Feral Druid DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.0.7
On this page, we explain how to easily play Feral Druid in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.
This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty or want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.
The Basics of Feral Druid
Feral can be quite overwhelming to the new player due to the focus on dual resource management and maintaining numerous buffs/debuffs simultaneously. Despite the quite complex base toolkit, it plays quite fluidly in practice once you have grasped the core rules. There are also several options to ease the precision required on the talent tree that can be taken, which is the build taken on this page rather than those used in the advanced sections. We have aimed to have a build that can operate in different target counts and avoid sacrificing the most powerful options, even if they are slightly more difficult to execute.
If you are completely new to Feral as a spec and need more detailed information on each ability available to you, we have a Spell Summary page that covers each of them.
No matter the build you take as Feral, Bleeds remain omnipresent as part of gameplay. Due to that, you will need to be able to track them and your Energy/Combo Points effectively. This build will grant a lot more room for failure. Still, it will not compensate for severe mistakes, as Feral has a naturally unforgiving nature toward mismanagement. Due to this, you should take a look at our Addons page for tools to track these effects:
Talent Choices for Feral Druids
The talents listed below are selected either for ease of use or a more easy-to-understand gameplay style. While in several cases, there are alternatives on the tree that will provide more if played well in specialized situations, they create a build that can work well in any situation with the easiest execution.
Remember these talents do compromise on output for ease of use. You can see our full talents page below if you are looking for the absolute best options or a more in-depth evaluation of each talent.
Stat Choices for Feral Druid
The current Feral stat priority is as follows when using this build:
- Critical Strike;
Agility is by far the strongest stat to focus on in Dragonflight for Feral, so item level usually dictates the most desirable item. After this, your priority is Critical Strike, and after that, a balance of Mastery and Haste while avoiding Versatility when possible.
Generally, we try to keep our Easy Mode pages the same as our more detailed stats page, but more details regarding selections are covered here:
When it comes to what gear to look out for, you can use our Gear page linked below:
Basic Rotation for Feral Druids
- Use Incarnation: Avatar of Ashamane.
- Use Tiger's Fury.
- Cast Primal Wrath if at 5 Combo Points in AoE, or apply and maintain Rip in single-target.
- Cast Ferocious Bite with an Apex Predator's Craving proc, or when at 5 Combo Points.
- Maintain Rake on as many targets as possible. This can be refreshed with 4 seconds remaining.
- Maintain the Thrash debuff with 2 or more targets nearby.
- Use Brutal Slash charges to build Combo Points.
- Cast Shred to build Combo Points.
Due to the fluid nature of the Feral DPS style that relies on you juggling two resources alongside Bleed uptime, you have a less strict rule to using your abilities, so talents have been selected to minimize the requirements for pooling and management. Primal Wrath is taken because of its strength in AoE and replaces all of your Combo Point spenders in those situations; otherwise you focus on maintaining Rip and spending with Ferocious Bite while Apex Predator's Craving procs can be used immediately. On our dedicated rotation page, you can find a more detailed version of the priority list that covers advanced talents.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Updated 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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