End of Cataclysm Bucket List – Feral Edition

First I would like to give a shout out to The Training Dummies who once again mentioned me and my blog in their show. Thanks guys and keep up the great work.

The end of expansion doldrums are upon us, but don’t let this time of boredom stop you from achieving something worthwhile. This is the perfect time to catch up on things you have missed out on. Today I offer some suggestions of things to pass the time until Mists of Pandaria releases in just over 2 weeks.

Farming Mounts
Feral Druids are a class with great survivability meaning we can easily solo content that drop mounts. That content isn’t accessible to a lot of the other classes, one of the reasons why I love playing a Feral Druid. Here are some suggestions to get you started. But remember not to give up, most of these mounts have a 1% – 3% drop chance. It is easy to become discouraged but keep at it and you will be rewarded.

Rivendare’s Deathcharger – Drops from Lord Aurius Rivendare in Stratholme located in Eastern Plaguelands. This mount took me about 20 runs to drop.

Raven Lord – Drops from Anzu in Heroic Sethekk Halls located in Terokar Forest, Outland. I can’t remember the exact amount of runs for this mount, but I would run this dungeon once a day for about a month.

Vitreous Stone Drake – Drops from Slabhide in The Stonecore located in Deepholm. This mount also drops on normal and heroic mode. This was easy to solo as Feral before Patch 5.04 because Bears and Cats still had the same spec. Since the patch, you will need a Guardian spec because the boss’s special abilities hit moderately hard. The healing from Frenzied Regeneration is a great tool. Currently I am up to 198 attempts and no mount. Hopefully it will drop before Mists of Pandaria launches, fingers crossed.

Raven Lord

The Raven Lord mount is my favourite mount. I feel it is very iconic of Druids because back in The Burning Crusade, the boss was only summonable by Druids. It was apart of the Swift Flight Form quest chain. The colours complement each other and it is a mount that stands out in a crowd.


Level an Alt

During this end of expansion lull is the perfect time to level an alt. Raiding Dragon Soul has become boring and there is generally less going on. This can cause the game to become stale for some people. Leveling an alt to pass the time is a great way to keep the game fresh and interesting. It is also a perfect opportunity to see the revamped lower level zones that the developers put a lot of time and energy into. I highly suggest question through Stanglethorn Vale and Thousand Needles.

If you are worried about time then be sure to purchase some heirloom gear to speed up the leveling process. For Alliance players, PVE heirloom shoulders & chest can be purchased with Justice Points from the NPC Larisse Pembraux. She is located in the same building as the Valor Point Vendors in Stomrwind City. Head and cloak PVE heirloom gear can be purchase for gold from your Guild Page / Guild Herald companions and from the Guild Vendor, which is located in Stormwind Visitors Center in the Trade District of Stormwind. Heirloom weapons and trinkets can be purchased, however they do not give any bonus experience gain, they are an optional extra. With weapons you have a choice of a 2 handed Mace or a Staff. Both have the same stats, so it comes down to looks and cost.

If you decide to level a Feral Druid you can purchase shoulders, chest & weapons from the Justice Vendor. Helm and cloak are purchased from the guild vendor. Those leveling a Feral Druid alt should check out my post last week, tips for leveling as Feral.

All Hierlooms

All the heirlooms for leveling a Feral Druid. Trinkets are necessary but can be useful. You get a choice of two weapons. The 2h mace is a model from Molten Core.


Catch up on Achievements

Most people would have gone up in achievements with Patch 5.04, but that is no reason to stop. With less people around battlegrounds are a good place to get some easy achievement points, especially if you have a friend or two to help. Achievements such as Ironman in Warsong Gulch or Arathi Basin All-Star are difficult to get normally but may be easier at this time.

If PVP isn’t your thing why not work on some PVE achievements like Glory to the Cataclysm Hero for another account wide mount. There is a website called Open Raid (http://www.openraid.us) that allows people to group up via Real ID and complete old content through the cross-realm raiding. I was able to get a Heroic Nefarian and Heroic Al’Akir kill among many Firelands, Heroic ICC and Ulduar runs. These raids offer mounts, achievement and titles which are all account wide.

Volcanic Stone Drake

The reward for completing Glory to the Cataclysm Hero is the Volcanic Stone Drake. It is a nice looking drake, lots of bright colours. It has the same model as the drake from Stonecore.

Hopefully these few ideas will be enough to keep you occupied until September 25th. I would like to know what you are doing to keep the game interesting. You can leave a comment here or send me an email fileunderferal@gmail.com.

~Elamari
<Naenae> Proudmoore, US

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2 thoughts on “End of Cataclysm Bucket List – Feral Edition

  1. PVP achieves like the Quick Cap are perfect for druids with cheetah and sprint abilities.

    I’ve heard of druids farming Kael solo for Ashes. Its possible, but I believe its still very difficult.

    Set yourself a challenge and see how far you can get into soloing ICC 10man? If you do it, I want picks of you as bug paste 🙂

    Don’t forget to be awesome!

    • I tried before the patch to solo Kael. The couple of times I did it I would wipe in phase before he lifts you into the air, I found the pyroblasts did too much damage. If I had persisted (like I have in Stonecore 204 attempts) I could have probably downed it. I think it would be easier since the patch with Frenzied Regeneration now healing but I am yet to try.

      Speed and mobility are strengths of Feral Druids so you should definately play off them. Remember that shapeshifting breaks snares and slows again. Cap those flags.

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