This article is about the Druid Bear Form ability. For the hunter pet ability, see Swipe. For the Cat Form ability, see Swipe (Cat).
Swipe (Bear)
Inv misc monsterclaw 03
  • Swipe (Bear)
  • 8 yd  range
  • 3 sec cooldown
  • 15 Rage
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Bear Form
  • Swipe nearby enemies, inflicting X damage.

    Deals 20% increased damage against bleeding targets.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown3 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required22
Other information
RequirementsRequires Bear Form
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Swipe (Bear) is a druid [Bear Form] ability learned at level 22. It is mainly a tool to keep aggro on multiple mobs. It deals damage to all enemies in range.

Modified by

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Swipe base damage has been increased to 929, up from 215. Attack power scaling has been decreased to 12.3%, down from 17.1%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Swipe (Bear) cooldown has been reduced to 3 seconds, down from 6, and is now on trainable at level 18 (training cost has been reduced). In addition, the bonus threat from this ability has been removed and replaced with increased damage done.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): The Bear Form and Dire Bear Form version of this ability now have a 6 sec cooldown and rage cost increased to 30
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): renamed Swipe to Swipe (Bear) to separate it from [Swipe (Cat)], range increased to 8 yards.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): The Bear Form and Dire Bear Form version of this ability no longer has a targeting requirement and hits targets behind the druid and to the sides. Now properly affected by area-of-effect damage caps.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Feral Instinct no longer increases threat generated in Bear form, but now increases damage done by your Swipe ability by 5/10/15%.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Now affects targets within a range. Old, only affected 3 targets. Previously, threat generation was 1.75x damage done. Now the threat multiplier has been removed. However, the increased damage compensates the lost of threat, especially in AoE tanking scenarios.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): No longer affected by Savage Fury.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): "Swipe" has had its threat bonus multiplier removed.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Self cooldown removed.

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Swipe (Bear)

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