From the article:
This spell works on target types given above, and does NOT work on elementals, demons, undead, or typeless creeps. It works just fine against Forsaken players, as the game considers them humanoid.
What is a typeless creep? Can someone give an example? I don't think I've ever run across a creep in the game that didn't have a classification.
Dirkbronze 04:39, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
- WoWWiki calls them uncategorized creatures. Silithids are probably the best known example. I clarified the text and added that link to the article. --Piu (?!) 16:27, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
"There is also an increased chance of the spell breaking early especially if cast on players. Players targets get decreased duration of the effect and a better chance to break free, such that it is unlikely the effect will last more than 15 seconds. Multiple castings on a single target are subject to diminishing returns for the spells' durations."
The bit in bold does not seem to be mentioned in the article. I'm not sure whether it applies to all targets or just players. --Zootsko 21:53, 10 April 2006 (EDT)
"It works just fine against Undead players, though their racial ability counters and prevents the effect." This quote does not look correct to me, as only prevents (or dispels) Charm, , and Sleep. It does NOT dispel . Please confirm this information. --Fry 20:01, 9 July 2006 (EDT)
- From my experience Polymorph is not a sleep effect. --bfx 09:46, 17 January 2007 (EST)
Polymorph is subject to diminishing returns, but I have yet to find a calculation for how to determine just how diminished the cast becomes. Also, has anyone found anything about what kind of mob attributes cause Polymorph to break more often? For instance, in ZG, priests do not seem to break quite as often as, say, blood drinkers do. -Anei
Article lacks information about who and how can dispel this effect. --FF / MFG 07:06, 16 December 2006 (EST)
Can be Polymorph resisted? Which school is it (what resistance to build up to resist it)? --Lokkur 17:41, 6 Mar 2007 (CET)
Polymorph CAN be resisted (unpleasnt personal experience!) but this isnt too much of a problem; just cast it again. The spell is arcane so presumably arcane resistance helps? Damoloces
arcane resist does help, i've watch mages try to poly my pet that's got close to 200 reist over and over and over.... Reskar 16:00, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
This article doesn't mention that while a druid is in another form (Shapeshifting) he is immune to those effects.
- Mages not only study biology, they have complete mastery of it.
This text was uncited, and so was nudged out by the quote from the card game. User:JIM the Inventor/Sig1 21:49, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
According to Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Creature versions of the Polymorph spell no longer heal the affected target.
I assume "Creature versions of the Polymorph spell" is meant to be interpreted as "Polymorph spells cast by creatures", and as such do not affect this article. Could someone confirm this in-game?
Is there a place to comment on the "Creature version" of spells? This article doesn't seem to take that into account.
During a Grim Batol run (patch 4.2), my Resto Druid was polymorphed by one of the mages there. I could not shift out of it. When I looked at the tooltip of cat and bear form, there was no indication it could be used to cancel polymorphs, only that it gives immunity. Does anyone know if it's only npc Polymorph we can't shift out or also the mage version?Mamona (talk) 10:29, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
The diminishing returns page is potentially ood, so I wanted to ask if anyone knows for sure: this page states
- Polymorph is not known to share its diminishing returns with any other crowd control ability.
However according to the DR page, it is in the disorient category, and shares that category with quite a few other abilities. Someone on Wowhead also says that Polymorph shares DRs with Hex, which would make sense, and which is also classed as a disorient effect.