Feral Druid Shadowlands Leveling Guide From 1 to 60

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 18:13 by Wordup 1 comment

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Feral Druid leveling guide for Shadowlands Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Druid leveling guide.

1.

Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of loot with the highest item level. You will often be replacing these gear pieces very quickly, so just equip whatever comes to you without worrying about secondary stats.

2.

Level by Level Rotation and Talents

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Level: 50
2.1.

Talents to Level Up as Feral Druid

Your first talent row unlocks at Level 15.

Your talent set up should be as follows.

2.2.

Rotation to Level Up as a Feral Druid

Due to Feral only being unlocked as a talent specialization at Level 10, you should make use of the abilities provided to you in the intro quests until you are presented with the option.

  1. Enter Prowl Icon Prowl before opening on your target whenever possible.
  2. Open with Rake Icon Rake from stealth.
  3. Cast Feral Frenzy Icon Feral Frenzy on cooldown.
  4. Cast Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury on cooldown.
  5. Cast Berserk Icon Berserk on cooldown, ideally against dangerous enemies.
  6. Cast Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath at 5 Combo Points with multiple targets in range.
  7. Apply Rip Icon Rip to any high health targets at 5 Combo Points.
  8. Cast Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite at 5 Combo Points.
  9. Apply Thrash Icon Thrash against multiple targets.
  10. Maintain Rake Icon Rake.
  11. Cast Swipe Icon Swipe to generate Combo Points against multiple targets.
  12. Cast Shred Icon Shred to generate Combo Points against one target.
  13. Make sure to always be in Cat Form Icon Cat Form.
2.3.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Feral Druids

In addition to baseline abilities unlocked by Druids, there are multiple spec specific abilities that are granted to Feral to make it function as a melee spec:

  • At Level 10, Rake Icon Rake is unlocked; a single-target Bleed effect and Combo Point builder that costs Energy.
  • At Level 11, Thrash Icon Thrash is unlocked; an AoE Bleed effect and Combo Point builder that costs Energy.
  • At Level 12, Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury is unlocked; an off-GCD ability that refunds a small amount of Energy and increases your damage done.
  • At Level 21, Rip Icon Rip is unlocked; a Combo Point finisher that deals high Bleed damage to your target.
  • At Level 23, Swipe Icon Swipe is unlocked; an AoE Combo Point builder.
  • At Level 26, Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash is unlocked; Feral's interrupt ability.
  • At Level 28, Maim Icon Maim is unlocked; a Combo Point finisher that deals Physical damage and stuns the target.
  • At Level 32, Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts is unlocked; a long cooldown defensive tool.
  • At Level 34, Berserk Icon Berserk is unlocked; Feral's primary burst damage cooldown.

Alongside the ability unlocks, there are also passive effects that improve your abilities unlocked along the way:

  • At Level 10, Mastery: Razor Claws Icon Mastery: Razor Claws is unlocked, increasing your Bleed and finisher damage based on Mastery rating.
  • At Level 16, Feral Instinct Icon Feral Instinct is unlocked; reducing the range you are detected when in stealth.
  • At Level 19, Feline Adept Icon Feline Adept is unlocked, allowing you to use Soothe Icon Soothe and Remove Corruption Icon Remove Corruption in Cat Form Icon Cat Form.
  • At Level 27, Feline Swiftness Icon Feline Swiftness is unlocked; increasing your movement speed by an additional 15% in Cat Form Icon Cat Form.
  • At Level 31, Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury is unlocked, causing Combo Point generating abilities to generate an additional one with a Critical Strike.
  • At Level 33, Omen of Clarity Icon Omen of Clarity is unlocked, granting auto-attacks a chance to make your next Shred Icon Shred, Rake Icon Rake or Thrash Icon Thrash cost no Energy.
  • At Level 36, Shred Icon Shred Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to deal 60% increased damage and have double the Critical Strike chance when used from stealth.
  • At Level 37, Infected Wounds Icon Infected Wounds is unlocked, causing your Rake Icon Rake to slow targets by 20% for 12 seconds.
  • At Level 39, Rake Icon Rake Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to deal 60% increased damage stun your target for 4 seconds when used from stealth.
  • At Level 42, Shred Icon Shred Rank 3 is unlocked, causing it to deal 20% additional damage to Bleeding targets.
  • At Level 42, Swipe Icon Swipe Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to deal 20% additional damage to Bleeding targets.
  • At Level 47, Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to generate an additional 30 Energy.
  • At Level 49, Predatory Swiftness Icon Predatory Swiftness is unlocked, granting Combo Point finishers a 20% chance per point spent to make your next Regrowth Icon Regrowth or Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots instant.
  • At Level 54, Shred Icon Shred Rank 4 is unlocked, causing it to generate one additional Combo Point when used from stealth.
  • At Level 58, Berserk Icon Berserk Rank 2 is unlocked, causing it to generate one additional Combo Point when the refund is triggered.
2.4.

Feral Druid War Mode Talents for Leveling

In this section we will rank the PvP talents best for leveling and doing solo / small group PvE content. Below is a ranking Feral Druid-specific PvE talents.

2.4.1.

Feral Druid PvP Talents for Leveling

  1. Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack increases the Critical Strike chance of you and nearby allies by 5%, and causes players to heal for 4% of their maximum health when they critically strike with a 6-second cooldown. This is the best option available on the PvP tree for open world purposes.
  2. Rip and Tear Icon Rip and Tear provides an instant way of applying both Rip Icon Rip and Rake Icon Rake to your target without a Combo Point cost, and is great for starting a fight with more powerful enemies without requiring any ramp up, so is highly recommended as an extra tool.
  3. Fresh Wound Icon Fresh Wound can provide additional burst to targets when applying your Rake Icon Rake effect, and is a solid increase across the board when cycling between targets.
  4. Ferocious Wound Icon Ferocious Wound provides additional damage to your Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite that can be useful on high health targets due the maximum health reduction it applies. Value is mostly tied to the difficulty of the enemies you are encountering.
  5. Savage Momentum Icon Savage Momentum causes successful interrupts with Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash to reset the cooldown of Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury. This can be useful for additional Energy and damage windows, but you will generally be using Predator Icon Predator in the open world so they may overlap and hurt its strength.
  6. Thorns Icon Thorns can provide some use if in situations with extra enemies present, to allow you to deal additional damage back when being hit.
3.

Congratulations!

Congratulations on reaching Level 60! Now that you have hit Level 60, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.

4.

Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Guide added.
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