Inv misc monsterfang 01
  • Shred
  • Melee   range
  • 40 Energy
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Cat Form
  • Shred the target, causing 540% Physical damage to the target

    Ability druid catform Feral and Ability racial bearform Guardian (Level 40)
    and reducing the target's movement speed by 50% for 12 sec.

    Awards 1 combo point.

    Being stealthed increases damage by 20% and doubles critical strike chance. Damage increased by 20% against bleeding targets.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required6
Other information
RequirementsRequires Cat Form
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Of course claws are better than a weapon: they have three times the blades!
- Arktos TCG

Shred is a druid ability learned at level 6 for druids. Used in [cat form], it is a special high direct damage attack.

Modified by

Ability druid catform Feral abilities
Spell nature healingtouch Restoration abilities


  • This attack serves as the basis for any feral druid's group DPS.
  • You will also want to have a Rake or Rip applied to your target before using Shred as well, as it will significantly improve damage.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.1.0 (24-Feb-2015): Shred damage increased by 20%.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Shred no longer requires the Druid to be behind the target and is now available to all specializations. Shred now deals 35% more damage in addition to having double the normal chance to critically strike while stealthed.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Shred damage at level 80 and above has been increased to 540% weapon damage, up from 450%, and bonus damage has been lowered to 302.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Shred weapon damage percent (at level 80+) has been increased to 450%, up from 350%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Ranks 8 and 9 base points reduced by about 10%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Now properly increases the attack power contribution by the percent modifier.

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