Legion Patch 7.1 Survival Guide

This week Patch 7.1 was released on October 26. With it comes some new content including:

  • New Karazhan mythic dungeon
    • Entry to the dungeon require attunement. There is a guide at WoW Head. It involves running several mythic dungeons and a few short quests.
  • New Trial of Valor raid
    • A new 3 boss raid that opens two weeks after Patch 7.1. Again there is a guide at WoW Head that explains the quest chains and shows the loot.
  • New Suramar questline
    • Continue the Nightfallen quest chain with these new quests. They should also help with your Nightfallen reputation grind. See WoW Head’s guide.
  • More world quests
  • Blood of Sargeras trader
  • New Raiding with Leashes
    • Pets are available from Wrath of the Lich King raids: Ulduar, Trial of the Crusader, and Icecrown Citadel.
  • Class changes

A few updates for Feral Druids:

  • (Balance, Guardian, Feral) Druids how have Regrowth in place of Healing Touch.
    With this update, our Healing Touch Macro will need to be updated with Regrowth. Here is the new macro

    #showtooltip
     /console autounshift 0
     /use Regrowth
     /console autounshift 1
  • Activating Incarnation no longer triggers a global cooldown for any spec.
    This is a quality of life change I’ve wanted for two expansions. It’s frustrating that it comes at a time when Incarnation is not the talent of choice. A welcomed change none the less.

It appears that the farm in Mists of Pandaria (Sunsong Ranch) has been fixed also. I have been working my farm to collect the mats to craft some Sky Golem mounts to sell. They have been going for 100-110k. Mostly due to the price of herbs being high, and the ability to pick herbs in this mount without being dismounted. At the farm, the master plough was bugged only ploughing 1 square instead of 4, and there were other bugs with some of the other mechanics, pulling weeds etc. With the Blood of Sargeras trader coming with this patch, the price of herbs will likely drop through the floor, which means the price of the Sky Golem will likely drop. Hopefully not by much, maybe around to 60-70k. I’m two thirds of the way through the mats, so I will finish these batch off and see what the price is.

What are your thoughts on Patch 7.1? Too soon? Should have the problems it fixes been fixed before launch? Let me know what you think. Feel free to leave a comment on the post, send me an email at fileunderferal@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @Elamari_ or like and comment on the File Under Feral Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FileUnderFeral.

~Elamari

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Cat Nap #12 – Updated Feral Druid Keybinds Warlords of Draenor

Editors note 5/9/16 – For up to date keybinds, see my post on Feral Druid keybinds in Legion.

Just a quick update on my current keybinds as I’ve made some adjustments my last post on keybinds. I used to click my potions but have now moved them to ‘t’, where Typhoon used to be. Typhoon has been moved to my mouse (Ctrl + Mousewheel down). Healing Touch is still on ‘6’ but is also bound to Alt + ‘q’, which I what I use nearly 100% of the time.

Below is my current adjusted keyindings with no modifiers.

Current adjusted keyindings with no modiferes

1. Rake
2. Shred
3. Rip
4. Savage Roar
5. Healing Touch
Q. Ferocious Bite
E. Tiger’s Fury
T.  Agility Potion
Z. Survival Instincts
X. Healthstone
F1. Bear Form
F2. Cat Form
F3. Goblin Glider
F4. Prowl

Below is my current adjusted keybinds with an Alt modifier.

Current keybindings with an Alt modifier

1. Skull Bash
2. Mighty Bash
3. Maim
E. Berserk
F1. Dash
F2. Stampeding Roar
F3. Nitro Boosts
Q. Healing Touch

The reasons for the changes were that I found myself using my potions more than Typhoon, but not so often that I needed a good keybind close to my hand. I also used to have Typhoon bound to my mouse back in Mists of Pandaria so it wasn’t a big learning curve to get used to it. Healing Touch was proving too cumbersome to use when ‘5’ was it’s only binding. I still have it bound to my mouse also for mouse over healing with unit frames, but sometimes I just need to use it for my Bloodtalons proc. I’ve become used to hitting ‘q’ with Ferocious Bite and put it there with my main modifier, Alt, and haven’t looked back.

