Season of Discovery Feral Druid DPS Leveling

Last updated on Apr 04, 2024 at 02:00 by Seksixeny 15 comments

Welcome to our leveling guide for DPS Feral Druid. Here, you will learn how to efficiently level your Druid in Classic - Season of Discovery.



This guide will aim to provide you with a clear skill and gear path to level 50 as Feral Druid DPS in WoW Classic Season of Discovery Phase 3. We will focus on talents, skills to buy and spell rotation, as well as leveling gear and the class specific quests you will find along the way.


Feral Druid DPS Talents for Leveling

Feral is one of the best WoW Classic levelers due to having access to stealth with Prowl Icon Prowl, high damage from Wrath Icon Wrath early on and Cat Form Icon Cat Form later, free self-healing after each fight with Healing Touch Icon Healing Touch as Mana regenerates while dealing damage in Feral forms, and great mobility with any shapeshifting instantly breaking root or slowing effects.

If you can get your hands on the Mangle Icon Mangle rune early on, you will be able to do even more damage while leveling, as it replaces the weak Claw Icon Claw.

We recommend the following talents for Feral Druid DPS leveling:

You can also learn more details about this build and what spells to buy on our level-by-level WoW Classic leveling guides listed below:


Leveling Runes

The new Rune system in Season of Discovery is extremely important, and you should aim to get the Sunfire Icon Sunfire and Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage runes quickly for the early leveling period, as Bear Form Icon Bear Form can only be unlocked at Level 10, and Cat Form Icon Cat Form requires Level 20. Once you obtain your Feral forms, Mangle Icon Mangle is also very useful and easy to get!

Make sure to check our Druid Rune guide, which has all runes you can obtain at Level 50 and how to obtain them:


Cozy Sleeping Bag

The Cozy Sleeping Bag  Icon Cozy Sleeping Bag is a new item in Season of Discovery that you can use to gain extra experience and rested experience, for yourself and any nearby party members, even if they do not have it themselves!

It has a lengthy unlock process that will take you all around the world:

Horde starts at a charred body near 46,74 in the Barrens, and then goes to the charred body at 37,50 in Westfall, while Alliance does the same in opposite order.

Afterwards, head to 40,52 in Stonetalon Mountains and look for a box next to a tent with a red cross on it. Click the nearby item to turn in the quest and proceed to a pile of dirt nearby at 40,50 for the next part of the quest.

Head to 49,13 in Loch Modan to turn in the next step at the top of the dam, to a eagle statue. Finish by going up the Thoradin Wall at 87,49 in Hillsbrad Foothills using a nearby cart to climb up the wall. Inside you will find the final turn in spot (bag and note) to receive Cozy Sleeping Bag  Icon Cozy Sleeping Bag. Make sure to use it on cooldown to speed up your leveling!


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 Druid Macros and Addons guide in the link below for the full list.



Learning professions early on is very useful, as you can naturally level them as you go, avoiding extra work at max level. This is especially true for gathering professions, but crafting professions compensate your efforts by giving you extra tools to level with.

Druid is a fantastic gatherer, making Herbalism and Mining a natural fit for gold-minded players, but Skinning is also great as you can only have one type of radar active at a time, making Herbalism and Mining be annoying when paired.

Finally, there is also a case to be made for leveling Engineering early on, since its crafts can make your leveling much easier, or Leatherworking to get a head-start on the important bind on pickup crafted gear available in Season of Discovery.


Gear Options for Feral Druid DPS

For the most part you will want to stack damage stats: Strength and Agility are your best stats for most of the leveling process. Gear with other offensive stats, such as Attack Power, Hit or Critical Strike are also great if you happen upon them.

Stamina allows you to live for longer and can be useful when tanking and in PvP situations.


Continuing the Grind with your Level 50 Feral Druid DPS

Once you grind your way to 50, browse through our Feral Druid DPS PvE Guide, or have a change of pace and learn how to tank in the Feral Druid Tank PvE Guide, or a completely different playstyle with our Restoration Druid Healer PvE Guide, and Balance Druid DPS PvE Guide.

Enjoy Azeroth!



  • 04 Apr. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 4.
  • 09 Feb. 2024: Added Cozy Sleeping Bag discovery method.
  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 19 Dec. 2023: Typo fix.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Fixed Mangle rune tooltip.
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