Feral Druid 5.2 (Throne of Thunder) Gear List

 

(From MMO-Champion)

The long-awaited, super-special, 5.2 Feral gear list!

Now with FAQ!


Q: Is PvP gear any good?

A: As in 5.0/5.1, PvP gear is just like offset PvE gear; the only difference is that you won’t have good socket bonuses, so knock roughly 7 points off a PvP’s ilevel when comparing it.

Q: What about weapons? When do I go from Gao-Rei to the new stuff?

A: First, keep in mind that the 5.1 upgrade (Eye of the Black Prince) can be repurchased and applied to a new weapon. That means the comparison is simply Gao-Rei + 500 agility to the ToT drop. With that, it works out pretty much as you’d expect. A normal Gao-Rei (even unupgraded) beats out a LFR Throne weapon, but is worse than a normal-mode weapon. Things are closer for the heroic Gao-Rei; it’s better than normal-mode Throne weapons, but only if it’s double-upgraded, and then only slightly.

Q: What are the stat weights looking like currently?

A: Here’s a quick snapshot of SimC with T15H (leaving out Rune since that has the potential to radically change things at the moment), normalized to AGI = 1:

  • Agi: 1.00
  • Weapon DPS: 0.95
  • Expertise/Hit: 0.43
  • Mastery: 0.42
  • Haste: 0.38
  • Crit: 0.36

Don’t get too hung up on the numbers; the takeaway is to cap hit/expertise, then stack mastery, reforging out of haste or crit as you prefer. If you want to be more exact, import your character into SimC and run your own scale factors. I’ve got an older computer and can’t run as exacting a comparison as I’d like.

Q: What trinkets are good?

A: Rune of Re-Origination is ridiculously awesome, but it requires completely redoing your reforges and it drops off Lei Shen (meaning it’s best not to plan on it for a while). For the rest, Renataki’s is the best in a vacuum, but the huge chunk of Expertise makes reforging difficult (same for the Hit on the Vicious Talisman). The haste proc on the Talisman of Bloodlust isn’t too hot, so my personal ranking is Rune > Renataki > Juju > Vicious Talisman > Talisman of Bloodlust. YMMV.

Q: What are the best VP items?

A: Well, “best” is relative…do you mean best in terms of strongest upgrade per piece, best in terms of the VP cost, or best in terms of which VP item you’re least likely to replace with raid drops? :)

In order to avoid wrapping ourselves up in too much speculation, we’ll confine our discussion to the Neutral and Friendly items: Flanker’s BattletagsVicious Talisman of the Shado-Pan Assault,  Willow-Weave Armbands, and the Seal of the Shado-Pan Assault. Obviously, you can buy the Battletags right away, so if you’re already valor capped, you might as well. That said, there’s several neckpieces and  the Battletags is the worst-itemized of the lot. The Vicious Talisman is pretty good, but Renataki’s drops off the first boss, and Bad Juju drops off the third. The armbands have the same problem as the trinket; they’re okay, but another bracer drops off the second boss. They’re both loaded with hit, too, which makes optimizing difficult.  If I had to pick, I’d rather have the VP bracers and the raid trinkets, rather than the reverse. Finally, the Seal ring is roughly equivalent to another ring that drops off the first boss…but they’re both reasonable choices, so that’s not a bad use of VP either. Basically, nothing looks super awesome, so just get whatever you need to fill in holes in RNG (which, honestly, is kind of the point).

Q: What are the set bonuses for this tier?

A: 2p: Gives your finishing moves a 15% chance per combo point to add a combo point to your target.
4p: After using Tiger’s Fury, you gain 40% increased critical strike chance on the next 3 uses of Mangle, Shred, Ferocious Bite, Ravage, and Swipe.

Overall, they’re reasonably decent bonuses and a bit better than T14, so I’d go ahead and break an existing set as soon as you get 2 tier pieces (don’t go from Heroic T14 to LFR T15, though, that’s not worth it).

Q; What are the best off-set pieces?

A: Well, the absolute best is the Chestguard of Coruscating Blades off of Ra-den. For the likely 99% of you that won’t see that piece any time soon, the Lightning-Eye Hood (off the first boss!) is probably the default winner, though Thunderforged items can change up the calculation a bit. Gloves of Cushioned Air are also good.

Q: Why are some items not listed?

A: No drop location listed currently; likely a random chance to get from a satchel, may also be a trash drop.

