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Cat Form
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  • Cat Form
  • 3.7% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Shapeshift into Cat Form, causing Agility to increase attack power, increasing autoattack damage by 100%

    Also protects the caster from Polymorph effects and allows the use of various cat abilities.

    Energy regeneration continues while not in Cat Form.

    The act of shapeshifting frees the caster of movement impairing effects.
Usable by
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required20
Related buff
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  • Cat Form
  • Immune to Polymorph effects. The act of shapeshifting frees the caster of movement impairing effects.
TCG image
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Druids always land on their feet.[1]

Cat Form is a shapeshift druid ability learned at level 20. 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.


  • Cat Form uses Energy instead of Mana and can stealth, like a Rogue.

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

  • Patch 1.8.0 (patch date:2005-10-10): The attack power bonus from the base cat form will now calculate correctly on zoning or logging in. 
  • Patch 1.7.0 (patch date:2005-09-22):
    • The base weapon damage of the form has been increased.
    • Each point of agility now adds 1 attack power. 
  • Patch 1.6.0 (patch date:2005-07-12):
    • 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. 
  • Patch 1.4.0 (patch date:2005-05-05): Shapeshifting into an animal form will now remove Polymorph effects. 
  • Patch 1.3.0 (patch date:2005-03-07): DPS increase at levels 40-60. 


  1. TCG Through the Dark Portal, pg. 19

External links

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