Season of Discovery Feral Druid Tank Guide

Last updated on Feb 12, 2024 at 14:00 by Seksixeny 3 comments

Welcome to our Feral Druid Tank guide for WoW Classic - Season of Discovery, tailored for PvE content. Here, you will learn how to play the Druid class as a Feral Druid Tank. Click the links below to navigate the guide or read this page for a short introduction.

1.

Overview

Druids have traditionally been brought to raids for their unique utility: Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild, Innervate Icon Innervate, and the only WoW Classic combat resurrection, Rebirth Icon Rebirth.

While there were a handful of Feral Druids running around top tier raids, they were mostly relegated to off-tank duties due to being able to use the same talents for both tanking and DPS with just some gear swaps, but their viability as main tanks has increased in Season of Discovery with the new runes.

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +High overall single target damage and threat for a tank
  • +Excellent tank against magic damage due to huge health pool
  • +Great unique utility in Rebirth Icon Rebirth, Innervate Icon Innervate and Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild
  • +Best off-tank at dealing DPS, as you can DPS at almost maximum efficiency in Cat Form Icon Cat Form
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Area threat is the worst among all tanks outside Berserk Icon Berserk windows
  • -Cannot block, making tanking many mobs more dangerous than for block tanks
  • -While you can become a Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem buff provider with a new rune, Wild Strikes Icon Wild Strikes, this forces you to lose your main tanking rune, Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest
2.

Season of Discovery

Feral Druid main Tanks are much more viable in Season of Discovery due to the addition of the rune system, and the Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest rune in particular, which gives Bear Form Icon Bear Form Druids massive damage reduction and critical strike immunity without any gearing requirements.

The availability of Blessing of Salvation Icon Blessing of Salvation and Spirit of the Alpha Icon Spirit of the Alpha in Phase 2 also reduces threat output requirements, which is fantastic for all tanks, and Druid in particular.

They are the best off-tanks due to using very similar talents for tanking and DPSing, and it is easy to use runes that work for both roles, as well as swapping those runes to excel at one particular job whenever needed. Thus, Feral Druids can go from tanking to DPSing almost as well as a pure DPS by just swapping their gear and runes, or use a mixed build and runes to do good damage while not tanking in a fight.

Through the addition of entirely new abilities and runes, the rotation, gearing options, and talent decisions for Feral Druid Tank has changed with the coming of Season of Discovery. Browse the guides in the Table of Content at the top of this page to find all the information you'll need to master this new game mode!

2.1.

Profession Changes

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 due to special bind on pickup crafts such as Void-Touched Leather Gloves Icon Void-Touched Leather Gloves and Glowing Gneuro-Linked Cowl  Icon Glowing Gneuro-Linked Cowl , with further important BoP crafts expected down the line.

2.2.

Rune Engravings for Feral Druid Tank

The main feature of Season of Discovery is the new Rune Discovery system, which allows you to discover and attach special abilities to your gear slots after finding them across the world. We list all of Druid's runes and where they can be located in the guide below.

3.

Changelog

  • 10 Feb. 2024: Updated for Phase 2.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Removed mention of Innervate for now, as it is a level 40 spell.
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