Moonkin Form

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Moonkin Form
Spell nature forceofnature.png
  • Moonkin Form
  • Level 20 Balance druid ability
  • Instant cast
  • Shapeshift into Moonkin Form, increasing your Arcane and Nature damage by 10% and your armor by 200%, and granting protection from Polymorph effects.

    While in this form, single-target attacks against you have a 15% chance make your next Lunar Strike instant.

    The act of shapeshifting frees you from movement impairing effects.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

N/A

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

20

Glyphs
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Related buffs
Spell nature forceofnature.png
  • Moonkin Form
  • Arcane and Nature damage done increased by 10%.
    Immune to Polymorph effects.

Ability druid owlkinfrenzy.png
  • Magic
  • Owlkin Frenzy
  • Your next Lunar Strike is instant cast.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Moonkin Form is a level 20 Balance druid shapeshifting ability.

Notes

  • While in this form, you can only cast Balance spells and [Remove Corruption].
  • Moonkin is one of only two shapeshift forms in which a druid can deal weapon damage (the other is Tree of Life Form). In feral forms, damage dealt is feral, not weapon damage.
  • You cannot ride certain mounts while in Moonkin Form. You will also need to remove Moonkin Form in order to use a flight path; unlike the other forms, talking to a Flight Master NPC will not force the Druid out of Moonkin Form.
  • There are a few places where change of appearance can allow you to ride mounts in Moonkin Form, such as places were you get the fel orc costume, or vehicles in Ulduar. Shifting into Moonkin Form will not change your appearance, just give you the bonuses to Armor and Crit, and it is possible to mount. Leaving such an area will not dismount you but you will gain your moonkin appearance, making you a mounted moonkin. This same trick can be done in Wetlands with the Cursed Sailors.
  • When in Moonkin Form the druid dances exactly like when using the  [Gordok Ogre Suit] and the  [Carved Ogre Idol].
  • Players have given the Moonkin Form many nicknames. These are normally short and end with -kin; some of them are: Boomkin, a moonkin druid with a high damage output; Oomkin, a moonkin with poor mana regen; Doomkin, a good PvP moonkin (rarely used); noob/newbkin, a bad/inexperienced moonkin druid; and Panzerkin, a tanking moonkin. Sometimes these nicknames are used to describe a particular druid, but most of the time players use them as a general term. Many moonkin druids find some of these nicknames insulting.
  •  [Glyph of Stars] changes the visual look of the Moonkin Form, replacing it with a translucent version of the caster form surrounded by falling stars. The effect is purely cosmetic and does not affect any game mechanics.

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Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25):
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now causes single-target attacks against the druid to have a 15% chance make their next damaging spell instant. Armor bonus increased to 200% (up from 100%), but no longer increases Mastery.
  • WoD Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): No longer removed upon interacting with the flight master.
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now grants increased Mastery instead of 5% to Spell Haste.
  • Hotfix (2014-01-08): "Moonkin Form now increases the Druid's armor by 100% (up from 60%)."
  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now increases the Druid's armor by 60%, but no longer reduces all damage taken by 15%.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now reduces all damage taken by 15%, instead of increasing armor.
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): This form now also reduces the damage the druid takes while stunned by 15%.
  • WotLK Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Mana cost reduced.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): [Abolish Poison] can now be used in Moonkin form.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): No longer increases your attack power or causes you to regenerate mana off melee attacks, but now has a chance to cause you to instantly regenerate 2% of your total mana every time you critically hit with a spell.
  • TBC Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The armor bonus from "Moonkin Form" has been increased from 360% to 400% (to match [Dire Bear Form]).
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Added.

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