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#3905563 Feral PvP Guide (5.3)

Posted Kerberus on 28 June 2013 - 07:32 PM

Hello there current and aspiring Furballs

Having observed the recent decline in numbers of active PvP'ers and after seeing a few posts (on the official forums) filled with basic questions about how to PvP as a Feral and never seeing an answer that really satisfied me, I've decided to write a fairly comprehensive Feral PvP Guide. This guide includes not only basic things like gearing, gemming and enchanting, it also takes a look at how to deal damage, feral gameplay in general and some other specifics.

I chose not to write it on the forums as spreading it elsewhere would have meant a lot of extra work and I wouldn't have been able to design it the way I wanted. Link to PDF:

https://jumpshare.co...7J5Eltihn565Av3 (updated to v1.4)

Hopefully, this guide will answer most of your questions regarding Feral PvP. Should you have more questions, have an idea on what else to include or would like to tell me how wrong I am on everything, feel free to reply to me here and I'll answer as best I can. I will try to keep it updated, be that for a new patch or inbetween.


Here's the table of contents for those too lazy to take a look:

Welcome! 3
About the author 3
1. Getting started: Gear and a million choices 4
1.1 Gearing 4
1.1.1 Furry Gladiator’s Sanctuary 4
1.1.2 Gems and Enchants 5
1.1.3 Reforging 7
1.2 Talents and Glyphs 7
1.2.1 Talent choices 7
1.2.2 Glyphs 10
2. Dealing Damage 12
2.1 Core Abilities and Priorities 13
2.1.1 But wait, there’s more! 14
2.2 Damage Cooldowns and Burst 14
2.3 Wrap-up 15
3. Feral Gameplay 16
3.1 So… what do I actually do? 16
3.1.1 Utility 18
3.2 Healing and Defense 19
3.2.1 Defensive Cooldowns 19
3.2.2 Playing defensively 20
3.3 Symbiosis 20
3.4 Match-ups 21
4. Macros, Professions etc. 23
4.1 Common and Useful Macros 23
4.2 Professions 24
4.3 Race Choice 24
5. Appendix 25
5.1 Symbiosis table 25
5.2 Change Log 25

#3903286 ok so you won't believe this but

Posted friendliestguyonaj on 22 June 2013 - 02:00 AM


#3904113 The '11/10 goddess epitome of a woman' Thread

Posted Hobbeś on 24 June 2013 - 05:33 PM

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#3902013 Arena Pass 2013 - Registration Now Open

Posted Gekz on 19 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

View PostHäxantutto, on 19 June 2013 - 02:37 AM, said:

Is there any hunter guides out yet? I want to be able to play fotm when these servers goes live!

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#3874873 Salyin Battle Banner

Posted Hyuru on 13 April 2013 - 07:25 PM

View PostMattadoro, on 13 April 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:

if you macro it to stealth its a free instant restealth..  you're welcome :D
Grats you know what dropping combat does.

#3863185 Official K-pop Thread

Posted Breadstick9001 on 18 March 2013 - 03:20 AM

#3869006 Weekly viewer casted games by Conradical & Azael!

Posted Tist on 30 March 2013 - 11:14 PM

You guys need alliance characters, missing out on a lot of teams because of that.

#3862607 Fear still broken?

Posted GrieverXIII on 16 March 2013 - 05:00 PM

View PostWallirik, on 16 March 2013 - 05:23 AM, said:

yeah, dno why people whine about this. the only reason it doesn't break fast is because dots don't do a lot of dmg fast lol

Fear not breaking off dots is a thing, fear not breaking when i have a DK smashing my face in is another.

#3859715 S13 Gear Issues.

Posted Tist on 10 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

good news guys

since I was 30 ilvls behind in my dreadful last season, I grinded out all the new honor gear

now i'm only 20 ilvls behind!

It's ok though, Blizzard's genius has prevented me from ruining the new content for other paying customers by queueing LFR in pvp gear...that would just be gamebreaking

#3856342 How Reckful got carried to his second R1 title this season

Posted Solarflux on 04 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

View PostPolygonzz, on 04 March 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:

malevolent kfc dodger reckful grats man

Who are you again?

