- Author: Oxykitten
- Date: March 30, 2022
- Expansion: TBC Classic
Welcome to our Feral Druid talent specialisation guide for WoW: Burning Crusade Classic! This guide aims to take an in-depth look at all the different talent specs for a Feral Druid, and then go into detail on all the important talents (as well as those to miss). For more information on Feral Druids, refer to the Tank and DPS guides in the navigation pane above.
Talent Specialization Choices
There are a few choices when it comes to Feral talents, and so it really comes down to how much value you want to place in bear-specific talents as opposed to cat-specific talents. Feral Druids are able to tank and DPS in the same spec, and this should be taken full advantage of.
Therefore, I suggest two variations of the same core spec which picks up all the most important talents in each role. The first will be ever-so-slightly DPS focused, and the second will be ever-so-slightly tank focused. Anything in-between these two specs is also suitable, and I will go into detail on which talents are mandatory and which are not.
Tank-Oriented Feral Spec – 0/44/17
This Feral specialization takes all the core talents for both roles, but does not sacrifice any optional talents like Improved Leader of the Pack or Intensity to pick up Feral Aggression for increased Cat DPS.
DPS-Oriented Feral Spec – 0/44/17
This Feral specialization takes all the mandatory talents for both roles, then sacrifices tank talents such as Thick Hide for more Cat DPS from Feral Aggression.
Open the tabs below if you’d like a run-down of how important each talent is in PvE.
PvP Feral Spec – 1/46/14
This PvP Feral spec makes a couple of changes to the PvE spec:
- Nature’s Grasp allows the Druid to escape from dangerous targets like warriors.
- Brutal impact increases stun duration, which is essential for a good Pounce opener and to keep enemies controlled with Bash.
- Some Druids prefer Thick Hide for survivability over the improved stealth from Feral Instinct, but getting caught in stealth is an easy way to lose a match.
- Nurturing Instinct provides you with a lot of healing power (600 in my gear). In arena, ferals most often play a hybrid DPS/healing role paired with a rogue, so that healing is important. The increased healing received in cat form also helps for self-healing as well as in feral-healer comps.
- Tenacity provides lucky resists against fears and stuns, which can win you matches.
Thank you for taking the time to read our Feral Druid talent specialisation guide for TBC. I hope it was helpful, and if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to leave a comment below, or find me as Oxy on the Druid Classic discord.