Last but not least, a list of item levels:

  • 541: Throne Heroic (Thunderforged), Ra-Den
  • 535: Throne Heroic
  • 528: Throne Normal (Thunderforged)
  • 522: Throne Normal, Haunting Spirit crafted epics (helms/boots)
  • 516: Terrace Heroic Elite  (only a couple items)
  • 509: HoF/Terrace Heroic
  • 502: Mogu’shan Heroic, Throne LFR
  • 496: HoF/Terrace Normal, Blood Spirit crafted epics (chest/gloves), 5.1 rep (Shieldwall/Dominance)
  • 490: Malevolent PvP weapons (tier 2)
  • 489: Revered rep gear, Mogu’shan Normal
  • 483: HoF/Terrace LFR, Malevolent PvP armor
  • 476: Mogu’shan LFR, crafted epics
  • 463: Heroic 5-man drops, most scenario rewards, archaelogy

And bosses by section:

  • Last Stand of the Zandalari: Jin’rokh, Horridon, Council of Elders
  • Forgotten Depths: Tortos, Megaera, Ji-Kun
  • Halls of Flesh-Shaping: Durumu, Primordius, Dark Animus
  • Pinnacle of Storms: Iron Qon, Twin Consorts, Lei Shen
  • Ra-Den: Ra-Den (wins.) HEROIC ONLY.

2H Weapon

As always, weapon DPS remains a feral’s best friend, so go for the best you can find. There’s currently not a location for the Darkwood Spiritstaff, which is a shame because it appears to be (slightly) BiS over Jalak’s staff. At least we know that staff drops early. Shan-Dun has a better socket color, but no mastery. As I covered above, if you have the legendary gem, keep your Sha-Touched staff until you can replace it with a weapon of the same caliber.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Darkwood Spiritstaff 535 Heroic
Jalak’s Maelstrom Staff 535 Horridon Heroic
Shan-Dun, Breaker of Hope 535 Lei Shen Heroic
Gao-Rei, Staff of the Legendary Protector 509 Tsulong, Terrace of Endless Spring Heroic
Darkwood Spiritstaff 522 Normal
Jalak’s Maelstrom Staff 522 Horridon Normal
Shan-Dun, Breaker of Hope 522 Lei Shen Normal
Gao-Rei, Staff of the Legendary Protector 496 Tsulong, Terrace of Endless Spring Normal
Darkwood Spiritstaff 502 LFR
Jalak’s Maelstrom Staff 502 Horridon LFR
Shan-Dun, Breaker of Hope 502 Lei Shen LFR
Screaming Tiger, Qiang’s Unbreakable Polearm 502 Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Gao-Rei, Staff of the Legendary Protector 483 Tsulong, Terrace of Endless Spring LFR
Screaming Tiger, Qiang’s Unbreakable Polearm 489 Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Inscribed Tiger Staff (BoA) 476 Inscription N/A
Screaming Tiger, Qiang’s Unbreakable Polearm 476 Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Snowdrift’s Bladed Staff 463 Master Snowdrift, Shadow-Pan Monastery H 5-man
Firestorm Greatstaff 463 Brother Korloff, Scarlet Monastery H 5-man
Ghostheart 463 Xin the Weaponmaster, Gate of the Setting Sun H 5-man
Amber Spear of Klaxxi’vess 463 Exalted with Klaxxi N/A
Spear of Xuen (BoA) 463 Archaeology N/A
Head

The Lightning-Eye Hood drops off the first boss…which is great, since it’s well itemized for us. Pick it up ASAP.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Lightning-Eye Hood 535 Jin’rokh Heroic
Headpiece of the Haunted Forest 535 Twin Consorts Heroic
Lightning-Eye Hood 522 Jin’rokh Normal
Headpiece of the Haunted Forest 522 Twin Consorts Normal
Quilen Hide Helm 522 Leatherworking N/A
Eternal Blossom Headpiece 509 Feral Tier Heroic
Lightning-Eye Hood 502 Jin’rokh LFR
Crown of Opportunistic Strikes 502 Will of the Emperor, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Facemask of Unrepentant Banditry 496 Galleon N/A
Headpiece of the Haunted Forest 502 Twin Consorts LFR
Eternal Blossom Headpiece 496 Feral Tier Normal
Facemask of Unrepentant Banditry 496 Galleon Normal
Crown of Opportunistic Strikes 489 Will of the Emperor, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Red Smoke Bandana 489 Revered with Shado-Pan N/A
Eternal Blossom Headpiece 483 Feral Tier LFR
Crown of Opportunistic Strikes 476 Will of the Emperor, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Agile Retinal Armor 476 Engineering N/A
Windblast Helm 463 Wing Leader Ner’onok, Niuzao Temple H 5-Man
Soulburner Crown 463 Lilian Voss, Scholomance H 5-Man
Neck

