Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Dps (Cat) Druid Guide

Introduction

    Feral DPS Druids bring
    Leader of the Pack
    , as well as increased bleed damage from
    Mangle (Cat)
    to raid groups. They also have incredible utility thanks to
    Innervate
    and
    Rebirth
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Dps (Cat) Druid Rotation

    Feral Druids have one of the most intricate rotations in Wrath of the Lich King. You need to manage your
    Savage Roar
    buff, as well as maintain
    Rip
    and
    Rake
    on your enemies. Learning how to Bearweave effectively, and making sure your DoTs won't expire at the same time will take time to master, but it will be very rewarding once you do.

Opener

  1. Pre-pot
    Potion of Speed
    .
  2. Use
    Mangle (Cat)
    if assigned, else use
    Rake
    .
  3. Use
    Savage Roar
    .
  4. If you opened with
    Mangle (Cat)
    , use
    Rake
    , otherwise use
    Shred
    .
  5. Use
    Tiger's Fury
    to gain Energy from
    King of the Jungle
    .
  6. Use
    Berserk
    .
  7. Use
    Shred
    until 5 Combo Points.
  8. Use
    Rip
    .
  9. Use
    Shred
    while maintaining
    Rake
    and
    Savage Roar
    .
  10. After
    Berserk
    ends, proceed to normal rotation.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Tiger's Fury
    if you won't cap on Energy gained from
    King of the Jungle
    .
  2. Use
    Berserk
    .
  3. Maintain
    Faerie Fire (Feral)
    if assigned.
  4. Maintain
    Savage Roar
    .
  5. Use
    Shred
    with
    Omen of Clarity
    procs.
  6. Maintain
    Mangle
    if assigned.
  7. Maintain 5 Combo Point
    Rip
    . Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  8. Maintain
    Rake
    . Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  9. If
    Berserk
    is not active,
    Rip
    won't expire immediately, or
    Lacerate
    is about to expire, shift into
    Dire Bear Form
    to Bearweave (Read Below).
  10. Use
    Shred
    .
  11. Use
    Ferocious Bite
    if the target is about to die.

AoE

  1. Use
    Tiger's Fury
    if you won't cap on Energy gained from
    King of the Jungle
    .
  2. Use
    Berserk
    .
  3. Maintain
    Savage Roar
    .
  4. Use
    Swipe (Cat)
    .

Bearweave Priority

  1. Use
    Enrage
    .
  2. If you have more than 25 Rage, use
    Maul
    .
  3. Use
    Lacerate
    if it will expire soon.
  4. If you have more than 70 Energy, less than 10 Rage, or
    Rip
    is about to expire, shift back into
    Cat Form
    .
  5. Use
    Lacerate
    if below 5 stacks.
  6. Use
    Mangle (Bear)
    if
    Lacerate
    has more than 10 seconds remaining.
  7. Use
    Lacerate
    .

Tips/Tricks

  1. Try your best to let
    Rip
    fall off before re-applying it, although sometimes you might need to re-apply it before it falls off.
  2. Try your best to re-apply
    Mangle
    and
    Savage Roar
    right before they expire.
  3. It's okay to use
    Omen of Clarity
    procs on something besides
    Shred
    , it's not the end of the world.
  4. It's okay to use
    Shred
    when you are at 5 Combo Points. This will happen when
    Rip
    or
    Savage Roar
    will expire soon, but you don't have enough time to
    Ferocious Bite
    and gain the Combo Points required to refresh your DoTs.
  5. If your
    Rip
    won't last the full duration, switch to
    Ferocious Bite
    .
  6. You can use
    Faerie Fire (Feral)
    and
    Nature's Grasp
    . during downtime to proc
    Omen of Clarity
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Dps (Cat) Druid Talents

Standard Build

0
Balance
0
Feral Combat
0
Restoration

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Dps (Cat) Druid Glyphs

  1. Major:
    RipRip
    ,
    Savage RoarSavage Roar
    ,
    ShredShred
  2. Minor:
    WildWild
    ,
    Unburdened RebirthUnburdened Rebirth
    ,
    DashDash

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Dps (Cat) Druid Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Endless Rage
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Mighty Agility

Food

    Best:
  • Blackened Dragonfin
    Alternatives:
  • Dragonfin Filet
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare
    ,
  • Rhinolicious Wormsteak

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Speed

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Dps (Cat) Druid Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Flexweave Underlay
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Weakness Spectralizers
    for early gearing.
  2. Jewelcrafting: Second best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Delicate Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  3. Blacksmithing: Fourth best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  4. Leatherworking, Tailoring, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Attack Power
    ,
    Swordguard Embroidery
    ,
    Ring - Assault
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Axe
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  5. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .