Feral Druid DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jun 28, 2021 at 18:41 by Wordup 16 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Feral Druid in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.1.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Feral DPS Druid gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing a Feral Druid

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Feral Druid, this section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

You can find information on what to enchant on any new piece of gear you acquire on our dedicated page below.

2.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Feral Druid

At this stage in the game, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots The website can help you choose set bonuses, Azerite traits, trinkets and combinations thereof in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.

3.

Droptimizer

The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses you should spend your Bonus Rolls on. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon, and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from bonus rolling on it. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.

3.1.

General Simulations

While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.

4.

Legendaries for Feral Druid

Feral has a lot of good options for specific situations, but even considering Patch 9.0.5 changes, Circle of Life and Death Icon Circle of Life and Death gets the most mileage out of a single craft in different content scenarios.

However, more focused options such as Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus and Apex Predator's Craving Icon Apex Predator's Craving can also be considered depending on content. For a more detailed explanation on each Legendary option you can check our dedicated page below:

5.

Conduits for Feral Druid

5.1.

Best Potency Conduits for Feral Druid

  1. Conflux of Elements Icon Conflux of Elements (Night Fae)
  2. Taste for Blood Icon Taste for Blood (single-target)
  3. Carnivorous Instinct Icon Carnivorous Instinct (AoE)
  4. Sudden Ambush Icon Sudden Ambush
5.2.

Best Endurance Conduits for Feral Druid

  1. Well-Honed Instincts Icon Well-Honed Instincts
  2. Tough as Bark Icon Tough as Bark

For more details regarding each individual Conduit, you can look at our dedicated Covenant, Soulbind and Conduits page linked below:

6.

Trinket Notes for Feral Druid

Due to how strong trinkets can sometimes be, and that they are not always easily accessible from Mythic+, raiding, and PvP sources, we always recommend using Raidbots' Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are.

Bloodmallet.com also provides rankings for Shadowlands trinkets to give a general overview of relative power levels, and things to look out for:

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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
7.

Stats

In many cases players often think too much about the specific distribution of secondary stats, when the most important rule tends to be that more stats is better than less. Especially going into Shadowlands with Agility rising to a high priority, this puts more of a focus on item level. This is not a hard rule but will often serve you well when evaluating gear so keep it in mind. For more specific information on stats though you can check our dedicated page below.

8.

This is a recommended set of gear available exclusively from Dungeon drops. This excludes open world drops because of how random it can sometimes be to acquire them, so these serve as items to slot in whenever you can. Trinkets are not listed, as they are covered in the dedicated section above.

Note that as of Patch 9.0.5 these items can also be upgraded all the way up to item level 246 via the new Valor system; if possible, hunting these items and upgrading them to fill any gaps in your gear is ideal.

Slot Item Source
Helm Hood of Refracted Shadows Icon Hood of Refracted Shadows Halls of Atonement
Neck Trailspinner Pendant Icon Trailspinner Pendant Mists of Tirna Scithe
Shoulder Far Traveler's Shoulderpads Icon Far Traveler's Shoulderpads De Other Side
Cloak Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Icon Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Sanguine Depths
Chest Freshly Embalmed Jerkin Icon Freshly Embalmed Jerkin The Necrotic Wake
Wrists Bands of the Undergrowth Icon Bands of the Undergrowth Mists of Tirna Scithe
Gloves Rocket Chicken Handlers Icon Rocket Chicken Handlers De Other Side
Belt Girdle of Shattered Dreams Icon Girdle of Shattered Dreams Theater of Pain
Legs Fearless Challenger's Leggings Icon Fearless Challenger's Leggings Theater of Pain
Boots Primeval Soul's Ankleguards Icon Primeval Soul's Ankleguards De Other Side
Ring #1 Fleshfused Circle Icon Fleshfused Circle Theater of Pain
Ring #2 Ring of Perpetual Conflict Icon Ring of Perpetual Conflict Theater of Pain
Weapons Quarterstaff of Discordant Ethic Icon Quarterstaff of Discordant Ethic Spires of Ascension
Alternative Devos's Cacophonous Poleaxe Icon Devos's Cacophonous Poleaxe Spires of Ascension
8.1.

Tazavesh Items in Patch 9.1

The new mega-dungeon introduces new items at a base item level of 226, or 233 if completed on the hard-mode difficulty. Due to the inability to upgrade them, they are mostly sidegrades until you are able to get hold of new options.

One exception to this however is the quest item to access hard-mode, the Passably-Forged Credentials Icon Passably-Forged Credentials neck. The proc activates anywhere, and can be an alternative that competes with some slightly higher item level options.

9.

Patch 9.1 Domination Sockets

Patch 9.1 introduces the Domination socket system, with unique slots that can have Shard of Domination gems applied to them and are acquired within the Sanctum of Domination raid. For Leather, these are present on Helms, Shoulders, Chests, Gloves, and Boots acquired within the raid and are something you should aim to get all 5 of.

Your priority for Shards is in the following order:

  1. Complete the Unholy gem set bonus, requiring a Shard of Dyz Icon Shard of Dyz, Shard of Zed Icon Shard of Zed, and Shard of Oth Icon Shard of Oth. This bonus also requires you to have a Domination Socket Helm to activate.
  2. Fill out your 4th and 5th slots with Shard of Bek Icon Shard of Bek and Shard of Cor Icon Shard of Cor gems from the Blood and Frost types respectively.

If you would like to know more about the remaining Domination Shards' effects, their set bonuses, or how to upgrade their effects into even more potent forms, please see our official guide detailing everything about this new system of Patch 9.1:

10.

This section contains the best gear to look for in the Sanctum of Domination raid. It does not include anything from outside sources, so with some drops you have access to you might have better choices.

Of note is the Jotungeirr, Destiny's Call Icon Jotungeirr, Destiny's Call weapon that has a unique on-use effect, granting a large amount of all secondary stats for 30 seconds. This shares a cooldown with trinkets, but can be swapped meaning that it will very likely be a strong option if synced with Berserk Icon Berserk and Convoke the Spirits Icon Convoke the Spirits.

Slot Item Source
Helm Cowl of Haunting Precognition Icon Cowl of Haunting Precognition Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
Neck Weathered Talisman of the Shadowmoon Icon Weathered Talisman of the Shadowmoon Remnant of Ner'zhul
Shoulder Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant Icon Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant Kel'Thuzad
Cloak Cloak of Scarred Honor Icon Cloak of Scarred Honor Soulrender Dormazain
Chest Witherheart Studded Breastplate Icon Witherheart Studded Breastplate Sylvanas Windrunner
Wrists Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour Icon Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour The Tarragrue
Gloves Loyal Kvaldir's Handwraps Icon Loyal Kvaldir's Handwraps The Eye of the Jailer
Belt Windrunner's Baldric Icon Windrunner's Baldric Sylvanas Windrunner
Legs Elite Aranakk Breeches Icon Elite Aranakk Breeches Kel'Thuzad
Boots Trenchant Warmonger Treads Icon Trenchant Warmonger Treads Soulrender Dormazain
Ring #1 Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas Icon Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas Sylvanas Windrunner
Ring #2 Oscillating Ouroboros Icon Oscillating Ouroboros Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
Weapon (Unique Effect) Jotungeirr, Destiny's Call Icon Jotungeirr, Destiny's Call The Nine
Alternative Pylon of the Great Purge Icon Pylon of the Great Purge Guardian of the First Ones
11.

Changelog

  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5; added note regarding Valor.
  • 20 Jan. 2021: Updated item levels for rewards; removed trinket recommendations due to Bloodmallet support.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Season 1 release.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands launch.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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