Stat Priority (5.4.7)

Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Feral Druid. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Druid and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.

Stat Priority

Agility > Expertise (7.5%) = Melee Hit (7.5%) > Mastery > Crit > Haste

Stat Summaries

Agility Increases damage dealt by your abilities and slightly increases critical chance.

Expertise (7.5%) The Expertise cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate your attacks being dodged. To check your Expertise percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Melee tab for “Expertise” and make sure it is exactly 7.5%. The value of Expertise is debatable for Feral Druids because attacks refund Energy when dodged. Hitting the Expertise cap will make your rotation smoother and a bit easier to manage since you won’t have to compensate for dodged abilities, but you will theoretically lose DPS by stacking Expertise over other stats.

Melee Hit (7.5%) The Hit cap of 7.5% (2550 Rating) will eliminate the chance for any special ability to miss against a boss. To check your Hit percentage, open your character panel and then check under the Melee tab for “Hit Chance” and make sure it is exactly 7.5%. Hitting the Hit cap will make your rotation smoother and a bit easier to manage since you won’t have to compensate for dodged abilities, but you may theoretically lose a small amount of DPS by stacking Hit over other stats.

Mastery Mastery Razor Claws increases damage dealt by bleed abilities.

Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage.

Haste Increases attack speed and Energy regeneration.