Feral Druid PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA 8.3)

Last updated on Jan 16, 2020 at 18:54 by Mysticall 2 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Druid PvP guide.


Feral Druids in the Current Meta

Feral Druids excel at having sustained spread pressure. With great mobility, they are able to keep their bleed damage on multiple targets. You will focus on maximizing damage and relentlessly focusing down an enemy as much as possible. Feral Druids have some utility in their toolkit, being able to heal teammates and root enemies in their place.


Strengths of Feral Druids

  • Strong sustained damage
  • Multiple mobility spells
  • Strong burst damage

Weaknesses of Feral Druids

  • Cannot do damage when forced into Bear Form Icon Bear Form
  • Very few defensives
  • Long burst cooldown

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

  • On the Feral Druid PvP Talents page, you will find an analysis of each PvE talent row to help you decide which talent to pick on each row, as well as an overview of the PvP talents, which advice on which ones to take and under which conditions.
  • On the Feral Druid PvP Rotation and Playstyle page, you will learn how to use your spells, depending on the situation (dealing damage, surviving, controlling enemy players, etc.), and what is generally expected of your class and spec in PvP.
  • On the Feral Druid PvP Azerite Traits and Essences page, you will find advice on choosing the best essence powers and the best azerite traits.
  • On the Feral Druid PvP Stat Priority and Gear page, you will find the stat priority to follow in PvP, as well as advice for choosing your gear, particularly trinkets and Azerite gear.
  • On the Feral Druid PvP Best Races page, you will find lists of the Alliance and Horde races, ranked by how good they are for Feral Druids in PvP, as well as explanations regarding why and how their racials benefit you.
  • On the Feral Druid PvP Useful Macros page, you will find a collection of useful macros for PvP for Feral Druids.
  • On the Feral Druid Arena Composition page, you will find the list of the most powerful Arena compositions featuring Feral Druids, in both 2v2 and 3v3 modes.


  • 16 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for patch 8.3 and no updates were necessary.
  • 05 Jan. 2020: Reorganized the guide in 7 different pages.
  • 24 Aug. 2019: Updated Horde races.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: updated Alliance races.
  • 13 Jul. 2019: Updated Guide for Patch 8.2.
    • Added Azerite Essence section.
    • Added Major and Minor Essences sections.
    • Updated Azerite Traits.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 7 regular talent.
    • Updated PvP talents.
    • Updated Sustained and Burst damage rotations.
  • 28 Apr. 2019: Several changes made to the guide.
    • Updated Azerite Traits section.
    • Updated Gear section.
  • 15 Mar. 2019: Updated Tier 7 talent choice.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: Updated guide for Patch 8.1.5.
    • Updated Tier 6 regular talent.
    • Updated burst and sustained damage rotations.
  • 09 Feb. 2019: Updated Azerite Traits and Gear Recommendations sections.
  • 07 Jan. 2019: Updated guide for Patch 8.1.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Azerite Traits.
    • Updated Gear Recommendations.
    • Updated PvP talents.
    • Added Cyclone section.
    • Updated Burst Rotation.
    • Updated best 3v3 compositions.
  • 03 Dec. 2018: Added Gear Recommendations section.
  • 08 Oct. 2018: Added talent table.
  • 02 Oct. 2018: Removed PvP Gear and War Mode sections.
  • 27 Sep. 2018: Removed Artifact Traits section.
    • Removed Relics section.
    • Added Azerite Traits section.
  • 12 Sep. 2018: Corrected racial bonuses section.
  • 30 Aug. 2018: Updated Stat Priority description.
  • 27 Aug. 2018: Updated Air Drops section.
  • 21 Aug. 2018: Updated guide for Patch 8.0.1.
    • Updated Introduction and spec overview.
    • Added Stat priority.
    • Updated tier 3 regular talent.
    • Added PvP (War Mode) talents and gear sections for the new BfA system.
    • Updated Racial Bonuses section.
    • Updated Burst Damage and Sustained Damage sections.
    • Updated Macros section.
    • Removed Gear section.
    • Updated Artifact Traits and Relics sections.
  • 05 Jun. 2018: Added an Arena Compositions section.
  • 03 Apr. 2018: Made several updates to the guide and its structure.
    • Added sections for Macros, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
    • Moved Gear, Artifact Traits, and Relics sections to the end, since they are not that important.
  • 24 Jan. 2018: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.5.
  • 12 Dec. 2017: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.2, so only made the following updates:
    • Updated "About The Author" section.
    • Changed recommended Tier 5 honor talents.
  • 13 Sep. 2017: Several updates were made to the guide.
    • Changed recommended Tier 5 regular talents.
    • Updated burst and sustained damage rotations.
  • 09 Sep. 2017: Performed several updates to the guide.
    • Removed Artifact Trait descriptions.
    • Changed recommended Tier 6 regular talents.
    • Changed recommended Tier 5 honor talents.
    • Updated burst and sustained damage rotations.
  • 01 Jul. 2017: Changed recommendation for Tier 4 honor talent.
  • 13 Apr. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 07 Mar. 2017: Guide was created.
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