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  • Pounce
  • Melee   range
  • 50 Energy
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Cat Form
  • Pounce, stunning the target for 4 sec and causing X Bleed damage over 18 sec. Must be prowling. Awards 1 combo point.
Usable by
SchoolPhysical (Bleed)
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required32
Other information
RequirementsRequires Cat Form
Related debuff
Ability druid supriseattack.png
  • Pounce
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 4 seconds
Related debuff
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  • Pounce Bleed
  • Bleeding for X damage every 3 seconds.
  • Duration: 18 seconds

Pounce is a druid ability learned at level 32. It is a sneak attack that stuns the target for a short period and applies a bleed effect.

Modified by

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  • Glyph of Pounce
  • Item Level 25
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Druid
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Increases the range of your Pounce by 8 yards.
  • Sell Price: 1s


  • This ability can be considered as the equivalent of the Rogue ability Cheap Shot.
  • A helpful initial attack when you need to get in a couple of attacks before the target has a chance to do anything.
  • Also helpful when sneak attacking an enemy with a group.
  • However, if you wish to deal the most damage possible in a shorter duration and/or if stun or bleeding effects aren't useful on your target (immunity, for example), you may use [Ravage] as an opener. Some things that are immune to bleeds can still be affected by the stun, which may allow you to get off one or more [Shred]s.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): No longer affected by diminishing returns with other stuns, however, it now shares a diminishing return with Cheap Shot (Rogue).
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): When a Druid in cat form casts Pounce it will now properly animate.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): The bleed effect from the druid ability Pounce will now properly apply to targets who are immune to stun.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): Pounce no longer requires the druid to be behind the target.

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