wotlk pve feral druid pre bis bis gear
  • Author: Oxykitten
  • Date: November 9, 2022
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

Gearing is relatively unimportant in Wrath of the Lich King compared to previous expansions. Stats are far more balanced, and there are far more options for every slot. Indeed, the differences between different items of the same item level are almost negligible, so you can be almost completely correct by simply wearing any relevant gear of the highest item level available to you. Therefore, the concept of “BiS” is a bit outdated in this expansion. However, it can still be helpful to know which pieces to look out for.

Here, I will list the best pre-raid and raid items expected to be available in Phase 1 (Naxxrammas, Eye of Eternity, Obsidian Sanctum) of Wrath of the Lich King.

Feral DPS Best in Slot

Pre-raid sets show the best available gear that you should aim for when not raiding. This list only includes gear that can be earned outside of weekly lockouts — that means no raid gear and no gear bought with arena points. It does however include gear earned with honor (even if an arena rating is required, as this is not time-gated) and through heroic dungeons.

Alternative: Watcher

Alternative: Titanium

Alternative: thief

Alternative: Bloodiedwaters

Alternative: ebonknight (Requires exalted with Knights of the Ebon Blade)
Alternative: Crystal-infused

Alternative: BoE
Alternative: Tooled

Alternative: Immortaldusk
Alternative: Chargedbolt

Alternative: Barbed

Alternative: immortalnight
Alternative: Mind-expanding

Alternative: whirlingmist

Kirintor and Titaniumimpact are moderate improvements over scarletshadows, but are very expensive and later replaced, so I do not recommend investing in them.

Alternative: Mobius

Greatness is a decent improvement over Sphere, but is far more impactful for other classes and therefore much more expensive than it is worth for a Feral. Unless you do a lot of “jump runs,” I don’t recommend buying it.

Alternative: incisor
Alternative: whetstone

Titansteel is a small improvement over Trickery. However, it is expensive, requires Blacksmithing, and is replaced by any raid weapon. I do not recommend going for it.

Alternative: Lightningstaff

This is the best idol option, and is easy to attain through Emblems of Heroism.

We expect Phase 1 to include Naxxramas, Obsidian Sanctum, and the Eye of Eternity. This list will show all the best gear available, based on what we think Phase 1 of Wrath will be.

Alternative: Fool’strial

Alternative: Concealment

Alternative: Agedwinter

Chest: Valorous

Alternative: Thrusting

Alternative: Dislocating
Alternative: Valorous

Alternative: Tortured
Alternative: Jorach

Alternative: Valorous

Alternative: dawnwalkers

Alternative: Greatring
Alternative: Stronghanded
Alternative: Ruthlessness

Greatness is a decent improvement over truth, but is far more impactful for other classes and therefore much more expensive than it is worth for a Feral. Unless you do a lot of “jump runs,” I don’t recommend buying it.

Alternative: Sphere
Alternative: incisor
Alternative: whetstone

Journey is by far the best available weapon for a Feral, and is far, far more impactful on a Feral than anyone else (i.e. hunters who would use it as a stat stick without the bonus 2,354 attack power). The listed alternatives are decent, but significantly worse:

Alternative: Cryptfiend
Alternative: BlackIce
Alternative: InevitableDefeat

Alternative: beast

Note that you can swap idols in combat, which will reset your swing timer but not induce a global cooldown if done correctly. This means you can boost your rip damage with Worship and then swap your idol to also boost your shred damage once rip has been applied. I recommend visiting the Druid Classic Discord to learn more if you want to try this out, otherwise stick to Worship as your best individual idol.


About the Author


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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