Legion Patch 7.2 Survival Guide

First I would like to apologise for the lack of content. Real life has been happening a lot lately.

Patch 7.2 goes live tomorrow. This post will cover just the changes relating to Feral Druids. As usual, MMO Champion has a detail on all of the patch features, WoW Head has survival guide up, and there is a good summary guide of things to do on Reddit that I recommend. As always, be sure to check out the Fluid Druid.

Feral Changes
Very few changes to Feral. As to be expected, there are some buffs (poor scaling) and a few legendary changes.

  • Feral Druids now deal 4% more damage with Rake, Shred, Swipe, Thrash, Brutal Slash, Moonfire, Ferocious Bite, Ashamane’s Frenzy, and Rip.

    A 4% buff isn’t very much, but at least it applies to all abilities and not favouring direct damage over damage over time.

  • PVP
    • Bloodletter’s Frailty increases the damage you deal to the target by 15% in PvP.

Legendary Changes

  • All Specs
    • Sephuz’s Secret – Now always grants 10% increased movement speed and 2% Haste. When triggered, this bonus is increased to the current values of 70% movement speed and 25% Haste. The 10% movement speed bonus now stacks with other movement speed bonuses.This legendary is interesting. It was originally a ‘utility’ legendary, but with the buffs it should be closer to par. These buffs should make it more competitive without having to use interrupts and stuns on-cooldown to trigger the proc.
    • Ekowraith, Creator of Worlds – Now has an additional 658 Haste (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.It’s a shame that haste is so bad for Feral’s. That said, this tier set having 6 pieces give you more flexibility to keep your 4-set bonus and mix-n-match legendaries. At ilvl 940 (after upgrades) it’s not too bad in stats alone.
    • Added new craftable Legendary items
      •  Demon Hunter, Druid, Monk, Rogue – Boots) The Sentinel’s Eternal Refuge

        As far as legendaries go, this one is not too bad in pure stats. Mastery and crit are the top two for Feral. The three gem sockets lets you double down on the mastery. However the movement speed is pure utility with tenuous throughput.
  • Feral Specific
    • Chatoyant Signet – Now also increases your Energy regeneration by 5%.More energy seems like it would be good. But if you spam your abilities and are constantly waiting for energy to regenerate, your final cap doesn’t matter. This legendaries requires you to play restrained and really concentrate on your energy management. The buff to energy generation helps offset the downtime from pooling.
    • Fiery Red Maimers – Now also causes your next Maim to cost no Energy.

Now you are aware of the changes it’s time to focus on content. As far as PVE is concerned, make sure that:

  •  Assault on the Broken Shore – Setting Up your Base and Unlocking 7.2 Hub.
  • Unlocking AK 26 – Seeking Lost Knowledge
  • Unlocking your Empowered Traits

Be sure to check out the guides on Reddit, and Icy Veins. See you in Patch 7.2.

~Elamari

 

 

 

Which item is better? How to compare items

Sometimes when a item drops it can be difficult to tell if it’s an upgrade over your currently equipped item. Especially if the secondary stats are different. Maybe haste is your best stat, and is on your current gear, and the new item has crit, which isn’t as good as haste, but the item also has more main stats. How do you tell if it is really an upgrade?

Luckily, there is a way to mathematically calculate if this new item is a true upgrade over you current gear i.e. increase your throughput. It is done using stat weights and some simple multiplication and addition.

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Legion Feral Druid Quick Reference Guide

I find that throughout an expansion I have to keep looking up the same information because I keep forgetting it. The aim of this post is to create a quick reference guide that I can refer back to, without the need to go searching through the internet. This post is current as of Patch 7.1.

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Legion Feral Druid Talent Review

The long awaited Legion talent guide is finally ready, for your enjoyment. While most of the post contains my personal views, there are some clear winners in terms of throughput, calculated by members of the community. I’ve put those as my recommendations. There are also some good guides discussing the changes as a whole in greater detail at:

On with the show!

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So you think you can PVP? – Guest blog Feral PVPer Ðaiquiri on Frostmourne-US

Up for some PVP and all that Jazz? If yes then you’ve come to the right place… or you just want to hear some lunatic to blab on about how fun PVP as a Feral Druid can be then you have also come to the right place. So let’s get into it!

I’m Ðaiquiri from the server Frostmourne-US and I’ve been PVPing as Feral since the beginning of The Wrath of the Lich King. I have never been bored with the Feral Druid play style whether it is battlegrounds, rated battlegrounds, arenas or World PVP. Having been an active member of Gundrak’s number one RBG group (Pinoy Guild on Gundrak) and also just being that person that helps others just to get there weekly caps with arenas I’ve had my fair share of PVP.

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File Under Feral is 1 year old and wants your feedback

It has been just over a year since I started this blog. I have enjoyed writing it, researching topics, expressing my views and passing on my knowledge. Now I would like to know what you, my audience, thinks. What do you find interesting. What would you like to read more of? I have created this small survey of questions to find out what people are thinking. It would be great if everyone and anyone could take the time (5-10mins) to answer these few questions.

Disclaimer – I am not collecting any personal information or sharing this information with another party. This is for my own personal use so I can create content that is accessible, interesting and relevant. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at fileunderferal@gmail.com.

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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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