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Feral Druid DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated on Jan 18, 2018 at 07:25 by Wordup 306 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Feral Druids in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Feral Druid guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Xanzara, a top-ranking Feral Druid, who sometimes streams on YouTube.

1. The Basics of Stats for Feral Druids

1.1. Incarnation/Moment of Clarity Builds:

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

This is largely caused by the shift away from Bleeds as the primary source of damage during your Incarnation window, shifting the strength of other stats that interact better with Shred Icon Shred above it. Also note that Critical Strike does have an upper limit of 50% that can slightly devalue it during your Incarnation window due to the free Critical rating applied to Shred.

Also know that this is done with extremely high item level gear to gauge it, which tends to push secondaries up far higher than they would at lower gear levels. As always with stats, simulating yourself is ideal.

1.2. Bleed Builds

In situations where you focus on your Bleed effects (when taking Jagged Wounds Icon Jagged Wounds and/or Bloodtalons Icon Bloodtalons) then Mastery climbs significantly. Unless you are focusing on cleave fights that capitalise on this however, it should not be something to worry about.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding of Feral Druid Stats

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Mastery, through Mastery: Razor Claws Icon Mastery: Razor Claws, increases the damage of bleed effects. This can be very useful in Cleave situations when maintaining multiple bleed effects.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Haste increases attack speed and Energy regeneration. Feral Druids also gain 50% additional Haste from rating on gear.

3. Advanced Feral Druid Stats

When considering these stat priorities, be aware that Feral has a good amount of synergy between each of them, so going too far into one direction can in some cases have negative effects. Try to generally aim for Versatility and Critical Strike, and have a small amount of Haste to smooth out the rotation, or to help when using Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash builds.

4. ChangeLog

  • 18 Jan. 2018: Adjusted for shift to Moment of Clarity and Shred focus.
  • 28 Nov. 2017: Updated for Antorus release.
  • 29 Aug. 2017: Updated with notes for Incarnation stat priority in 7.3.
  • 12 Jun. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.5.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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