For the hunter pet ability, see [Growl].
Ability physical taunt.png
  • Growl
  • Level 9 druid ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 8 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Bear Form
  • Taunts the target to attack you.
Usable by
Class Druid
School Physical
Cooldown 8 seconds
Other information
Level learned 9
Improvements [Alpha Challenge]
Related debuff
  • Growl
  • Taunted.
  • Duration: 3 seconds

Growl is a level 9 druid ability and serves as the Guardian druid's taunt ability.

Tips and tactics

  • Growl is particularly useful for saving DPS and healers from being attacked by mobs.
  • Thanks to its long range, it can also be used to pull mobs if [Faerie Fire] is on cooldown or otherwise unfavorable.
  • If all else fails, immobilization of the mob - by [Mighty Bash] - can be a good alternative against non-boss mobs.
  • Growling at a critter sometimes causes the critter to run in fear instead of coming to you, though certain ones will attack you (such as frogs).

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer activates [Bear Form] if not used in it. Now increases threat generated while the target is taunted.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now activates Bear Form if not used in it.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed miss chance of this effect.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Range increased to 30 yards.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Cooldown changed to 8 sec.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): The chance for this ability to land successfully on its target is now increased by hit rating.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.1 (2004-11-17): Removed rage cost and global cooldown.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Now gives the target enough threat to attack you, cooldown added.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now usable against targets that are immune to physical attacks.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Taunt effectiveness reduced.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Rage cost reduced if Growl fails.

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