Classic Feral Druid Melee DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Aug 06, 2020 at 10:48 by Impakt 14 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Feral Druid Melee DPS in WoW Classic.

1.

Gearing Strategy for Feral DPS Druids

While a clear best in slot (BiS) list is always available in WoW Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative, for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them.

2.

WoW Classic Phases

As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion.

We will be linking best in slot gear lists for every raid tier in this guide, which can be helpful in order to understand how to progress from hitting Level 60, to getting pre-raid best in slot and from then to clearing all raid tiers.

3.

Feral DPS Druid Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Phase 5 (Ahn'Qiraj)

This is the gear we recommend for Feral DPS Druids in the AQ40 patch.

Feral DPS have incredibly good scaling, so any new content that brings better gear should be a reason to celebrate. AQ 40 and AQ 20 are no exceptions. In these raids you will find many large upgrades, especially with the addition of the one-handed maces that have Feral AP on them, which can prove to be huge upgrades if you do not have Manual Crowd Pummeler Icon Manual Crowd Pummelers farmed up for all your raids and dungeons. Sadly, you will not get a full new set of gear like casters will, but you will be able to get some solid upgrades anyway.

As a note on gearing, remember that you are going for Hit Cap, Strength, and Agility as your main stats. Critical Hit chance is also good, but most of the pieces you will prioritize generally have higher amounts of Strength and Agility.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Wolfshead Helm Icon Wolfshead Helm
Neck
  • Prestor's Talisman of Connivery Icon Prestor's Talisman of Connivery
Shoulders
  • Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
Back
  • Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
Chest
  • Vest of Swift Execution Icon Vest of Swift Execution
Wrists
  • Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
Hands
  • Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
Waist
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
Legs
  • Marshal's Dragonhide Legguards Icon Marshal's Dragonhide Legguards
  • Rank 12 PvP set armor
Feet
  • Boots of the Vanguard Icon Boots of the Vanguard
Rings
  • Circle of Applied Force Icon Circle of Applied Force
  • Might of Cenarius Icon Might of Cenarius
Trinkets
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
Weapons
  • On-use: Manual Crowd Pummeler Icon Manual Crowd Pummeler
  • Blessed Qiraji War Hammer Icon Blessed Qiraji War Hammer
  • Crowd Pummeler 9-60 in Gnomeregan
  • Reward from Imperial Qiraji Regalia Icon Imperial Qiraji Regalia
Idols Idol of Ferocity Icon Idol of Ferocity Lord Roccor in Blackrock Depths
4.

Alternative Gear for Feral DPS Druids

Slot Item Source
Helm *Wolfshead Helm Icon Wolfshead Helm Crafted with Leatherworking
Neck
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • Amulet of the Darkmoon Icon Amulet of the Darkmoon
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • The Eye of Hakkar Icon The Eye of Hakkar
Shoulder
  • Chitinous Shoulderguards Icon Chitinous Shoulderguards
  • Field Marshal's Dragonhide Spaulders Icon Field Marshal's Dragonhide Spaulders
  • Defiler's Leather Shoulders Icon Defiler's Leather Shoulders
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
Back
  • Cloak of Concentrated Hatred Icon Cloak of Concentrated Hatred
  • Cloak of Draconic Might Icon Cloak of Draconic Might
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron
  • Cloak of the Shrouded Mists Icon Cloak of the Shrouded Mists
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
Chest
  • Field Marshal's Dragonhide Breastplate Icon Field Marshal's Dragonhide Breastplate
  • Cadaverous Armor Icon Cadaverous Armor
  • Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark Icon Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark
Wrists
  • Forest Stalker's Bracers Icon Forest Stalker's Bracers
  • Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability
  • Scaled Bracers of the Gorger Icon Scaled Bracers of the Gorger
Hands
  • Marshal's Dragonhide Gauntlets Icon Marshal's Dragonhide Gauntlets
  • Gloves of the Hidden Temple Icon Gloves of the Hidden Temple
  • Doomhide Gauntlets Icon Doomhide Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets
Waist
  • Belt of Preserved Heads Icon Belt of Preserved Heads
  • Cloudrunner Girdle Icon Cloudrunner Girdle
  • Taut Dragonhide Belt Icon Taut Dragonhide Belt
Legs
  • Dark Heart Pants Icon Dark Heart Pants
  • Abyssal Leather Leggings Icon Abyssal Leather Leggings of Striking
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
Feet
  • Boots of the Shadow Flame Icon Boots of the Shadow Flame
  • Drudge Boots Icon Drudge Boots
  • Marshal's Dragonhide Boots Icon Marshal's Dragonhide Boots
  • Hive Tunneler's Boots Icon Hive Tunneler's Boots
Rings
  • Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight Icon Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring
Trinkets
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Horde Icon H Rune of the Guard Captain Icon Rune of the Guard Captain
  • **Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken
  • General Angerforge in Blackrock Depths
  • Quest Job Opening: Guard Captain of Revantusk Village (Horde) in the Hinterlands
  • Engineering
Weapons
  • Nat Pagle's Fish Terminator Icon Nat Pagle's Fish Terminator
  • Draconic Maul Icon Draconic Maul
  • Hammer of Bestial Fury Icon Hammer of Bestial Fury
  • Mace of Unending Life Icon Mace of Unending Life
  • The Unstoppable Force Icon The Unstoppable Force
  • Grand Marshal's Battle Hammer Icon Grand Marshal's Battle Hammer
  • Gahz'ranka in Zul'Gurub
  • Trash drop from Blackwing Lair
  • Shared drop from the Dragon world bosses
  • Reward from Mace of Unending Life
  • Exalted with the Alterac Valley reputation
  • Rank 14 PvP weapon
Idols Idol of Brutality Icon Idol of Brutality Magistrate Barthilas in Stratholme
5.

