Feral Druid Leveling Guide from 1 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 13, 2024 at 09:00 by Wordup 26 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Feral Druid leveling guide for Dragonflight. 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, always choose the piece of loot with the highest item level. You will often be replacing these gear pieces very quickly, so equip whatever comes to you without worrying about secondary stats.

2.

Best Leveling Talents For Feral Druid

During levels 1 to 9, you will not have activated the Feral specialization and, as such, will have to spend the first 5 levels in Caster form using Wrath Icon Wrath and Moonfire Icon Moonfire. After acquiring Cat Form Icon Cat Form at level 5, you can make use of Shred Icon Shred, and at Level 7, use Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite to use Combo Points.

In Dragonflight, your talents can be changed anywhere in the world as long as you are out of combat. Be sure to explore various combinations of talents at will while leveling to best combat a variety of encounters and use it as an opportunity to familiarize yourself with what the spec is capable of. We have included a sample leveling path through the Class and Feral skill tree below. This is an easy-to-learn but still effective leveling experience that forges a middle path between introducing core mechanics without delving into some of the more complex aspects that need to be managed.

Immediately at level 10, you will gain access to Rake Icon Rake and Rip Icon Rip from the Class tree. These are the cornerstone of Feral's Bleed-oriented gameplay, and will be DoTs you maintain as much as possible in combat. Alongside that, you will be using a dual resource system of Energy to cast Shred Icon Shred in single-target and Swipe Icon Swipe in AoE to generate Combo Points used for powerful finishing moves such as Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite.

The exact order you pick the points is not crucial, but the general advice is to prioritize the Feral abilities on the leftmost side of the class tree. In the spec tree, prioritize Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath, Omen of Clarity Icon Omen of Clarity, Berserk Icon Berserk, Pouncing Strikes Icon Pouncing Strikes, Predator Icon Predator, and Tear Open Wounds Icon Tear Open Wounds.

3.

Level by Level Rotation for Feral Druid

To help with understanding what changes as you level up and progress through the talent tree, use the slider below to select your current level. Each time you level up, move it along and the rotation will adjust for you!

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60

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

Always be in Cat Form Icon Cat Form during combat as Feral's toolkit requires using the shapeshift form.

Try to always start combat from Prowl Icon Prowl to take advantage of the bonus to Rake Icon Rake from Pouncing Strikes Icon Pouncing Strikes.

If you are struggling to stay alive use your Predatory Swiftness Icon Predatory Swiftness procs gained from spending Combo Points on instant Regrowth Icon Regrowth casts.

  1. Enter Prowl Icon Prowl before opening on your target whenever possible.
  2. Open with Rake Icon Rake from stealth.
  3. Cast Berserk Icon Berserk on dangerous elites or large groups of enemies.
  4. Cast Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits on dangerous elites or large groups of enemies.
  5. Cast Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite with Apex Predator's Craving Icon Apex Predator's Craving procs.
  6. Cast Feral Frenzy Icon Feral Frenzy on cooldown.
  7. Cast Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury on cooldown.
  8. Cast Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath at 5 Combo Points with multiple targets in range to apply Rip Icon Rip to all of them.
  9. Apply Rip Icon Rip to any high health targets at 5 Combo Points if it is not already present.
  10. Cast Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite at 5 Combo Points.
  11. Apply Thrash Icon Thrash against multiple targets.
  12. Maintain Rake Icon Rake.
  13. Cast Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash to generate Combo Points.
  14. Cast Swipe Icon Swipe to generate Combo Points against multiple targets.
  15. Cast Shred Icon Shred to generate Combo Points against one target.
  16. Make sure to always be in Cat Form Icon Cat Form.

Feral also has a variety of additional helpful abilities while out in the open world:

  • Feral has access to a variety of shapeshift forms, most important being Cat Form Icon Cat Form which activates the majority of Feral's damaging abilities. Others are:
    • Bear Form Icon Bear Form can be used for additional survival if you are in major danger.
    • Caster form allows you to use healing and magic spells.
    • Travel Form Icon Travel Form can be used while outdoors to move faster.
    • Aquatic Form Icon Aquatic Form will be activated when using Travel Form Icon Travel Form in water, swimming at much faster speeds.
    • Flight Form Icon Flight Form will be activated when using Travel Form Icon Travel Form outdoors and out of combat, instantly granting flying mount equivalent speed. This can also be used to interact with quest objects and gather without canceling.
  • Moonfire Icon Moonfire can be used while in caster form to pull far away enemies, while Regrowth Icon Regrowth can be cast to recover health between encounters. Mark of the Wild Icon Mark of the Wild should also always be kept active for additional Versatility.
  • Prowl Icon Prowl can be used to slip into stealth and get around dangerous enemies.
3.1.

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 of Feral Druid-specific PvE talents.

3.1.1.

Feral Druid PvP Talents for Leveling

  1. 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.
  2. Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack grants 10% additional movement speed and causes players to heal for 3% of their maximum health when they critically strike with a 6-second cooldown. Provides free sustain and mobility, making it a good first option.
  3. 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.
  4. Savage Momentum Icon Savage Momentum causes successful interrupts with Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash to reduce the cooldown of Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury, Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar and Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts by 10 seconds. This can be useful for moving around the world and extra burst windows on targets, but you will generally be using Predator Icon Predator in the open-world so that overlap makes it less flexible.
  5. Thorns Icon Thorns can provide some use in situations with extra enemies present, to allow you to deal additional damage back when being hit.

Other options are much more focused on enemy control, which is more oriented around PvP gameplay, rather than killing enemies more efficiently, so they are not recommended.

4.

Congratulations!

Congratulations on reaching Level 70! Now that you have hit Level 70, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.

5.

Changelog

  • 13 May 2024: Format adjustment to move slider closer to rotation.
  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5, no updates necessary.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2, small tweaks to pathing and switch to Convoke.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7, no changes necessary.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5 and added Dire Fixation.
  • 04 May 2023: Updated to swap to Thrashing Claws.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 22 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 29 Jan. 2023: Updated for new tree pathing.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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