Feral Druid Class Overview
Welcome to my Feral Druid DPS 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 as a DPS is one of the hardest builds. Huge combo and a lot of rules, not recommended for new players. Has the ability to do good single- and multiple target damage, but requires a lot of skill from the player. Overall, you might want to consider Rogue, but if you're looking for a challenge – this is for you.
This is a build designed to do maximum DPS in a single target.
You have 3 points left. Spend them as wish, here are a few suggestions.
Survival Instinct & Nurturing Instinct are not a top priority in your build, but can save your life on encounters where you have to absorb damage. They also make the job of your healer easier.
Improved Mangle is used only when you have to constantly swap between targets.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.Haste gems are useful only with 100% Armor Penetration.
Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond, use one Nightmare Tear to activate the meta gem
Blue & Red: Fractured Cardinal Ruby, Delicate Cardinal Ruby or Deft Ametrine
Yellow: Deadly Ametrine, Quick King's Amber or Deft Ametrine
Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Major Agility, Precision or Expertise
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Icewalker or Superior Agility
Weapon – Berserking
Gameplay & Rotations
You are the best target for Hysteria. All of your damage is physical and you benefit from this buff most of all classes.
Rotation & Rules:
Maintain Savage Roar at all times. If needed, refresh with 1 Combo Point
Maintain Mangle (Cat). (Other Arms-warrriors or druids may do it)
Combo Points are made with Shred (but № 2, 3 are more important)
At 5 Combo Points use Rip, if not used already
Tiger's Fury is used when below 30 energy. Used on cooldown
Clearcast procs are used for Shred
If at 5 Combo Points Savage Roar and Rip have more than 8 secs, then use Ferocious Bite
Berserk is used when you have about 85 energy of less. Don't use it if you don't have energy
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.