Feral DPS Druid PvP Best in Slot Gear

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

6.

Fire Resistance Gear for Feral DPS Druids

While not a massive concern for Druids, a little bit of Fire Resistance can sometimes be helpful. Read this guide to figure out where and which pieces to wear!

7.

Nature Resistance Gear for Feral DPS Druids

This is not a normal set that you would ever wear, but is required for some classes in AQ 40 when fighting Princess Huhuran. It will be up to your guild or raid group if this is a required set or not.

8.

Feral DPS Druid Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about druid weapons.

9.

Special gear for Feral DPS Druids

Some items, which are not powerful enough to be in the best in slot list, have special properties that make them very valuable to acquire for specific encounters or as a weapon swap mid-fight. We will list the most notable special items for the current phase, and their effects and application below.

  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken summons a chicken that attacks your enemies for 1.5 minutes, with a cooldown of 30 minutes. The chicken scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill), and buffs your group with 5% increased Attack Speed through Battle Squawk. This is what makes it well worth using while grouped.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling summons a dragon that attacks your enemies for up to 1 minute, with a cooldown of one hour. The dragon scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill) and causes a stacking debuff that increases Fire damage taken, which makes it worth using in later raids to boost Fire Mage damage.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is given as a quest reward from completing Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands. While generally undesirable, if you need to run somewhere fast, it can be a useful item to have.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm allows you to instantly stun an enemy for 3 seconds. It has a 50% drop chance from Prince Nazjak, who spawns around 25,84 in Arathi Highlands. Due to his very high respawn timer it might be hard to get this trinket, but the stun it provides is a life saver and duel winner.
  • Linken's Boomerang Icon Linken's Boomerang allows you to potentially disarm or stun an enemy when used, which makes it useful in certain scenarios, especially in PvP. Its rewarded from the Un'Goro Crater quest It's Dangerous to Go Alone.
  • Luffa Icon Luffa removes a bleed effect, such as Garrote Icon Garrote, from yourself when used. You get this item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.
  • The Alliance-only Crystal of Zin-Malor Icon Crystal of Zin-Malor allows you to kill yourself easily, and you do not get durability loss if you die from its effect. This can occasionally be useful, such as when you regret getting on a fly path after you are already flying or if you need to talk with the Blackrock Depths key ghost NPC. You get it from starting the quest Tormented By the Past.
10.

Best in Slot for Feral DPS Druids Pre-Ahn'Qiraj

10.1.

Feral DPS Druid Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

In order to get ready for raiding, it is recommended that you follow this guide in order to learn which gear to gather for maximizing DPS before ever setting foot in raids, and probably also before getting your first epic loot. Even so, expect to get a few pieces that you will have a hard time replacing, such as Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth and Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring.

10.2.

Feral DPS Druid Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair are the first raids in WoW Classic, and will probably award you with your first pieces of epic gear! While the tier set is not great, there are many pieces of gear and weapons that you will be using for multiple phases out of Molten Core.

11.

Changelog

  • 06 Aug. 2020: Reworked for Phase 5 BiS with alternatives.
  • 26 Jul. 2020: Updated with Idols.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 13 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 23 Feb. 2020: Updated for P3.
  • 10 Dec. 2019: Added note on PvP BiS.
  • 09 Nov. 2019: Updated with Raid BiS list.
  • 22 Oct. 2019: Updated Pre-Raid BiS to include Dire Maul.
  • 15 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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