This article is about the Druid Cat Form ability. For the hunter pet ability, see Swipe. For the removed Bear Form ability, see Swipe (Bear).
Swipe (Cat)
Inv misc monsterclaw 03
  • Swipe (Cat)
  • 8 yd  range
  • 45 Energy
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Cat Form
  • Swipe nearby enemies, inflicting 265% Physical damage. Awards 1 combo point.

    Deals 20% additional damage against bleeding targets.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required22
Other information
RequirementsRequires Cat Form

Swipe (Cat) is a druid [Cat Form] ability learned at level 22 for those with the Feral specialization. It is intended as a way to deal damage to multiple targets.

Modified by Edit

Ability druid catform Feral abilities

Notes Edit

  • Hits all targets considered to be in front of the druid and within melee range.
  • The damage has a chance to crit on more than one target.
  • Useful for farming multiple mobs that are a few levels lower than the caster and who will die quickly or to deal what can be some sizeable AOE damage to a group of PVP opponents.
  • Use of this ability should be carefully weighed in certain situations, especially in instances or raids, since it uses most of the druids's energy.
  • Combine with [Savage Roar] and [Berserk] and a high crit chance to deal a very large amount of damage when in close quarters combat, especially useful in pvp.

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.1.0 (24-Feb-2015): Swipe damage increased by 20%.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Swipe now requires the Druid to be in Cat Form and is available only to Feral Druids.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Swipe (Cat) has been reduced to 340% weapon damage, down from 415%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Swipe (Cat) now deals 600% weapon damage at level 80 or higher, down from 670%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Swipe (Cat) damage has been doubled.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Percent of weapon damage done reduced from 260% to 250%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now properly affected by area-of-effect damage caps.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Added.

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