Druid cat DPS stats, glyphs and gems {Cataclysm}

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UPTODATE FOR CATACLYSM

I know how it is. You’ve just used Cat Form and while your DPS kitty form might look very nice, you haven’t got a clue how to make your cat do lots of DPS. Well, ponder no more. There are some practical things you can look at to help you get your kitty right in more ways than just the fur colour.

If you’re not sure on at DPS stats, feral cat glyphs or druid cat DPS gems, relax. We’ve put it all in one simple article so you have time to fit in a catnap.

I want to do more damage as a feral cat! What is a druid cat’s stat priority list…?

  • Weapon DPS > agility > strength > mastery > crit rating > haste
  • If you’re raiding, stack hit rating up to 961 and expertise to 781 then stack other stats
  • Weapon DPS = your weapon’s DPS, not speed, now contributes to how much damage you do. Look for weapons with a high DPS value.

…And what stat should I gem/reforge for as a feral cat?

  • First you need to be hit and expertise capped. To achieve that you need 246 hit rating and 200 expertise rating (26 expertise). You can achieve these either with gems, reforging or a mix of both.
  • If you are capped then priotise GEMMING agility with Delicate Inferno Ruby. In yellow and blue sockets look for gems that combine Agility with Mastery or Strength.
  • If you are capped then REFORGE spare hit, expertise, and haste into Mastery stat.

What glyphs should I get for a cat druid?

Prime glyphs:

Glyph of RipGlyph of Shred —  Glyph of Tiger’s Fury

Major glyphs:

Glyph of Faerie Fire. After that your choice, though Glyph of Feral Charge is generally shiny and Glyph of Rebirth is good for utility.

Minor glyphs:

The recommended ones are:

Glyph of Unburdened RebirthGlyph of the WildGlyph of Dash

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Druid cat DPS tips {Cataclysm}

This guide is outdated! To get the latest on how to play a cat druid in Patch 4.2, including glyphs, rotation, gems and reforging, check our new 4.2 guide out!

UPTODATE WITH CATACLYSM

So you’re looking for some quick tips on how to be a cat? Saucers of milk and mice aside, it’s not so easy to be a cat in WoW. But here are some top tips on how to increase your DPS as a cat druid.

Whether you need to know about managing your cat debuffs, what addons a feral druid should use or what resources there are for cat DPS, we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for straight info on druid cat DPS spell rotations, take a look at our other article here.

Help! Druid cat DPS is complicated. How do I manage my debuffs as a feral cat?

  • Don’t let savage roar run out
  • Use Tiger’s Fury and Berserk every time you can
  • Keep savage roar and rip offset so they’re not running out together and you can refresh one, build combo points, then refresh the other.
  • Tip for the top: practice all of this on a target dummy. You can find them in most major cities.
  • Follow the kitty DPS rotation we outlined in this article.

What addons are useful for feral cats?

  • NeedToKnow – will help you track savage roar, rip, rake and mangle. And anything else you like.
  • FeralByNight – help for kitty druids in lots of ways including suggestions for next ability and tracking trinkets and energy
  • ComboPointRedux – tracks your combo points. Most graphic HUD addons like IceHUD also do this so check them first if you’ve already got them installed
  • TimeToDie – if you’re a raider this will tell you how long the boss is going to live so that you can get the bset out of your last crucial moves

I’m all alone! Well, maybe not, but other cats don’t talk to me. What resources are there for feral cats?

And of course…

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