#3849725 mind numbing (+ other cast time slows)

Posted Tist on 16 February 2013 - 03:28 AM

is there a valid reason that mind numbing and other cast slows still exist in their current state, applying negatively to hots and dots - absolutely buttfucking resto druids?

why was this ever changed to effect anything past just casting time? I realize it was probably an unintended side effect of scaling everything with haste, but this seriously needs to go.

I have not been on the PTR but I haven't heard anything about mind numbing other than shuriken toss not applying nonlethal poisons.

I know it's not a huge deal now, but resto druid is in line to be the worst healer bar none come 5.2, and every other team will have a rogue or DK (welcome back necrotic spam...), which just makes things even worse.  Trying to heal or cast with a rogue and/or another melee sitting your nuts is already bad enough, why does mind numbing have to excessively penalize what casts you DO get off as well?

I've been planning to play spriest/rdruid/x next patch for awhile now having leveled my priest not too long ago - and if mind numbing stays in current state it will be nothing but detrimental to take a druid over any other healer (even mistweaver looks to be good come 5.2) given what will likely be a vast increase in rogues and DKs next season.

#3845836 What addons are used in arena these days?

Posted fant0m8 on 07 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

View PostClaynz, on 07 February 2013 - 04:42 AM, said:


Just incase feral druid enters bearform.

Don't worry I have brave fight to wild bear.

I have strong arm lift to wild bear.

Also I am so fast more than train.

#3840977 #yolo

Posted Breadstick on 26 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

wow i just realized that yolo spelled backwards is swag

#3840774 Blanket CS change reverted!!! + more good stuff

Posted Dakkrothy on 26 January 2013 - 04:41 AM

I have split thoughts bout this change, I honestly wouldn't mind one nor the other.

Removing blankets would defo make classes such as spriest, dks & ele  shammies way stronger as their interupts / blanket silenced would be more desirable. However, from a healer point of view I'd rather see every single blanket silence (including dk & spriest silences) removed from the game, there's already enough interupts & instant cc in the game.

I'd love to see more spells & abilities like Frostjaw (casted silence spell), simply cuz you can actually do something about it. Instant cc is bad design in my opinion, at least the overwhelming amounts of different instant cc in the game.

Anything that makes you lose control of your character completely & that is unavoidable is just well.... frustrating.

Give every healer a shadow word death / grounding effect to be able to avoid cc (with a reasonable CD on it ofc so you gotta think twice to show urself in the open within the next 15-20 secs)

Put every single cc in the game a cast time(including silences, but perhaps make it channeled cast or w/e).

If those changes were in the game you'd seperate good & less good players very quickly.

But these are just my thoughts, you can think whatever THE FUCK you wanna think

#3835868 Ghostcrawler on RBGs vs Arena (Official)

Posted Nisslol on 16 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

View PostNadagast, on 16 January 2013 - 02:56 AM, said:

If you actually believe he's a dumb fuck, I don't know what to say.  I wish people would stop jumping for the easy answers when the correct answer is more nuanced and harder to grasp.

I wish I could get the same cap from 3s as RBGs, but I understand that my player-type (hardcore arena) is not the main audience for the game.

Try to understand their decisions instead of simply writing them off as 'dumb fucks'.  It might get you further.

People like you is exactly why we can't have nice things, always satisfied with whatever those shitfaced retards at Blizzard throw at you and always trying to look for this little drop of water in the ocean of turd. Dude seriously, imagine they go to work 8 hours a day 5 days a week for months and months and they can't even fix shit like hunter trap resist bug that was in the game for over 5 fucking years. Seriously, what the fuck are they doing in Bilzzard HQ? Playing cards all day? Playing "let's go troll pvp community exdee xD"? I swear I would (and 90% of AJ posters) do a better job balancing and fixing bugs in a fucking DAY than they do over a year. Stop feeding their bullshit so maybe there's a smallest chance they'll actually start doing something, anything.