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For spawn of the World Tree, see Tree of Life.
For the current talent, see Incarnation (Restoration).
For the removed talent, see Tree of Life (talent).
Tree of Life
Ability druid treeoflife.png
  • Tree of Life
  • 3 min cooldown
  • 6% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Shapeshift into the tree of life, increasing healing done by 15% and increasing your armor by 120%. Also protects the caster from Polymorph effects. In addition, some of your spells are temporarily enhanced while shapeshifted. Lasts 25 sec.

    Enhanced spells: Lifebloom, Wild Growth, Regrowth, Entangling Roots, Wrath
Usable by
TypeUtility, Defensive
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown3 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talent treeRestoration
[Glyph of the Treant], [Master Shapeshifter], [Natural Shapeshifter]
Other information
Related buff
Ability druid treeoflife.png
  • Tree of Life
  • Healing increased by 15%.
    Armor increased by 120%.
    Some spells are enhanced.

Tree of Life Form (or often nicknamed Tree Form, Healing Form or Treant Form) is a druid spell in the Restoration tree. It requires 30 points (was 41 points) and is a primary talent for resto specs. While shapeshifted, the druid gains immunity to polymorph effects but is considered an elemental.[citation needed] This means that the Tree of Life can be banished.[citation needed] Tree of Life Form used to have many restrictions and was almost unusable in PvP, but there have been many changes since the talent was implemented that make it much more appealing and even more viable in PvP.


In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Tree of Life Form as of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm

Tree of Life Form pre- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm

Tree of Life was primarily a raid healing form. The druid has access to the Healing Touch spell in this form, along with all Restoration Family Spells. It gives extremely efficient Heal over Time (HoT) spells due to its inherent bonuses (Lifebloom has an outstanding health-per-mana ratio), and combined with a wise use of Swiftmend, makes a very solid main healer. When paired with another healer that uses fast-casting direct heals, such as a Paladin, Shaman, or Priest, a druid in Tree of Life form is arguably the best possible raid-wide healer in a raid setting. The aura, combined with the 20% mana cost reduction to HoTs, the ability to use innervate, and the extra incentive (Living Spirit talent, as well as 6% Healing Power Tree of Life aura) to acquire large amounts of spirit gives this form incredible longevity while healing in a raid setting.

Tree of Life aura benefits the entire raid as of Patch 3.0.2. It however does not stack with Improved Devotion Aura or with other Tree of Life auras.

Tree of Life has amazing survivability against mobs. It has no health bonus like Bear Form, but can have the ability to give 100% Armor contribution increase when points are given for the right resto talent. Trees of Life can easily out heal all damage caused by multiple mobs several levels higher, while using very little mana. Druids can also innervate themselves when in Tree of Life form, so running out of mana is not likely to happen even in a long battle. However, as the Tree can only attack with simple melee attack and has very low damage per second, killing mobs in Tree of Life form is very slow and not recommended.

Against bosses with mind control abilities the Tree of Life form's lack of offensive abilities is an asset. A mind controlled tree of life druid is no threat to anyone in the party; however the Tree of Life may heal the mind controller.

Melee attacks in Tree of Life form use weapon damage and speed with a weapon skill of level*5. Melee attacks will not raise weapon skill while in Tree of Life.

In regards to consumables and items, Tree of Life Form works the same as being in humanoid form. The only exception is that you cannot mount in this form.

All spells within the Restoration family are castable in tree of life as of patch 3.0.2


This form has animations for dance, cheer, applaud, cry, bow, wave, and sleep emotes.

Talent improvement

  • Improved Tree of Life increases your armor contribution from items while in Tree of Life form by 67%/133%/200%, and increases your healing spell power by 5%/10%/15% of your spirit while in Tree of Life form.
  • Master Shapeshifter increases all healing done while in Tree of Life form by 4% (was 2%/4%).
  • Natural Shapeshifter reduces the cost of shapeshifting into Tree of Life form by 10%/20% (cost reduction was 10%/20%/30%) and increase duration by 3 sec/6 sec.

Tips and tactics

  • Unlike previously, there are next to no negative consequences for being in Tree of Life form, so if you are wary of running low on mana or not doing enough healing, you don't need to worry about shifting out of tree form.
  • With the talent Improved Tree of Life Form, tree of life becomes more durable in PvP to allow for much more healing power without making yourself too vulnerable. The only problem is that you cannot cast any offensive spells in this form.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Now lasts 25 seconds, down from 30 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Model for form changed.
  • Template:Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12)
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): (Undocumented changes) The Tree of Life aura now extends 100 yards, up from 45 yards.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): You can now use Nature's Grasp and Thorns while within this form.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008):
    • Remove Curse can now be used in Tree of Life form.
    • 30% snare penalty has been removed.
    • You can now cast all Restoration spells (Healing Touch) in the form, but Tree of Life now only reduces the mana cost of your healing over time spells (Rejuvenation, Lifebloom, Regrowth and Nourish) by 20%.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Barkskin: The cost of this spell is now reduced by Tree of Life Form.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): The Shadowy Disguise will no longer be applied to druids while they are in Moonkin or Tree of Life form for the quests "Who Are They?"
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007):
    • Cure Poison and Abolish Poison are now usable in Tree of Life Form.
    • It is no longer possible to have the bonus healing aura from this ability while not actually in Tree of Life Form.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.2.0 (25-Sep-2007): Tree of Life: The party aura from this shapeshift now extends the full 40-yard radius as stated in the tooltip.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.2 (2007-06-19): Tree of Life: The bonus-healing aura from this talent will reactivate when a Banish effect wears off a Druid in Tree Form.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007):
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): When the duration of "Cyclone" ends, area buffs such as "Leader of the Pack", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007):
    • "Tree of Life" healing bonus now increases the healing received by your party members instead of the healing dealt by your party members.
    • "Tree of Life's" bonus healing aura will now reactivate correctly when "Banish" wears off.
    • Shapeshifted druids will now be able to speak to NPCs while shapeshifted.
    • The druid Restoration Talent "Tree of Life" healing buff is no longer being removed from the Druid if afflicted by a "Banish" spell.
    • "Moonkin Form" and "Tree of Life" form now have a casting animation for "Warstomp".
    • The druid talent skill "Tree of Life" now has a swimming animation.
    • Tree of Life changes: Now has a dancing and eating animation. Backward movement animation fixed. No longer makes a bear roar when shifting into the tree. Changes to casting animations. (undocumented)

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