Update 4: The infomation here is not current for Cataclysm, as I have not played a dps Cat yet. The best advice I can give you to find an effective definitive starting point is to read the Druid – Cat EJ forums, and then use a tool like Mr Robot or Rawr to load your character and optimise.
Pay close attention to the discussion on Hit and Expertise requirements, as these have changed and sometimes the tools will not reflect the updates. And gem for strength (just kidding – don’t).
In an effort to respec now that we’re live in 3.0.2, here is the build that I will initially be using for my Druid, who is a cat dps role.
The huge question I have is this build gimp’ed because of the choice to still use Omen of Clarity?
Update 3: I’m tooling around with my Druid again, which means more Cat specs will be looked at and updated. Tanking has more appeal than Cat at the moment, but as a Level 75 Cat, no way I’m changing to a proper Bear spec when a hybrid feral build will do the trick.
Update 2: In light of some feedback, and general tooling around I have a new spec. Omen of Clarity is dropped out for Bersek. Still not sold on some of the differences between mine and other specs, but as yet I have not raided pve with a Cat.
Update 1: As 3.1.1 is here, consider this spec out of date. I’m sure the basics will be ok, but I’m not claiming this is accurate anymore. Instead go have a look at Altosis’s DPS build for Cats. It has a breakdown of talents, a build link, and he’s playing Cat far more than I am.
It still sounds good and the 10 talent points in getting it seem not too bad. I’m really tempted to drop OoC and grab another 11 pts worth of Feral goodies.
Being cat there is no need for me to muck about with the talents that particularly benefit the Bear tanks, but still so many areas to spend points. The new Feral Charge for Cats is nice, and I’ll see how I go without Berserk.
Like the other specs recently, this is a day one level 70 build – and I really welcome feedback (lets call them fixes for my silly choices shall we?).