TBC Classic Feral Druid DPS Phase 3 / Tier 6 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Jan 15, 2022 at 18:00 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Feral Druid DPS in Phase 3 of TBC Classic.

1.

Feral DPS Druid Phase 3 / Tier 6 Best in Slot List

While a clear best in slot list is always available in TBC Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them.

The list will focus on gathering the best stats for Feral DPS, as described in our guide below. During Tier 6, you may also have need of additional gear devoted to maximizing your Shadow Resistance stat. Should this be the case, we recommend consulting our guide dedicated to acquiring pieces with this stat as necessary.

1.1.

Other Feral DPS Druid Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Feral DPS Druid, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

To check out our recommended Pre-Raid best in slot gear, head over to its list below. If your character is still progressing through the content of Tiers 4 or 5, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.

1.2.

TBC Phase 3 / Tier 6 Feral DPS Druid Tier Set

Feral DPS Druid Tier 6, the Thunderheart Harness, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — reduces the energy cost of your Mangle IconMangle (Cat) ability by 5 and increases the threat generated by your Mangle IconMangle (Bear) ability by 15%. While not incredibly useful for the standard Wolfshead Helm Icon Wolfshead Helm rotation, the cost reduction on Mangle allows for a Shred > Mangle > Powershift rotation for (off) tank Druids who do not wish to use Wolfshead.
  • 4 pieces — increases the damage dealt by your Rip IconRip, Swipe IconSwipe, and Ferocious Bite IconFerocious Bite abilities by 15%. This amounts to a pretty decent damage increase from improved finisher damage.
2.

Phase 3 / Tier 6 Best in Slot Table

Leatherworking is still a good profession for instant drums in later phases and to able to learn how to craft Heart of Darkness Icon Heart of Darkness gear in Tier 6. Engineering can increase your damage drastically with its explosives, especially in AoE situations. Enchanting provides strong personal damage increases from its ring enchants and Jewelcrafting provides slightly better gems that are bind on pickup.

Finally, it is worth noting that Idol of the Raven Goddess Icon Idol of the Raven Goddess can be taken for its group benefit and is the recommended choice when in a stacked Physical damage group, but it is a personal damage loss to skip Everbloom Idol Icon Everbloom Idol.

Braided Eternium Chain Icon Braided Eternium Chain is very strong on its own due to Cat damage scaling well from Weapon Damage modifiers, and is especially recommended for physical group buffing. Make sure to get a new one whenever charges are expended so that you can keep using its secondary effect.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Wolfshead Helm Icon Wolfshead Helm
Neck
  • Braided Eternium Chain Icon Braided Eternium Chain
  • Telonicus's Pendant of Mayhem Icon Telonicus's Pendant of Mayhem
Shoulders
  • Thunderheart Pauldrons Icon Thunderheart Pauldrons
Back
  • Thalassian Wildercloak Icon Thalassian Wildercloak
Chest
  • Thunderheart Chestguard Icon Thunderheart Chestguard
Wrists
  • Vindicator's Dragonhide Bracers Icon Vindicator's Dragonhide Bracers
  • PvP Vendor
Hands
  • Thunderheart Gauntlets Icon Thunderheart Gauntlets
Waist
  • Belt of One-Hundred Deaths Icon Belt of One-Hundred Deaths
Legs
  • Thunderheart Leggings Icon Thunderheart Leggings
Feet
  • Shadowmaster's Boots Icon Shadowmaster's Boots
Rings
  • Band of the Eternal Champion Icon Band of the Eternal Champion
  • Unstoppable Aggressor's Ring Icon Unstoppable Aggressor's Ring
Trinkets
  • Tsunami Talisman Icon Tsunami Talisman
  • Madness of the Betrayer Icon Madness of the Betrayer (if Hit not wasted)
  • Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion (vs demon / undead)
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Empty Mug of Direbrew Icon Empty Mug of Direbrew
  • Dragonspine Trophy Icon Dragonspine Trophy
Two-Hand
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Staff Icon Vengeful Gladiator's Staff
  • PvP Vendor
Relics
  • Idol of the Raven Goddess Icon Idol of the Raven Goddess (group DPS)
  • Everbloom Idol Icon Everbloom Idol (personal DPS)
3.

