Feline Fury: Feral Cat Druid Level 80 Starter Kit - Page 2

Druid Talents: You Might Have Had It All Along

Now let’s start saving the world. Every Druid knows that they are very capable of surviving any kind of situation as they are well versed in shapeshifting. The forms to which they can shape shift can adapt and learn to do the 3 primary roles you see in a group or raid: Tanking, Healing, and Damage Dealing. As you progress from your first ding to the last, we’re pretty sure you’ve acted as a back-up tank, back-up healer, or even back-up DPS in several messed up occasions. Being a jack-of-all-trades has also developed you into a solo meister in quests; whether you need an impenetrable bear to fight head-to-head with a zone boss, a hash-slinging cat to shred enemies down in an instant, or a spell caster or a healer for all your arcane needs.

But things are very different now that you’re at level cap. Most of the mainstream quests you’ll encounter require you to enter a raid instance such as Ulduar and Ice Crown Citadel; which means soloing is out of the question. Being a versatile toon won’t cut it anymore as raids being formed require you to specialize in a certain role and a certain talent tree.

And now here you are, choosing the path of the Cat? Well congratulations, druid. If you’ve consulted with several guides available on how to level a druid, then most likely your talent tree is almost set to inflict some serious DPS. Choosing the Feral Combat tree is considered by many as the most convenient talent tree to use if you want your druid to level fast while venturing in Azeroth and Outland. And if you were already serious about becoming a Cat druid from the beginning, then that means you have a general idea on how we roll.

The build for Cat Druids is practically a no-brainer. The Feral Combat tree clearly differentiates which talent is for DPS and which one is for tanking. Spending your talent points wisely for the DPS side of the tree up to Berserk, and with a little help from the bonuses from other trees, can maximize your DPS potential.

The best build for the Feral Combat tree for you will be the 0/55/16 Build. This tree makes use of all DPS talents available in Feral Combat, while using several useful bonuses from the Restoration tree. Improved Mark of the Wild,Furor,Naturalist,Master Shapeshifter and Omen of Clarity from the Resto tree will do wonders to your DPS, so make sure you spend your remaining talent points there.

As for your ability priorities: Savage Roar > Rip > Mangle > Rake > Shred > Ferocious Bite > Tiger’s Fury (when available)

When facing an enemy or a boss, it is important to position yourself behind it so Shred will always be available to build up combo points. Like a Rogue, it is essential to build up on Combo Points to the limit to optimize the damage done by your abilities.

Keeping up your Savage Roar and Tiger’s fury will always boost your DPS, but it’s not as important as keeping your bleeds and Mangle up on your opponents at all times.


As for your Glyphs, your Major Glyphs should focus on extending the time your DOT abilities stay on an opponent and abilities that increases your combat capabilities or rage management. The glyphs most cat druids prefer which are very useful are: Glyph of Savage Roar, Glyph of Rip, Glyph of Shred, and Glyph of Mangle. Now remember you only get to use 3 Major Glyphs, so it’s best if you experiment combinations that will work for your fighting style.

Minor Glyphs aren’t usually required and doesn’t do much on your DPS output, but having them around will do heaps for you and for the raid. Some of the excellent minor glyphs available are: Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth, Glyph of the Wild, Glyph of Thorns, and Glyph of Dash.


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