Cataclysm Classic Feral Druid Tank Leveling

Last updated on May 17, 2024 at 00:00 by Seksixeny

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Feral Druid Tank leveling guide for WoW Cataclysm Classic.

1.

Feral Druid Tank Level-by-Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

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Level: 1
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Leveling Talents

Your first talent point unlocks at Level 10.

Start by picking some useful passives, including 30% more movement speed from Feral Swiftness Icon Feral Swiftness.

Start by picking some useful passives, including 30% more movement speed from Feral Swiftness Icon Feral Swiftness. Follow up with Furor Icon Furor for extra Rage when going into Bear Form Icon Bear Form.

Start by picking some useful passives, including 30% more movement speed from Feral Swiftness Icon Feral Swiftness. Follow up with Furor Icon Furor for extra Rage when going into Bear Form Icon Bear Form and Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury for even more Rage.

Start by picking some useful passives, including 30% more movement speed from Feral Swiftness Icon Feral Swiftness. Follow up with Furor Icon Furor for extra Rage when going into Bear Form Icon Bear Form and Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury for even more Rage, as well as Feral Aggression Icon Feral Aggression for a stronger Faerie Fire (Feral) Icon Faerie Fire (Feral).

Start by picking some useful passives, including 30% more movement speed from Feral Swiftness Icon Feral Swiftness. Follow up with Furor Icon Furor for extra Rage when going into Bear Form Icon Bear Form and Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury for even more Rage, as well as Feral Aggression Icon Feral Aggression for a stronger Faerie Fire (Feral) Icon Faerie Fire (Feral). Finish the early part of leveling with a single point into Fury Swipes Icon Fury Swipes.

Thick Hide Icon Thick Hide turns you into a real tank by making you uncrittable by enemies.

Thick Hide Icon Thick Hide turns you into a real tank by making you uncrittable by enemies, and Feral Charge Icon Feral Charge plus Stampede Icon Stampede are great picks for burst damage while moving from enemy to enemy.

Thick Hide Icon Thick Hide turns you into a real tank by making you uncrittable by enemies, and Feral Charge Icon Feral Charge plus Stampede Icon Stampede are great picks for burst damage while moving from enemy to enemy. Follow up by picking your critical raid cooldown Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack.

Thick Hide Icon Thick Hide turns you into a real tank by making you uncrittable by enemies, and Feral Charge Icon Feral Charge plus Stampede Icon Stampede are great picks for burst damage while moving from enemy to enemy. Follow up by picking your critical raid cooldown Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack, and finishing Fury Swipes Icon Fury Swipes.

Thick Hide Icon Thick Hide turns you into a real tank by making you uncrittable by enemies, and Feral Charge Icon Feral Charge plus Stampede Icon Stampede are great picks for burst damage while moving from enemy to enemy. Follow up by picking your critical raid cooldown Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack, finishing Fury Swipes Icon Fury Swipes, and placing a single point into King of the Jungle Icon King of the Jungle on the way to your main defensive, Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts.

Pick up the massive defensive benefit of Natural Reaction Icon Natural Reaction.

Pick up the massive defensive benefit of Natural Reaction Icon Natural Reaction and more useful passives such as Endless Carnage Icon Endless Carnage.

Pick up the massive defensive benefit of Natural Reaction Icon Natural Reaction and more useful passives such as Endless Carnage Icon Endless Carnage and Rend and Tear Icon Rend and Tear.

Pick up the massive defensive benefit of Natural Reaction Icon Natural Reaction and more useful passives such as Endless Carnage Icon Endless Carnage and Rend and Tear Icon Rend and Tear on the way to Pulverize Icon Pulverize which is an important extra button to press on your rotation.

Pick up the massive defensive benefit of Natural Reaction Icon Natural Reaction and more useful passives such as Endless Carnage Icon Endless Carnage and Rend and Tear Icon Rend and Tear on the way to Pulverize Icon Pulverize which is an important extra button to press on your rotation. Put another point into King of the Jungle Icon King of the Jungle to open the way to your main DPS cooldown, Berserk Icon Berserk.

Finish your leveling talents by picking up the best passives from the Restoration tree, such as Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild.

Finish your leveling talents by picking up the best passives from the Restoration tree, such as Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild and Natural Shapeshifter Icon Natural Shapeshifter.

Finish your leveling talents by picking up the best passives from the Restoration tree, such as Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild and Natural Shapeshifter Icon Natural Shapeshifter on the way to Master Shapeshifter Icon Master Shapeshifter.

