Feral Druid DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.0.2
In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Feral Druid in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.
Unique Challenges of Mythic+
Mythic+ dungeons scale up with key level, especially when you reach higher levels you will find this to be as challenging as some of the Mythic raiding present in WoW.
Therefore, when playing Feral your responsibility to contribute to the group's success will be higher than in most raiding groups due to the lower group size, therefore skill and execution of strategy are crucial. The importance of being versatile and able to adapt to any situation is a key factor here, and one of the main reasons that some talent choices are taken that differentiate from ideal raid selections.
Alongside damage, utility such as interrupts, dispels and control are vital to handling many of the challenges you will find. The more you can bring to the table, the more aggressively you can pull and move through the dungeon comfortably.
In this guide, we will be discussing the finer points of Feral Druid and how to get the most out of it, how to gear and set up your character, and some tips to push yourself further.
If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Dragonflight Mythic+ Season 1 page below.
Feral Druid Mythic+ Talent Build
If you want more information about all of the talent options and whether some could be useful in certain situations, you should use our dedicated Talent page.
Feral Druid Mythic+ Rotation Considerations
The rules covered in the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page are still applicable here. Note that in most situations, however, you will be defaulting to higher enemy numbers, so cleave and AoE will be your focus. There are some additional notes that you can leverage to help improve your output due to the downtime Mythic+ creates:
- Pooling Combo Points as targets are about to die so that you can immediately open with a high-value Primal Wrath cast on the next pack gets you started quickly with each pull.
- Try to enter Prowl between each pack and open with Rake to lock down a high-priority target to prevent casting. This can be followed up with the above-mentioned Primal Wrath cast if any Combo Points were lost due to downtime.
- Plan your Berserk casts around when you need a high burst. Due to its duration, this can often be bosses, but remember you can use the effect to spread stealth buffed Rakes to multiple targets, increasing your damage significantly.
- Predator makes it very easy to set yourself up between each pack due to the reset effect. Make sure that you apply Bleeds and maintain them as targets are dying (primarily via either Thrash or Primal Wrath) to trigger it.
- Due to the above-mentioned resets, you should be casting Tiger's Fury very aggressively, especially as a target is about to die for the surge of Energy and damage increase window. Uptime should be very high in any dungeon with enemies that die at a staggered rate.
Feral Druid Utility
Feral Druid has access to a lot of different tools to assist the group, mostly relating to crowd control and dispel effects. Many of which are only available as talents.
- Skull Bash is the Feral interrupt tool on a 15-second cooldown and 13-yard range, and with a small charge. This should be used frequently to disrupt enemy casts, and can also be used to re-engage targets at range using the charge aspect.
- Remove Corruption removes both Curse and Poison debuffs from a targeted ally with an 8-second cooldown. Some dungeons have these effects present, and this can assist your healer in dangerous periods.
- Soothe is an offensive Enrage effect dispel. This has a 40-yard range and a 10-second cooldown, and can be used in Cat Form. In any dungeon that has Enrage effects or during Raging affix weeks is incredibly valuable to any group.
- Bear Form allows you to assume a Tank-oriented form when used and also grants access to Growl as a taunt effect. This can help in emergencies, increasing your survival and allowing you to redirect pressure from your tank.
- Predatory Swiftness allows you to instantly cast Regrowth or Entangling Roots after casting a finishing move at 5 Combo Points. This can assist with off-healing or provide emergency crowd control.
- Rebirth is a combat resurrection effect, allowing you to revive a player outside of the combat restrictions in the event of an unexpected death, but does require you to leave Cat Form.
- Stampeding Roar grants movement speed to you and all allies within 15 yards. This can be used for getting back into range for damage or helping allies to avoid dangerous effects.
- Infected Wounds is passively applied by your Rake effect, slowing targets by 20% for 12 seconds. Not a strong slow, but can be useful if kiting is needed.
- Maim and the Mighty Bash talent are both stun options available to Feral that can be used to lock down single targets and prevent non-interruptible casts.
- Typhoon is granted by the Balance Affinity talent, and can be used to push enemies back or interrupt casts from immune enemies. It can also be used to force targets out of ground effects such as Sanguine if needed.
- Incapacitating Roar is granted by the Guardian Affinity talent, and can be used as an AoE interrupt effect on targets that are otherwise immune. The low cooldown of this makes it incredibly useful for large groups of enemies.
- Ursol's Vortex is granted by the Restoration Affinity talent, and is used to lock targets in one area. This has less versatile uses than the two alternatives, but can be helpful to keep enemies in place for its duration by pulling them back if they leave the area. This also allows for more stacked AoE by grouping them all in a small clump.
- Entangling Roots is a soft crowd control option to lock down enemies in certain situations you want to keep out of range, but they are still able to cast or attack from a distance if possible.
- Hibernate is a crowd control option that can be cast on Beasts and Dragonkin with a 1.5-second cast, and a 30-yard range. This puts your target to sleep for up to 40 seconds, but any damage taken will break the effect.
- Cyclone is an emergency crowd control tool that will banish your target for 6 seconds, making it unable to act and immune to all damage and healing effects. This can be used to lock down a dangerous target briefly but has a 1.5-second cast time and only one enemy can be affected by this at once.
Gear and Trinket Options for Feral Druid in Mythic+
There are no significant alterations to the gear choices you should be making compared to normal single-target and AoE situations, however, we heavily recommend simming your own character to make sure. Having Patchwerk, and then Dungeon Slice profiles to see what can be optimized are the ideal profiles to use. Dungeon Slice in particular is very important, as this will generate activations of Predator with simulated enemy deaths.
Trinkets tend to lean toward on-use or proc effects that are powerful in all situations rather than specific ones, so your mileage may vary compared to those that are picked in raids. If you want to know more about the gear to aim for, you can look at our gear page.
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