PVE Feral Druid DPS Guide WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Feral Druid DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Feral Druid (Cat) in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

Talent Tree

This is a build designed to do maximum DPS for a single target.
Feral Druid Cat Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a
You have 3 points left. Spend them as wish, here are a few suggestions.
Survival Instincts & Nurturing Instinctare not a top priority in your build but can save your life on encounters where you have to absorb damage. They also make the job of your healer easier.
Improved Mangle is used only when you have to constantly swap between targets.


Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.

This meta gem requires 1 of each color to activate. Fill the rest of the Blue and Yellow slots with Red Gems (more info in Stat Priority section to choose between Agility and Armor Penetration).



  • Maintain Savage Roar at all times. If needed, refresh with 1 Combo Point
  • Maintain Mangle (Cat). (Other Arms warriors or druids may do it)
  • Maintain Rake
  • Combo Points are made with Shred (but № 2, 3 are more important)
  • At 5 Combo Points use Rip, if not used already
  • Tiger’s Fury is used when below 30 energy. Used on cooldown
  • Clearcast procs are used for Shred
  • If at 5 Combo Points Savage Roar and Rip have more than 8 secs, then use Ferocious Bite
  • Berserk is used when you have about 85 energy or less. Don’t use it if you don’t have energy

Stat Priority

Hit -> Expertise -> Agility & Armor Penetration -> Crit

Ferals have a standard hit cap of 8% (263 rating). It’s fine to add more gems for hit rating in the beginning, as it will have a large impact on your damage. The expertise cap is 26 (213 rating) – Primal Precision helps us to reduce the requirement by 10.

In the beginning, stacking Agility (including gems) is the best way to go and is our main stat, as it gives you Critical strike rating, Attack Power and Armor. After you have acquired better gear, and have at least a passive value of 500 Armor Penetration – it becomes the better stat. At this point, you can focus on Armor Penetration and replace Gems. The hard cap for it is 1400 rating.

Critical Strikes are important for this spec as it gives an extra Combo Point for crits, but we don’t need a 100%. A 60% Critical strike chance while being self-buffed is enough since even if we have 100%, we still need 3 crits for 5 Combo Points. This stat is gained through gear and stacking Agility, no need to focus on it.



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1 year ago

Those last 3 talent points should be put in as Feral Instinct to boost a kitties AoE and are not real flex points

Last edited by Dova114
Reply to  Dova114
1 year ago

As said : “This is a build designed to do maximum DPS for a single target”, so the AoE part is left aside here. I guess that’s why Malphaz said that you can spend the 3 points wherever you want

Last edited by Agarash
1 year ago

How about multiple target dps rotation?

Last edited by Gijs
Reply to  Gijs
1 year ago

Just activate Berserk and spam swipe, also if you can/want you can put Rake on all of your targets

Last edited by Malganix
Big cat
Big cat
1 year ago

What about dragonkin bosses like halion,we can’t go behnid them how to we suppose to use shred?

Last edited by Big cat
furious kitten
furious kitten
Reply to  Big cat
1 year ago

On normal (with less cutters) you can almost always shred. You only need to be a little bit towards the back. If 90 degrees is at the side and 180 directly behind you can shred at 91 degrees.

Last edited by furious kitten
2 months ago

What about proffesions? Which proffesions is good for feral cat

Reply to  Catlover
19 days ago

skining and leatherworking i am cat cuz skining give u crit and leatherworking u can enchant ur self and make good money

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