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Feral Druid PvP Talents and Builds (BfA / Patch 8.3)

Last updated on Jan 20, 2020 at 20:52 by Mysticall 2 comments

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Feral Druid and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Feral Druid PvP Guide.

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Talent Choices for Feral Druids

Level Choices
15 Predator Predator Sabertooth Sabertooth Lunar Inspiration Lunar Inspiration
30 Tiger Dash Tiger Dash Renewal Renewal Wild Charge Wild Charge
45 Balance Affinity Balance Affinity Guardian Affinity Guardian Affinity Restoration Affinity ? Restoration Affinity
60 Mighty Bash Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Mass Entanglement Typhoon Typhoon
75 Soul of the Forest Soul of the Forest Savage Roar Savage Roar Incarnation: King of the Jungle Incarnation: King of the Jungle
90 Scent of Blood Scent of Blood Brutal Slash Brutal Slash Primal Wrath Primal Wrath
100 Moment of Clarity Moment of Clarity Bloodtalons Bloodtalons Feral Frenzy Feral Frenzy

While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.

1.1.

Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Sabertooth Icon Sabertooth is the best choice in this tier. This talent increases your overall sustained damage and gives you random windows of burst damage.

1.2.

Tier 2 (Level 30) Talents

Wild Charge Icon Wild Charge is the best choice in this tier. When in Cat Form Icon Cat Form, this helps with getting to an enemy quickly and slowing them.

1.3.

Tier 3 (Level 45) Talents

Guardian Affinity Icon Guardian Affinity is the best choice in this tier. This is a great talent when you are the focus for the enemy team. This greatly improves Feral survivability. If you prefer to have additional healing for you and your teammates, you can switch to Restoration Affinity Icon Restoration Affinity. This gives you access to spells like Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend and Ysera's Gift Icon Ysera's Gift.

1.4.

Tier 4 (Level 60) Talents

Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash is the best choice in this tier. This is best because you will usually be on only one target. This will help when you are using your burst cooldowns to get a kill, or as extra crowd control on the enemy team.

1.5.

Tier 5 (Level 75) Talents

Incarnation: King of the Jungle Icon Incarnation: King of the Jungle is the best choice in this tier. This ability will help you do large amounts of pressure to the enemy team and is a very important cooldown for Feral Druids.

1.6.

Tier 6 (Level 90) Talents

Brutal Slash Icon Brutal Slash is the best choice in this tier. This gives you more on-demand damage for a low amount of Energy. It also gives you solid cleave damage against teams with double-melee comps. This will help you with spread pressure and swapping between enemies often.

1.7.

Tier 7 (Level 100) Talents

Bloodtalons Icon Bloodtalons is the best choice in this tier. This talent gives you strong sustained and burst damage potential. It is important to take advantage of this talent to maximize pressure on the enemy team.

If you prefer a more straightforward rotation, Feral Frenzy Icon Feral Frenzy is also a good option. This talent deals a large amount of damage and awards 5 Combo Points. This means you can follow Feral Frenzy up with a large Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite.

2.

PvP Talents for Feral Druids

The first PvP talent tier is will give you a choice between Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion, Relentless Icon Relentless, and Adaptation Icon Adaptation. Gladiator's Medallion Icon Gladiator's Medallion is the best choice in this tier. It is great for removing crowd control on you that your healer cannot dispel. Feral Druids are also notorious for dying in stuns and this well help you trinket and kite incoming damage.

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents depending on your team's goal.

2.1.

Mandatory PvP Talents

Leader of the Pack Icon Leader of the Pack gives you an okay increase to your Critical Strike and has a chance to heal you. This can help increase your survivability when you are the focus for the enemy team.

Ferocious Wound Icon Ferocious Wound causes 5-Combo Point Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bites to reduce the target's maximum health by up to 8% for 30 sec, stacking up to 2 times. Ferocious Wound Icon Ferocious Wound can only be active on one target at once. This makes Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite an incredibly important ability and creates a large amount of pressure on an enemy player.

2.2.

Situational PvP Talents

Cyclone Icon Cyclone is a mandatory PvP talent. This gives you additional crowd control that can be used both offensively and defensively.

Thorns Icon Thorns sprouts thorns for 12 seconds on the friendly target. When victim to melee attacks, thorns deal up to 5% of the attackers total health in Nature damage. Attackers also have their movement speed reduced by 50% for 4 sec. This is a crucial talent against teams with double melee on it. Because you will not have much to interrupt, you can replace Cyclone Icon Cyclone with this talent.

3.

Changelog

  • 20 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for Patch 8.3 and no update was deemed necessary.
  • 05 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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