Lots of options for normal-mode, though I suspect most people will buy the Battletags with stored VP.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Quadra-Head Brooch 535 Megaera Heroic
Necklace of the Terra-Cotta Archer 535 Heroic
Talisman of Living Poison 535 Horridon Heroic
Quadra-Head Brooch 522 Megaera Normal
Necklace of the Terra-Cotta Archer 522 Normal
Necklace of the Hazillosaurus 522 Oondasta Normal
Flanker’s Battletags 522 Neutral with Shado-Pan Assault N/A
Talisman of Living Poison 522 Horridon Normal
Pheromone-Coated Choker 509 Vizier Zor’lok, Heart of Fear Heroic
Choker of the Unleashed Storm 509 Blade Lord Ta’yak, Heart of Fear Heroic
Quadra-Head Brooch 502 Megaera LFR
Necklace of the Terra-Cotta Archer 502 LFR
Talisman of Living Poison 502 Horridon LFR
Amulet of the Hidden Kings 502 The Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Pheromone-Coated Choker 496 Vizier Zor’lok, Heart of Fear? Normal
Hellrider’s Choker 496 Galleon N/A
Choker of the Unleashed Storm 496 Blade Lord Ta’yak, Heart of Fear Normal
Amulet of the Hidden Kings 489 The Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Delicate Necklace of the Golden Lotus 489 Exalted with Golden Lotus (quest reward) N/A
Choker of the Klaxxi’va 489 Revered with Klaxxi N/A
Choker of the Unleashed Storm 483 Blade Lord Ta’yak, Heart of Fear LFR
Amulet of the Hidden Kings 476 The Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Don Guerrero’s Glorious Choker 476 World Drop BoE TBD
Engraved Amber Pendant 463 Vizier Jin’bak, Niuzao Temple H 5-man
Scorched Scarlet Key 463 Flameweaver Koegler, Scarlet Halls H 5-man
Shoulders

The Bladeshoulders and Mantle are pretty bad compared to the Tier piece (less sockets), and the VP piece is even worse.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Spaulders of the Haunted Forest 535 Iron Qon Heroic
Poisonblood Bladeshoulders
535 Megaera Heroic
Forgotten Mantle of the Moon 535 Heroic
Spaulders of the Haunted Forest 522 Iron Qon Normal
Poisonblood Bladeshoulders 522 Megaera Normal
Wallwalker Spaulders 522 Exalted with Shado-pan Assault Normal
Forgotten Mantle of the Moon 522 Normal
Eternal Blossom Spaulders 509 Feral Tier Heroic
Netherrealm Shoulderpads 502 Gara’jal, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Spaulders of the Haunted Forest 502 Iron Qon LFR
Poisonblood Bladeshoulders 502 Megaera LFR
Forgotten Mantle of the Moon 502 LFR
Eternal Blossom Spaulders 496 Feral Tier Normal
Shadow Heart Spaulders 496 Shek’zeer, Heart of Fear Normal
Imperion Spaulders 489 Revered with Golden Lotus N/A
Netherrealm Shoulderpads 489 Gara’jal, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Eternal Blossom Spaulders 483 Feral Tier LFR
Netherrealm Shoulderpads 476 Gara’jal, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Fizzy Spaulders 463 Yan-Zhu the Uncasked, Stormstout Brewery H 5-man
Doubtridden Shoulderguards 463 Sha of Doubt, Temple of the Jade Serpent H 5-man
Ghost Fox Spaulders 450 Dread Wastes Quest: The Mariner’s Revenge N/A
Back

The Pinionfeather cloak is clearly BiS (only cloak with a socket). There’s possibly a Ra-den cloak in there too, but I’ve left it out for the time being. Also note the 496 cloak from the Kirin Tor/Sunreavers if you’re unlucky in LFR.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Pinionfeather Greatcloak 535 Ji-Kun Heroic
Wastewalker’s Sandblasted Drape 535 Horridon Heroic
Pinionfeather Greatcloak 522 Ji-Kun Normal
Longshot Forestcloak 522 Honored with Shado-Pan Assault Normal
Wastewalker’s Sandblasted Drape 522 Horridon Normal
Pinionfeather Greatcloak 502 Ji-Kun LFR
Legbreaker Greatcloak 509 Garalon, Heart of Fear Heroic
Arrow Breaking Windcloak 502 Boss Drop, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Legbreaker Greatcloak 496 Garalon, Heart of Fear Normal
Wastewalker’s Sandblasted Drape 502 Horridon LFR
Thunder-Chaser Cloak 496 Revered with Kirin Tor/Sunreavers N/A
Arrow Breaking Windcloak 489 Boss Drop, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Blackguard Cape 489 Revered with Shado-Pan N/A
Legbreaker Greatcloak 476 Garalon, Heart of Fear LFR
Arrow Breaking Windcloak 476 Boss Drop, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Dory’s Pageantry 476 World Drop (Dory, you and your SO are awesome!) N/A
Aerial Bombardment Cloak 463 General Pa’valak, Niuzao Temple H 5-man
Wind-Soaked Drape 463 Wise Mari, Temple of the Jade Serpent H 5-man
Chest

