Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Tank (Bear) Druid Guide

Introduction

    Feral Tank Druids bring
    Leader of the Pack
    ,
    Demoralizing Roar
    , as well as increased bleed damage from
    Mangle (Bear)
    to raid groups. They also have incredible utility thanks to
    Innervate
    and
    Rebirth
    . They can also bring the melee attack speed debuff with
    Infected Wounds
    if you don't have one of the other classes that brings the debuff.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Tank (Bear) Druid Rotation

    Feral Tank Druids scale extremely well in Wrath of the Lich King, and are best known for their massive health pools. They are also amazing early game Tanks thanks to
    Survival of the Fittest
    , making them crit immune just from talents alone. The same can't be said for Protection Paladins, Protection Warriors, and Death Knights. They are also one of the best main tanks thanks to
    Savage Defense
    , which helps them mitigate damage from large, single attacks.

Opener

  1. Shift into
    Dire Bear Form
    to gain 10 rage from
    Furor
    (60% chance).
  2. Pre-pot
    Indestructible Potion
    .
  3. Use
    Enrage
    10 seconds before pull if you don't have 4 piece T10 (Reduces all damage taken by 12%).
  4. Use
    Faerie Fire (Feral)
    .
  5. Use
    Maul
    and
    Mangle (Bear)
    .
  6. Use
    Lacerate
    if nobody else applies a bleed effect so you can benefit from
    Rend and Tear
    .
  7. Use
    Berserk
    .
  8. Use
    Maul
    and
    Mangle (Bear)
    (no cooldown) for the duration of
    Berserk
    but make sure to refresh
    Lacerate
    before it falls off if you applied it.
  9. Follow single target priorty.

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Faerie Fire (Feral)
    and
    Demoralizing Roar
    if assigned.
  2. Maintain
    Mangle (Bear)
    debuff if assigned.
  3. Maintain 5 stacks of
    Lacerate
    .
  4. Use
    Berserk
    .
  5. Use
    Maul
    if you have excess rage.
  6. Use
    Mangle (Bear)
    .
  7. Use
    Lacerate
    if under 5 stacks.
  8. Use
    Swipe (Bear)
    as a filler.

AoE

  1. Use
    Berserk
    .
  2. Swipe (Bear)
    .
  3. Use
    Maul
    on different enemies based on their threat levels.

Defensive Cooldowns

  1. Barkskin
    .
  2. Survival Instincts
    .
  3. Frenzied Regeneration
    .
  4. Enrage
    if you have 4 piece T10 (Reduces all damage taken by 12%).

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Tank (Bear) Druid Talents

Standard Build

In the early game it makes sense to move points from
King of the Jungle
to somewhere else because you won't be using
Enrage
during fights until you get 4 piece T10 (Reduces all damage taken by 12%). If you are responsible for applying the attack speed debuff, or are still farming heroics, move them to
Infected Wounds
, otherwise move them to
Shredding Attacks
if you plan to go
Cat Form
often, or go
Brutal Impact
for a bit more utility. If you are responsible for maintaining
Demoralizing Roar
, move the points from
Master Shapeshifter
and
Natural Shapeshifter
into
Feral Aggression
.
0
Balance
0
Feral Combat
0
Restoration

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Tank (Bear) Druid Glyphs

  1. Major:
    GrowlGrowl
    ,
    Survival InstinctsSurvival Instincts
    ,
    Frenzied RegenerationFrenzied Regeneration
  2. Optional: For 2+ targets, replace
    Survival InstinctsSurvival Instincts
    or
    Frenzied RegenerationFrenzied Regeneration
    with
    MaulMaul
    .
  3. Minor:
    WildWild
    ,
    Unburdened RebirthUnburdened Rebirth
    ,
    DashDash

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Tank (Bear) Druid Stats

Hit Cap

  • 7% (230 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
  • 8% (263 Rating)

Expertise Cap

    Soft Cap

  • 132 Rating with
    Primal Precision
  • Hard Cap

  • 378 Rating with
    Primal Precision

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Tank (Bear) Druid Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Stoneblood
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Mighty Agility
    ,
  • Elixir of Mighty Fortitude
    , or
    Elixir of Protection

Food

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

Potions

    Best:
  • Indestructible Potion

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Feral Tank (Bear) Druid Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Reticulated Armor Webbing
    ,
    Flexweave Underlay
    , and
    Mind Amplification Dish
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Weakness Spectralizers
    for early gearing.
  2. Jewelcrafting: Second best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Solid Dragon's Eye
    , as well as
    Figurine - Monarch Crab
    and
    Figurine - Ruby Hare
    for early gearing.
  3. Blacksmithing, Mining, Leatherworking, Enchanting: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    ,
    Toughness
    ,
    Fur Lining - Stamina
    , and
    Ring - Stamina
    respectively.
  4. Alchemy:
    Mixology
    .