Season of Discovery Feral Druid DPS Talents and Runes

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

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talents for your DPS Feral Druid in WoW Classic — Season of Discovery, as well as advised runes.


Feral Druid DPS Talent Build

As the current maximum level in Phase 3 is 50, you will be able to have a fleshed out talent build missing only 10 talents when compared to the end game 60 builds.

Feral Druid DPS Talent Build

This is a pure DPS or off-tank build that assumes you spend significant time in Cat Form Icon Cat Form. You can achieve a good level of tankiness with this build by swapping into the Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest chest rune, but that will also give up your Wild Strikes Icon Wild Strikes buff, so make sure you only do it at the appropriate moments.

Improved Shred Icon Improved Shred is an important talent to take, as Shred Icon Shred will be your main attack in group content. Also, while it might be surprising to not see Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack taken, Furor Icon Furor, Natural Shapeshifter Icon Natural Shapeshifter, Natural Weapons Icon Natural Weapons, and Omen of Clarity Icon Omen of Clarity combined are worth a massive amount of DPS for the Druid, and giving these up would be a very group-oriented move, which will likely be reserved for guild groups that favor the performance of the party members, rather than the Druid's. You can also spec it if you do not enjoy powershifting gameplay.

Thus, the idea with this build is to continue powershifting, where you transform into Cat Form Icon Cat Form with a /cast !Cat Form macro when out of Energy to instantly gain enough Energy to Shred Icon Shred again, trading Mana for extra DPS.

  • Gloves — Mangle Icon Mangle
  • Pants — Savage Roar Icon Savage Roar
  • Chest — Wild Strikes Icon Wild Strikes
  • Waist — Berserk Icon Berserk
  • Feet — King of the Jungle Icon King of the Jungle
  • Head — Gore Icon Gore
  • Wrist — Elune's Fires Icon Elune's Fires

As a DPS Feral, you will want to get Mangle Icon Mangle to enable attacking from the front when Shred Icon Shred is not an option and enable its powerful 30% damage buff to Shred in regular scenarios, the maintenance buff Savage Roar Icon Savage Roar which massively increases your damage if you manage it well, and Feral's Windfury-like effect Wild Strikes Icon Wild Strikes to buff the melee players in your party with one of the best damage increasing effects in the game!

Berserk Icon Berserk is also recommended as it provides a powerful 3-minute damage cooldown, with King of the Jungle Icon King of the Jungle being a less powerful, but also much faster recharging damage cooldown.

Finally, Gore Icon Gore is currently very weak but there is no real other option that can increase your damage in the Head slot, and Elune's Fires Icon Elune's Fires can provide a lot of extra duration for your Rip Icon Rip, allowing you to refresh it later and gain DPS in the process.

More Engravings are likely to come out as we reach higher level caps, so make sure to keep a tab on our general Druid Rune guide below to learn what they do, and where to find them:



  • 04 Apr. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 4.
  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Mangle tooltip fix.
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