Feral Druid DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Wordup 26 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Feral Druid in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.

1.

Foreword

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.

2.

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:

3.

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 Icon Bloodtalons, this instead takes Lion's Strength Icon Lion's Strength solely because it is extremely hard to make a mistake with. Resource management talents such as Saber Jaws Icon Saber Jaws and extra active abilities like Adaptive Swarm Icon Adaptive Swarm have been avoided to pick up cheap AoE tools such as Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath. The exception is Feral Frenzy Icon Feral Frenzy, which is a requirement to activate the Season 4 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.

4.

Stat Choices for Feral Druid

The current Feral stat priority is as follows when using this build:

  1. Agility;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Haste;
  5. Versatility.

Agility is generally the strongest stat to focus on in Dragonflight for Feral, so item level usually dictates the most desirable piece. After this, you want a healthy amount of Critical Strike due to Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury. Mastery can be stacked everywhere else alongside a small amount of Haste. Due to all the proc effects, Versatility is also fairly competitive so with the open nature of Feral stats, it is hard to make a big mistake when gearing.

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:

5.

Basic Rotation for Feral Druids

  • Cast Berserk Icon Berserk.
  • Cast Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury.
  • Cast Feral Frenzy Icon Feral Frenzy, ideally at 0-2 Combo Points.
  • Cast Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath at 5 Combo Points in AoE situations
  • Apply and maintain Rip Icon Rip against a single target.
  • Cast Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits.
  • Cast Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite with an Apex Predator's Craving Icon Apex Predator's Craving proc, or when at 5 Combo Points.
  • Maintain Rake Icon Rake on your primary target.
  • Spend Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash charges to build Combo Points.
  • Maintain Thrash Icon Thrash.
  • Cast Shred Icon 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 4 that simply cannot be dropped. Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath is taken to give a good AoE Combo Point spender, and Apex Predator's Craving Icon Apex Predator's Craving adds in additional bite procs that can be weaved in during AoE to activate Sabertooth Icon Sabertooth.

In single-target, focus on maintaining your Rip Icon Rip and Rake Icon Rake bleeds, reacting to Apex Predator's Craving Icon Apex Predator's Craving procs and spending your leftover resources on Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite. Try to overlap your 2 damage amp cooldowns in Berserk Icon Berserk and Tiger's Fury Icon Tiger's Fury with each Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits cast.

On our dedicated rotation page, you can find a more detailed version of the priority list that covers advanced talents.

6.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4 with small talent changes.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5, no changes necessary.
  • 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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