Classic Feral Druid Tank Guide

Last updated on Jul 15, 2019 at 09:00 by Impakt 1 comment
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Welcome to our Feral Druid Tank guide for WoW Classic, tailored for PvE content. Here, you will learn how all you need to know to play the Druid class as Feral Tank. We will go over your spells and your talents, explaining what to take and how to use them. We also delve into aspects such as stats, enchants, and gear.

1. Feral Druid Tank Overview

2. Introduction

Druids are most often described as, "the jack of all trades, but master of none." This is quite accurate since Druids are the only class in the game capable of fulling all four roles: tank, healer, ranged DPS, and melee DPS. However, every Druid specialization and build is considered sub-par for PvE and is outclassed by other classes that share the role.

Feral Druids are not the best tanks in WoW Classic, but bring specific niche abilities that make having one a good idea for some raids. While Warriors are the dominant tanks for most of the content, there are specific roles that Feral Druids can be decent for, making them a viable option. Most guilds will only choose to have 1 Feral Druid, usually one that can swap between DPS and off tanking as needed. This is the main benefit of being a Feral Druid; it is the only spec in the game that has two unique roles and builds built into one talent tree. Because of this unique setup, many of the Feral talents will give you benefits as a DPS while in Cat Form Icon Cat Form along with tanking benefits for while in Dire Bear Form Icon Dire Bear Form. This means that, with a single build, you could swap between tanking something and DPSing in Cat Form with just a single form swap. Tanking as a Feral Druid is possible, but finding a raid group or guild will most likely be an uphill battle, so it is important to know what you are signing up for.

3. Feral Druid Strengths as a Tank

4. Feral Druid Weaknesses as a Tank

  • Low damage mitigation;
  • Using most utility and consumables requires you to leave Dire Bear Form Icon Dire Bear Form;
  • Hard to gear for;
  • Very few potential raid spots.

5. Best Races for Feral Druids as a Tank

Unlike other classes, Druids do not have a choice when it comes to race. If you want to go Alliance, you must be Night Elf. If you want to go Horde, you must be Tauren. Thus, your only choice is which faction do you want to choose, which you should make based on your guild, friends, or any other number of reasons.

5.1. Night Elf

  • Nature Resistance Icon Nature Resistance increases your Nature Resistance by 10.
  • Quickness Icon Quickness increases your Dodge Chance by 1%.
  • Shadowmeld Icon Shadowmeld is an ability that allows you to become stealthed while standing still when used, on a 10-second cooldown. This cannot be used in combat.
  • Wisp Spirit Icon Wisp Spirit causes you to transform into a wisp upon death, increasing your movement speed by 50% while dead.

5.2. Tauren

  • Cultivation Icon Cultivation increases your Herbalism skill by 15.
  • Endurance Icon Endurance increases your total health by 5%.
  • Nature Resistance Icon Nature Resistance increases your Nature Resistance by 10.
  • War Stomp Icon War Stomp is a 2-minute cooldown that stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 seconds, with a 0.5 second cast time.

6. Best Professions for Feral Druids as a Tank

The best profession to have as a Feral is Engineering. It provides powerful items that you can use in both PvE and PvP content to either deal damage or help you get out of a tough spot.

Leatherworking is also a great choice for Feral Druids. The Devilsaur set is a great crafted set that you can make for when you are max level and is very strong throughout the first raid tier for threat generation and damage. It also can be quite profitable to sell.

While Engineering and Leatherworking are great professions, probably the more important thing to think about is how you plan to make gold. Gold is incredibly important in WoW Classic for a number of reasons and will be quite hard to come by especially at the start. Check out the Druid Goldmaking section for more information on other potential professions for making gold.

7. Changelog

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