Yeah, that Ra-den chest is nice…good luck getting that. :) For us mortals, you’ll definitely want to go with the tier chest.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Chestguard of Coruscating Blades 541 Ra-den Heroic
Raiment of the Haunted Forest 535 Dark Animus Heroic
Fusion Slasher Chestguard 535 Lei Shen Heroic
Rockfall Ribwraps 535 Tortos Heroic
Raiment of the Haunted Forest 522 Dark Animus Normal
Fusion Slasher Chestguard 522 Lei Shen Normal
Vest of the Bordomorono 522 Oondasta Normal
Rockfall Ribwraps 522 Tortos Normal
Roofstalker Shadowwrap 522 Revered with Shado-Pan Assault Normal
Eternal Blossom Raiment 509 Feral Tier Heroic
Wrap of Instant Petrification 502 Sha of Fear Heroic
Raiment of the Haunted Forest 502 Dark Animus LFR
Fusion Slasher Chestguard 502 Lei Shen LFR
Rockfall Ribwraps 502 Tortos LFR
Chestguard of Total Annihilation 502 Elegon, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Eternal Blossom Raiment 496 Feral Tier Normal
Chestguard of Nemeses 496 Leatherworking N/A
Flameshot Wrap 496 Galleon Normal
Wrap of Instant Petrification 496 Sha of Fear Normal
Chestguard of Total Annihilation 489 Elegon, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Softfoot Silentwrap 489 Revered with Golden Lotus N/A
Eternal Blossom Raiment 483 Feral Tier LFR
Wrap of Instant Petrification 483 Sha of Fear LFR
Chestguard of Total Annihilation 476 Elegon, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Greyshadow Chestguard 476 Leatherworking N/A
Nimbletoe Chestguard 463 Ook-Ook, Stormstout Brewery H 5-man
Korloff’s Raiment 463 Brother Korloff, Scarlet Monastery H 5-man
Delicate Chestguard of the Golden Lotus 463 Revered with Golden Lotus (quest reward) N/A
Wrist

The Willow-Weave are just a bit better than the Multiplicative Strikes, but only if you’re not wasting the hit.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Bindings of Multiplicative Strikes 535 Horridon Heroic
Bracers of the Midnight Comet 535 Twin Consorts Heroic
Willow-Weave Armbands 522 Friendly with Shadow-Pan Assault N/A
Bindings of Multiplicative Strikes 522 Horridon Normal
Bracers of the Midnight Comet 522 Twin Consorts Normal
Bracers of Unseen Strikes 509 Blade Lord Ta’yak, Heart of Fear Heroic
Smooth Beetle Wristbands 509 Boss Drop, HoF/ToES Heroic
Bracers of Violent Meditation 502 Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Bindings of Multiplicative Strikes 502 Horridon LFR
Bracers of the Midnight Comet 502 Twin Consorts LFR
Bracers of Unseen Strikes 496 Blade Lord Ta’yak, Heart of Fear Normal
Smooth Beetle Wristbands 496 Boss Drop, HoF/ToES Normal
Bracers of Violent Meditation 489 Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Quillpaw Family Bracers 489 Revered with August Celestials N/A
Bracers of Unseen Strikes 483 Blade Lord Ta’yak, Heart of Fear LFR
Smooth Beetle Wristbands 483 Boss Drop, HoF/ToES LFR
Bracers of Violent Meditation 476 Spirit Kings, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Saboteur’s Stabilizing Bracers 463 Saboteur Kip’tilak, Gate of the Setting Sun H 5-man
Lightblade Bracer 463 Armsmaster Harlan, Scarlet Halls H 5-man
Hands

The tier gloves are rather meh, so this is a good option to go off-set with if you don’t manage to grab the off-set head.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Gloves of Cushioned Air 535 Primordius Heroic
Grips of the Haunted Forest 535 Council of Elders Heroic
Grips of Vampiric Cruelty 535 Tortos Heroic
Gloves of Cushioned Air 522 Primordius Normal
Grips of the Haunted Forest 522 Council of Elders Normal
Grips of Vampiric Cruelty 522 Tortos Normal
Gloves of Gastric Rumbling 522 Oondasta Normal
Daggerfinger Clutches 522 Honored with Shado-Pan Assault N/A
Eternal Blossom Grips 509 Feral Tier Heroic
Bonebreaker Gauntlets 509 Garalon, Heart of Fear Heroic
Gloves of Cushioned Air 502 Primordius LFR
Grips of the Haunted Forest 502 Council of Elders LFR
Grips of Vampiric Cruelty 502 Tortos LFR
Eternal Blossom Handguards 496 Guardian Tier Normal
Eternal Blossom Grips 496 Feral Tier Normal
Bonebreaker Gauntlets 496 Garalon, Heart of Fear Normal
Murderer’s Gloves 496 Leatherworking N/A
Fingers of the Loneliest Monk 489 Revered with August Celestials N/A
Eternal Blossom Grips 483 Feral Tier LFR
Eternal Blossom Handguards 483 Guardian Tier LFR
Bonebreaker Gauntlets 483 Garalon, Heart of Fear LFR
Greyshadow Gloves 476 Leatherworking N/A
Hound Trainer’s Gloves 463 Houndmaster Braun, Scarlet Halls H 5-man
Tombstone Gauntlets 463 Darkmaster Gandling, Scholomance H 5-man
Waist

