- Author: bobodingo
- Date: May 10, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
Welcome to the Feral Druid tank guide for World of Warcraft the Burning Crusade 2.4.3. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Feral Druid in dungeons and raids. The guide includes Talents, Gems, Enchantments, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
Either race is going to be good for the bear class. Taurens get Endurance which is a 5% boost to total health. The Night Elf gets Quickness for a 1% dodge. Both races boost the great aspects of the feral tank so it all comes down to your choice in faction and looks.
- Tauren are the only race for Horde.
- Night Elf is the only race for the Alliance.
Leatherworking – Leatherworking will be your BiS profession for all of TBC. Due to you being a tank and sitting in a melee group, having drums is always a good help. Along with drums, you have access to a lot of pre-raid BiS gear and craftable gear that fills out a lot of phase 1 BiS. Additionally at phase 5 you have access to Carapace of Sun and Shadow along with many other pieces are BiS in phase 5.
Enchanting – This is an alternate strong profession and can be taken in conjunction with Leatherworking. As a tank you can gain from the profession-specific +8 to all stats in the form of Enchant Ring – Stats. This enchant will enchant both rings with +4 equaling a total of 8. Enchant Ring – Striking does not work in form so sadly druids cannot use the +2 to physical damage.
Engineering – Engineering is a great profession to have for a bear tank. Being an engineer allows for the use of either the Gnomish Poultryizer or the Goblin Rocket Launcher which have a nice on-use effect and a good amount of stamina. Along with this, later into the phases, you get access to Deathblow X11 Goggles which later become Quad Deathblow X44 Goggles. In addition to those items, you get the general utility of engineering in the form of the Field Repair Bot 110G and Goblin Jumper Cables. Another bonus would be the ability to create Flying Machine Control and Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control although these are inferior to Flight Form.
Alchemy – The main reason you would pick up alchemy is for the Guardian’s Alchemist Stone which gives you a passive attack bonus or defense bonus along with increasing the effectiveness of your healing and mana potions by 40%. Unless you already have alchemy and don’t want to drop it there are better professions for the bear tank.
Jewelcrafting – The new profession going into The Burning Crusade! There is no major benefit to going jewelcrafting as a bear. The upgrades in gems from what you can get without the profession are very minor. Additionally the craftables aren’t even close in comparison. Unless you really want a jewelcrafter there are other professions that will serve you far better in PvE.
Tailoring – Tailoring doesn’t bring much to the table for bear tanks. There isn’t any gear that will increase the stats bear tanks look for. Unless you want to switch to resto or boomkin later in the phase, there are better options for the bear tank spec.
Blacksmithing – Blacksmithing is not worth it. It brings nothing to the abilities of a bear. It doesn’t have any gear. If you have blacksmithing it is worth dropping for one of the better professions for the bear spec.
Gathering professions have no direct PvE benefit to bear tanks. The gathering potential of druids is extremely strong because of the instant flight form so they should be looked at only as a way to farm for gold, not to supplement other professions. Certain forms can do certain gathering professions: Flight Form allows you to herb, Cat and Bear let you skin, and Moonkin form allows you to mine.