Feral Druid DPS Stat Priority — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Wordup 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 10.2.7.

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

1.

General Stat Priority

Depending on target count or the content you are doing, Feral Druid can have different stat priorities for single-target or AoE situations. For general open-world gameplay, we recommend the AoE priority and dungeons as it fits into more encounter types.

Season 4 Note: Due to the extreme amount of stats and item level gained over the course of the expansion and the multiple diminishing returns we are beginning to hit, when simulating your character you are likely to see a strong desire to balance stats. This should be followed (even if it includes Versatility recommendations) as the amount of gear variance between characters is now very large.

2.

Stat Priorities

Single Target Multi Target
1.1.

Single Target Feral Druid Secondary Stat Priority

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

Your priority stat for Feral is Mastery, as it empowers both your Bleed effects and finishers, which provide the majority of your damage alongside having excellent point-per-percent conversion. Alongside that, a healthy amount of Critical Strike is required (especially in early gearing) to fuel the additional Combo Point generation from Primal Fury Icon Primal Fury.

Depending on your build, you will also want a good amount of Haste to go alongside this to provide additional Energy to fuel Saber Jaws Icon Saber Jaws.

Versatility tends to be the lowest priority stat unless you need the damage reduction, but if neglected, it will rise to be very valuable so aim to keep a balance.

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

1.2.

Multi Target Feral Druid Secondary Stat Priority

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

Once again, Mastery remains the best stat to focus on due to the majority of Feral's AoE toolkit scaling with it. Following that, a good amount of Critical Strike is needed to help cycle Primal Wrath Icon Primal Wrath finishers faster.

Haste and Versatility tend to be slightly behind but still competitive, and as such in Season 4 aim to balance your stats out after you have a rounded core.

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

2.

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.

3.

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, finishing moves and Rampant Ferocity Icon Rampant Ferocity. This gains extra value in multi-target situations where you have multiple instances of the same Bleed applied to different targets.

Haste increases attack speed, Energy regeneration, and the tick rate of your Bleed DoT effects. Haste decreases the recharge rate of Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash.

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

4.

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 a healthy amount of Critical Strike to reach a comfortable Combo Point generation level first. After that, you should shift your priority toward Mastery while being mindful of your Haste, keeping them in a balance. Use simulations of your gear to identify trends in recommendations that highlight whether or not you are neglecting one stat too much.

5.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4 release.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5, no changes necessary.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Adjusted wording slightly to show Crit, Haste and Mastery all reach equality with gear.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5, moved Haste and Mastery to equal.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 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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