Feral Druid Leveling Guide From 1 to 70 for TBC Classic

Last updated on Jun 01, 2021 at 20:20 by Seksixeny 6 comments

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Feral Druid leveling guide for TBC Classic. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Druid leveling guide. We also have a Balance Druid leveling guide and a Restoration Druid leveling guide.


Level by Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

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Level: 60

Leveling Talent Tree & Build

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

Ferocity IconFerocity is a significant damage gain over time due to the lowered Rage and Energy costs, Thick Hide IconThick Hide helps with survivability and improves with the quality of your gear, and Brutal Impact IconBrutal Impact increases the stun duration of Pounce IconPounce by 25% which will decidedly be felt over time. Feral Aggression IconFeral Aggression is a fine alternative.

Feral Swiftness IconFeral Swiftness is obtained at the same time as Cat Form IconCat Form and will grant you a significant movement boost while also having defensive benefits for Bear Form IconBear Form. Sharpened Claws IconSharpened Claws, Predatory Strikes IconPredatory Strikes, and Primal Fury IconPrimal Fury are all strong damage increases that are also very talent-point efficient.

Faerie Fire (Feral) IconFaerie Fire (Feral) is a one-point-wonder that will allow you to ranged pull while in cat or bear form while also reducing the target's armor. Savage Fury IconSavage Fury is a strong damage increase talent. Nurturing Instinct IconNurturing Instinct and Heart of the Wild IconHeart of the Wild increase your healing capabilities immensely, improving your self-sustain and allowing you to be a decent healer when needed.

Leader of the Pack IconLeader of the Pack grants group-wide 5% ranged and melee Critical Strike chance, which is an amazing return for a single point. Improved Leader of the Pack IconImproved Leader of the Pack makes it even better by introducing a self-heal effect to targets within the aura's range. Survival of the Fittest IconSurvival of the Fittest and Predatory Instincts IconPredatory Instincts are fine survivability and damage increases. Feral Charge IconFeral Charge and Shredding Attacks IconShredding Attacks are both very powerful in group settings and in PvP, so you can take them instead of the proposed talents if that is your focus.

  • Level 50 — 1 point in Mangle IconMangle
  • Levels 51 to 55 — 5 points in Furor IconFuror
  • Levels 56 to 59 — 4 points in Naturalist IconNaturalist

Mangle (Cat) IconMangle (Cat) will be one of your main damage abilities, as it does significant damage on top of a buff to your bleed damage on the target. Furor IconFuror increases your Energy when shapeshifting into cat form, which is especially useful when powershifting — using /cast !cat form at very low Energy to instantly gain Energy back from shifting. Naturalist IconNaturalist doubles as a damage and healing increase.

Finish maximizing Naturalist IconNaturalist and get Omen of Clarity IconOmen of Clarity which allows you to occasionally get free attacks or spells, smoothing out your rotation. Natural Shapeshifter IconNatural Shapeshifter will improve your powershifting capabilities. Finish maximizing Survival of the Fittest IconSurvival of the Fittest and grab Feral Charge IconFeral Charge, which can be used to interrupt enemies in a pinch. Shredding Attacks IconShredding Attacks and Feral Instinct IconFeral Instinct finish your leveling tree as powerful talents that suit group play the most.


Leveling Rotation

Powershifting: If you have Wolfshead Helm Icon Wolfshead Helm, use it alongside Furor IconFuror to gain 60 Energy each time you go into Cat Form IconCat Form. You can convert Mana into extra damage by using the /cast !cat form macro, which shapeshifts you into cat regardless of your current form, whenever you run close to 0 Energy and ideally immediately after using Ferocious Bite IconFerocious Bite to instantly gain close to 60 Energy!

  1. Make sure Mark of the Wild IconMark of the Wild and Thorns IconThorns are active on you at all times.
  2. Make sure Mark of the Wild IconMark of the Wild, Thorns IconThorns and Omen of Clarity IconOmen of Clarity are active on you at all times.
  3. Use Moonfire IconMoonfire and Wrath IconWrath to level up until you can do the Bear Form IconBear Form quest at Level 10.
  4. Range-pull enemies in dangerous positions with Faerie Fire (Feral) IconFaerie Fire (Feral) and use it as one of your first globals on a new enemy, preferably once you are under full Energy to avoid wasted Energy regeneration.
  5. Open on enemies with Prowl IconProwl and a Shred IconShred in the back.
  6. Open on enemies with Prowl IconProwl and a Ravage IconRavage in the back.
  7. Open on enemies with Prowl IconProwl and Pounce IconPounce, followed by as many Shred IconShred as you can while the enemy is stunned.
  8. Open on enemies with Prowl IconProwl and Pounce IconPounce. Make sure to keep Mangle (Cat) IconMangle (Cat)'s debuff on target at all times.
  9. Use Maul IconMaul and auto-attacks to level up until you can train Cat Form IconCat Form at Level 20.
  10. Use Rip IconRip at 4+ Combo Points against enemies that will live through its full duration.
  11. Use Ferocious Bite IconFerocious Bite at 4+ Combo Points against short lived enemies or if Rip is already active.
  12. Use Claw IconClaw to generate Combo Points.
  13. Use Mangle (Cat) IconMangle (Cat) to build Combo Points.

List of Trainer Skills to Buy

Buying everything is, essentially, the way to go, as spell costs are quite low and all of them have uses, even if small ones.

If you are doing a completely new character and want to save as much gold as you can for your first mount at Level 30, you can opt to buy only the recommended skills for the rotation in the section above.


Feral Druid Macros and Addons

By setting yourself up with an upgraded user interface and macros from the get-go, you will make your leveling process much easier. Check out our Feral Druid Macros and Addons guides in the links below for the full list.


Feral Druid Quests and Weapons

When leveling, stay alert for weapon upgrades you might encounter, as these will improve your experience significantly. You will also need to complete various class quests in order to be able to use your animal forms.

These quests can be different for Horde and Alliance Druids, and the early quests also have differences between Horde races. To help you with both weapons and quests, we have made two dedicated guides:


Playing a Feral Druid beyond Level 70

Once you reach maximum level, we recommend you dive into our Feral DPS Druid Guide, which covers everything you need to know about playing Feral DPS in the end game.

We especially recommend reading through these pages:

Alternatively, you can go into Feral Tank Druid Guide, which covers the tanking aspects of Feral Druids.



  • 31 May 2021: Added links to the new Weapon, Quest, Addons, and Macros guides, as well as the specialization guides.
  • 19 May 2021: Simplified rotation, as Rake is not worth using.
  • 18 May 2021: Page added.
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