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


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 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


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
- 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.
- 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 play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

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