Other Useful TBC Phase 3 Gear for Feral DPS Druids

While the list above contains the absolute best gear setup, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it. We provide more options below, some which are very close to the best and some which are just much easier to get!

Take note that the best helm for DPS is always Wolfshead Helm Icon Wolfshead Helm due to improving your Powershifting output, but you can use any of the below if you are spending a lot of time tanking in an encounter or just want more survivability on your gear. Tier 6 2p bonus reduces your Mangle IconMangle cost and improves the non-Wolfshead powershifting rotation, making it less of a DPS cost to not use it when you know you will be tanking for part of the fight.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Cursed Vision of Sargeras Icon Cursed Vision of Sargeras
  • Deathblow X11 Goggles Icon Deathblow X11 Goggles
  • Thunderheart Cover Icon Thunderheart Cover
  • Nordrassil Headdress Icon Nordrassil Headdress
  • Stag-Helm of Malorne Icon Stag-Helm of Malorne (Helm of the Fallen Defender Icon Helm of the Fallen Defender)
  • Deathblow X11 Goggles Icon Deathblow X11 Goggles
  • Malefic Mask of the Shadows Icon Malefic Mask of the Shadows
  • Merciless Gladiator's Dragonhide Helm Icon Merciless Gladiator's Dragonhide Helm
  • Mask of the Deceiver Icon Mask of the Deceiver
  • Cowl of Defiance Icon Cowl of Defiance
Neck
  • Choker of Endless Nightmares Icon Choker of Endless Nightmares
  • Choker of Vile Intent Icon Choker of Vile Intent
  • Haramad's Bargain Icon Haramad's Bargain
  • Worgen Claw Necklace Icon Worgen Claw Necklace
  • Necklace of Trophies Icon Necklace of Trophies
  • Bone Chain Necklace Icon Bone Chain Necklace
Shoulder
  • Shoulderpads of the Stranger Icon Shoulderpads of the Stranger
  • Nordrassil Feral-Mantle Icon Nordrassil Feral-Mantle
  • Mantle of Darkness Icon Mantle of Darkness
  • Mantle of Malorne Icon Mantle of Malorne (Pauldrons of the Fallen Defender Icon Pauldrons of the Fallen Defender)
  • Wastewalker Shoulderpads Icon Wastewalker Shoulderpads
  • Expedition Scout's Epaulets Icon Expedition Scout's Epaulets
  • Bladed Shoulderpads of the Merciless Icon Bladed Shoulderpads of the Merciless
Back
  • Shadowmoon Destroyer's Drape Icon Shadowmoon Destroyer's Drape
  • Drape of the Dark Reavers Icon Drape of the Dark Reavers
  • Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap
  • Cloak of the Craft Icon Cloak of the Craft
  • Auchenai Death Shroud Icon Auchenai Death Shroud
  • Blood Knight War Cloak Icon Blood Knight War Cloak
Chest
  • Nether Shadow Tunic Icon Nether Shadow Tunic
  • Midnight Chestguard Icon Midnight Chestguard
  • Nordrassil Chestplate Icon Nordrassil Chestplate
  • Breastplate of Malorne Icon Breastplate of Malorne
  • Terrorweave Tunic Icon Terrorweave Tunic
  • Chestguard of the Conniver Icon Chestguard of the Conniver
  • Primalstrike Vest Icon Primalstrike Vest
Wrists
  • Insidious Bands Icon Insidious Bands
  • Deadly Cuffs Icon Deadly Cuffs
  • Vambraces of Ending Icon Vambraces of Ending
  • Nightfall Wristguards Icon Nightfall Wristguards
  • Spymistress's Wristguards Icon Spymistress's Wristguards
Hands
  • Gloves of the Searing Grip Icon Gloves of the Searing Grip
