Feral Druid PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / 9.2.5)

Last updated on Aug 01, 2022 at 09:17 by Mysticall 12 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.


Talent Choices for Feral Druids

Level Choices
15 Predator Predator Sabertooth Sabertooth Lunar Inspiration Lunar Inspiration
25 Tiger Dash Tiger Dash Renewal Renewal Wild Charge Wild Charge
30 Balance Affinity Balance Affinity Guardian Affinity Guardian Affinity Restoration Affinity ? Restoration Affinity
35 Mighty Bash Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Mass Entanglement Heart of the Wild Heart of the Wild
40 Soul of the Forest Soul of the Forest Savage Roar Savage Roar Incarnation: King of the Jungle ? Incarnation: King of the Jungle
45 Scent of Blood Scent of Blood Brutal Slash Brutal Slash Primal Wrath Primal Wrath
50 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.


Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Sabertooth Icon Sabertooth is the best choice in this tier. Because most of your damage is single target, increasing the damage of Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite is crucial for landing kills when the enemy healer is in crowd control. If you are Necrolord, Lunar Inspiration Icon Lunar Inspiration is the better choice. This will deal more consistent damage with the Draught of Deep Focus Icon Draught of Deep Focus Legendary.


Tier 2 (Level 25) 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.


Tier 3 (Level 30) 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.


Tier 4 (Level 35) 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.


Tier 5 (Level 40) Talents

Soul of the Forest Icon 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 Icon 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 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.


Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents

Feral Frenzy Icon 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 Icon 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 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.

Strength of the Wild Icon 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 Regrowth Icon Regrowths.


Situational PvP Talents

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

If you are playing with a spec that does not have a Mortal Wounds Icon Mortal Wounds debuff, you should be using Wicked Claws Icon Wicked Claws. This makes your Infected Wounds Icon Infected Wounds stack and reduce healing done to that target.

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 Strength of the Wild Icon Strength of the Wild with this talent.



  • 01 Aug. 2022: Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 22 Nov. 2021: Updated Tier 1 talents.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Updated PvP talents.
  • 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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