Hey, a decent drop off Oondasta! Pretty much equal to the Featherflight; better itemization, less sockets.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Strap of Murderous Strikes 541 Ra-den Heroic
Featherflight Belt 535 Ji-Kun Heroic
Abandoned Zandalari Silentbelt 535 Heroic
Girdle of the Derrodoccus 522 Oondasta Normal
Featherflight Belt 522 Ji-Kun Normal
Abandoned Zandalari Silentbelt 522 Normal
Darkfang Belt 522 Revered with Shado-Pan Assault N/A
Stalker’s Cord of Eternal Autumn 509 Boss Drop, Terrace of Endless Spring Heroic
Featherflight Belt 502 Ji-Kun LFR
Tomb Raider’s Girdle 502 Feng the Accursed, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Abandoned Zandalari Silentbelt 502 LFR
Cannoneer’s Gunpowder Carrier 496 Galleon Normal
Prevenge’s Swashbuckling Cinch 496 Dominance/Shieldwall N/A
Stalker’s Cord of Eternal Autumn 496 Boss Drop, Terrace of Endless Spring Normal
Tomb Raider’s Girdle 489 Feng the Accursed, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Klaxxi Lash of the Borrower 489 Revered with Klaxxi N/A
Stalker’s Cord of Eternal Autumn 483 Boss Drop, Terrace of Endless Spring LFR
Tomb Raider’s Girdle 476 Feng the Accursed, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Skumblade-Tooth Girdle 476 Honored with Kirin Tor/Sunreavers N/A
Belt of Brazen Inebriation 463 Hoptallus, Stormstout Brewery H 5-man
Icewrath Belt 463 Instructor Chillheart, Scholomance H 5-man
Legs

I’ve gone back and forth on the legs; they’re all pretty comparable, IMO, so just stick with tier here. (Well, okay, the VP legs are crap and probably below the Heroic Elite legs, though I didn’t look too closely.)

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Cosmicfire Legwraps 541 Ra-Den Heroic
Worldbinder Leggings 535 Dark Animus Heroic
Legguards of the Haunted Forest 535 Ji-Kun Heroic
Crimson Bloom Legguards 535 Durumu Heroic
Worldbinder Leggings 522 Dark Animus Normal
Legguards of the Haunted Forest 522 Ji-Kun Normal
Crimson Bloom Legguards 522 Durumu Normal
Legguards of Hidden Knives 522 Honored with Shado-Pan Assault N/A
Legguards of Failing Purification 516 Protectors of the Endless, Terrace of Endless Spring Heroic Elite
Eternal Blossom Legguards 509 Feral Tier Heroic
Legguards of Failing Purification 503 Protectors of the Endless, Terrace of Endless Spring Normal Elite
Worldbinder Leggings 502 Dark Animus LFR
Legguards of the Haunted Forest 502 Ji-Kun LFR
Stoneflesh Leggings 502 The Stone Guard, Mogu’Shan Vaults Heroic
Crimson Bloom Legguards 502 Durumu LFR
Eternal Blossom Legguards 496 Feral Tier Normal
Stoneflesh Leggings 489 The Stone Guard, Mogu’Shan Vaults Normal
Dreadsworn Slayer Legs 489 Revered with Klaxxi N/A
Eternal Blossom Legguards 483 Feral Tier LFR
Stoneflesh Leggings 483 The Stone Guard, Mogu’Shan Vaults LFR
Wall-Breaker Legguards 463 Raigonn, Gate of the Setting Sun H 5-man
Ghostwoven Legguards 463 Jandice Barov, Scholomance H 5-man
Tough Mushanhide Leggings 450 Honored with Shadow-pan N/A
Feet

