Feral Druid PvP Guide for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Oct 03, 2023 at 16:00 by Seksixeny 1 comment

Welcome to our PvP Feral Druid guide for Wrath Classic. Here you will learn all you need to know to properly play Feral Druid in PvP scenarios.


Viability of Feral Druids in Wrath Classic PvP

Feral Druids have strong burst damage, great mobility, stealth, and also have instant healing or undispellable crowd-control with Predatory Strikes IconPredatory Strikes, which turns your next spell after a finisher into an instant cast. This has great synergy with Cyclone IconCyclone, which can easily turn the tide of a match when used at the right time.

They also have a reliable long stun on a short 10-second cooldown in Maim IconMaim, which deals high damage, interrupts, and stuns for up to 5 seconds, making it into a deadly kill setup by itself.

They still lack a Mortal Strike IconMortal Strike effect, which lowers their pressure if the enemy healer cannot be crowd controlled, but that is why they tend to pair with classes that have a healing reduction effect or who can help set up a long crowd control chain.


Feral Druid PvP Talent Build

The PvP build is similar to the PvE builds, but also gets Infected Wounds IconInfected Wounds for the important slowing effect when chasing enemy players. A possible talent swap is Feral Aggression IconFeral Aggression and Feral Instinct IconFeral Instinct, for better stealth in matchups where the opener is critical to success, or a swap with Primal Tenacity IconPrimal Tenacity for more defenses, which is especially useful if you are not used to swapping into Dire Bear Form IconDire Bear Form in anticipation of stun swaps on you.


Feral Druid PvP Glyphs

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


Feral Druid PvP Rotation

Rather than a fixed rotation, Druid gameplay is about treading a fine balance between damage, healing, and crowd controlling, with periodic Maim IconMaim burst periods helped out by cross crowd control from the instant Cyclone IconCyclone you gain from the Maim cast.

These periods are meant to force cooldowns, PvP trinkets, and eventually land a kill once all enemy outs have been exhausted, leading to a steady gameplay loop where you are always looking towards your next Maim IconMaim.

If enemies turn the pressure on you, you can kite away from them with Travel Form IconTravel Form and Nature's Grasp IconNature's Grasp, endure the pressure with Dire Bear Form IconDire Bear Form and Frenzied Regeneration IconFrenzied Regeneration, or use one of your defensive cooldowns, Barkskin IconBarkskin and Survival Instincts IconSurvival Instincts.


Feral Druid PvP Best in Slot Gear, Gems, and Enchants

You can find our recommended gear, gems, and enchants for PvPing as a Feral Druid in the link below.


Feral Druid PvP Arena Teams and Compositions

These are some of the strongest Feral Druid compositions in each Arena bracket:

In 2v2, Druid + Rogue, Druid + Discipline Priest, and Druid + BM Hunter are your best compositions, with the double damage comps relying on high pressure for a quick kill and the combo with Discipline Priest having great crowd control and sustained pressure.

In 3v3, Druid + Discipline Priest + MM Hunter is your best composition and powers through with high damage, the Maim IconMaim combo, Aimed Shot IconAimed Shot and offensive plus defensive dispel.

In 5v5, Feral Druid struggles to fit into most teams, as melee are easily focused down and it does not bring particularly strong utility such as Mortal Strike IconMortal Strike.



  • 03 Oct. 2023: Updated for Phase 4 release.
  • 21 May 2023: Reviewed for Phase 3 release.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 24 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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