WotLK Classic Feral Druid DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Glyphs

Last updated on Jun 22, 2023 at 20:35 by Seksixeny 3 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talent choices and builds for your Feral Druid DPS in WotLK Classic, as well as advised glyphs.


Feral Leveling Talents

If you were looking for leveling builds, please refer to our leveling guide for Druids.


Wrath Feral DPS PvE Talent Build

This is the main DPS build for Feral, which picks up all damage-increasing talents. The adequate timings to shift and abilities to use are further explained in the rotation section.


Wrath Feral Off-Tanking PvE Talent Build

One of Feral's strengths is that it is the only spec in the game that has two intended builds built into a single talent tree. This talent build makes use of that to pick up most of the important talents needed to DPS and to tank, while only making minor sacrifices in each spec. This enables you to swap between DPS and tanking anytime, making you a great choice for potentially off-tanking during a raid. Even mid-fight, you can instantly swap between DPS and tanking whenever needed.


Wrath Feral DPS Glyphs

In Wrath you will be able to unlock Glyphs that improve your abilities and can be swapped around freely as long as you have the consumable glyph item on your bags.

As a Feral DPS Druid, you will want to be using Glyph of Shred Icon Glyph of Shred, Glyph of Omen of Clarity Icon Glyph of Omen of Clarity, and Glyph of Savage Roar Icon Glyph of Savage Roar for maximum damage, in PvE situations.

For minor glyphs, you will want to use three out of Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth Icon Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth, Glyph of Dash Icon Glyph of Dash, Glyph of the Wild Icon Glyph of the Wild, or Glyph of Thorns Icon Glyph of Thorns.


Notable Feral DPS Druids Talents


Balance Tree

The Balance Tree provides no real benefits to Feral DPS and should be ignored.


Feral Tree

The Feral Tree carries most of the power of a Feral DPS Druid, as would be expected. It also has a lot of PvP utility, which you can learn more about in our Wrath Feral Druid PvP guide.

Feral Aggression IconFeral Aggression is a minor damage gain for Feral Druids, and the maximized Attack Power debuff can be brought by other common classes, instead.

Survival Instincts IconSurvival Instincts is a survivability cooldown that grants you 30% of your maximum health for 20 seconds, similarly to Last Stand IconLast Stand.

Predatory Strikes IconPredatory Strikes increases your melee Attack Power and allows you to perform instant casts after using a finishing move, which is very important while soloing (for self-healing) and in PvP (for crowd control).

Primal Precision IconPrimal Precision increases your Expertise by up to 10 and causes your missed finishing moves to refund 80% of the Energy spent on them. Since regular skills already have this refund mechanic, this means that missing attacks as a Cat Druid is not a huge deal, as you can almost immediately try again, with only a minor Energy loss.

Feral Charge IconFeral Charge allows you to quickly move through the encounter area by charging at distant enemies. This is a large DPS increase whenever it increases your uptime on enemies.

Survival of the Fittest IconSurvival of the Fittest increases your stats, the Armor gained from gear, and decreases your chance of getting critically struck by up to 6%, which makes you uncrittable by itself with zero defensive gear requirements.

Improved Leader of the Pack IconImproved Leader of the Pack is the only buff of its kind and allows allies to heal when attacking, in a way similar to Judgement of Light IconJudgement of Light.

Protector of the Pack IconProtector of the Pack increases your damage and reduces damage taken while in Dire Bear Form IconDire Bear Form, which is mandatory for tanking.

King of the Jungle IconKing of the Jungle reduces the cost of your DPS forms by 60%, allowing you to flex between tanking and DPSing without quickly exhausting your Mana pool. Its main Cat DPS benefit is making Tiger's Fury IconTiger's Fury grant 60 Energy instantly upon use, which is a huge damage increase when properly used.

Mangle (Cat) IconMangle (Cat) applies a 30% damage increase debuff for bleeds for 1-minute, which is a huge multiplier to your damage and should always be present on your target unless you have an Arms Warrior with Trauma IconTrauma in your raid.

Berserk IconBerserk is a strong 3-minute cooldown which reduces the energy cost of your Cat abilities by 50% for 15 seconds. It also removes and makes you immune to Fear effects for its duration.


Restoration Tree

The Restoration Tree is mostly used for Furor IconFuror, Naturalist IconNaturalist, Omen of Clarity IconOmen of Clarity, and some minor stat buffs.



  • 22 Jun. 2023: Removed PvP talent and glyph references.
  • 13 Jun. 2023: Added Glyph of Omen of Clarity and associated explanation.
  • 04 Apr. 2023: Revamped talents after Faerie Fire Feral got hotfixed to proc Omen of Clarity.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 20 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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