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Nature's Grasp
Spell nature natureswrath.png
  • Nature's Grasp
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • While active, any time an enemy strikes the caster they will become afflicted by Entangling Roots. 1 charge. Lasts 45 sec.
Usable by
TypeUtility, Defensive
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown1 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required52
Related buff
Spell nature natureswrath.png
  • Magic
  • Nature's Grasp
  • Melee damage you take will entangle the enemy.
  • Duration: 45 seconds
Related debuff
Spell nature stranglevines.png
  • Magic
  • Entangling Roots
  • Rooted.
  • Duration: 27 seconds

Nature's Grasp is a druid ability learned at level 52. It is a buff that gives melee attackers a 100% chance of being afflicted with Entangling Roots.

Modified by

Inv glyph majordruid.png2020
  • Glyph of Nature's Grasp
  • Item Level 25
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Druid
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Reduces the cooldown of Nature's Grasp by 45 sec.
  • Sell Price: 1s


  • Procs off melee only, does not proc off spells or ranged attacks.
  • Entangling Roots can be resisted - so even when Nature's Grasp procs, it can fail to have an effect.

Tips and tactics

  • This spell is very useful against melee attackers in PvE or against Warriors and Rogues in PvP.
  • Activate this spell when running away. Often the attacker will be rooted and unable to follow.
  • This spell is also useful for gaining range against a Shaman to use Innervate.
  • It is entirely impractical for raiding if the druid is not a tank, given that 1) the scariest mobs are immune and 2) the Druid shouldn't aggro away from a tank, 3) the Druid is not likely to survive a single hit, and 4) a rooted mob will turn to attack other people in range, regardless of aggro, potentially killing others in addition to the casting druid. There are, however, a rare few applications, for example when dealing with blood beasts in the Deathbringer Saurfang fight.
  • Can also be cast in Cat, Bear, Tree of Life, and Moonkin forms.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Entangling Roots and the equivalent spell triggered by Nature's Grasp no longer deal damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Nature’s Grasp now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Now has 3 charges, up from 1.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): This talent will no longer be triggered spuriously by some ranged abilities such as [Heroic Throw].
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Can now be used and can proc indoors.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): This spell no longer costs any mana to cast.

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