Feral Druid PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Druid
Specialization: Feral
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Feral Druid DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Predator
Sabertooth
Lunar Inspiration
30
Tiger Dash
Renewal
Wild Charge
45
Balance Affinity
Guardian Affinity
Restoration Affinity
60
Mighty Bash
Mass Entanglement
Typhoon
75
Soul of the Forest
Savage Roar
Incarnation: King of the Jungle
90
Scent of Blood
Brutal Slash
Primal Wrath
100
Moment of Clarity
Bloodtalons
Feral Frenzy

2. Stats

Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
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Head
>
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
> >
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
Shoulders
> >

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
>

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Tauren > Night Elf > Zandalari Troll

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Once as part of your opener
? If you ever get out of combat
? Use Rake out of stealth
? Once as part of your opener
? Use Potion: Use your potion with Berserk/Incarnation or if the fight will end soon
? Use Racial Active Buff: Use Racial buffs with Berserk/Incarnation
? Use Trinkets: Use buff trinkets with Tiger's Fury
? If Predatory Swiftness is about to drop off and you don't have Bloodtalons up
? Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns and potions
? Use right away when you need 50+ Energy
? If you have Predatory Swiftness and Bloodtalons is down
? If Rip is not on your target
? Rip snapshots the damage bonus from Tiger's Fury. If you have Tiger's Fury up and your current Rip on the target was not buffed by Tiger's Fury, replace it immediately.
? If Rip is about to fall off your main target, refresh it regardless of current Energy.
? Use when Rip is on the target and you have enough Power to do max damage. 50 Energy normally. 20 Energy with Berserk/Incarnation.
? If Rip has less than 3 seconds remaining, refresh it with Ferocious Bite to keep it rolling.
? If you are at 4 Combo Points, have Predatory Swiftness, don't have Bloodtalons, and are about to refresh Rake.
? Use when Rake is down or it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds). Try to put Rake up on multiple targets when possible. Only use with Bloodtalons up or if Rake drops off.
? With Clearcasting. You can do slightly more single target damage if you use Clearcasting procs with Shred instead of Brutal Slash.
? Save this for multiple targets if possible. Always use at 3 charges even if there is only one target.
? This is worth using on a single target to get the buff from Wild Fleshrending or Twisted Claws. Use when Thrash is down or in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds)
? Are you at 5 Combo Points?
No
? If Rip has less than 3 seconds remaining, refresh it with Ferocious Bite to keep it rolling.
? If you are at 4 Combo Points, have Predatory Swiftness, don't have Bloodtalons, and are about to refresh Rake.
? Use when Rake is down or it is in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds). Try to put Rake up on multiple targets when possible. Only use with Bloodtalons up or if Rake drops off.
? With Clearcasting. You can do slightly more single target damage if you use Clearcasting procs with Shred instead of Brutal Slash.
? Save this for multiple targets if possible. Always use at 3 charges even if there is only one target.
? This is worth using on a single target to get the buff from Wild Fleshrending or Twisted Claws. Use when Thrash is down or in the 30% refresh window (less than 4.5 seconds)
Yes
? If you have Predatory Swiftness and Bloodtalons is down
? If Rip is not on your target
? Rip snapshots the damage bonus from Tiger's Fury. If you have Tiger's Fury up and your current Rip on the target was not buffed by Tiger's Fury, replace it immediately.
? If Rip is about to fall off your main target, refresh it regardless of current Energy.
? Use when Rip is on the target and you have enough Power to do max damage. 50 Energy normally. 20 Energy with Berserk/Incarnation.

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).