Unlike the head, this is a great place to spend some gold and pick up the crafted boots. Iron Qon is pretty far back in the instance, and the Spiderweb Tabi is meh.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Twist-Toe Tabi 541 Ra-Den Heroic
Spurs of the Storm Cavalry 535 Iron Qon Heroic
Spiderweb Tabi 535 Heroic
Quilen Hide Boots 522 Leatherworking N/A
Spurs of the Storm Cavalry 522 Iron Qon Normal
Spiderweb Tabi 522 Normal
Boots of the Still Breath 509 Imperial Vizier Zor’lok, Heart of Fear Heroic
Treads of Deadly Secretions 509 Amber-Shaper Un’zok, Heart of Fear Heroic
Spurs of the Storm Cavalry 502 Iron Qon LFR
Spiderweb Tabi 502 LFR
Boots of the Still Breath 496 Imperial Vizier Zor’lok, Heart of Fear Normal
Treads of Deadly Secretions 496 Amber-Shaper Un’zok, Heart of Fear Normal
Flamefoot Tabi 496 Galleon Normal
Tukka-Tuk’s Hairy Boots 489 Revered with August Celestials N/A
Boots of the Still Breath 483 Imperial Vizier Zor’lok, Heart of Fear LFR
Treads of Deadly Secretions 483 Amber-Shaper Un’zok, Heart of Fear LFR
Boots of Raging Haze 476 Sha of Anger (quest), world boss Normal
Boots of Plummeting Death 463 Xin the Weaponmaster, Mogu’shan Palace H 5-man
Dashing Strike Treads 463 High Inquisitor Whitemane, Scarlet Monastery H 5-man
Finger

I feel like there’s probably another ring not on the loot tables yet, so YMMV.  Ring off Dark Animus is best, rest are pretty equal options for #2.

Name ILvl Source Difficulty
Ra-den’s Swift Seal 541 Ra-den Heroic
Gore-Soaked Gear 535 Dark Animus Heroic
Sign of the Bloodied God 535 Jin’rokh Heroic
Gore-Soaked Gear 522 Dark Animus Normal
Seal of the Shado-Pan Assault 522 Friendly with Shado-Pan Assault Normal
Sign of the Bloodied God 522 Jin’rokh Normal
Forzarra’s Last Meal 522 Oondasta Normal
Regail’s Band of the Endless 516 Protector of the Endless, Terrace of Endless Spring Heroic Elite
Painful Thorned Ring 509 Wind Lord Mel’jarak, Heart of Fear Heroic
Regail’s Band of the Endless 509 Protector of the Endless, Terrace of Endless Spring Heroic
Regail’s Band of the Endless 503 Protector of the Endless, Terrace of Endless Spring Normal Elite
Feng’s Seal of Binding 503 Feng the Accursed, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Sign of the Bloodied God 502 Jin’rokh LFR
Gore-Soaked Gear 502 Dark Animus LFR
Painful Thorned Ring 496 Wind Lord Mel’jarak, Heart of Fear Normal
Regail’s Band of the Endless 496 Protector of the Endless, Terrace of Endless Spring Normal?
Hereditary Saurok Loop 496 Galleon N/A
Anji’s Keepsake 489 Revered with Golden Lotus N/A
Seal of the Windreaver 489 Exalted with Klaxxi (quest reward) N/A
Feng’s Seal of Binding 489 Feng the Accursed, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Painful Thorned Ring 483 Wind Lord Mel’jarak, Heart of Fear LFR
Regail’s Band of the Endless 483 Protector of the Endless, Terrace of Endless Spring LFR
Feng’s Seal of Binding 476 Feng the Accursed, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Perculia’s Peculiar Signet 476 World Drop (yay perculia!) N/A
Seal of Ghoulish Glee 470 Hallow’s End World Event N/A
Signet of Dancing Jade 463 Liu Flameheart, Temple of the Jade Serpent H 5-man
Seal of Hateful Meditation 463 Taran Zhu, Shado-Pan Monastery H 5-man
Pulled Grenade Pin 463 Saboteur Kip’tilak, Gate of the Setting Sun H 5-man
Trinket

As I mentioned above, trinkets are difficult and will require balancing them off the rest of your gear to determine what’s “best.” Rune will likely demand changing reforging strategies, so be prepared for that if you end up with it. You’ll want to maximize the proc. Below, I’ve left the SimC run of the 5.0 trinkets up so you can see what’s best; once SimC gets updated with all the 5.2 trinkets, I’ll update that graph as well.

