Feral Druid 9.2.7 Guide
Welcome to our guide on the Feral Specialization for the Druid Class in WoW Shadowlands patch 9.2.7! This article covers everything related to the Feral spec, such as the leveling, gearing, and min-maxing your druid as a DPS for the most challenging PvE content in World of Warcraft - Mythic Raiding and Mythic+ Dungeons.
First, we'll check out the specialization's particularities and see if the Feral Druid is one of the best specs in Shadowlands, Season 4. Then you'll learn how to gear your druid, what stats to prioritize, and the best leveling spec, talents, and rotation that will get you to max level in no time.
Finally, we'll go deep into min-maxing your character for the end-game content and teach you what covenant to choose and the best legendaries to use for Mythic Raiding and Mythic Plus dungeons. By the end of the guide, you will become a master of the Druid's Feral specialization! Sounds good, right? Let's get started!
Table of Contents
- Feral Druids: Strengths and Weaknesses
- How to gear your Feral Druid
- How to level your Feral Druid. Leveling tips
- Best Feral Druid talents for end-game content
- Best Covenant, Soulbinds, and Conduits for Feral Druids in 9.2.7
- Best Legendaries for Feral Druids
- Feral Druid in Shadowlands - FAQ
Feral Druid in Shadowlands: Strengths and Weaknesses
In World of Warcraft, the Druid class has 4 specializations: Feral, Balance, Restoration, and Guardian. The Feral Druids cover the melee DPS role, using Energy as their spending resource.
The Feral Druid represents one of the mediocre DPS classes for Mythic Dungeons and Mythic Raiding in Shadowlands Season 4, even though it provides excellent single-target damage, burst damage, mobility, and flexibility.
Regarding weapons, as a DPS, the druid uses daggers, fist weapons, maces, polearms, and staves. As for raid gear, it shares the Vanquisher Tier Token with Rogues, Death Knights, and Mages for legacy content. In the Shadowlands expansion, the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid, druids share the Mystic Tier Token with Hunters and Mages.
In the table below, we present the Feral Druid's strengths and weaknesses:
|+ Excellent single-target damage||- Lacks burst AoE damage|
|+ High burst damage||- Lacks raid utility|
|+ Great survivability||- Requires smart Energy management|
How to gear your Feral Druid
In World of Warcraft, gearing is one of the most important aspects that enhances your character's overall performance by providing massive amounts of stats, armor, procs, and set bonuses. This guide will teach you how to properly gear up for the most challenging content in WoW Shadowlands, Mythic Raiding, and Mythic+ Dungeons.
We'll start with the basics and cover the Feral Druid's stats priority, check out the tier set bonuses, and finally, the best in slot gear you can get from mythic raids and dungeons.
Feral Druid stat priority
Regardless of the class and spec you roll into in World of Warcraft, the stats are a key component when gearing up and min-maxing your character for the end-game content. Feral Druids wear Leather gear with Agility as the main stat.
As a DPS druid, the Agility stat increases the attack power of your abilities, in other words - the damage you are dealing to the enemies. Also, please note that a higher and adequate item level will better impact your character's performance than a perfect stat distribution, so always keep an eye on the gear's item level!
Feral Druid's stats priority looks like this:
- 1. Agility
- 2. Critical Strike
- 3. Mastery
- 4. Versatility
- 5. Haste
So as a Feral Druid, you will primarily value item level for Agility as the primary stat, then Critical Strike, followed by Mastery, Versatility, and Haste as secondary stats.
In other words: Agility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste. And here's why:
Agility: Increases your attack power and, therefore, all the damage you are dealing to your enemies
Critical Strike: Increases the chances of dealing double damage with your attacks
Haste: Increases your attack speed, bleeds tick rate, and your energy regen rate
Mastery: Increases the damage of your bleeds and finisher abilities
Versatility: Increases damage dealt and reduces damage taken
Feral Druid Tier Set Bonus
To start with, what is a tier set in World of Warcraft?
In WoW, a tier set is a unique class armor set with powerful 2-set and 4-set specific bonuses for each specialization of that particular class. Tier set bonuses change based on the character's active talent specialization, ensuring that the bonus is appropriate and useful to that spec.
