Entangling Roots

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For the Pet Battle ability, see [Entangling Roots].
Entangling Roots
Spell nature stranglevines.png
Usable by

Offensive, Utility


None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
Spell nature stranglevines.png
  • Magic
  • Entangling Roots
  • Rooted.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
The vines grew angry, as if every weed in Azeroth sought revenge upon those who would destroy their fertile home.[1]

Entangling Roots is a level 24 druid root ability.

[Incarnation: Tree of Life] causes this spell to be instant cast.


Tips and tactics

  • Use this spell if you need to run away from an enemy. The enemy may still be able to hit you with ranged attacks, but otherwise, it can't move to attack you.
  • Invaluable in PvP against melee classes.
  • Use it for crowd control in an instance, if needed.


  • Damage done to the target may prematurely end Entangling Roots.
  • One of the few crowd control spells not subject to creature type restrictions (humanoid, beast, demon, etc.). It is, however, unreliable: it doesn't stop targets from casting spells or using ranged attacks, just from moving, so it is useless against casters and hunter-like NPCs. In addition, any creature that is immune to nature spells, as is common among elementals, is immune to Entangling Roots.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 24 (was 22).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Entangling Roots and the equivalent spell triggered by [Nature's Grasp] no longer deal damage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Entangling roots is now usable indoors.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25):
    • It is no longer possible to have Entangling Roots on two targets at the same time in the outdoor world.
    • It is no longer possible to have more than one rank of this spell active on a player.
    • Duration against PvP targets has been reduced to 10 seconds.
  • The Burning Crusade Hotfix (2007-02-14): "Entangling Roots should now affect certain creatures properly."
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): All crowd control effects have a chance each second to break earlier, and their duration is capped at 12 seconds in PvP. The chance increases with resistances and the level difference between the target and the caster.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Entangling Roots now shares the same duration in pvp as other long-duration forms of crowd control (ie: polymorph, fear, sap).
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Now subject to diminishing returns in PvP. This is considered an immobilizing effect.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Entangling Roots: Rank 4 moved to level 38.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Facing requirement removed.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Should no longer end early based on damage caused by itself.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Mana cost has increased.

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