Feral Druid Melee DPS PvP BiS Gear, Trinkets, and Switch Items

Last updated on Jul 28, 2020 at 07:04 by Impakt 4 comments

This page lists the best DPS gear you can currently get in WoW Classic for your Feral Druid. Also very important, we list the best switch items you can use, including Engineering trinkets.

For our more information about Druid talents for PvP as well as consumables, please refer to our Classic Druid PvP Guide.

1.

PvP Best in Slot List for Feral Druids

This is the gear we recommend for PvP encounters such as World PvP and Battlegrounds. As a general rule for this list, while this does represent the ultimate end-game BiS setup, several of the pieces are quite difficult to obtain and require a significant time investment. The PvP set specifically provides lots of Intellect in addition to your other damage and health primary stats, which gives you a larger mana pool for form swapping and healing. This plays very well into Druid's main strength, which is being versatile.

In General, you will want to prioritize Stamina in PvP. Burst damage in WoW Classic is extremely high relative to player health pools, so having a higher health pool reduces the chance that you get bursted down before you have a chance to react to incoming damage. For damage stats, you will follow a similar priority to PvE stats, just with a lower reliance on hit.

As a reminder, while the set below is the ultimate BiS setup for this phase, it can be extremely time intensive to get, especially for the rank 12+ PvP pieces. Tier 1 and tier 2 are excellent alternatives that should be much easier to acquire, or even just dungeon gear if nothing else. PvP is less about following a strict BiS setup and more about making use of the gear that is available to you to do the best in a given situation. Do not be afraid to swap pieces around depending on whether you want to be prioritizing damage, defense, a high health pool, or a combination of multiple things.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Field Marshal's Dragonhide Helmet Icon Field Marshal's Dragonhide Helmet
  • Southwind Helm Icon Southwind Helm
  • Foror's Eyepatch Icon Foror's Eyepatch
  • Wolfshead Helm Icon Wolfshead Helm
Neck
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Prestor's Talisman of Connivery Icon Prestor's Talisman of Connivery
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • Amulet of the Darkmoon Icon Amulet of the Darkmoon
  • The Eye of Hakkar Icon The Eye of Hakkar
Shoulder
  • Field Marshal's Dragonhide Spaulders Icon Field Marshal's Dragonhide Spaulders
  • Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
  • 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 the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
  • 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
  • Vest of Swift Execution Icon Vest of Swift Execution
  • Cadaverous Armor Icon Cadaverous Armor
  • Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark Icon Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark
Wrists
  • Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
  • 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 Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
  • Gloves of the Hidden Temple Icon Gloves of the Hidden Temple
  • Doomhide Gauntlets Icon Doomhide Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets
Waist
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • Belt of Preserved Heads Icon Belt of Preserved Heads
  • Cloudrunner Girdle Icon Cloudrunner Girdle
  • Taut Dragonhide Belt Icon Taut Dragonhide Belt
Legs
  • Marshal's Dragonhide Legguards Icon Marshal's Dragonhide Legguards
  • 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 Vanguard Icon Boots of the Vanguard
  • 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
  • Circle of Applied Force Icon Circle of Applied Force
  • Might of Cenarius Icon Might of Cenarius
  • 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
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • 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
Weapons
  • Blessed Qiraji War Hammer Icon Blessed Qiraji War Hammer
  • 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
  • Reward from Imperial Qiraji Regalia Icon Imperial Qiraji Regalia
  • 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
Off-hand Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire Icon Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair
Idols Idol of Ferocity Icon Idol of Ferocity Lord Roccor in Blackrock Depths
2.

Switch Items

Switch Items are items that you do not normally wear since they do not give very good stats, but offer an on-use effect that is very good for certain scenarios. So, you switch to them for their effect.