So to recap, tier sets are unique pieces of armor that, when equipped simultaneously, provide you with a bonus, different for each spec of the chosen class. This bonus is based on the number of pieces from the set you have equipped, with most tier sets providing bonuses when equipping 2 or 4 pieces.
How to get the Feral Druid Tier Set in Shadowlands Patch 9.2.7
There are three ways you can get tier set items in WoW in the Shadowlands expansion:
- Sepulcher Raid: You can get tier set items from specific bosses in the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid.
- Creation Catalyst: You can craft Tier armor from non-set pieces of the same item level using the Creation Catalyst crafting system.
- Great Vault: You can obtain tier set items from all activities that normally give Great Vault rewards, such as raiding, Mythic+ dungeons, and PvP.
The fastest way to obtain your tier set is to take advantage of these three sources that can reward you with Feral Druid set items. The best advice is to complete the Sepulcher raid weekly - this is probably the fastest way to get your hands on the desired tier armor. In case you don't have a team to raid with, complete some Mythic+ Dungeons or some PvP matches.
Mythic dungeons and PvP are highly beneficial because even if you can't drop the set items while participating in these activities, you increase the chances of getting your set items at the Great Vault or the Creation Catalyst console in Zereth Mortis. At the creation catalyst console, you can convert the non-set pieces obtained in dungeons or PvP into tier set items.
Let's have a closer look at the Great Vault feature:
And this is what the Creation Catalyst looks like:
Back to our Feral Druid Tier Set. Now that you learned how to obtain the tier set, let's see some set bonuses and particularities, shall we?
The Druid Tier set is called Tapestry of the Fixed Stars. For the Feral spec, it comes with the following bonuses for two pieces and four pieces equipped:
- 2-Set: Heart of the Lion - Each combo point spent reduces the cooldown of Incarnation: King of the Jungle or Berserk by 0.7 sec.
- 4-Set: Sickle of the Lion - Entering Berserk causes you to strike all nearby enemies, dealing (400.25% of Attack power) Bleed damage over 10 sec. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
In the table below, we present you the sources for Feral Druid Tier Set items:
|Helm||Headpiece of the Fixed Stars||Anduin Wrynn|
|Shoulders||Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars||Lords of the Dead|
|Chest||Chestguard of the Fixed Stars||Rygelon|
|Gloves||Handwraps of the Fixed Stars||Lihuvim|
|Legs||Leggings of the Fixed Stars||Halondrus|
The remaining tier set items (Cloak, Wrists, Waist, and Boots) can be obtained by using the Creation Catalyst in Zereth Mortis.
As previously stated, you unlock the tier set bonuses for your Feral Druid when you equip any two or four pieces of the Tapestry of the Fixed Stars set. For itemization and build optimization, your four pieces of tier set as a Feral Druid will be the Helm, Shoulders, Legs, and Gloves.
Raid Best in Slot (BiS) Gear for Feral Druids
In the table below, you can find the best item to use in each slot from the raids as a Feral Druid:
|Helm||Headpiece of the Fixed Stars||Anduin Wrynn or Creation Catalyst|
|Neck||Beacon of Stormwind||Anduin Wrynn|
|Shoulders||Shoulderpads of the Fixed Stars||Lords of Dread or Creation Catalyst|
|Cloak||Shroud of the Sire's Chosen||Lords of Dread|
|Chest||Chestguard of the Fixed Stars||Rygelon or Creation Catalyst|
|Wrists||Clasps of the Unfortunate Troubadour||The Tarragrue|
|Gloves||Handwraps of the Fixed Stars||Lords of Dread or Creation Catalyst|
|Waist||Runecarver's Twisted Ward||The Jailer|
|Legs||Leggings of the Fixed Stars||Halondrus or Creation Catalyst|
|Boots||Treads of Titanic Curiosity||Rygelon|
|Ring #1||Rygelon's Heraldric Ring||Rygelon|
|Ring #2||Tarnished Insignia of Quel'Thalas||Sylvanas Windrunner|
|Trinket #1||The First Sigil||Steelsage Gao|
|Trinket #2||Decanter of Endless Howling||Soulrender Dormazain|
|Weapon||Zovastrum, the Unmaking||The Jailer|
Mythic+ Best in Slot (BiS) Gear for Feral Druids
