Swipe (Bear Form)

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For the [Cat Form] ability, see [Swipe].
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Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned



Swipe is a level 32 Feral and Guardian druid ability. It is mainly a tool to keep aggro on multiple mobs.

Tips and tactics

  • This is a good ability to use to keep aggro on more than one target.


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added. No longer deals an additional 20% damage against bleeding targets.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now also deals an additional 20% damage against bleeding targets.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Swipe (Bear) cooldown has been reduced to 3 seconds, down from 6, and is now trainable at level 18 (training cost has been reduced). In addition, the bonus threat from this ability has been removed and replaced with increased damage done.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): renamed Swipe to Swipe (Bear) to separate it from Swipe (Cat), range increased to 8 yards.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The [Bear Form] and [Dire Bear Form] version of this ability no longer has a targeting requirement and hits targets behind the druid and to the sides.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): [Feral Instinct] no longer increases threat generated in Bear form, but now increases damage done by your Swipe ability by 5/10/15%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now affects targets within a range. (Old, only affected 3 targets.)
Previously, threat generation was 1.75x damage done. Now the threat multiplier has been removed. However, the increased damage compensates the loss of threat, especially in AoE tanking scenarios.

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