Hope you are feeling refreshed after our Cat Nap.

~Elamari

Feral Druid Macros in Warlords of Draenor

This is an update post of my current macros now that Warlords of Draenor is live. As with keybinding there is no one “correct” set up but you may find some of these useful. It’s common for players to use mouse over macros for healing spells and de-cursing, but I have a separate addon I used for those applications so unfortunately I wont be discussing mouse over macros.

1. Berserk, Incarnation & Tiger’s Fury Macro
Berserk and Incarnation are both on 3 min cool downs making them ideal to macro together. However there are some issues with it because Incarnation triggers a global cool down (GCD). This can sometimes cause Berserk to activate and not Incarnation when the macro is activate during another GCD. Some people suggest having Incarnation on a separate bind  “to prevent unnecessarily losing 1 second of the Berserk buff, but this is a small gain“. This macro will also will activate Tiger’s Fury every time it is pressed and is available.

#showtooltip Berserk
/use Incarnation: King of the Jungle
/use Berserk
/use Tiger's Fury

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Episode 78 of the Training Dummies – Get the Nitty Gritty On The Feral Kitty

Hend and Rob over at The Training Dummies podcast have honoured me by asking me to be a guest host for an episode on Feral Druids.

“The guys stopped deleting their Druids for long enough to realize that maybe Druids do have some awesome to bring to the table. In this episode Rob and Hend are joined by long time friend of the show and Feral Druid rockstar, Elamari! We get into the nitty gritty of Feral kitty talents, dps, and glyphs and even clear the air about DoT snap-shotting. We also learn that Mike Preach was wrong about Feral kittys and the level 100 talents are kind of awesome!”

Direct Link

http://www.thetrainingdummies.com/2014/11/25/episode-78-nitty-gritty-on-the-feral-kitty/

~Elamari

Throne of Thunder Review – Guest blog by 25 man Feral raider Ravissian

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you play a feral. One thing I’ve noticed about us is that Ferals love reading and talking about Ferals. That’s how I found File Under Feral in the first place. You therefore probably already know our strengths and weaknesses! It’s for this reason that in this post I’m going to explore the latest raid tier – Throne of Thunder (Patch 5.2) – from a Feral standpoint. I would like to thank Elamari for letting me write this post and also for being an all-round nice guy helping my guild several times when we have been short a DPS – quite often at very late notice!

My Feral druid, Ravissian, is part of a 25 man guild on Frostmourne-Oceanic. We were progression raiding as a 10 man in 5.0 and decided to switch to 25 man for 5.2 as we grew and I have to say – Throne of Thunder is impressive in a 25 man setting!

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Cat Nap #3 – Waffle bites with Jarre

Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of content as of late, I’ve had a busy schedule. However it appears that I am not the only one. There hasn’t been much content from anyone over the last month.

Just letting Druids out there that a fellow blogged named Jarre from Rank 4 Healing Touch was recently featured in a Team Waffle Cast, mini cast called Waffle bites. Jarre and Arielle have a small discussion on resto specific changes coming in patch 5.4 (Sorry Ferals). They also cover items, talents, spec changes, glyphs, and more! The audio can be found here: http://teamwafflecast.com/2013/waffle-bites-jarre-and-pve-resto-in-5-4/. Jarre also has some extra comments in this blog post of theirs. Check it out, it is interesting.

Hope you are feeling refreshed after our cat nap.

~Elamari

4 Valuable Feral Druid Macros

Macros are a highly useful function within World of Warcraft. Wowpedia describes what they are nicely;

The purpose of a Macro is to allow you to create some very simple custom actions or tasks, based on the existing game actions. A macro is just a sequence of slash commands, which are executed in order when you execute the macro.

The use of macros will make your play more streamlined & efficient giving you an edge over players who doesn’t use macros. Macros grant you advantages by;

  • Performing multiple actions at once by activating a single action button (mouse clicking or key binding) e.g. combining a spell and an on use trinket.
  • Reducing the number of spells on your bars e.g. combining an offensive cool down with a spell or combining several spells into one button through modifiers.
  • Increasing your throughput by using spells in a more timely & efficient manner.

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