  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is one of the most powerful item switches you can have. This can be used to break many different CC abilities such as Polymorph Icon Polymorph, Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap, Sap Icon Sap, Seduce, and many more. It also has a niche use by helping you suicide which causes no item durability loss which can save you outside of PvP situations. In Battlegrounds this is only truly useful in Warsong Gulch since it is a battleground with a flag mechanic. This can be used to catch a flag carrier or run a flag since movement speed as a flag carrier is incredibly important (if you are attempting to use this in a battleground it is a good idea to have a healer put a HoT on you to negate the DoT effect ESPECIALLY if you are using it as a flag carrier). This is a reward from the level 40 quest Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands.
  • 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 is one of the strongest PvP trinkets in the game. It is very annoying to farm for so do not be discouraged if it takes you a while to obtain one. Tidal Charm has an estimated 30-yard range, making it very strong for stopping mounted people in world PvP. This trinket has a cooldown of 15 minutes though so make sure to use it wisely. Tidal Charm is a drop from Prince Nazjak in Arathi Highlands.
  • Nifty Stopwatch Icon Nifty Stopwatch provides a 40% run speed increase for 10 seconds when used, which can be invaluable for escaping or running someone down in PvP. This is a reward from the quest This Is Going to Be Hard in the Badlands.
  • Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller is a reward from a questline in Scholomance that summons 3 servants to deal damage for you. The duration is unclear but seems to be very short. This trinket is incredible against casters since the 3 servants attacking will continually push back the cast time of enemy casters' spells. These peasants can also break a Rogue's Vanish if the Rogue attempts to vanish while the servants are fixated on them. They also do a good amount of damage putting extra pressure on your target. All in all, this is a very easy trinket to obtain that has many good uses in PvP. This item is a reward from The Last Barov in Western Plaguelands.
  • Glimmering Mithril Insignia Icon Glimmering Mithril Insignia does not break fear, it prevents you from being feared. So, you must use it before being feared. This trinket is fantastic for engaging either a Shadow Priest or Warlock to negate their major CC mechanic. Using this in conjunction with your Insignia trinket to break fear to prevent a chain fear is a great combination that allows you to easily pressure Shadow Priests and Warlocks.
  • Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire Icon Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire is a more difficult trinket to obtain due to being an Onyxia drop from Onyxia's Lair. The trinket does not have very great stats on it, but just like Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller it will attack Rogues through Vanish making it very strong in mirror matchups to prevent your target from getting a restealth. The skeleton does do a significant amount of damage (between 100 and 200 usually) and can critically hit, this allows you to pressure any class with it from just the damage that it does. This item is dropped from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair.
  • Arena Grand Master Icon Arena Grand Master is difficult to acquire, but has an excellent on-use effect that gives you a roughly 1000 shield for 20 seconds. To get it, you must open the chest at the center of the Gurabashi Arena in Stranglethorn Vale 12 separate times to get 12 of Arena Master Icon Arena Masters. You turn in those Arena Master trinkets to Short John Mithril in the back of the arena for the reward.
  • Insignia of the Alliance Icon Insignia of the Alliance/Insignia of the Horde Icon Insignia of the Horde are both very easy to obtain trinkets simply requiring you to be Honor Rank 2 and then to purchase one in your major city. These are required in PvP since they break fears and stuns and are the only active way to break one of these effects while they are already on you. The only other way would be to use an item such as Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom before being feared or stunned but being able to break free from these effects is more powerful in our opinion.
2.1.

Engineering Trinkets

Engineering is considered to be an almost required profession in PvP due to the exceptional trinkets and other on-use items that you can use in various situations. The strongest of those trinkets are listed below. For more information on Engineering, check out our Engineering profession guide linked below.

  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling is an interesting trinket since the level of the Dragonling is your Engineering skill divided by 5 meaning as a Level 39 twink you can potentially have a Level 60 Dragonling (even higher if you are a gnome). This trinket has an absurd cooldown time of 1 hour so be very careful when using it. The Dragonling attacks normally but has a fire breath attack that deals much more damage (between 250-350 a hit) however this is pretty rare and only usually happens once during the uptime. If you are using Fire attacks (such as a Fire Mage or Destruction Warlock would) then this trinket's Fire Breath ability puts a debuff on the target that makes Fire spells against the target deal extra damage. This item is an Engineering item that requires 300 Engineering.
  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken is similar to the Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling. The level of the summoned chicken is your Engineering skill divided by 5, meaning that this is very powerful for twink brackets and gnomes. The Battle Chicken occasionally squawks which gives 5% more attack speed for 4 minutes. This trinket, just like the Arcanite Dragonling, can see Rogues in stealth. If you use both the Battle Chicken and Arcanite Dragonling, it is recommended to alternate them, given that they both have very long cooldowns. This item is an Engineering that requires Gnomish Engineering and 230 Engineering to make.
  • Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector Icon Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector reflects any shadow spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Crimson Inquisitors in Stratholme.
  • Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector Icon Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector reflects any frost spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this are sold by Xizzer Fizzbolt in Winterspring.
  • Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector Icon Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector reflects any fire spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Solakar Flamewreath in Upper Blackrock Spire.
  • Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector Icon Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector will root your target in a net for 10 seconds, which will not be broken by damage. However, it occasionally backfires and will net you instead. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.
  • Goblin Mortar Icon Goblin Mortar will do some fire damage and stun all targets in a small radius for 5 seconds. The plans can be learned from Goblin Engineering trainers.
  • Gnomish Cloaking Device Icon Gnomish Cloaking Device will make you invisible for 10 seconds. The plans drop from Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan.
  • Gnomish Death Ray Icon Gnomish Death Ray can be channeled for a few seconds, draining your health some, to deal a huge burst of damage to your opponent at the end of the channel. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.
3.

Druid PvP Guide

We hope this guide was helpful for your PvP exploits! Feel free to check out the general PvP Talent and Consumables guide as well in the link down below.

4.

Changelog

  • 28 Jul. 2020: Completely reworked to include alternate choices, also updated for Phase 5.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 23 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 10 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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