Finish your leveling talents by picking up the best passives from the Restoration tree, such as Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild and Natural Shapeshifter Icon Natural Shapeshifter on the way to Master Shapeshifter Icon Master Shapeshifter. The final points can go into maximizing Perseverance Icon Perseverance and King of the Jungle Icon King of the Jungle, or Cat talents such as Blood in the Water Icon Blood in the Water for more DPS while not actively tanking.

3.

Leveling Glyphs

Your leveling glyphs are mostly the same as your endgame glyphs. Glyphs can be a huge boost to your Tanking and DPS capabilities as some glyphs greatly improve the baseline power of your key abilities.

3.1.

Prime Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Mangle Icon Glyph of Mangle — increases the damage of Mangle Icon Mangle, which is very useful while leveling.
  2. Glyph of Berserk Icon Glyph of Berserk — increases the duration of your Berserk Icon Berserk by 10 seconds.
  3. Glyph of Lacerate Icon Glyph of Lacerate — increases the critical strike chance of Lacerate Icon Lacerate by 5%, making it a fine damage increase.
3.2.

Major Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Frenzied Regeneration Icon Glyph of Frenzied Regeneration — causes healing on you to be 30% higher when Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration is active, for more survivability.
  2. Glyph of Maul Icon Glyph of Maul — makes your Maul Icon Maul ability hit one more target for 50% damage, increasing cleave DPS.
  3. Glyph of Faerie Fire Icon Glyph of Faerie Fire — increases the range at which you can pull enemies with Faerie Fire (Feral) Icon Faerie Fire (Feral).
3.3.

Minor Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Challenging Roar Icon Glyph of Challenging Roar — reduces the cooldown of Challenging Roar Icon Challenging Roar by 30 seconds, allowing you to use it more often.
  2. Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth Icon Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth — removes the reagent requirement from Rebirth Icon Rebirth, saving some gold over time.
  3. Glyph of Dash Icon Glyph of Dash — reduces the cooldown of Dash Icon Dash by 20%, increasing your potential mobility in the process.
4.

Leveling Rotation

Make sure to debuff enemies with Faerie Fire (Feral) Icon Faerie Fire (Feral) during your opener, especially if they are particularly tough ones such as elites.

Make sure to keep yourself buffed with Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild and debuff enemies with Faerie Fire (Feral) Icon Faerie Fire (Feral) when pulling.

Defensive cooldowns such as Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts should be used whenever you drop low or are facing heavy damage.

Defensive cooldowns such as Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts and Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration should be used whenever you drop low or are facing heavy damage.

Defensive cooldowns such as Barkskin Icon Barkskin, Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration, and Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts should be used whenever you drop low or are facing heavy damage.

Use your offensive cooldown, Berserk Icon Berserk, to establish solid threat on pull and / or while heavily buffed by Vengeance Icon Vengeance.

4.1.

Single-Target Rotation for Feral Tank Druid

You can only start tanking from Level 15 onwards, as that is the level Bear Form Icon Bear Form is unlocked.

  1. Consume stacks of Lacerate Icon Lacerate with Pulverize Icon Pulverize whenever its buff is close to dropping;
  2. Cast Lacerate Icon Lacerate if there are no stacks active on any enemy, to enable free Mangle Icon Mangle procs from Berserk Icon Berserk's passive effect;
  3. Use Mangle Icon Mangle when available;
  4. Cast Thrash Icon Thrash;
  5. Cast Faerie Fire (Feral) Icon Faerie Fire (Feral);
  6. Cast Lacerate Icon Lacerate up to 3 stacks;
  7. Use Maul Icon Maul with any excess Rage.
4.2.

Multi-Target Rotation for Feral Tank Druid

  1. Cast Thrash Icon Thrash;
  2. Cast Swipe Icon Swipe;
  3. Use Maul Icon Maul with any excess Rage.
5.

Abilities to Skip While Leveling

While leveling, you will not need to use all of your spells. Many can be skipped to save gold and trained at a later date, when you have more gold available to you. We recommend to not train these spells below, and save your gold for gear, glyphs and mounts instead.

  • Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots
  • Starfire Icon Starfire
  • Insect Swarm Icon Insect Swarm
  • Nourish Icon Nourish
  • Hurricane Icon Hurricane
  • Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom
6.

Continue Improving at Level 85

Congratulations on hitting Level 85 in Cataclysm! Now that your leveling process is over, you can learn more about maximum level Feral TankFeral Tank gameplay by reading our detailed guide below.