Classic Feral Druid Tank Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Aug 06, 2020 at 10:48 by Impakt 21 comments

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

1.

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

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

While DPS have a plethora of new gear options available to them in AQ 40, tanks sadly do not have quite the same influx. You will find that many of the pieces you picked up in Blackwing Lair are comparable, if not better, than many of the drops in AQ 20 and AQ 40. However, there are some drops from AQ 40 that are exceptionally good, and will prove to be BiS for you throughout the rest of WoW Classic. So, while you will not be replacing your entire set of gear, the upgrades you will get are very meaningful.

As a note on gearing, remember that you are gearing for either threat or for defensive stats. As a Bear, play to your strengths. Bears naturally generate high threat through Maul Icon Maul, with the highest single-target threat potential in the game. This means you should be primarily focusing on defensive gearing, which means prioritizing Armor, Stamina, Defense, and Agility.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Guise of the Devourer Icon Guise of the Devourer
Neck
  • Mark of C'Thun Icon Mark of C'Thun
Shoulders
  • Defiler's Leather Shoulders Icon Defiler's Leather Shoulders
  • Exalted with the Arathi Basin reputation
Back
  • Elementium Threaded Cloak Icon Elementium Threaded Cloak
Chest
  • Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark Icon Malfurion's Blessed Bulwark
Wrists
  • Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
Hands
  • Gloves of the Hidden Temple Icon Gloves of the Hidden Temple
Waist
  • Thick Qirajihide Belt Icon Thick Qirajihide Belt
Legs
  • Outrider's Leather Pants Icon Outrider's Leather Pants
  • Exalted with the Warsong Gulch reputation
Feet
  • Hive Tunneler's Boots Icon Hive Tunneler's Boots
Rings
  • Ring of Emperor Vek'lor Icon Ring of Emperor Vek'lor
  • Heavy Dark Iron Ring Icon Heavy Dark Iron Ring
Trinkets
  • Mark of Tyranny Icon Mark of Tyranny
  • Smoking Heart of the Mountain Icon Smoking Heart of the Mountain
Weapons
  • Warden Staff Icon Warden Staff
  • World drop bind on equip
Idols Idol of Brutality Icon Idol of Brutality Magistrate Barthilas in Stratholme
4.

Alternative Gear for Feral Tank Druids

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Circlet of Restless Dreams Icon Circlet of Restless Dreams
  • Warlord's Dragonhide Helmet Icon Warlord's Dragonhide Helmet
  • Genesis Helm Icon Genesis Helm
Neck
  • Master Dragonslayer's Medallion Icon Master Dragonslayer's Medallion
  • Pendant of the Qiraji Guardian Icon Pendant of the Qiraji Guardian
  • Prestor's Talisman of Connivery Icon Prestor's Talisman of Connivery
  • Medallion of Steadfast Might Icon Medallion of Steadfast Might
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
Shoulders
  • Taut Dragonhide Shoulderpads Icon Taut Dragonhide Shoulderpads
  • Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
  • Warlord's Dragonhide Epaulets Icon Warlord's Dragonhide Epaulets
  • Fireguard Shoulders Icon Fireguard Shoulders (Fire Resistance)
Back
  • Sandstorm Cloak Icon Sandstorm Cloak
  • Dragon's Blood Cape Icon Dragon's Blood Cape
  • Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape Icon Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape
Chest
  • Thick Silithid Chestguard Icon Thick Silithid Chestguard
  • Vest of Swift Execution Icon Vest of Swift Execution
  • Warlord's Dragonhide Hauberk Icon Warlord's Dragonhide Hauberk
  • Breastplate of Bloodthirst Icon Breastplate of Bloodthirst
Wrists
  • Dragonspur Wraps Icon Dragonspur Wraps
  • Forest Stalker's Bracers Icon Forest Stalker's Bracers
  • Blackmist Armguards Icon Blackmist Armguards
  • Malefic Bracers Icon Malefic Bracers
Hands
  • Bile-Covered Gauntlets Icon Bile-Covered Gauntlets
  • Gloves of the Immortal Icon Gloves of the Immortal
  • General's Dragonhide Gloves Icon General's Dragonhide Gloves
  • Slaghide Gauntlets Icon Slaghide Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets
Waist
  • Molten Belt Icon Molten Belt
  • Taut Dragonhide Belt Icon Taut Dragonhide Belt
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • Belt of Preserved Heads Icon Belt of Preserved Heads
Legs
  • Dark Heart Pants Icon Dark Heart Pants
  • Genesis Trousers Icon Genesis Trousers
  • General's Dragonhide Leggings Icon General's Dragonhide Leggings
  • Warstrife Leggings Icon Warstrife Leggings
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
Feet
  • Boots of the Shadow Flame Icon Boots of the Shadow Flame
  • Defiler's Leather Boots Icon Defiler's Leather Boots
  • General's Dragonhide Boots Icon General's Dragonhide Boots
  • Ash Covered Boots Icon Ash Covered Boots
Rings
  • Archimtiros' Ring of Reckoning Icon Archimtiros' Ring of Reckoning
  • Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight Icon Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
  • Angelista's Touch Icon Angelista's Touch
  • Ring of the Godslayer Icon Ring of the Godslayer
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
Trinkets
  • Frostwolf Insignia Rank 6 Icon Frostwolf Insignia Rank 6
  • Vigilance Charm Icon Vigilance Charm
  • Mark of the Chosen Icon Mark of the Chosen
  • Styleen's Impeding Scarab Icon Styleen's Impeding Scarab
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
Weapons
  • Unyielding Maul Icon Unyielding Maul
  • Manual Crowd Pummeler Icon Manual Crowd Pummeler
  • Blessed Qiraji War Hammer Icon Blessed Qiraji War Hammer
  • Hammer of Bestial Fury Icon Hammer of Bestial Fury
  • Tribute Runs in Dire Maul North
  • Crowd Pummeler 9-60 in Gnomeregan
  • Reward from Imperial Qiraji Regalia Icon Imperial Qiraji Regalia
  • Shared drop from the Dragon world bosses
Idols Idol of Rejuvenation Icon Idol of Rejuvenation Mor Grayhoof in Lower Blackrock Spire
5.

Feral 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 Tank 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 Tank 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 Tank Druid Weapons

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

9.

Special gear for Feral Tank 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 Tank Druids Pre-Ahn'Qiraj

10.1.

Feral Tank 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 Smoking Heart of the Mountain Icon Smoking Heart of the Mountain and Mark of Tyranny Icon Mark of Tyranny.

10.2.

Feral Tank 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.
  • 21 Jul. 2020: Added link to AQ BiS.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 13 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 23 Feb. 2020: Updated for P3.
  • 09 Nov. 2019: Updated with Raid BiS.
  • 22 Oct. 2019: Updated Pre-Raid BiS to include Dire Maul.
  • 15 Jul. 2019: Page added.
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