Post by DrDrako
Feral Bear starts to shine when you get higher in your levels, around lvl 40 or so. mainly for multi-mob farming, like when you have to kill 10-20 of a certain mob, and they're all grouped up in an area.
high armor = less damage taken. crits giving you health via imp leader of the pack
, crits giving you rage via primal fury
, multi target damage
, Moar Mitigation
. quite useful :)
but usually for questing, kitty form is recommended. the ability to stealth past all the fodder/useless mobs and just take down the mob you need for a quest or snag the item you're looking for is a wonderful thing indeed.
Balance has gotten better and better for leveling, especially with the introduction of heirlooms, so if you really want to try it, do so :). the main thing is, boomkin doesnt have much survivability, so if you're on a pvp realm, feral would probably end up with less gankage.
Just as a side note, you can heal dungeons regardless of spec, just about to level 60, you just have to keep your healing gear/set up to date.