Survival Instincts
Ability druid tigersroar
  • Survival Instincts
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Reduces all damage taken by 50% for 6 sec. Max 2 charges.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown3 min
SpecializationFeral, Guardian
Level required56
Related buff
Ability druid tigersroar
  • Survival Instincts
  • Damage taken reduced by 50%.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

Survival Instincts is a druid ability learned at level 56 for druids who have chosen either the Feral or Guardian specialization. It is basically the druid form of Last Stand.

Modified by


  • Prior versions of this ability required the druid to be in either [bear] or [cat form]. This is no longer the case.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Survival Instincts is now available only to Feral and Guardian Druids.; Survival Instincts no longer requires or forces the Druid into Cat or Bear Form, and now lasts 6 seconds (down from 12 seconds) with a 2-minute cooldown (down from 3 minutes), and can have up to 2 charges (up from 1 charge).
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Cooldown increased to 5 minutes, up from 3 minutes. Duration decreased to 12 seconds, down from 20 seconds. Now, instead of adding to health, this ability now grants 60% damage reduction for it's duration.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, down from 5.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now temporarily grants you 30% of your current maximum health for 20 sec. (Old - 30% of your maximum health). The extra health from this ability now persists in all forms, but the ability can only be activated in Cat Form, Bear Form, or Dire Bear Form. This prevents the health gain from occurring multiple times if constantly shapeshifting.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Survival Instincts will no longer be on the Global Cooldown.

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