Season of Discovery Feral Druid Tank Leveling

Last updated on Apr 04, 2024 at 02:00 by Seksixeny 3 comments

Welcome to our leveling guide for Feral Druid Tank. Here, you will learn how to efficiently level your Druid in Classic - Season of Discovery.



This guide will aim to provide you with a clear skill and gear path to level 50 as Feral Druid Tank in WoW Classic Season of Discovery Phase 3. We will focus on talents, skills to buy and spell rotation, as well as leveling gear and the class specific quests you will find along the way.


Feral Druid Tank Talents for Leveling

As a tank spec, Feral Druid is a fantastic single-target tank but you need to be mindful of attacking every enemy in large pulls, as none of your baseline abilities is capable of doing large area threat.

Unlike most tank specializations, you will actually be able to solo quest very efficiently, trading off some raw Feral DPS for excellent survivability.

We recommend the following talents for Feral Druid Tank leveling:

You can also learn more details about this build and what spells to buy on our level-by-level WoW Classic leveling guides listed below:


Leveling Runes

You can only get Bear Form Icon Bear Form at Level 10, making your first few levels be all about Wrath Icon Wrath leveling with the early Fury of Stormrage Icon Fury of Stormrage and Sunfire Icon Sunfire runes. Sunfire is particularly notable as it can also be used inside Bear Form to attack from range and as a decent area threat / damage tool.

Lacerate Icon Lacerate is also available early on, and stacks a high-threat damage over time effect on your target. You can swap Sunfire Icon Sunfire for it for more single-target threat capabilities while leveling.

Make sure to check our Druid Rune guide, which has all runes you can obtain at Level 50 and their locations:


Cozy Sleeping Bag

The Cozy Sleeping Bag  Icon Cozy Sleeping Bag is a new item in Season of Discovery that you can use to gain extra experience and rested experience, for yourself and any nearby party members, even if they do not have it themselves!

It has a lengthy unlock process that will take you all around the world:

Horde starts at a charred body near 46,74 in the Barrens, and then goes to the charred body at 37,50 in Westfall, while Alliance does the same in opposite order.

Afterwards, head to 40,52 in Stonetalon Mountains and look for a box next to a tent with a red cross on it. Click the nearby item to turn in the quest and proceed to a pile of dirt nearby at 40,50 for the next part of the quest.

Head to 49,13 in Loch Modan to turn in the next step at the top of the dam, to a eagle statue. Finish by going up the Thoradin Wall at 87,49 in Hillsbrad Foothills using a nearby cart to climb up the wall. Inside you will find the final turn in spot (bag and note) to receive Cozy Sleeping Bag  Icon Cozy Sleeping Bag. Make sure to use it on cooldown to speed up your leveling!


Macros and Addons

By setting yourself up with an upgraded user interface and macros from the get go, you will make your leveling process much easier. Check out our Druid Macros and Addons guide in the link below for the full list.



Learning professions early on is very useful, as you can naturally level them as you go, avoiding extra work at max level. This is especially true for gathering professions, but crafting professions compensate your efforts by giving you extra tools to level with.

Druid is a fantastic gatherer, making Herbalism and Mining a natural fit for gold-minded players, but Skinning is also great as you can only have one type of radar active at a time, making Herbalism and Mining be annoying when paired.

Finally, there is also a case to be made for leveling Engineering early on, since its crafts can make your leveling much easier, or Leatherworking to get a head-start on the important bind on pickup crafted gear available in Season of Discovery.


Gear Options for Feral Druid Tank

For the most part you will want to use Stamina items that also have damage stats: Strength and Agility are your best bet for most of the leveling process. Gear with other offensive stats, such as Attack Power, Hit or Critical Strike is also good if you happen upon it.


Continuing the Grind with your Level 50 Feral Druid Tank

Once you grind your way to 50, browse through our Feral Druid Tank PvE Guide, or have a change of pace and learn how to melee DPS in the Feral Druid DPS PvE Guide, or a completely different playstyle with our Restoration Druid Healer PvE Guide, and Balance Druid DPS PvE Guide.

Enjoy Azeroth!



  • 04 Apr. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 4.
  • 09 Feb. 2024: Added Cozy Sleeping Bag discovery method.
  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 19 Dec. 2023: Typo fix.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Added Mangle and early game caster leveling suggestion and reworked rune section as all locations are known right now.
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