Feral Druid PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / 9.0.5)
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.
Talent Choices for Feral Druids
|15||✘ Predator||✔ Sabertooth||✘ Lunar Inspiration|
|25||✘ Tiger Dash||✘ Renewal||✔ Wild Charge|
|30||✘ Balance Affinity||✔ Guardian Affinity||? Restoration Affinity|
|35||✔ Mighty Bash||✘ Mass Entanglement||✘ Heart of the Wild|
|40||✔ Soul of the Forest||✘ Savage Roar||? Incarnation: King of the Jungle|
|45||✘ Scent of Blood||✔ Brutal Slash||✘ Primal Wrath|
|50||✘ Moment of Clarity||✘ Bloodtalons||✔ 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.
Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents
Sabertooth is the best choice in this tier. Because most of your damage is single target, increasing the damage of Ferocious Bite is crucial for landing kills when the enemy healer is in crowd control.
Tier 2 (Level 25) Talents
Tier 3 (Level 30) Talents
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. This gives you access to spells like Swiftmend and Ysera's Gift.
Tier 4 (Level 35) Talents
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.
Tier 5 (Level 40) Talents
Soul of the Forest is the best choice in this tier. This is a strong increase to your overall damage output and the energy you gain from using Combo Points is great for using more abilities more often. If you want an on-demand burst cooldown, Incarnation: King of the Jungle is also a good choice. This ability will help you put large amounts of pressure onto the enemy team and will be your primary burst cooldown.
Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents
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.
Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents
Feral Frenzy is the best choice in this tier. 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 for strong instant damage.
PvP Talents for Feral Druids
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.
Mandatory PvP Talents
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 causes 5-Combo Point Ferocious Bites to reduce the target's maximum health for 30 sec, stacking up to 2 times. Ferocious Wound can only be active on one target at once. This makes Ferocious Bite an incredibly important ability and creates a large amount of pressure on an enemy player.
Situational PvP Talents
Strength of the Wild gives you more team utility and an additional way to stay alive when you are the focus for the enemy team. This should be taken in almost all situations, especially against teams that do not have many interrupts to stop you casting Regrowths.
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 Strength of the Wild with this talent.
- 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
- 15 Oct. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
- 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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