Season of Discovery Feral Druid DPS Stat Priority

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

On this page, you will find out the optimal PvE stat priority for your DPS Feral Druid in WoW Classic - Season of Discovery. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations.


Stat Priority for Feral Druid DPS

Before we begin, it should be said that gear in WoW Classic tends to be very unique, and as such, you will often be chasing very specific items, rather than simply following a stat priority list. Still, a more detailed explanation on each of a Druid's relevant stats will help you understand why those pieces are so sought after.

  1. Hit Chance (6% is the cap against Sunken Temple bosses which are treated as being your level +2);
  2. Strength (1 Str = 2 Attack Power);
  3. Attack Power (includes Feral Attack power from items such as Automatic Crowd Pummeler Icon Automatic Crowd Pummeler);
  4. Haste;
  5. Agility (1 Agi = 1 Attack Power, and a small amount of crit, dodge, and armor);
  6. Critical Strike (200% on normal swings);
  7. Intellect (more Mana to powershift with).

Stats Further Explained



Hit allows your attacks to land more often, which tends to be a large damage increase, as any miss is a tragedy for Feral, especially if it was a high Energy cost Shred Icon Shred!



As a Feral Druid, you get a large amount of Attack Power from Strength, making a strong DPS increasing stat.


Weapon Damage and Feral Attack Power

The damage of your weapon is irrelevant for Feral Druids, because when you go into a form you use a standardized weapon that does not scale from weapon damage. Thus, you will want weapons that have useful stats like the Feral Attack power seen in Automatic Crowd Pummeler Icon Automatic Crowd Pummeler, which does not count towards the item stat budget as it is a simple conversion of weapon DPS into equivalent attack power for Feral forms.



While rare in WoW Classic, there are a few Haste effects that are valuable, for example the 50% attack speed increase of Automatic Crowd Pummeler Icon Automatic Crowd Pummeler or Catnip  Icon Catnip.

These have traditionally been great for Feral due to weapon damage not being counted towards Feral damage and more Haste allowing for extra Rage and Maul Icon Mauls to be dished out.



Like Strength, Agility also increases your Attack Power, but only by half, compensating by also increasing your dodge, armor, and critical chance.


Critical Strike

Similar to Agility, direct increases to Critical Strike are fantastic, especially as they synergize with Blood Frenzy Icon Blood Frenzy.



Typically a caster stat, the reason Intellect is listed at all is because it gives Feral Druid more Mana to convert to Energy with Furor Icon Furor and Cat Form Icon Cat Form powershifting!



  • 04 Apr. 2024: Updated stats for Phase 3 with Sunken Temple in mind.
  • 12 Feb. 2024: Updated for Phase 2 with Gnomeregan in mind.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Iron Counterweight removed for now, as it will only be accessible next Phase.
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