PVE Feral Druid (Bear) Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Feral Druid Tank Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Feral Druid Tank Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Feral Druid Tank guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Feral Druid (Bear) in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

1. Talent Tree

The first build is for players with low gear level. You might want to tweak the build a bit for some occasions. Two talents with one talent point – decide if you want Stun or AoE damage. Infected Wounds are not needed if a Death Knight is in your party.

PVE Feral Druid Tank Low Gear Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is for players with 4 T10 bonus.

PVE Feral Druid Tank 4T10 Gear Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.

Meta:

Austere Earthsiege Diamond or Effulgent Skyflare Diamond 

Blue:

Nightmare Tear x1
Solid Majestic Zircon - fill everything else

Also, if you lack Hit rating or Expertise, you can use these:
Glinting Ametrine
Accurate Ametrine
Vivid Eye of Zul

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Gladiator
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Major Stamina
Gloves – Major Agility
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Frosthide Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality
Weapon – Mongoose

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Your main abilities are:

GrowlFaerie Fire (Feral)Mangle (Bear)MaulLacerateSwipe (Bear)

Maul + Swipe (Bear) is your main AoE aggro combo. Change the targets so that everyone is hit by Maul.
Mangle (Bear) increases damage from Maul
Lacerate - keep 5 stacks on the target all the time, it will help generate aggro

Feral Druids have a little problem holding aggro at the pull. Use Faerie Fire right before you pull, it generates extra aggro. Use Mangle on cooldown and keep up 5 stacks of Lacerate. Use Berserk at the start and spam Mangle and Maul on cooldown to generate aggro.

Our 4 main long cooldown abilities:

Barkskin, Survival Instincts, Frenzied Regeneration, Enrage

Barkskin - has a low cooldown of 1 minute. Use it as much as you can, but time it to maximize the efficiency.
Survival Instincts - is that last resort when you're almost dead. Gives some extra time for the healers.
Survival Instincts + Frenzied Regeneration is a good combo.
Enrage - a standard rage-generator. But It won't reduce armor if you have Item - Druid T10 Feral 4P Bonus (4 items from T10 set)

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

PVE Feral Druid (Bear) Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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