Feral Druid DPS Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019 at 21:24 by Wordup 79 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Feral Druid for each boss of the following raid: Crucible of Storms. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

1.

Feral Druid in the Crucible of Storms

In this section, you will find tips and details regarding each individual boss in the Crucible of Storms raid. This section will attempt to detail the finer points of what your specialization is capable of, but for standard information on the fight, please refer to the generic boss guides provided on the site.

2.

Talent Cheatsheet for Feral Druid

The Restless Cabal Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise to use the following talents on The Restless Cabal.

We advise to use the following talents on Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

3.

The Restless Cabal

We advise you to use the following talents against The Restless Cabal.

3.1.

Talent Notes

The Restless Cabal has an overwhelmingly high uptime of two boss targets, meaning that you should have ample opportunity to roll your three Bleed effects (Rip Icon Rip, Rake Icon Rake and Thrash Icon Thrash) which you should maintain as much as possible. Talent builds should be focused on boss damage with enough options to sustain the Energy required to keep these active.

  • Level 30 talents have both Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge and Tiger Dash Icon Tiger Dash as options, but Wild Charge will generally be superior. This allows you to more effectively stick to the boss especially after being forced out of range with Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt, or quickly charge an Eldritch Revelation Icon Eldritch Revelation to interrupt Witness the End Icon Witness the End, if needed.
  • For affinities, Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity makes it much easier to maintain uptime throughout the encounter while avoiding the various ground effects that occur throughout the fight. Both Restoration Affinity Icon Restoration Affinity and Guardian Affinity Icon Guardian Affinity can be used for more survivability if you are not comfortable, however, as there is a large amount of raid damage at key points if you are not comfortable.
  • None of the level 60 talents have any real uses here, so your choice does not matter.
3.2.

Tips

You should make sure to look at the The Restless Cabal guide to make sure you have a strong bearing on the mechanics of the encounter, as this section will cover small specific tips related to Feral.

  • For the majority of the encounter both bosses will be tanked together, meaning you should aim to hit both bosses with each Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash cast, and maintain Thrash Icon Thrash when they are together. You should also keep both Rip Icon Rip and Rake Icon Rake up as much as possible, refreshing if you are going to be forced out of range by Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt.
  • Skull Bash Icon Skull Bash should be used to help deal with Witness the End Icon Witness the End casts, and you should co-ordinate with your raid which add you need to interrupt. Make sure to only interrupt when needed, so as to stagger the three individual activations and prevent a cast from completing when the debuff is present on the raid.
  • Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts should be used during the Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation, as this is the most lethal portion of the encounter. Otherwise, use this if you find yourself with high stacks of Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power and cannot be dispelled, or when out of the group with Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt.
  • You can shift into Bear Form Icon Bear Form when out of the group with Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt, or when each Witness the End Icon Witness the End cast completes for additional safety if you find yourself struggling to survive.
  • Use Dash Icon Dash to get out of the group before the Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt effect expires if it is applied to you. The remainder of the encounter should not require much heavy movement so you can often save it for this.
  • Focus down the Visage from Beyond Icon Visage from Beyond when it spawns, ideally saving 3 charges of Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash and Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury to burn it down while cleaving the bosses nearby to prevent the Terrifying Echo Icon Terrifying Echo cast. Make sure to mostly ignore it when it is inactive, just maintain your Bleed DoTs to keep it low.
  • Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar can be used to adjust the entire raid when the bosses are moved to each new relic efficiently.
  • Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust / Heroism Icon Heroism will generally be used during the first or second Custody of the Deep Icon Custody of the Deep activation to burn down the shield. This should usually line up with your second Berserk Icon Berserk if possible, but do not hold it from the pull to make this happen.
4.

Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

We advise you to use the following talents against Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void.

4.1.

Talent Notes

Uu'nat is made or broken by your single target damage, so you should aim to build around dealing as much as possible. This often leans toward the highest damage output on a single target. Add damage is still relevant however, and keeping Undying Guardians in check in the last phase is still useful so maintaining efficient Bleeds is still helpful.

  • Level 30 talents have both Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge and Tiger Dash Icon Tiger Dash as options, but Wild Charge will generally be superior. This helps you to quickly re-engage the boss after the first stack of Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth Icon Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth has faded reducing your downtime, alongside assisting you with switching to adds quickly in the second phase.
  • For affinities Balance Affinity Icon Balance Affinity helps significantly with cleaving Undying Guardians that are tanked slightly out of range of the boss without having to adjust your position too drastically. Otherwise, you can make use of Restoration Affinity Icon Restoration Affinity or Guardian Affinity Icon Guardian Affinity if necessary, as raid damage gets quite high in the final phase.
  • Level 60 only has uses with Typhoon Icon Typhoon in the second phase. This allows you to knock Primordial Mindbenders back and help stack them up for more efficient cleave to kill them quickly.
  • You can make use of Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath to help keep efficient Rip Icon Rip effects up on Undying Guardians that are tanked out of range if they are not being kept in check. This will hurt your boss damage however, so should only be used if your raid needs this.
4.2.

Tips

You should make sure to look at the Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void guide to make sure you have a strong bearing on the mechanics of the encounter, as this section will cover small specific tips related to Feral.

5.

Changelog

  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 03 May 2019: Updated with notes for each boss.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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