Feral Druid Dragonflight 10.2.5 Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 30th Jan, 2024
Maymays Feral Druid Author


Hey, I am Maymays, otherwise known as Maymaysxd or just Mays. I have mained Feral since late WoD. My most recent achievement would be finishing every Shadowlands Raid Tier as the Rank 1 Feral Druid. You can usually find me attempting to help people on the Dreamgrove Discord.

What has changed

Patch 10.2.5 Changes

Patch 10.2.5 brings very favourable tuning changes to Feral Druid.

Rip, Rake, the direct damage portion of Primal Wrath, Feral Frenzy, Lunar Inspiration and Rampant Ferocity all saw damage increases. This results in a decent boost to both our Single Target and Multi Target output, though it’s a bigger one for the latter.

None of these changes affect the builds we run currently, but are rather just a straight damage increase.

Patch 10.2.0 Feral Druid Changes

Patch 10.2 brings a few interesting changes specific to Feral Druid, as well as the expected addition of a new Tier Set that comes along with the new Raid.

Firstly, Apex Predator’s Craving now has a 7.2% chance to proc on each tick of Rip, up from 4%. The chance now also gets reduced as the number of targets with Rip on them increases, effectively increasing its value on Single Target scenarios, reducing its value on mass AoE scenarios (where you’d currently be drowning in procs) and staying roughly equal in value in smaller AoE scenarios. The proc rate breaks even at 4 targets compared to the previous iteration.

Secondly, Ashamane’s Guidance(Incarnation) has been reworked and now makes Rip and Rake cause enemies to take 3% additional damage during Incarnation and for 30 seconds afterwards. This stacks and can go up to 6% if they have both bleeds on them.

Thirdly, Cat's Curiosity has been replaced with Saber Jaws. Saber Jaws is a fairly straightforward talent that buffs the bonus damage of Ferocious Bite when you spend more than 25 Energy on it. This Talent is reasonably strong and will see use, partly because of its synergy with our Tier Set which will be discussed later. It’s important to note that Saber Jaws does not buff the Ferocious Bites from Convoke the Spirits.

Last (but certainly not least), Innervate is now castable in Cat Form, saving us an ever-so-precious GCD whenever our healer friends decide they need it.

This time around the Set Bonus is actually rather impactful on the gameplay front and will affect the value of certain talents, as well as how you’re meant to play to maximise the output you get from it. This will be discussed in further detail in the Tier Set section. Following the 10.1.5 changes, Feral is in a very strong spot tuning-wise, so Season 3 should be a great time to be playing Feral Druid!