Druid Class Overview
Druids are the jack of all trades, masters of none, who nonetheless bring very valuable contributions to any group in all of their multiple specializations.
Whether you want to be an Arcane-slinging Moonkin, an Arena Master slippery Restoration Druid, a Tree-bringing healing to your group or just the toughest tank there is, which can flip into a clawing cat at a moment's notice, Druid has got you covered, and our guides below will direct you to the best way to perform your multiple roles in a group setting.
In The Burning Crusade Druids can only be Tauren if you are playing Horde, or Night Elf if you are playing Alliance.
TBC Classic Druid FAQ
Are Druids good in TBC?
Druids are one of the top PvP healers in TBC, due to their powerful crowd control abilities and instant cast healing. Their PvE healing is also strong, and very Mana efficient. They are also excellent tanks, and can do good melee DPS with their tanking talents. Their caster specialization has relatively weak damage but provides excellent buffs for their raid group.
What Druid forms can I get in TBC Classic?
You will be able to get the new Flight and Swift Flight forms, which allow for instant cast flying in TBC, the new Tree form for healing, and still have the existing Bear, Dire Bear, Cat, Aquatic, and Moonkin forms.
Can Druids tank and DPS in the same fight in TBC?
Because of their unique Feral tree, which has tanking and melee DPS talents combined, Druids are excellent off-tanks, able to flow between tanking and melee DPS at a moment's notice, with minimal gear swapping requirements. They are still very strong main tanks due to their great scaling with gear, and will become better at it as TBC progresses.
What is the best Druid race?
Druids have no options: if you are playing Alliance, you can only be Night Elf and if you are playing Horde, you can only be Tauren. Taurens are stronger than Night Elf in most situations but their large hitbox allows them to be hit through pillars and other obstacles in arena when healing, which can be a large disadvantage.
What are the best Druid professions?
Leatherworking is always a strong profession that provides you with some unique armor, Enchanting also always has great value due to the ring enchants. Engineering provides valuable area of effect damage consumables and Stamina trinkets. Finally, Tailoring has the best PvE healing gear, and is a good gold maker, while Alchemy is mostly good for gold.
Druids are able to perform all roles: Ranged DPS (Balance), Melee DPS or Tank (Feral), and Healer (Restoration). There are also a number of hybrid talent builds with which you can do multiple jobs with the same spec!
- Balance is a caster-DPS specialization that brings damage-over-time effects and important debuffs such as Insect Swarm and Improved Faerie Fire.
- Feral is a hybrid melee-DPS and tank specialization which focuses on survivability and threat generation while in Bear Form, but also on melee damage while in Cat Form.
- Restoration is a healer specialization, which heals allies through heal-over-time effects such as Lifebloom. As most of these heals are instant-cast and act over a long period, Restoration Druids are excellent at stabilizing targets and healing proactively, making them amazing in TBC Arenas.
While every class has some kind of class-specific questlines, Druids need to earn most of their animal forms through questing, with the rest being directly trainable.
We have every single step of the way for these quests detailed for you in our Druid Questing guide below:
Gearing a Druid
Druids tend to be relatively easy to gear, especially when doing caster or healer roles, as Spell Damage or healing Leather usually has Spirit as well. This is a stat that is useful for Druids but not for Druids or Paladins, which usually results in them being passed to the Druid.
When tanking or being melee DPS, however, there will be significant competition for Agility Leather from Rogues and maybe even Hunters, Warriors, and Enhancement or Retribution players.
Druids are able to wear Cloth and Leather armor from the start.
Druids know, or can learn, how to use staves, daggers, one-handed and two-handed maces, and fist weapons.
You can learn more about weapons for Druids in our specialized guide below:
Druid Addons and Macros
Using addons and macros can simplify your life in Azeroth immensely. We have multiple recommendations for both categories in our Druid Addons and Druid Macros guides linked below:
Druid Guides for TBC Classic
If the rest of the page caught your attention, make sure to check out our in-depth guides for leveling a Druid and how to get on your feet running as a fresh Level 58 boosted character in the links below!
- Druid Leveling Guide
- Balance Druid Leveling Guide
- Balance Druid Level 58 Boost Guide
- Feral Druid Leveling Guide
- Feral Druid DPS Level 58 Boost Guide
- Feral Druid Tank Level 58 Boost Guide
- Restoration Druid Leveling Guide
- Restoration Druid Level 58 Boost Guide
You might also want to check out our full class guides, which teach you how to play your class at the new Level 70 cap!
- 01 Jun. 2021: Added links to other useful general Druid guides.
- 23 May 2021: Added FAQ.
- 18 May 2021: Page added.
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