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  • Shred
  • Level 6 druid ability
  • Melee range
  • 40 Energy
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Cat Form
  • Shred the target, causing 540% Physical damage to the target

    Awards 1 combo point.

    Being stealthed increases damage by 20% and doubles critical strike chance. Damage increased by 20% against bleeding targets.

    Feral Combat Feral, Guardian Guardian:
    Reduces the target's movement speed by 50% for 12 sec.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
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  • Disease
  • Infected Wounds
  • Movement speed slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 12 seconds

Shred is a druid ability, learned at level 16. It is a special direct damage [Cat Form] attack. It deals a large amount of damage and awards 1 combo point. Damage is increased against bleeding targets. [Infected Wounds] effects are incorporated into Shred for Feral and Guardian druids.


  • Shred's damage multiplier scales with the druid's level. At level 46 it is 425% damage; at levels 80-85 it is 540%.[citation needed]
  • This attack serves as the basis for any feral druid's group DPS.
  • You do not have to be in [Prowl] to use Shred; you just need to be behind your target.
  • You will also want to have a [Rake] or [Rip] applied to your target before using Shred as well, as it will significantly improve damage.

Tips and tactics

  • This is always a good move when grouping, because if someone else is holding the aggro, shredding from behind is serious damage while in combat ( [Ravage] requires prowling).

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2015-03-11): Shred now deals 20% more damage while stealthed (down from 35%).
  • Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage increased by 12%.
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now available for all druid specializations. No longer has behind enemy position requirement. Now deals 400% damage. [Infected Wounds] now incorporated in Shred for Feral druids.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Feral specialization ability. Weapon damage reduced from 540% to 500%. Now deals 20% additional damage against bleeding targets.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now deals 450% damage plus 1487, up from 350% plus 1156.
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Ranks 8 and 9 base points reduced by about 10%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Now properly increases the attack power contribution by the percent modifier.

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