Feral Druid Class Overview
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.
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.
Second build is for players with 4 T10 bonus.
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.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.
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
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.
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)
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
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