WoW Classic Druid Leveling Guide
Below you can find details for WoW Classic Druid Leveling Guide.
Druid Leveling Talents
For leveling as a Druid, you can’t go wrong with leveling as feral:
- Feral: The reason that I suggest going Feral for leveling is that at level 20 you unlock both Cat Form and your first point in Feline Swiftness. In Classic World of Warcraft movement speed is going to be your best stat for any class for leveling so, being able to pick up 15% at 20, and 30% at 21 is an incredible advantage for the Druid. In addition to this, the talents we will be taking will be focused on increasing our damage in cat form.
- Omen of Clarity: If you take a look at the following spec you can probably understand why we go into the balance tree, why we go into the restoration tree, etc. Some players will start with the 11 points in Balance for Omen, and some players even start with Furor before going into Feral. Ultimately I’d recommend just being Feral from the start to get some early movement speed while leveling.
Spells to Buy while Leveling as a Druid
This is a critical section to take the time to read because a common misconception is that you’ll need to buy every single ability as you can train them when, in reality, you only need to purchase certain spells at certain levels. This path will save you a lot of travel time, as well as a lot of gold that can go toward buying your first mount at level 40. I’m going to list the levels that are important to train at, as well as what you should train at that particular level.
- Mark of the Wild: This is your main class buff, it’s always worth upgrading this spell when you can. You can train this at the following levels: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.
- Claw: Once you get Cat Form at level 20 you’ll use this as your primary energy dump. You can train this at the following levels: 20, 28, 38, 48, 58.
- Faerie Fire (Feral): you’ll want to use this on enemies to reduce armor. you can train this at the following levels: 30, 42, 54.
- Ferocious Bite: This will be your finisher. You can train this at the following levels: 32, 40, 48, 56, 60.
Druids have a wide variety of abilities that are useful in niche situations, if you feel comfortable with the amount of gold you have, you can feel free to purchase any abilities you think you would use while leveling in addition to these spells. Usually, if an ability requires Cat Form to use you can safely purchase it. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to save enough gold for your mount at 40.
Druid Leveling Rotation
- You’ll want to keep yourself buffed with Mark of the Wild and Thorns.
- Early on you’ll be using Bear Form and Maul until you get Cat Form.
- Once you reach level 20 you’ll be using Cat Form, and you’ll primarily use Claw to generate combo points and Ferocious Bite to spend combo points.
- You’ll want to keep Faerie Fire (Feral) on your enemies at all time.
- At level 30 you will get Travel Form and you’ll use this for travel until you get mounts.
- You can use Tiger’s Fury for a nice little burst window.
- You can get Dash at level 26 as an additional movement speed cooldown.
Best Gear For Leveling
Unlike most classes, Druids don’t benefit from gear beyond the stats on the gear; so, even when looking for a weapon upgrade you will simply look for items that give you better stats than your current gear. Continue onto the “Stat Weights” section for more info:
Stat Weights while Leveling
Strength = Spirit = Agi > Stam
- Strength: This is going to be your main source of attack power, each point of strength equals 2 attack power.
- Spirit: Spirit is extremely good while leveling in Classic, allowing you to regen health out of combat and reduces the amount of time you spend eating.
- Agility: Gives you crit and dodge, both useful combat stats.
- Stamina: Increases total health points.