Feral Druid DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.2
On this page, we explain how to easily play Feral Druid in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2, 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 new players due to the dual resource system paired with numerous buffs/debuffs to maintain. 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:
Beginner Talent Choices for Feral Druids
The talents listed below are selected either for ease of use or a more easy-to-understand gameplay style. It is important to note this is not an optimal setup and instead is aimed toward ease of use and flexibility when learning Feral.
While many of our recommended builds use effects such as Bloodtalons, this instead takes Lion's Strength solely because it is extremely hard to make a mistake with. Some key talents, such as Saber Jaws are missing here due to the extra strain on resources it adds, so this is a compromise to convert as much of the toolkit as possible to also work in AoE while avoiding extra gameplay requirements. The one exception is Feral Frenzy, which is now required with the Tier 31 set bonus.
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, you want a healthy amount of Critical Strike due to Primal Fury. Mastery can be stacked everywhere else alongside a small amount of Haste. The only strong rule for Feral gearing is to try and avoid Versatility whenever possible.
Generally, we try to keep our Beginner 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
- Cast Berserk.
- Cast Tiger's Fury.
- Cast Feral Frenzy, ideally at 0-2 Combo Points.
- Cast Primal Wrath at 5 Combo Points in AoE situations
- Apply and maintain Rip against a single target.
- Cast Convoke the Spirits.
- Cast Ferocious Bite with an Apex Predator's Craving proc, or when at 5 Combo Points.
- Maintain Rake on your primary target.
- Spend Brutal Slash charges to build Combo Points.
- Maintain Thrash.
- 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. Some talents have been avoided due to them adding additional burden, but there are some in Season 3 that simply cannot be dropped. Primal Wrath is taken to give a good AoE Combo Point spender, while Rampant Ferocity is picked up to convert Ferocious Bite for AoE (and capitalize on Apex Predator's Craving procs).
In single-target, focus on maintaining your Rip and Rake bleeds, reacting to Apex Predator's Craving procs and spending your leftover resources on Ferocious Bite. Try to overlap your 2 damage amp cooldowns in Berserk and Tiger's Fury with each Convoke the Spirits cast.
On our dedicated rotation page, you can find a more detailed version of the priority list that covers advanced talents.
- 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
- 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7, no changes necessary.
- 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5 to include Dire Fixation.
- 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1, slightly updated build due to new talent options.
- 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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