PVE TBC Feral Druid Tank Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Feral Tank Druid guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to tank as a Feral Druid in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the standard tanking spec for Feral. It has all required Survivability and rage generation talents.

Feral Tank Druid Build

You could optionally trade change Intensity to Savage Fury if you are an off-tank and would like higher DPS.

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Once your meta gem’s color requirements are met fill yellow sockets with blue or red gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Leatherworking – This is a great choice for feral druids. It allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 
  • Alchemy – While an option, there are usually a lot of players selling potions. 

Stat Priority

Druids cannot parry or block, so if you have any items with Parry Rating or Block Rating on them, replace those ASAP.

There isn’t a tanking stat priority list, so I’m going to go over the important stats.

You will need a combination of Stamina, Defense Rating and Armor to survive.

  • Armor caps at 35,880 against bosses and 31,672 against level 70 mobs, this cap provides a 75% damage reduction.
  • Defense cap is 415

While Agility is a solid tanking stat it is even more important for the off-tank who can use it to increase their DPS.

These are the DPS stats and how they help you:

  • Critical Strike Rating – Increases your damage and threat
  • Strength – increases your damage and scales with buffs
  • Armor Penetration – increases your damage as well

Rotation

Demoralizing Roar and Faerie Fire (Feral) must be on the target at all times.

For threat use Mangle (Bear) and try to keep 5 stacks of Lacerate up.

Maul is your single target rage dump. You should use it when you have over 60 rage.

When pulling you can HoT yourself before the pull using Regrowth,  Rejuvenation and Lifebloom.

Once in bear form use Swipe to maintain threat.

Growl and Challenging Roar are used if someone pulls aggro off of you.

PVE TBC Feral Druid DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Feral Druid DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Feral Druid in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is a solid Feral Druid build,  it takes Feral Swiftness to maximize time on target. Feral Aggression has also been taken to increase the damage of Ferocious Bite. This is usable when the target is about to die and Rip will be ineffective.

Feral Druid Build – TBC

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats oEnchant Ring – Striking on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Leatherworking – This is a great choice for feral druids. Allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 
  • Engineering – Not really worth it unless you are going to PVP.
  • Alchemy – While an option, there are usually a lot of players selling potions. 

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (9%)
  2. Agility
  3. Strength
  4. Critical Strike and Attack Power
  5. Haste and Armor Pen

Rotation

Feral actually uses a pretty simple rotation.

Power Shifting

To power shift, you shift out of your cat form and back in to gain energy. Furor gives 40 energy and is faster than waiting for it to recover naturally.

You should be able to shift four to five times in a two minute window. This will give you up to 125 energy which can translate to around 80 DPS.

This macro will help you shift back and forth:

/cast !Cat Form

PVE TBC Resto Druid Healing Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Resto Druid healing guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Resto Druid in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the core build for Restoration Druids, this build’s main focus is Healing over Time. This build has 19 talent points left over for you to assign.

Core – TBC Resto Druid Build

Below is a finished build which takes Empowered TouchTranquil Spirit and Naturalist. Starlight Wrath has been taken for certain boss mechanics.

Finished – TBC Resto Druid Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Healing Power on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Tailoring – Good for players just starting out, the Whitemend and Primal Mooncloth sets are great until T5.
  • Leatherworking – Allows you to craft gear such as Leather Chestguard of the Sun. You can also further increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Alchemy – Very good option because of Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone. You can also craft your own consumables which is nice.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you an extra 40 bonus healing.

Stat Priority

  1. Bonus Healing
  2. Spell Haste
  3. Spirit
  4. Intellect
  5. MP5

Rotation

Like most healers, Resto Druids work off of a priority list instead of a rotation.

You will be in Tree of Life most of the time.

Your main abilities are

Tank Healing

If you are assigned to heal the main tank, you want to keep 3 stacks of Lifebloom on him as well as a Rejuvenation or Regrowth depending on the amount of damage he is taking.

When your tank takes a lot of damage you can use Swiftmend or Nature’s Swiftness + Healing Touch to get him back up.

Raid + Tank Healing

Keep Lifebloom stacks on the tank with using Regrowth or Rejuvenation on the raid. When a burst of damage comes in you should use Swiftmend or Nature’s Swiftness + Healing Touch to smooth it out.

PVE TBC Balance Druid DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Balance Druid guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Druid class as Balance.

Talents

Balance Druids start off with mana issues but after getting some gear they are capable of very high DPS. Balance Druids bring a ton of utility to any raid. If you need the threat reduction you can go with 5/5 Subtlety. If threat isn’t an issue then you can increase your raid utility with Improved Faerie Fire and mana efficiency with 3/3 Moonglow.

Balance Druid Build TBC

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Spellpower on both rings.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (16% cap, 4% from Balance of Power)
  2. Spell Power
  3. Spell Haste
  4. Spell Crit
  5. Intellect
  6. Spirit
  7. MP5

Rotation

Raid Utility

Moonkins bring both solid DPS and lots of raid utility. Here is a list of utility they bring.

Professions

  • Enchanting – Allows you to cast Enchant Ring – Spellpower on each ring for 24 extra spell power.
  • Leatherworking – Allows you to craft gear such as the pre-raid Windhawk Armor set. You can also further increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Alchemy Sorcerer’s Alchemist Stone is worth considering. Considering the mana issues Balance Druids have being able to make your own consumables is a good idea.

 

TBC Druid Pre-Raid BiS

This is a Balance/Feral/Tank/Resto Druid Pre-Raid Best in Slot list for The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade expansion. This list will allow you to begin raiding Karazhan if you have an item from this list in every slot.

Select a specialization

Balance Druid

Helm

Neck

Shoulder

Back

Chest

Bracer

Hands

Belt

Legs

Boots

Rings

Trinkets

Idol

Main Hand

Off Hand

Two Hand