Ferocious Bite

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Ferocious Bite
Ability druid ferociousbite.png
  • Ferocious Bite
  • Level 6 druid ability
  • Melee range
  • 25 Energy
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Cat Form
  • Balance Balance, Guardian Guardian, Restoration Restoration
    Finishing move that causes damage per combo point and consumes up to 25 additional Energy to increase damage by up to 100%.

    Critical strike chance doubled against bleeding targets.

     1 point  : (80% of AP) damage
     2 points: (160% of AP) damage
     3 points: (240% of AP) damage
     4 points: (320% of AP) damage
     5 points: (400% of AP) damage

    Feral Combat Feral
    Finishing move that causes damage per combo point and consumes up to 25 additional Energy to increase damage by up to 100%.

    When used on targets below 25% health, Ferocious Bite will also refresh the duration of your Rip on your target.

    Critical strike chance doubled against bleeding targets.

     1 point  : (80% of AP) damage
     2 points: (160% of AP) damage
     3 points: (240% of AP) damage
     4 points: (320% of AP) damage
     5 points: (400% of AP) damage
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

6

Glyphs

Ferocious Bite is the classic [Cat Form] druid finishing move that causes damage per combo point and consumes up to 25 additional energy to increase damage by up to 100%, so with 5 additional energy it would do a seventh more damage.

Ferocious Bite is available at level 6.

Improvements

Tips and tactics

  • Damage is increased by attack power.
  • Using this ability when [Omen of Clarity] procs will negate the base 25 energy cost. However up to 25 energy (if available) will still be spent on the ability's additional effect.
  • [Rip] or [Rake] may produce more damage under most conditions, including high armor on the target.
  • In PvE, this is thus only advisable once you already have a [Rip] or [Rake], and a [Savage Roar] up.

Patches and hotfixes

  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now has double the normal chance to critically strike against bleeding targets (instead of having an additional 25% chance to critically strike).
  • Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage increased by 12%.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now consumes 25 Energy for additional damage, down from 35. No longer heals when used. Will now also refresh Rip if the target has less than 25% health, and has an additional 25% chance to critically strike against bleeding target.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Damage has been increased by 15%. In addition, its base cost has been reduced to 25 energy and it can use up to 25 energy, for up to a 100% damage increase.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Ability reworked to increase damage done per combo point by a percentage instead of by a static amount.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.9 (2009-02-10): This ability now only uses up to 30 energy in addition to its base cost.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Book of Ferocious Bite (Rank 5) now drops off The Beast in Blackrock Spire. In addition, Ferocious Bite now increases in potency with greater attack power.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-22): Damage per combo point has been increased. In addition, extra energy now converts to damage at a higher rate.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Added.

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