Definitive Cat DPS FAQ (4.0.x)

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LAST UPDATED: February 7, 2011

"Hey scientist please save us from our rainy days, because your counterpart in the magic art is manufacturing judgment day."

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The original author and long time maintainer of this guide is Demoneater. I am currently maintaining it as he has left the game for other pursuits.
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Feral DPS is one of the more involved DPS specs. It is likened to a melee affliction warlock. To do it well requires paying attention to several timers and maximizing their uptimes.

Table of Contents

I - Frequently Asked Questions
II - Talents and Glyphs
III - Abilities
IV - The Priority System
V - Gearing
VI - Complex Mechanics
VII - Coming Soon
VIII - Third Party Resources

Changelog:
2011/02/07 - Updated for 4.0.6.
2011/01/12 - Updated for 4.0.6 PTR.
2010/12/06 - Added formula for energy regeneration and a description for Stampeding Roar.
2010/12/02 - Updated for 4.0.3a. Deprecated most mentions of level 80 mechanics.
2010/11/18 - Updated glyph choices for level 85 based on modeling with T11 gear.
2010/10/05 - Migrated to new Forums.
2010/10/17 - Clarified rotational priorities a bit.
2010/10/15 - Updated to reflect recent hotfixes.
2010/10/13 - Updated the raiding at 80 section.
2010/10/07 - Updated for 4.0.1
2010/09/27 - Updated Cataclysm Beta changes.
2010/09/19 - Updated Cataclysm Beta changes.
2010/07/09 - Updated Cataclysm Beta changes.
2010/06/22 - 3.3.5 is live. Nothing new of note, Sharpened Twilight Scale is sexy.
2010/06/09 - Added Cataclysm Talent changes.
2010/06/05 - Taking over maintaining this from Demoneater. Updated section on enchants. Posted notes regarding 3.3.5.
Amg, i see Yawning updating!
Ugh. This 5k character limit is so frustrating. :(



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Do you need more room?
Actually, crap, i don't see a delete button anymore.



listen to the Yawning, for he knows of what he speaks.

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