  • Grips of Damnation Icon Grips of Damnation
  • Nordrassil Handgrips Icon Nordrassil Handgrips
  • Gloves of Dexterous Manipulation Icon Gloves of Dexterous Manipulation
  • Grips of Deftness Icon Grips of Deftness
  • Windslayer Wraps Icon Windslayer Wraps
  • Fel Leather Gloves Icon Fel Leather Gloves
Waist
  • Belt of Deep Shadow Icon Belt of Deep Shadow
  • Don Alejandro's Money Belt Icon Don Alejandro's Money Belt
  • Shadow-walker's Cord Icon Shadow-walker's Cord
  • Girdle of the Deathdealer Icon Girdle of the Deathdealer
  • Lurker's Grasp Icon Lurker's Grasp of the Tiger
  • Girdle of Treachery Icon Girdle of Treachery
  • Gronn-Stitched Girdle Icon Gronn-Stitched Girdle
  • Socrethar's Girdle Icon Socrethar's Girdle
  • Epoch's Whispering Cinch Icon Epoch's Whispering Cinch
  • Naaru Belt of Precision Icon Naaru Belt of Precision
Legs
  • Nordrassil Feral-Kilt Icon Nordrassil Feral-Kilt
  • Shady Dealer's Pantaloons Icon Shady Dealer's Pantaloons
  • Skulker's Greaves Icon Skulker's Greaves
  • Clefthoof Hide Leggings Icon Clefthoof Hide Leggings
  • Wastewalker Leggings Icon Wastewalker Leggings
  • Fel Leather Leggings Icon Fel Leather Leggings
Feet
  • Edgewalker Longboots Icon Edgewalker Longboots
  • Fel Leather Boots Icon Fel Leather Boots
  • The Master's Treads Icon The Master's Treads
  • Shadowstep Striders Icon Shadowstep Striders
Rings
  • Stormrage Signet Ring Icon Stormrage Signet Ring
  • Band of the Ranger-General Icon Band of the Ranger-General
  • Ring of Lethality Icon Ring of Lethality
  • Shapeshifter's Signet Icon Shapeshifter's Signet
  • Ancestral Ring of Conquest Icon Ancestral Ring of Conquest
  • Garona's Signet Ring Icon Garona's Signet Ring
  • Ring of the Recalcitrant Icon Ring of the Recalcitrant
  • Ring of a Thousand Marks Icon Ring of a Thousand Marks
  • Ring of Reciprocity Icon Ring of Reciprocity
Trinkets
  • Darkmoon Card: Crusade Icon Darkmoon Card: Crusade
  • Slayer's Crest Icon Slayer's Crest
  • Hourglass of the Unraveller Icon Hourglass of the Unraveller
  • Icon of Unyielding Courage Icon Icon of Unyielding Courage
Two-Hand
  • Merciless Gladiator's Maul Icon Merciless Gladiator's Maul
  • Pillar of Ferocity Icon Pillar of Ferocity
  • Terestian's Stranglestaff Icon Terestian's Stranglestaff
  • Wildfury Greatstaff Icon Wildfury Greatstaff
  • Feral Staff of Lashing Icon Feral Staff of Lashing
  • Staff of Natural Fury Icon Staff of Natural Fury
  • Earthwarden Icon Earthwarden
Idols
  • Idol of Feral Shadows Icon Idol of Feral Shadows
  • Idol of the Wild Icon Idol of the Wild
  • Zereketh the UnboundThe Arcatraz
  • Colossal MenaceHellfire Peninsula
4.

Druid Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Druid weapons below.

5.

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Feral DPS Druid Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.

6.

Changelog

  • 15 Jan. 2022: Updated the priority on trinkets and relics.
  • 08 Jan. 2022: Updated for Phase 3; separated previous Phase 2 list into a new page.
  • 15 Oct. 2021: Added Band of Eternity and Ancestral Ring of Conquest.
  • 26 Sep. 2021: Added Brewfest trinkets.
  • 18 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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