In the table below, you can find the best item to use in each slot from the Mythic+ Dungeons as a Feral Druid:
|Helm||Rakishly Tipped Tricorne||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Neck||Choker of Barbed Reins||Return to Karazhan|
|Shoulders||Breakbeat Shoulderguards||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Cloak||Drape of Titanic Dreams||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Chest||So'azmi's Fractal Vest||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Wrists||Bracers of Autonomous Classification||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Gloves||Custodian's Soothing Touch||Return to Karazhan|
|Waist||Mekgineer's Championship Belt||Operation: Mechagon|
|Legs||Anomalous Starlit Breeches||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Boots||Ooey-Gooey Galoshes||Operation: Mechagon|
|Ring #1||Logic Loop of Division||Operation: Mechagon|
|Ring #2||Overclocking Bit Band||Operation: Mechagon|
|Trinket #1||So'leah's Secret Technique||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|Trinket #2||Eye of Command||Return to Karazhan|
|Weapon||Reclaimed Shock Coil||Operation: Mechagon|
Best in Slot (BiS) Trinkets for Feral Druids
The best Feral Druid trinkets for end-game content are:
|Tier||Item Name||Drop Location|
|S||The First Sigil||Prototype of War|
|S||Eye of Command||Return to Karazhan|
|A||Cache of Acquired Treasures||Artificer Xy'mox|
|A||Stone Legion Heraldry||General Kaal|
|A||So'leah's Secret Technique||Tazavesh, the Veiled Market|
|A||Titanic Ocular Gland||Eye of the Jailer|
|A||Scars of Fraternal Strife||The Jailer|
|A||Salvaged Fusion Amplifier||Guardian of the First Ones|
|B||Chains of Domination||The Jailer|
|B||Dreadfire Vessel||Sire Denathrius|
This wraps up everything you should know about gearing your Feral Druid: the stats priority, how to obtain the tier set, and what items to use in the end-game activities. Moving on to the next section of our guide, we'll teach you how to level your Feral Druid in Shadowlands patch 9.2.7. Sounds good, right? Let's dive in!
How to level your Feral Druid. Leveling tips
Before leveling your Feral Druid, you must first create and customize the character. That brings us to the first question: what race should you go for when creating the character? Let's find out, shall we?
Best Feral Druid Races
When it comes to races, with so many options to choose from, you are probably wondering what would be the best race for the Feral spec. In World of Warcraft, each race has different racial abilities and spells, but no races offer an immediate advantage compared to others regarding the Feral spec. I highly recommend choosing the race you like the most, aesthetically speaking.
However, in the table below, you can see the top 5 best races for Feral Druids based on performance gain:
Now, if you want to make an idea of what race players generally choose for their Feral Druids:
- For Alliance: Night Elf and Kul Tiran
- For Horde: Troll and Tauren
Best Feral Druid Leveling Talents and Rotation in Shadowlands 9.2.7
The best talents to use while leveling to level 60 as a Feral Druid are:
|40||Soul of the Forest|
As for War Mode talents, in case you are leveling with War Mode ON (which you should!), use the following:
Now let's check out how you should prioritize your abilities. Feral Druid Basic Rotation:
- 1. For AoE, cast Primal Wrath at 5 Combo Points.
- 2. Cast Rip at 5 Combo Points.
- 3. Use Berserk.
- 4. Cast Ferocious Bite with an Apex Predator's Craving proc.
- 5. Use Tiger's Fury when under 40 Energy to increase damage and gain Energy, or if Berserk is active.
- 6. Use and maintain Rake. Pair it with Tiger's Fury.
- 7. Maintain the Thrash debuff with 2 or more targets nearby.
- 8. Cast Ferocious Bite at 5 Combo Points with Rip active to increase its duration.
- 9. Cast Brutal Slash (if specced into it) and Shred to build additional Combo Points.
In the next section of our Feral Druid Guide, we'll present the best talents to use for PvE end-game content, such as raiding and Mythic+ dungeons. In the end game, it's crucial to use the right talents and prioritize the skills you use depending on the activity. Choosing the best talents will significantly impact your performance as a DPS!
