[Druid][Feral][Leveling] A Brief Guide on How to Level as Feral

[Druid][Feral][Leveling] A Brief Guide on How to Level as Feral

Contents
1) Intro
2) Information about the Feral Talent Tree
3a) Talents Intro
3b) Tanking/Leveling Spec
3c) Cat Form DPS Spec
4a) Leveling Forms
4b) Ability Rotations
4c) Other Useful Abilities

1) The point of this guide is to give you an idea on how a feral druid should level and give you a spec to shoot for leveling.

2) Feral is the fastest leveling spec and also a druid's tanking spec. Feral focuses on enhancing your "animal" forms. Whether it be improving stats or adding new abilities. Feral druids are in demand through out the game due to their high armor, health, and their ability to tank.

3a) There are two specs that I would suggest for leveling. Both are viable specs for it and each has their strengths. Spec # 1 is a tanking spec while Spec # 2 is meant for cat form dps. Meaning it is not suitable for tanking, just a warning.

3b) Spec # 1 (Use points in this order)
5/5 Ferocity
2/2 Savage Fury
3/3 Feral Instinct
3/3 Sharpened Claws
2/2 Feral Swiftness
2/2 Primal Fury
3/3 Predatory Strikes
1/1 Feral Charge
1/1 Survival Instincts
2/2 Shredding Attacks
1/3 Thick Hide
5/5 Heart of the Wild
1/1 Leader of the Pack
2/2 Improved Leader of the Pack
2/3 Survival of the Fittest
3/3 Predatory Instincts
3/3 Survival of the Fittest
1/3 Infected Wounds
1/1 Mangle
3/3 Improved Mangle
2/3 Infected Wounds
5/5 Rend and Tear
1/1 Berserk
3/3 Infected Wounds
3/3 Natural Reaction
3/3 Protector of the Pack
3/3 Thick Hide
5/5 Furor
5/5 Naturalist
1/1 Omen of Clarity

3c) Spec # 2 (Use points in this order)
5/5 Ferocity
2/2 Savage Fury
3/3 Feral Instinct
3/3 Sharpened Claws
2/2 Feral Swiftness
3/3 Predatory Strikes
2/2 Primal Fury
2/2 Brutal Impact
1/1 Survival Instincts
1/2 Shredding Attacks
5/5 Heart of the Wild
1/1 Leader of the Pack
2/2 Improved Leader of the Pack
3/3 Survival of the Fittest
3/3 Predatory Instincts
1/3 Infected Wounds
1/1 Mangle
2/3 Improved Mangle
2/3 Infected Wounds
5/5 Rend and Tear
3/3 Infected Wounds
1/1 Berserk
5/5 Furor
5/5 Naturalist
3/3 Natural Shapeshifter
2/2 Master Shapeshifter
1/1 Omen of Clarity
Where you place the other three talents are up to you

4a)
1-10 Caster Form, honestly the best way to level here is to spam Wrath.
11-20 Bear Form, your primary damage ability here will be Maul.
21-80 Cat Form, your ability rotation will change as you level. The following rotations are the ones that I used.

4b)
Levels 20-31
Claw*/Rip

Level 32-35
Stealth/Ravage/Claw*/Ferocious Bite

Level 36-49
Stealth/Pounce/Claw*/Ferocious Bite

Level 50-73
Stealth/Pounce/Mangle*/Rip

*Use until you have 5 combo points.

Level 74-80
Highest DPS Rotation(s)While soloing:
Pounce/Mangle/Rake/Mangle*/Savage Roar
- Do that at the start, then -
Mangle/Rake/Mangle*/Rip
- Once Savage Roar is no longer active use -
Mange/Rake/Mangle*/Savage Roar
- Then go back to -
Mangle/Rake/Mangle*/Rip

* Use until you have 5 combo points.

4c)
Feral Charge (Cat) - Use this ability to jump behind your enemy while in stealth. Its basically a time saver and helps with pvp and running mobs.

Berserk - Reduces the energy cost of your feral abilities by 50%. Use this ability whenever it is up.

Tiger's Fury - Increases damage for 6 seconds. Use it whenever it is up.

Nature's Grasp - If your low on health and need to get away from a mob, activate this and the enemy's next attack will cause them to be affected by Entangling Roots, allowing you to run away and heal.