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Not to be confused with Shred (pet) or Shred (worgen).
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  • Shred
  • Level 10 Feral druid ability
  • Melee range
  • 40 Energy
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Cat Form
  • Shred the target, causing (695% of weapon damage) physical damage to the target. Deals 20% increased damage against bleeding targets.

    While stealthed, Shred deals 50% increased damage, and has double the chance to critically strike.

    Awards 1 combo point.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Shred is a level 10 druid ability. It is a special direct damage [Cat Form] attack. It deals a large amount of damage and awards 1 combo point.

Rank 2 is learned at level 44, causing Shred to dealing 20% more damage against bleeding targets.

Rank 3 is learned at level 56, causing Shred when used from [Prowl] to deal 50% more damage and have double the chance to critically strike.


  • You do not have to be in [Prowl] to use Shred.
  • 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.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now available at level 10 (was 3).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-10-26): "Fixed a bug where Shred could sometimes fail to deal damage or generate combo points."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Feral. No longer reduces the target's movement speed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-03-11): "Shred now deals 20% more damage while stealthed (down from 35%)."
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): "Damage increased by 12%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-16): "Shred should now properly apply its damage bonus when attacking while stealthed."
  • Warlords of Draenor 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.
  • Mists of Pandaria 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.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Ranks 8 and 9 base points reduced by about 10%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Now properly increases the attack power contribution by the percent modifier.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage increased. Energy cost reduced if Shred fails.

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