Name Type ILvl Source Difficulty
Rune of Re-Origination Agility, proc highest stat 535 Lei Shen Heroic
Renataki’s Soul Charm Expertise, proc agility 535 Jin’rokh Heroic
Bad Juju Mastery, proc agility 535 Council of Elders Heroic
Talisman of Bloodlust Agility, proc haste 535 Primordius Heroic
Rune of Re-Origination Agility, proc highest stat 522 Lei Shen Normal
Renataki’s Soul Charm Expertise, proc agility 522 Jin’rokh Normal
Bad Juju Mastery, proc agility 522 Council of Elders Normal
Vicious Talisman of the Shado-Pan Assault Hit, proc agility 522 Friendly with Shado-Pan Assault N/A
Talisman of Bloodlust Agility, proc haste 522 Primordius Normal
Rune of Re-Origination Agility, proc highest stat 502 Lei Shen LFR
Renataki’s Soul Charm Expertise, proc agility 502 Jin’rokh LFR
Talisman of Bloodlust Agility, proc haste 502 Primordius LFR
Bad Juju Mastery, proc agility 502 Council of Elders LFR
Bottle of Infinite Stars Mastery, proc agility 502 Elegon, Mogu’shan Vaults Heroic
Terror in the Mists Agility, proc crit 509 Lei Shi, Terrace of Endless Spring Heroic
Relic of Xuen (upgraded) Agility, proc agility 484 Darkmoon Tiger Deck N/A
Terror in the Mists Agility, proc crit 496 Lei Shi, Terrace of Endless Spring Normal
Jade Bandit Figurine Agility, Use: haste 489 TBD Normal
Bottle of Infinite Stars Mastery, proc agility 489 Elegon, Mogu’shan Vaults Normal
Hawkmaster’s Talon Agility, Use: Haste 489 Revered with Shado-Pan N/A
Terror in the Mists Agility, proc crit 483 Lei Shi, Terrace of Endless Spring LFR
Jade Bandit Figurine Agility, Use: haste 476 TBD LFR
Bottle of Infinite Stars Mastery, proc agility 476 Elegon, Mogu’shan Vaults LFR
Coren’s Cold Chromium Coaster Crit, proc crit 470 Coren Direbrew, Brewfest N/A
Windswept Pages Agility, proc haste 463 Lorewalker Stonestep, Temple of the Jade Serpent H 5-man
Flashing Steel Talisman Hit, use: agility 463 High Inquisitor Whitemane, Scarlet Monastery H 5-man
Searing Words Crit, proc agility 463 Darkmaster Gandling, Scholomance H 5-man

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  14 Responses to “Feral Druid 5.2 (Throne of Thunder) Gear List”

  1. It’s worth mentioning that things are very different when you’re running Rune of Re-Origination. Generally speaking you’ll want whatever has the most agi (for example, you would take the Polearm off of Lei Shen if you can use the expertise) because secondary stats don’t matter much.

    Your goal for secondaries is to do what you can to keep your hit and expertise around the caps (2550 each), and the try to get your remaining secondaries as close as possible while keeping mastery on top. At that point secondary stat selection of each individual piece does not particularly matter, but generally you’ll want to avoid hit and expertise unless you specifically know you can fit the piece in.

  2. Bookmarked! Thanks for doing this.

  3. Love it bookmared hope we get the triket stats runing soon and where we can get a hold of the bis staff :)

    • Hey guys im a lvl 89 feral druid and i dint know how i will buy pvp gear will it be with honor ? How do arenas work
      thanks

  4. First off, I’d like to thank all of you who have been active bloggers and posters on feral druid dps topics. Before reading your words, I was considering rerolling as I never saw ferals above middle in any raids, where I was firmly planted. In a few weeks time, however, reading your thoughts has helped me move from middle of the pack to top 3, and often #1. Thanks for giving me hope and lighting the way . . .

    Having said that, I don’t follow the stat weighting recommendations as given on this and other sites, and so my recent success has made me want to share my experience for critical review.

    I’m a NE feral HoW/SoF druid with ilvl 484 including 2 set pieces and using the 471lvl spear of xuen. I understand that stat weighting evolves as ilvl increases, so maybe what I’m reading doesn’t apply as well to me since I’m a bit undergeared. Nonetheless, thinking about the relative value of mastery and crit leads me to strongly favor crit over mastery.

    My thinking is that mastery is relatively weak because although they both cost 600 rating per 1%, mastery affects only bleeds, which on my logs typically only accounts for less than 30% of damage. In fact, my last run of Terrace, even though I was #2 on the damage meters, and my bleeds totalled only 26% of my damage.

    The practical bleed % is much lower than I see estimated on various sites, I think for the following reasons:
    1. Boss Mechanics which break bleed uptime and demand reapplication.
    2. The fact that I am stacking crit which potentially takes about 4800 rating away from mastery which obviously leads to the bleed dmg being a lower % of my overall damage. (If I switch all the crit to mastery, that would have only raised the bleed % of total dmg to about 28%, btw)
    3. My bleed uptime could be better if I had the 4 set piece bonus, although I think it is pretty good as I am focussing on it and near the top of the meters.
    4. The Wrath and Hurricane dmg of my spec lower the relevance of bleeds/mastery compared to the total – together they accounted for 23% of my dmg.

