Druid Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Oct 11, 2020 at 12:40 by Stan 7 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Druid changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Druids also gain access to class-specific Druid Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world, Legendary Powers obtained through Runecarving, Soulbind Conduits, and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

  • Travel Form Icon Travel Form's ground forms are no longer mountable.
  • The Stag Form ability has been renamed to Mount Form and ground forms are mountable when using this ability. The ability is learned from Tome of the Wilds: Mount Form Icon Tome of the Wilds: Mount Form available in the Druid Order Hall, The Dreamgrove, and is automatically learned for players who have already learned Tome of the Wilds: Stag Form before the update.
  • The Lunarwing appearance is mountable when selected as the Flight Form appearance at the Barber Shop.
  • Lunar Strike has been renamed back to Starfire Icon Starfire.
  • Solar Wrath has been renamed to Wrath Icon Wrath.
  • All Druids can now use the following abilities:
    • Ferocious Bite Icon Ferocious Bite — Finishing move that causes Physical damage per combo point and consumes up to 25 additional Energy to increase damage by up to 100%. Requires Cat Form Icon Cat Form.
    • Barkskin Icon Barkskin — Your skin becomes as tough as bark, reducing all damage you take by 20% and preventing damage from delaying your spellcasts. Lasts 12 seconds. Usable while stunned, frozen, incapacitated, feared, or asleep, and in all shapeshift forms.
    • Cyclone Icon Cyclone — Tosses the enemy target into the air, disorienting them but making them invulnerable for up to 6 seconds. Only one target can be affected by your Cyclone at a time.
    • Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar — Shift into Bear Form Icon Bear Form and let loose a wild roar, increasing the movement speed of all friendly players within 15 yards by 60% for 8 seconds.
    • Ironfur Icon Ironfur — Increases armor for 7 seconds. Requires Bear Form Icon Bear Form.
    • Wrath Icon Wrath — Hurl a ball of energy at the target, dealing Nature damage.
  • Swipe Icon Swipe now capped at 5 targets.
2.

General Druid Abilities Learned Above Level 50

  • Regrowth Icon Regrowth (Level 52) — Regrowth Icon Regrowth's initial heal has a 40% increased chance for a critical effect if the target is already affected by Regrowth.
  • Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots (Level 56) — Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots can withstand 20% more damage before breaking.
3.

General Druid Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Heart of the Wild Icon Heart of the Wild (replaces Typhoon Icon Typhoon) — Abilities associated with your chosen Affinity are substantially empowered for 45 seconds. 5-minute cooldown. Shifts you into the appropriate form upon cast, except in Restoration Affinity.
    • Restoration Affinity — Healing of your Restoration spells is increased by 30%, and mana costs are reduced by 50%.
    • Balance Affinity — Damage of Balance spells increased by 30% and Starsurge Icon Starsurge is instant cast.
    • Feral Affinity — Damage of your Feral abilities is increased by 30%, and critical strikes with attacks that generate a combo point generate an additional combo point.
    • Guardian AffinityBear Form Icon Bear Form gives an additional 20% Stamina, multiple uses of Ironfur Icon Ironfur may overlap, and Frenzied Regeneration Icon Frenzied Regeneration has 2 charges.
  • Mighty Bash Icon Mighty Bash now stuns the target for 4 seconds (was 5 seconds) and has a 1-minute cooldown (was 50 seconds).
  • New abilities have been added to their respective Affinities:
  • Cyclone Icon Cyclone is no longer a PvP Talent and the ability is learned by all Druids at level 48.
4.

Balance Druid

  • Balance Druids received a new Mastery: Mastery: Total Eclipse Icon Mastery: Total EclipseEclipse (Solar) Icon Eclipse (Solar) increases Nature damage by 11%, and Eclipse (Lunar) Icon Eclipse (Lunar) increases Arcane damage by 11%.
  • Eclipse Icon Eclipse passive has been redesigned and works with Balance Affinity (Level 30 Talent for Feral, Guardian, and Restoration): Casting 2 Starfire Icon Starfires empowers Wrath Icon Wrath for 15 seconds. Casting 2 Wraths empowers Starfire for 15 seconds. These Eclipses occur in alternation.
  • Starsurge Icon Starsurge now increases the damage bonus to Wrath Icon Wrath and Starfire Icon Starfire for the duration of the Eclipse and costs 30 Astral Power (was 40).
  • Celestial Alignment Icon Celestial Alignment has been moved off the global cooldown and the ability maintains both Eclipses and grants 10% Haste for 20 seconds. Starfall Icon Starfall now has a 40-yard radius around the caster and moves with the caster for the duration, avoiding targets not in combat. Starfall damage has been substantially increased.
  • Shooting Stars Icon Shooting Stars is now baseline and learned at level 49. It generates 3 Astral Power (was 4) and the proc chance has been increased by 50%.
  • Moonfire Icon Moonfire and Starfire Icon Starfire now generate 2 Astral Power (was 3).
  • Wrath Icon Wrath now generates 6 Astral Power (was 8).
  • Starfire Icon Starfire now generates 8 Astral Power (was 12).
  • Innervate Icon Innervate's duration has been reduced to 10 seconds and it no longer has a global cooldown.
5.

