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  • Shred
  • Level 16 Feral druid ability
  • Melee range
  • 40 Energy
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Cat Form
  • Shred the target, causing 500% damage plus X to the target. Must be behind the target. Awards 1 combo point.

    Deals 20% additional damage against bleeding targets.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned



Shred is a Feral druid ability, learned at level 16. It is a special direct damage [Cat Form] attack that can only be used from behind the target. It deals a large amount of damage and awards 1 combo point. Damage is increased against bleeding targets.


  • Glyph of Shred
  • Major Glyph
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    While Berserk or Tiger's Fury is active, Shred has no positional requirement.
  • Classes: Druid
  • Requires Level 25
  • Sell Price: 1s


  • Shred's damage multiplier scales with the druid's level. At level 46 it is 425% damage; at levels 80-85 it is 540%.[citation needed]
  • This attack serves as the basis for any feral druid's group DPS.
  • You do not have to be in [Prowl] to use Shred; you just need to be behind your target.
  • 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.

Tips and tactics

  • This is always a good move when grouping, because if someone else is holding the aggro, shredding from behind is serious damage while in combat ( [Ravage] requires prowling).

Patch changes

  • Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage increased by 12%.
  • MoP 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.
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Ranks 8 and 9 base points reduced by about 10%. Scaling from attack power unchanged.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Now properly increases the attack power contribution by the percent modifier.

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