Master Shapeshifter (druid talent)

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Master Shapeshifter
Ability druid mastershapeshifter.png
  • Master Shapeshifter (1 rank)
  • Restoration, Tier 2
  • Grants an effect which lasts while the Druid is within the respective shapeshift form.

    Bear Form - Increases physical damage by 4%.

    Cat Form - Increases critical strike chance by 4%.

    Moonkin Form - Increases spell damage by 4%.

    Tree of Life/Caster Form - Increases healing by 4%.
Points required


Talent required

Damage, healing, critical strike chance

Master Shapeshifter is a druid talent in the second tier of the Restoration tree. It requires two points in the [Natural Shapeshifter] talent. The talent grants one of four passive bonuses, depending on the druid's form, increasing physical damage dealt in [Bear Form] by 4%, increasing critical strike chance in [Cat Form] by 4%, increasing spell damage in [Moonkin Form] by 4%, and increasing healing done in caster and Tree of Life (druid ability) form by 4%.


  • This talent is the reason why most high level Restoration druids spend points in the Natural Shapeshifter talent. This increases healing done by 4% in caster form and Tree of Life (druid ability) Form.
  • The bonuses from this talent stack with other talents that provide similar bonuses, such as [Gift of Nature].

Tips and tactics

  • Though located in the Restoration tree, Master Shapeshifter is a very valid talent for a full Balance or Feral spec and is included in most cookie cutter builds.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Changed to 1 point talent and to increase healing while not in Tree of Life form.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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