- Author: Nevermore
- Date: February 9, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
When it comes to the talents, we have three distinct builds. Each of them has strong and weak points, each one fulfilling a separate role. Druids show their hybrid potential here once again with a variety of build optimizations that they can have.
The first build is a variation of the Shred Build – it has high damage if played properly, since most of the damage comes from proper positioning behind the enemy target. This build provides several interesting effects both for offensive abilities and for mana conservation, while lacking a bit in defensive abilities.
This build lacks points in Survival Instincts, Thick Hide, and Protector of the Pack, but comes with several powerful offensive talents, such as Predatory Instincts and Infected Wounds. To make up for the loss of defensive talents, we will have points spent on the Improved Leader of the Pack, which heals any affected player for 4% of their total health when they land a critical strike.
Primal Precision is a talent that is not usually found in the shred build, but you will want to pick it for the expertise that it offers. Also, have it just in case you will fail to land a finishing move on the target, for one reason or another.
Feral Charge is one of the mandatory talents that will be found in all three of the builds – it provides a massive gap-closer.
Berserk is our most powerful burst ability. In fact, this talent is what makes our burst insanely powerful – just beware that you will not be able to use it in conjunction with Tiger’s Fury.
Just like the previous build, we will have mandatory points in Berserk and Feral Charge. However, this time we will gain one more defensive ability at the cost of another. We will have a point spent on the Survival Instincts, but no points spent on Improved Leader of the Pack.
While we lost King of the Jungle, a talent that provides energy regeneration, we gained Natural Shapeshifter and Master Shapeshifter instead, which reduce our mana consumption and bring us more damage.
The third build is a variation of the first build – it focuses on the Shred ability. Overall, this build is very similar to the first build, with the only difference reflected in some talent points. We will have one more point spent on Natural Shapeshifter, and one point spent on Survival Instincts. Note that the first build has two points on Primal Precision, while the third build has no points spent on it at all.