Any World of Warcraft Druid guide will include a great number of things. I’m going to briefly go over them all so we don’t get too sidetracked. When playing a World of Warcraft Druid, the most noticeable and useful of their skills is the ability to shapeshift. By shapeshifting as a Druid in World of Warcraft, you can essentially become a Warrior (Tanking) and Rogue (Melee DPS), a Priest (Healer), or a Mage (Spell DPS). It’s all depending on your gear and Druid build. No wonder more and more people are choosing druids nowadays!
Druid is a hybrid class. They emulate other classes’ abilities and special traits. As stated above, before you read any further, you’re going to have to decide what it is that you want to do with your druid. Druids can basically do anything you want them to do. If you want to…
-Melee DPS you’ll need to focus on agility and strength gear and make your druid build in World of Warcraft focusing on Bestial Combat and Cat form. Take some pointers from your Rogue friends on exactly what gear to pick up and what you’ll need as far as gear goes in WoW.
-Spell DPS you’ll need to focus on intellect and stamina (especially for Druid PvP). The Intellect gives you extra mana and spells critical strike rating when you’re druid PvPing. Also, the Stamina is going to be much needed as you will likely be wearing a mixture between leather and cloth (just like a squishy caster =P)
-Tank then you’ll want to focus on Stamina, Defense, and Resilience. Strength is important here too because when you’re Druid tanking in World of Warcraft while in Bear Form, you gain 2 attack power for every 1 strength, which helps you hold aggro. If you’re having trouble holding aggro, you might want to start wearing more strength gear. Also, Defense is important but it’s not nearly as important as it would be if you were a warrior. Because you have such a high dodge chance naturally, you’re going to be able to hit your cap without loading your defense out too much.
-Heal, basically gear yourself the same as a Spell DPS Druid in World of Warcraft.
So there you go. Now you know exactly how to gear yourself depending on what specialization or druid build you use in World of Warcraft. Take care fellow druids and I’ll see you in the game….unless you’re Horde…then I’ll kill you! =P