Best Feral Druid End-game Talents
From the PvE perspective, there are two main end-game activities we'll take into consideration: Mythic raiding and Mythic+ Dungeons. We'll treat them separately to keep things clear and avoid confusion.
Best Talents for Mythic Raiding in Season 4 (patch 9.2.7)
In the picture below, you can see the best talents for mythic raiding as a Feral Druid:
Best Talents for Mythic+ Dungeons in Season 4 (patch 9.2.7)
As a Feral Druid, these are the talents you should use to maximize your damage in M+ Dungeons:
Now that you learned what talents you should go for as a Feral Druid in the end-game activities, it's time to move on to the final part of our guide that covers two major aspects: the Covenants and the Legendary Items.
Best Covenant, Soulbinds, and Conduits for Feral Druids in 9.2.7
Best Feral Druid Covenant for Raiding
The best Covenant for Feral Druids in Mythic raiding is Night Fae, with the best soulbind option being Niya. In the table below, we present the best conduits to use for Mythic Raiding as a Night Fae Feral Druid:
|Soulbind Abilities||Potency Conduits||Finesse Conduits||Endurance Conduits|
|Grove Invigoration||Conflux of Elements||Born of the Wilds||Well-Honed Instincts|
|Run Without Tiring||Carnivorous Instinct||Innate Resolve|
|Nature's Splendor||Taste for Blood|
|Niya's Tools: Poison|
Best Feral Druid Covenants for Mythic+
The best Covenant for Feral Druids in Mythic+ Dungeons is also Night Fae, using Niya as a soulbind. You can use the same conduits above-mentioned.
Feral Druid Covenant Popularity
Below you can see what the most picked Covenants for Feral Druid are:
- Night Fae 77%
- Necrolord 16.6%
- Venthyr 3.6%
- Kyrian 2.9%
This covers everything regarding what Covenants to choose as a Feral Druid for mythic raids and mythic plus dungeons. Without further ado, let's move on to the final major aspect of our guide and learn what legendaries you should use as a Feral Druid in Shadowlands in Season 4, patch 9.2.7.
Best Feral Druid Legendaries - Shadowlands 9.2.7
Our guide's final section teaches you the best legendary items to use as a Feral Druid for Mythic Raiding and Mythic+ Dungeons.
Best Single Legendaries for Feral Druids (Raid and M+ Dungeons)
- Best Single Legendary for Raid as a Feral Druid: Celestial Spirits
- Best Single Legendary for Mythic+ Dungeons as a Feral Druid: Celestial Spirits
Best Double Legendaries for Feral Druids (Raid and M+ Dungeons)
- Best Double Legendaries for Raid as a Feral Druid: Celestial Spirits and Draught of Deep Focus / Frenzyband
- Best Double Legendaries for Mythic+ Dungeons as a Feral Druid: Celestial Spirits and Apex Predator's Craving / Frenzyband
Best Legendary Crafting for Feral Druids
Feral Druids in Shadowlands - FAQ
1. Are Feral Druids good in Shadowlands 9.2.7?
No, Feral Druid represents one of the weaker DPS specs in WoW Shadowlands in Season 4.
2. Is Feral Druid easy to play?
The Feral Druid specialization qualifies as one of the easy-to-medium specs to play in WoW Shadowlands.
3. What is the stats priority for Feral Druids?
The stats priority for Druid's Feral specialization is Agility > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste
4. Which druid spec is best for leveling in 9.2.7?
The Feral Specialization is the best spec for druid leveling, especially for beginners.
5. What is the best race for Feral Druids in Shadowlands?
- Alliance's best Feral Druid races are Night Elf and Kul Tiran.
- For Horde, the best Feral Druid races are Troll and Tauren.
6. Which covenant is best for Feral Druids?
- The best Covenant as a Feral Druid in mythic raids is Night Fae (Niya).
- The best Covenant as a Feral Druid in mythic dungeons is also Night Fae (Niya).
This wraps up everything you should know regarding the Druid's Feral specialization in World of Warcraft Shadowlands for Season 4, patch 9.2.7. By reading this guide, you should now better understand the Feral spec and particularities and how it performs in certain circumstances and different end-game activities. It's one of the coolest DPS specs in Shadowlands, so you should definitely try it!