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Feral DPS has always been a little behind the curve. World of warcraft has turned into a dps fest lately. Because of this, blizzard has chosen to throw feral a little bone. Feral druids have a great raid buff and are valuable because of their off tank abilities, but this build is focused on single target personal dps. With this 0/55/16 build you get every single dps talent possible for physical damage. This is with out a doubt, the best feral druid dps build.
The first feral druid dps talent you will get is 5/5 ferocity. Even though you main dps special attack is shred, you will find yourself using mangle a lot. This will also make rake more useable for certain fights. This is a pretty good talent, not really the best.
The second feral druid dps talent you will get is 5/5 feral aggression. The demoralizing roar increase is not a bad thing, but the ferocious bite increase is great for seeing those big numbers. Ferocious bite is not the best finisher, but can be very useful on trash and situational bosses. This is a great pvp battleground talent if you just want to get a few high numbers on cam.
The third feral druid dps talent you will get is 2/2 savage fury. This, again, is useful because you will use mangle with rip rotations and face to face (i think it is in the plans to make shred no directional?) But for now it is not. This is a great talent.
The fourth feral druid dps talent you will get is 1/1 survival instincts. This is only good to stay alive in pinch situations. This could keep you dpsing, and the only good dps is an alive dps.
The fifth feral druid dps talent you will get is 3/3 sharpened claws. This is great. Most classes have to use 5 points for 5%, we get 6% for 3 points. This is a great talent and is a little above 2% dps up per point. Crit has a lot of synergy in feral, getting those crits up will get you ferocious bites or savage roars between the rips.
The sixth feral druid dps talent you will get is 2/2 shredding attacks. This drops shred down to about the same energy cost as all the other specials. This is great and is made for the sole purpose of keeping non ferals from dpsing.
The seventh feral druid dps talent you will get is 3/3 predatory strikes. This is now probably one of the best feral talents point for point. And the great thing is that it scales great. It is close to 3.5% dps up per point (you have to remember that the average point per dps up is 1%, on feral druids the average is closer to 1.5%. This is because druids are more defined by their classes.)
The eighth feral druid dps talent you will get is 2/2 primal fury. This enables you to have more solid combos. This is a great talent and you need to learn how to use your points at 4.
The ninth feral druid dps talent you will get is 2/2 primal precision. This talent is great before you are hit capped, and still good after that. The expertise actually makes the 80% refund less valuable (ironically). But this is a great talent and should be about a 2% per point dps up.
The tenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 1/1 feral charge. This is only good for a filler point and a fun talent to get you back to dpsing the boss first after a “run away now” thing.
The eleventh feral druid dps talent you will get is 5/5 heart of the wild. This 10% attack power increase is great and that is all that really benefits you from this talent. This talent is bloated and should be redone. The attack power should be more like agi by 20% to be in line with the others….but….. this is a talent guide not a ramble.
The twelfth feral druid dps talent you will get is 3/3 survival of the fittest. This is a great talent, a must have to off tank, and a great pvp talent. All around this is the coolest talent in the tree.
The thirteenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 1/1 leader of the pack. I think any class would take 5% crit for the whole raid for one point. This is a great druid utility talent.
The fourteenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 2/2 improved leader of the pack. This makes you one of the best raid utilities out there and hence, gets you a raid spot. Your dps is zero if you don’t make the raid.
The fifteenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 2/3 primal tenacity. This talent is a little lack luster. I really am not in love with this but it is great for shifting out to heal, tank, whatever, and with master shape shifter makes it a 63% cost reduction.
The sixteenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 3/3 predatory instincts. This talent has been nerfed over and over. I really dont know why, but it has. It is still a dps talent and i have to invest in it. It needs to be at least 20% crit damage.
The seventeenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 3/3 King of the jungle. This will give you some free energy, so get it and use tigers fury.
The eighteenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 1/1 mangle. Mangle is great and situational.
The nineteenth feral druid dps talent you will get is 3/3 improved mangle. More energy cut on mangle is always nice, stack up those crits up.
The twentieth feral druid dps talent you will get is 5/5 rend and tear. This makes the feral dps rotation. I mean this is the new building blocks. Now shredding, ferocious biting, and mangling, while keeping a rip up, and even throwing a rake.
The twenty-first feral druid dps talent you will get is 1/1 berserk. This is just like a rogue adrenaline rush and is great in burst down sections of raids.
That wraps up feral, lets move to restoration.
The first restoration druid dps talent you will get is 5/5 furor. This will not really effect your dps much, but when you switch out to innervate or rebirth or whatever it will help.
The second restoration druid dps talent you will get is 5/5 Naturalist. The 10% damage increase is crazy to be in another tree. Get this.
The third restoration druid dps talent you will get is 3/3 natural shape shifter. This is great for shifting in and out and is a prerequisite for master shape shifter.
The fourth restoration druid dps talent you will get is 1/1 omen of clarity. This has always been great and since auto attack is on a 1 second timer this will proc a lot actually.
The fifth restoration druid dps talent you will get is 2/2 master shapeshifter. This build is perfectly set up by blizzard, we just had to find it. You get all the important dps talents without sacrificing anything at all. Enjoy.
-Brandon c. ; aka. darksun22