Sep 282009

Hello, and welcome to The Fluid Druid feral (bear) tanking guide! Over the next five sections, I will show you everything you need to know to be an expert bear, capable of taking on anything Arthas can throw at you. (With proper healing support, of course.) Some admin notes: This guide is written on the intermediate level, and assumes you are familiar with basic WOW skills and mechanics, such as movement, targeting, and cooldowns, and basic WOW terminology (DPS, aggro, threat, etc.) I will briefly cover early-game tanking, but much of the content is intended for max-level players. (I also use the words “bear tank” and “feral tank” interchangeably, by the way.) I will cover the following topics:

Part 0: Introduction
Part 1: Why Play a Bear Tank?
Part 2: Talent Overview, Builds, Leveling
Part 3: Abilities, Rotation, Cooldowns
Part 4: Gear/Glyphs/Enchants/Gems/Consumables
Part 5: Addons and Other Resources

Note: This guide is current as of patch 3.2.2a. Feedback is appreciated.