PvE Feral Druid DPS Gems, Enchants & Consumables

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Gemming and enchanting your gear, as well as using consumables in raids, are some of the most important things you can do to improve your character. The gain from using these is often far greater than the minor optimizations we make with gear, so it’s good to prepare your character appropriately for your raids!

This page will summarize the gems, enchants, and consumables that Feral DPS players should use in PvE. Note that there are many viable gem, enchant, and buff choices. The ones you should use depend on your gear set and follow the principles and stat priorities set out in my stat priority guide. I recommend reading up there first if you don’t already know about important gearing principles, such as hit cap, expertise cap, armor penetration soft cap, and critical strike soft cap.

Gems

Relentless is the best meta gem available for physical DPS classes. Its requirements to activate are easily met with a single Nightmaretear.

Fracturedcardinalruby is the best available red gem for a Feral DPS. However, if you are using Mjolnirrunestone and are in otherwise full BiS, you likely cannot use this gem in all slots without exceeding the Armor Penetration soft cap, at which point it becomes less valuable. Generally, you should use as many of these as you can while remaining below that cap.

Once you reach the ArP soft cap, you should use accuratecardinalruby in red sockets if you are below the expertise cap.

If you are at the expertise cap, you should use delicatecardinalruby in red sockets if you are below the crit soft cap.

If you are at the crit soft cap, you should use boldcardinal in red sockets.

deadlyametrine is likely the best gem to use in yellow slots to get a good socket bonus. It is close in value to most red gems so is usually worth getting socket bonuses with. Although accurateametrine is a more powerful gem, it is unlikely that you will be able to utilise the expertise and hit rating from this gem; it is usually better to drop hit on gems and use your hit budget on stronger gear pieces.

If you are at your critical strike soft cap, you should swap to deftametrine. If you are approaching your crit soft cap but are not quite there yet, inscribedametrine is a solid in-between option.

Nightmaretear is a powerful gem, but only one can be used at a time. It matches any socket colour and also counts as 1 gem of each colour towards to activate your Relentless, making it extremely useful. It should be used in a blue socket to get a socket bonus, as blue/purple gems are otherwise not worth using for Feral DPS (whereas yellow/orange gems can be).

Enchants

Until you reach revered with Knights of the Ebon Blade, Ferocity is the best alternative.

axe is the best DPS shoulder enchant. If you do not have Inscription, the alternative is Axe.

Players with the Tailoring profession (not very good for Ferals, so not listed above) should use their profession-exclusive Swordguard Embroidery enchant here, while others use Enchant Cloak – Major Agility.

Players with the Engineering profession should use Flexweave Underlay – 1 extra agility isn’t much, but the parachute effect is neat.

This is your only viable option for this slot.

Players with the Leatherworking profession should use their profession-exclusive furlining enchant, while everyone else uses apbracers.

Additionally, players with the Blacksmithing profession should use Socket Bracer to add an extra socket to their bracers. It stacks with enchants.

Players with the Engineering profession should use their profession-exclusive Hyperspeed Accelerators. Everyone else should use Enchant Gloves – agility for general use.

Additionally, players with the Blacksmithing profession should use Socket Gloves to add an extra socket to their gloves. It stacks with enchants.

This is your only option for this slot.

This is your best option for this slot.

If you’re strapped for cash, you could use the more budget-friendly budgetLegArmor instead.

Players with the Engineering profession should use their profession-exclusive Nitro Boosts enchant here, while everyone else uses vitalitybootenchant.

Players with the Enchanting profession should use their profession-exclusive EnchantringAP enchant on both of their rings.

Berserking is the best available enchant for Feral DPS.

It is worth noting that Massacre is very close in value. If you are using the same weapon for tanking and DPS, I recommend using this enchant instead.

Consumables

endlessrage is the strongest flask/elixir for physical DPS and should be used at all times.

This is the best food available for feral DPS.

This is the best on-use potion for physical DPS. Make sure you pop one before combat starts, so you can pop another one during combat!

You can still use scrolls in Wrath of the Lich King — however, they do not stack with stat-boosting effects offered by class buffs.

Agility and strength scrolls are all beneficial for Ferals, but you should have raid buffs providing all of these stats. Don’t worry about them unless your raid composition is a bit of a mess!

 

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Oxykitten

I've been an avid WoW player since Vanilla. At 6 years old, I was slowly progressing through Blackfathom Deeps and levelling up with my brothers. Since Classic Wow launched, I've found a new way to enjoy the game; participating in Feral Druid theorycrafting communities and performing well in an underdog class has been a fun challenge. I hope to be able to share all I've learned with anyone who shares that interest!
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winedrinker
winedrinker
2 years ago

will druids use sharpening and weight stones in wrath?

Korvo
Korvo
Reply to  winedrinker
1 year ago

They dont exist in wrath anymore

Kevin Gehler
Kevin Gehler
1 year ago

The gems are strength and the bufffood is agility. Thats not right, ist it?

Myriandore
Myriandore(@myriandore)
10 months ago

This guide is great but out of date. How about armor penetration??? Perhaps you want to stress that in terms of best options, this guide only applies to phases 1 and sort of 2.

Last edited 10 months ago by Myriandore
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