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Swift Flight Form
Ability druid flightform.png
  • Swift Flight Form
  • Level druid ability
  • 5.6% of Base Mana
  • Instant cast
  • Shapeshift into swift flight form, increasing movement speed by 280% and allowing you to fly. Cannot use in combat.

    The act of shapeshifting frees the caster of movement slowing effects.
Usable by
Class Druid
Properties
Type Utility
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Requirements Riding 300, quest chain
Improvements Natural Shapeshifter
Related buff
Ability druid flightform.png
  • Swift Flight Form
  • Immune to Polymorph effects.
    Movement speed increased by 280% and allows you to fly.

Swift Flight Form is a druid shapeshifting ability that increases flight speed by 280%.

Patch 3.0.3 added this ability to the list one can learn from druid trainers at level 71 without having completed the quest. The quest chain still requires level 70. The form itself costs 19 gold (plus the artisan riding skill fee).

Contents

Quest chain

Swift Flight Forms.png

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.

Swift Flight Form used to be rewarded by a quest chain, removed in patch 4.0.1. It required Artisan Riding to begin and started with the quest Morthis Whisperwing from Loganaar, the druid trainer in Moonglade. A reputation of Honored with the Lower City faction was required to enter (heroic) Sethekk Halls, a prerequisete for completing one of the last quests in the chain.

This is the full quest line for the Druid [Swift Flight Form].

  1. N Druid [70] Morthis Whisperwing
  2. N Druid [70] The Ward of Wakening
  3. N Druid [70] Waking the Sleeper
  4. N Druid [70] No Mere Dream
  5. N Druid [70] Return to Morthis Whisperwing
  6. N Druid [70] To the Evergrove
  7. N Druid [70] The Book of the Raven
  8. N Druid [70] Eyes in the Sky
  9. N Druid [70] To Catch A Sparrowhawk
  10. N Druid [70] The Raven Stones
  11. N Druid [70] The Eagle's Essence
  12. N Druid [70] The Falcon's Essence
  13. N Druid [70] The Hawk's Essence
  14. N Druid [70] Return to Cenarion Refuge
  15. N Druid [70] Chasing the Moonstone
  16. N Druid [70D] Vanquish the Raven God
  17. N Druid [70] Eternal Vigilance

After you have defeated Anzu, you can talk to Morthis Whisperwing again to acquire an  [Essence-Infused Moonstone], which will be placed in your key ring (not your bags) forever. This will allow you to summon Anzu in (heroic) Sethekk Halls any time you like (for an extra badge or a chance to loot the raven mount).

A complete walkthrough is also available.

Completing Vanquish the Raven God is the objective for the Feat of Strength Achievement  Swift Flight Form.

Notes

  • Also prior to Patch 4.0.6, worgen and troll druids used the night elf and tauren models, respectively, of this form. In Patch 4.0.6, worgen druids received a more feral-looking crow with the emblem of Gilneas on its back, and troll druids received an elaborate bat form.
  • With patch 3.2, the level requirement for learning this skill from the trainer has been lowered to level 71. Also, Flight Form and Swift Flight Form now benefit from a paladin's Crusader Aura. Druids who have acquired a mount able to go 310% flight speed will now also go that speed while in this form. This patch also added the achievement for completing the quest chain.
  • Since Patch 3.0.3 you can buy the artisan riding skill from any of the artisan riding skill trainers. This is required for the druid trainer in Moonglade to offer you the swift flight form spell for 19 gold.
  • When leaving flight form while moving horizontally you keep the speed in that direction (in addition to falling down of course). When dismounting from an epic flight mount one is slowed down. Care should be taken when doing a very fast caster -> epic flight -> caster shift as you pick up the speed instantly and can toss yourself into trouble easily.
  • If dismounted during the Netherwing revered races, a druid quick on the draw can reshift and get back into the race without losing, something normal mount users cannot do.
  • Even though the Swift Flight Form is unable to run along the ground, if you fly very close to the ground you will enter ground effect. Your speed will be reduced from 280% to 100% just like the flying mounts. When flying in ground effect you are considered to be on a ground mount, however you can loot, skin or collect herbs or do nearly anything that your character could do with his bare hands, all this without coming out of swift flight form. You can't mine because that involves use of a mining pick which your bird can't use.
  • This replaces your [Flight Form] like Dire Bear replaces Bear; if you are in flight form when you hand in the final quest, it is removed from you.
  • As with [Flight Form], typing /mountspecial will cause Swift Flight Form to do a backflip. This can only be used when stationary.
  • As of patch 3.0.3, certain items intended to be usable from a flying mount do not work in flight form, unexpectedly causing you to shift out of form and plummet towards the ground. If you are fast enough and high enough, you can recover by switching back to flight form. This has been reported as a bug, and will hopefully be fixed in later patches.

Talent improvement

Natural Shapeshifter reduces the cost of shapeshifting by 10% per rank, for a maximum of 30%.

Tips and tactics

See Tips and tactics section of [Flight Form].

Gallery

Patch changes

Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Worgen and troll druids now have new art for Swift Flight Form.
Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): This quest chain has been completely removed.
WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): The level requirement for this skill has been increased to level 71. Flight Form and Swift Flight Form now benefit from a paladin's Crusader Aura. Druids who have acquired a mount able to go 310% flight speed will now also go that speed while in this form.
WotLK Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Now available from the trainer at level 71 for 19 gold, requiring 300 riding skill from an artisan riding trainer, and [Flight Form] learned.

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