Druid Leveling Guide v7.0 (under construction)
Originally, v.1.12 was posted by Jaegor, Feral Druid, Dark Iron<US>. Updated and maintained post-2.1 by: Lissanna, balance/restoration druid, Elune <US>
Druid leveling guide – Feral and Balance are recommended as solo specs for questing.
This guide is for new druids starting out. It is specifically geared towards build construction for PvE leveling.
The first thing to understand is that feral is the most efficient talent specilaization for solo leveling. Feral druids level in cat form, and attack their opponents up close in melee range using attacks with Energy as a resource and combo points for big finishing moves.
Balance druids can level solo perfectly fine. However, you will have to drink more often. This is still a good option if you enjoy being a caster, where you can hit them with damage spells.
If you are leveling up in instances, sometimes you want to be a tank (a guardian druid focusing on bear form), or a healer (a resto druid focusing on using healing spells). Keep in mind that it will be significantly more difficult to solo quest as a resto or guardian druid.
Table of contents
Level 1 to 10 for All Specializations
With the new changes to Legion, you start out gaining feral abilities from level 1 until the other specializations open at level 10. This is a pretty big change for druid leveling in Legion.
Feral (cat melee) Leveling:
Balance (moonkin ranged) Leveling:
Restoration (healing tree) leveling:
Guardian (bear tank) leveling: