PVE Feral Druid (Bear) Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Feral Druid Class Overview

PVE Feral Druid Tank Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Feral Druid Tank guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.

Feral Druid tank in a slightly different manner. They rely on dodging and mitigating damage. This class is equally suited for single- and multiple target tanking. Overall, an easy to play and master spec.




Talent Tree

The first build is for players with low gear level. You might want to tweak the build a bit for some occasions. Two talents with one talent point – decide if you want Stun or AoE damage. Infected Wounds are not needed if a Death Knight is in your party.

PVE Feral Druid Tank Low Gear Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Second build is for players with 4 T10 bonus.

PVE Feral Druid Tank 4T10 Gear Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Glyphs

The first 3 Major Glyphs are for the first build, which is for new players with low gear. The next tree are for the second build, which is recommended for players with 4 T10 bonus.

Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Growl
Glyph of Frenzied Regeneration
Glyph of Maul

Glyph of Mangle

Glyph of Maul
Glyph of Survival Instincts

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth
Glyph of Challenging Roar
Glyph of Thorns

Gems

Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.

Meta: Austere Earthsiege Diamond or Effulgent Skyflare Diamond. One Nightmare Tear to activate the Meta gem.
All slots: Solid Majestic Zircon or Solid Dragon's Eye

If you lack Hit rating or Expertise, take a look at these:
Glinting Ametrine
Accurate Ametrine
Vivid Eye of Zul

Enchants

Head – Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Gladiator
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Major Stamina
Gloves – Major Agility
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Frosthide Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality
Weapon – Mongoose




Gameplay & Rotations

Your main abilities are:
GrowlFaerie Fire (Feral)Mangle (Bear)MaulLacerateSwipe (Bear)

Maul + Swipe (Bear) is your main AoE aggro combo. Change the targets so that everyone is hit by Maul.
Mangle (Bear) increases damage from Maul
Lacerate 
- keep 5 stacks on the target all the time, it will help generate aggro

Feral Druids have a little problem holding aggro at the pull. Use Faerie Fire right before you pull, it generates extra aggro. Use Mangle on cooldown and keep up 5 stacks of Lacerate. Use Berserk at start and spam Mangle and Maul on cooldown to generate aggro.

Our 4 main long cooldown abilities:
Barkskin, Survival Instincts, Frenzied Regeneration, Enrage

Barkskin - has low cooldown of 1 minute. Use it as much as you can, but time it to maximize the efficiency.
Survival Instincts 
- is that last resort when you're almost dead. Gives some extra time for the healers.
Survival Instincts + Frenzied Regeneration 
is a good combo.
Enrage 
- a standard rage-generator. But It won't reduce armor if you have Item - Druid T10 Feral 4P Bonus (4 items from T10 set)

AddOns

Full description of these addons and their features can be found HERE

Download all these addons from the link below or download them separately.

Download all link

DeadlyBossMod

Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
More info.

Download link

Quarts

User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
More info.

Download link

XPerl

User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
More info.

Download link

OmniCC

OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
More info.

Download link

Omen

Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
More info.

Download link

HealBot

Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
More info.

Download link

EventAlert

The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.
More info.

Download link

PVE Feral Druid (Bear) Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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