Feral Druid DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Feb 20, 2022 at 23:18 by Wordup 22 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 9.2.

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, Soulbind 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 few strong options, and your selection is largely defined by the damage profile you are looking for and the Covenant you are playing. The rules to watch for are:

If you want a more detailed explanation of each individual Legendary and also more options for different scenarios, you can look at our dedicated page linked here:

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)
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.

Tier 28 Set Bonus

Patch 9.2 adds in two- and four-piece set bonuses available for all specializations, adding in effects built around class mechanics when equipped. The Feral effects are as follows:

This can be obtained from bosses within Sepulcher of the First Ones boss drops and The Great Vault. First and foremost you should aim to activate the four-piece bonus, but the weakest piece is the Chest, so if you have the choice this is the one to drop. You can find more details on our Rotation page covering the impact of the bonuses for Feral:

These pieces can also be accessed outside of the regular drop sources through the new Creation Catalyst system, which will become active roughly 8 weeks after the patch launches. This allows you to use resources gathered in Zereth Mortis to convert items that share slots with Tier pieces into Tier, enabling the set bonus requirements.

8.1.

Domination Shards

Patch 9.2 disables these effects in all forms of content outside of Torghast, The Maw and the Sanctum of Domination raid, so they are no longer something to worry about optimizing.

9.

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.

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 Breakbeat Shoulderguards Icon Breakbeat Shoulderguards Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Cloak Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Icon Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Sanguine Depths
Chest Freshly Embalmed Jerkin Icon Freshly Embalmed Jerkin The Necrotic Wake
Wrists Bracers of Autonomous Classification Icon Bracers of Autonomous Classification Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
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
10.

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

Slot Item Source
Helm Headpiece of the Fixed Stars Icon Headpiece of the Fixed Stars Anduin Wrynn
Neck Beacon of Stormwind Icon Beacon of Stormwind Anduin Wrynn
Shoulder Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars Icon Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars Lords of Dread
Cloak Drape of Mournful Melodies Icon Drape of Mournful Melodies Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
Chest Fractured Colossus Core Icon Fractured Colossus Core Vigilant Guardian
Wrists Devourer's Sandblown Hidebinders Icon Devourer's Sandblown Hidebinders Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
Gloves Handwraps of the Fixed Stars Icon Handwraps of the Fixed Stars Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Belt Runecarver's Twisted Ward Icon Runecarver's Twisted Ward The Jailer
Legs Leggings of the Fixed Stars Icon Leggings of the Fixed Stars Halondrus the Reclaimer
Boots Treads of Titanic Curiosity Icon Treads of Titanic Curiosity Rygelon
Ring #1 Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Icon Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Rygelon
Ring #2 Modified Defense Grid Icon Modified Defense Grid Vigilant Guardian
Weapon Zovastrum, the Unmaking Icon Zovastrum, the Unmaking The Jailer
Alternative Elysia's Promise Icon Elysia's Promise Prototype Pantheon
11.

Changelog

  • 20 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Checked for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 07 Aug. 2021: Added notes regarding Celestial Spirits.
  • 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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