on AOE fights.
Gebuz’s recommended pawn string “(Pawn: v1: “Balance Druid”: Intellect=1, CritRating=0.8, HasteRating=1.2, MasteryRating=1, Versatility=0.8 )” is just about right for my character. I value Mastery at 1.05 since it is simulating a bit better than intellect, and Versatility at 0.85 since it offers survivability while Critical Strike doesn’t. Either way, those stat weights are solid.
For pure AOE, haste is simulating as more than twice as good as intellect. However, pure AOE with no priority target is rare in a raid setting. For large packs in dungeons, you might value haste more highly than in a raid.