Season of Discovery Feral Druid Tank Talents and Runes

Last updated on Feb 07, 2024 at 18:00 by Seksixeny 3 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talents for your Feral Druid Tank in WoW Classic — Season of Discovery, as well as advised runes.


Feral Druid Tank Talent Build

As the current maximum level is only 40, the talents you can pick from are very limited, but expect this page to drastically expand as the level cap increases.

Feral Druid Tank Talent Build

This is a main-tank build that assumes you mostly go into Cat Form Icon Cat Form for heavy movement, if at all. Otherwise, if you want to maximize your Cat Form DPS, please refer to the Feral Druid DPS talent build.

As Furor Icon Furor is not necessary for a main-tank build, we can put all points into the Feral tree to unlock Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack and the other Bear-related goodies, such as Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild and Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury.

Feline Swiftness Icon Feline Swiftness is also taken, specifically, because in Phase 2 SoD it was changed to work indoors, and thus it will allow you to use Cat Form Icon Cat Form to quick move around, especially while moving from boss to boss or trying to keep ahead of overeager raid members while picking up mob packs.

  • Gloves — Mangle Icon Mangle whenever Berserk Icon Berserk is available, otherwise can swap to Lacerate Icon Lacerate for single-target, or Sunfire Icon Sunfire for AoE or ranged enemies
  • Pants — Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash
  • Chest — Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest or Wild Strikes Icon Wild Strikes if survivability is no problem
  • Waist — Berserk Icon Berserk
  • Feet — Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts

Main tank Runes are quite straightforward: pick up extra survivability with Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest or extra DPS with Wild Strikes Icon Wild Strikes, Lacerate Icon Lacerate for single-target or Sunfire Icon Sunfire on AoE, vs armored and vs ranged enemies, and Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash to enable interrupts on enemy casters near you.

Berserk Icon Berserk is a fantastic new cooldown which will ensure high snap threat on pull, especially in area of effect tanking scenarios, and Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts is a new tank cooldown which can be used in Bear Form Icon Bear Form and also gives you Rage when you Dodge, allowing for smooth threat generation, even if you are not getting Rage from being hit!

More Engravings are likely to come out as we reach higher level caps, so make sure to keep a tab on our general Druid Rune guide below to learn what they do, and where to find them:



  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Added more detail on picking Natural Weapons vs Feral Instinct.
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