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Cat Form
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  • Cat Form
  • 7.4% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Shapeshift into Cat Form, increasing movement speed by 30% and allowing the use of Cat Form abilities. Also protects the caster from Polymorph effects and reduces damage taken from falling.

    The act of shapeshifting frees the caster of movement impairing effects.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required8
Related buff
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  • Cat Form
  • Immune to Polymorph effects.
    Movement speed increased by 30%.
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Druids always land on their feet.

Cat Form is a shapeshift druid ability learned at level 8. Similar to a Rogue, it relies on an energy bar and combo points to use most of its skills. Druids in Cat Form also gain the ability to Track Humanoids, making a cloaked Cat Form druid perfect for PvP ambushes.

Modified by

Core abilities


  • Cat Form uses Energy instead of Mana and can stealth, like a Rogue.
  • Blizzard has redesigned the Cat and Bear forms, which were released with Patch 3.2.0. There are now 5 different fur colors, designated by your hair color.

Tips and tactics

  • A druid in Cat Form can use both stealth and Track Humanoids to ambush people in PvP. By default, if you have no profession tracking on, when you shift into Cat Form, Track Humanoids is automatically activated once you have learned it.


Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Cat Form now increases movement speed by 30% (up from 25%).
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.5 (11 September 2012): The 25% speed increase granted by Cat Form should no longer stack with the speed increase of Dash.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Entering or leaving a shapeshift no longer cancels root effects. It continues to cancel movement slowing effects.; Druid forms now have an Archaeology Survey animation.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King/ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Available at level 8.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Mana energizes that occur while in this form will now appear in the combat log and floating combat text.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): The mana regeneration penalty when in Bear Form, Dire Bear Form and Cat Form has been removed.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): The attack power bonus from the base cat form will now calculate correctly on zoning or logging in.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005):
    • The base weapon damage of the form has been increased.
    • Each point of agility now adds 1 attack power.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005):
    • Shapeshifting will now counteract the slowing effects of frost-based spells (Frostbolt, Frost Shock, Cone of Cold, etc.).
    • Druid shapeshift form buttons are no longer dimmed while under the effects of Polymorph.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Shapeshifting into an animal form will now remove Polymorph effects.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): DPS increase at levels 40-60.

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