    Nonetheless, even if you assume the up to 50% bleed damage that some sites say, crit wins over mastery (for my spec), because crit effects every bit of damage (except I think the Wrath/Hurricane part which neither effect).

    In addition, crit is generating combo points which at my ilvl are still less available than I would like.

    Haste is less clear to me vs crit. Although EJ has it above crit because of the casting phase, haste is not affecting the bleed component of damage. Purely considering damage, I believe haste is better than mastery, because even if bleeds were %50 of dmg, 1% of haste only costs 425 rating. For every 2% of mastery you buy, you can buy ~3% of haste. In addition, the haste effects the very valuable casting phase of my spec.

    I’m looking forward to reading any comments you all might have on this.

    sincerely,

    Spryng-Drenden
    (I pvp so I don’t know what gear would be there if you look me up)

    p.s. I know it would be useful to know my bleed uptime in order to evaluate what I am saying. I thought it would be fair to assume that I’m doing pretty well with it since I am consistently near or at the top of the meters, and well above any other druids in the raid. I’ll look for an add-on to do that in the meantime (unless there is a feature of recount that someone could point me to).

  5. Spryng, you’re absolutely correct. All those statistics saying mastery is better are based on simulations, not real world boss fights. That means they’re assuming 100% uptime on all dots, always being able to be behind the boss, all raid buffs/debuffs applied 100% of the time, etc. Same thing with DoC over HotW.

    In the real (virtual) world, things are not so straightforward. There are exactly zero patchwerk-style fights in the game, and haven’t been any for a good long while. That means we’ll never be able to stay on a single target the whole fight – there are target swaps in every boss fight in the game. This is hard to quantify, but it definitely means that extra combo points when you need them to quickly refresh rip or savage roar are MUCH more valuable than can possibly be simulated.

    Additionally, they tend to forget that when we’re trying to max our dps, we’re usually working on progression, which means we’re still learning the fight. If it’s on farm, who cares if your dps is high or not? Sure I like to top the meters in LFR as much as the next guy, but does it matter? Not one bit. So while we’re trying to learn the fight, not stand in fire, etc., the less we have to worry about dots and buffs falling off the better – for the whole raid, not just our personal dps.

    Finally, the difference in the (theoretical) max dps between mastery, crit and even haste, is very small. Small to the point that you won’t see it at all between any two fights on the same boss. (That’s why they run 20k+ sims to get these numbers.)

    Long story short, simulationcraft is fun for people who like numbers. For people who like to play the game on the other hand, crit is just as good or better in almost every situation in the game as it exists today. Plus, who doesn’t like to see huge CRIT numbers on the screen?

  6. I find there is almost a soft cap on crit. If I drop below 28% ish, I really start to notice a loss of combo points. On the other hand, mastery just always gets better and better.

  7. Because of the nature of feral, bleeds are always going to be the main part of your damage. Also this gives us a leg up vs other classes that lose a high amount of damage during movement while we as ferals have bleeds that continue to tick away. Also because of the buff to rip in 5.2 and the multiplicative nature to our activated +dmg abilities, stacking mastery is always going to trump not stacking it. (Minus the changes that can be made when you throw Rune of Re-Origination into the mix)

    Think about it. You can either get A: slightly more energy regen giving you a few more 5 CB abilities each fight, or B: bleeds with upwards of +80% from mastery stacked with DoC/TF/SR. If you went for a build optimizing abilities other than your bleeds you would only get the +25% dmg on the immediate next two shreds/mangle/ravage/FB. But instead you get to take advantage of it by throwing it on with rip/rake and extending that damage increase for 14+ secs. This doesn’t even factor in snap-shotting your bleeds at the peak of certain trinkets or at the end of their activation to essentially “extend” their use.

    I do agree with you though people using simcraft as if it is the bible makes no sense. It a mathematical equation that pertains very little to real world application. The only argument I can make against simcraft currently, is that it is siming haste over crit. In the real world I feel this would be a loss in DPS due to the fact you HAVE to hit 4CB before using up your predatory swiftness to take the DoC buff. Crit plays a big part in making it to that point a lot of the times. If you miss a 5 CB rip with all those +%dmg increases because you were only able to make it to 3CB before “having” to cast NT, it is a HUGE dps loss.

    Nice write up tho

    Neverpulout – Blackrock

  8. I’ve just come back to the game after about a year, back in the Cata days. Right now I’m running balance, but I’d like to swap my off spec from resto to feral to give it a try for leveling through the Pandaria material. Is there somewhere you can direct me to get some info how to get the gear I need to even begin to compete in the new world as a newly minted feral?

    Thanks!

  9. Do you have any information about the value of the legendary vs. the “standard” meta gem with agi+crit dmg? I have actually the legendary meta gem equipt but I am not sure about it if it’s realy the better choice.

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