Balance Druid Abilities Learned Above Level 50

5.1.

Balance Druid Talent Changes

5.2.

Balance Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Balance Druids.

5.3.

Balance Druid Shadowlands Guide

6.

Feral Druid

  • Survival Instincts Icon Survival Instincts now has 1 charge (was 2).
  • Rake Icon Rake deals 60% increased damage while stealthed (was 100%).
  • Shred Icon Shred now deals 60% increased damage while stealthed (was 30%).
  • Berserk Icon Berserk no longer has a global cooldown and the ability has been redesigned — Go berserk for 20 seconds, causing Rake Icon Rake and Shred Icon Shred to deal damage as though you were stealthed, and giving finishing moves a 20% chance per combo point spent to refund 1 combo point.
  • Incarnation: King of the Jungle Icon Incarnation: King of the Jungle is no longer on the global cooldown.
7.

Feral Druid Abilities Learned Above Level 50.

  • Shred Icon Shred (Level 54) — While stealthed, Shred Icon Shred generates 1 additional combo point.
  • Berserk Icon Berserk (Level 58) — When Berserk Icon Berserk grants combo points, it grants 1 additional combo point.
7.1.

Feral Druid Talent Changes

7.2.

Feral Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Feral Druids.

7.3.

Feral Druid Shadowlands Guide

8.

Guardian Druid

9.

Guardian Druid Abilities Learned Above Level 50

9.1.

Guardian Druid Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Renewal Icon Renewal (replaces Ursol's Vortex Icon Ursol's Vortex) — Instantly heals you for 30% of maximum health.
  • New Talent: Tooth and Claw Icon Tooth and Claw (replaces Lunar Beam) — Auto attacks have a 20% chance to empower Maul Icon Maul, stacking up to 2. Empowered Mauls deal 40% increased damage and reduce the target's damage to you by 15% for 6 seconds.
  • Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc Icon Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc has been redesigned — An improved Bear Form Icon Bear Form that grants the benefits of Berserk Icon Berserk, causes Mangle Icon Mangle to hit up to 3 targets, and increases maximum health by 30%. Lasts 30 seconds.
  • Pulverize Icon Pulverize now reduces the damage from the target by 20% for 10 seconds and has a 30-second cooldown (was reduced damage from all targets by 9% for 20 seconds).
9.2.

Guardian Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Guardian Druids.

9.3.

Guardian Druid Shadowlands Guide

10.

Restoration Druid

  • Ironbark Icon Ironbark has a 1.5-minute cooldown (was 1 minute).
  • Swiftmend Icon Swiftmend cooldown is now 15 seconds (was 25 seconds), costs 11% mana (was 14%), and consumes an active Regrowth Icon Regrowth, Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth, Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation or Germination Icon Germination healing over time effect to instantly heal an ally.
  • Innervate Icon Innervate's duration has been reduced to 10 seconds and it no longer has a global cooldown.
11.

Restoration Druid Abilities Learned Above Level 50

11.1.

Restoration Druid Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Nourish Icon Nourish (replaces Prosperity) — Heals a friendly target for 135% spell power. Costs 15% mana, 2-second cast time, and receives triple bonus from Mastery: Harmony Icon Mastery: Harmony.
  • New Talent: Overgrowth Icon Overgrowth (replaces Stonebark) — No longer a PvP Talent. Apply Lifebloom Icon Lifebloom, Rejuvenation Icon Rejuvenation, Wild Growth Icon Wild Growth, Regrowth Icon Regrowth's heal over time effect to an ally. The spell now has a 1-minute cooldown (was 45 seconds).
  • Stonebark is no longer a Talent and its increased healing bonus will be learned once again in Shadowlands.
  • Encroaching Vines (PvP Talent) has been renamed to High Winds Icon High Winds and redesigned. Cyclone Icon Cyclone leaves the target reeling, reducing their damage by 25% for 4 seconds.
  • Nourish (PvP Talent) removed.
  • Revitalize (PvP Talent) has been renamed to Reactive Resin Icon Reactive Resin.
11.2.

Restoration Druid Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Restoration Druids.

11.3.

Restoration Druid Shadowlands Guide

12.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

13.

Changelog

  • 11 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Pre-Patch.
  • 22 Sep. 2020: Tooth and Claw talent added.
  • 08 Sep. 2020: Added Solstice to Balance Level 50 talents.
  • 06 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35755.
  • 14 Aug. 2020: Scent of Blood tooltip fixed.
  • 01 Aug. 2020: Bloodtalons talent updated.
  • 15 Jul. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 35078.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 15 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34365.
  • 08 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Updated Eclipse description for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 29 Apr. 2020: Fixed Typhoon for Balance Druids.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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