Feral Druid DPS Stat Priority — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Wordup and Xanzara 26 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Feral Druid. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Feral DPS Druid stat priority.


General Stat Priority

The general stat priority for a Feral Druid is:

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

Agility is the dominant stat, meaning that item level reigns supreme and usually dictates what items are worth equipping.

Critical Strike is consistently the most powerful option due to the additional Combo Points it provides via Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury, alongside the bonus damage.

Mastery and Haste both have strong value after Crit in all situatons and will often switch places as your second best stat, usually with a slight leaning to Mastery. This is due to the amount of extra damage it provides to finishers and Bleed effects which are a staple of every build. Haste on the other hand has strong impacts on tick rates for Bleeds, and stays relevant in AoE due to Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath.

Versatility tends to lag slightly behind compared to others per point, so it is generally the last stat you are looking for unless you specifically need the additional defense.

As always, you should still simulate your character via Raidbots and compare items against each other rather than relying on stat weights or rules.


Gems, Enchants, and Consumables

The gems, enchants, and consumables you will use are often dictated by the ideal stat that you are using. You can check our recommendations on our dedicated consumables page.


Getting a Better Understanding of Feral Druid Stats

Agility provides you with Attack Power, which increases the damage of your melee attacks and abilities.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your attacks and abilities to critically strike, dealing double damage. Your Combo Point-generating abilities, such as Shred Icon Shred, also grant an extra Combo Point when they Critically Strike thanks to Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury.

Mastery, through Mastery: Razor Claws Icon Mastery: Razor Claws, increases the damage of your Bleed effects and finishing moves. This gains in value in multi-target situations where you have multiple instances of the same Bleed spread across different targets.

Haste increases attack speed, Energy regeneration, and the tick rate of your Bleed DoT effects. Haste also decreases your Global Cooldown to a minimum of 0.75 seconds and the recharge rate of Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash.

Versatility increases all damage and healing you do and reduces all damage taken.


Advanced Feral Druid Stats

When considering these stat priorities, be aware that Feral has a good amount of synergy between them, so going too far in one direction can sometimes have adverse effects. Try to aim for Critical Strike generally and either Haste or Mastery as your focus while trying to avoid Versatility. Still, pay close attention to simulations of your gear that show trends with stats you may be neglecting with this in mind.



  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed and updated for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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