For the ancients, see Tree of life.
Incarnation: Tree of Life
Ability druid improvedtreeform.png
  • Incarnation: Tree of Life
  • Level 40 Restoration druid talent
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Shapeshift into the Tree of Life, increasing healing done by 15%, increasing armor by 120%, and granting protection from Polymorph effects. Functionality of Rejuvenation, Wild Growth, Regrowth, and Entangling Roots is enhanced.

    Lasts 30 sec. You may shapeshift in and out of this form for its duration.
Usable by
Class Druid
School Physical
Cooldown 3 minutes
Other information
Level available 40
Related buff
Ability druid improvedtreeform.png
  • Incarnation: Tree of Life
  • Healing increased by 15%.
    Armor increased by 120%.
    Some spells are enhanced.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

Incarnation: Tree of Life (or often nicknamed Tree Form, Healing Form or Treant Form) is a level 40 Restoration druid talent. It allows the druid to temporarily shapeshift into the tree of life, increasing healing by 15% and armor by 120%, granting immunity to polymorph effects, and enhancing several spells. Lasts 30 seconds.


The Troll, Tauren, Worgen, and Night Elf tree forms

While in tree form, the druid can cast spells just as in caster form, and several spells are enhanced:

The instant cast [Regrowth] and improvements to [Wild Growth] and [Rejuvenation] make it an especially potent raid healing form, but the 15% bonus to all healing makes it a good cooldown for any healing crisis.

With regard to consumables and items, Tree of Life works the same as being in humanoid form. The only exception is that you cannot mount in this form. Racial abilities work as normal in tree form.

This form has animations for dance, cheer, applaud, cry, bow, wave, and sleep emotes, however the Night Elf model cannot dance.


Tips and tactics

In the World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

  • The 15% healing increase makes Tree a decent cooldown for any occasion.
  • Tree form is especially handy for healing on the move. The ability to spam [Regrowth] while running allows trees to heal while moving.

Patch changes

Old model for Tree of Life (available as [Treant Form]).

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Activating Incarnation no longer triggers a global cooldown for any spec.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available at level 75 (up from 60).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): "Incarnation: Tree of Life no longer enhances Lifebloom. Instead, it also enhances Rejuvenation, increasing its healing by 50%, and reducing its cost by 30%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28):
    • Incorporated into [Incarnation].
    • No longer enhances [Wrath].
    • Now lasts 30 seconds, up from 25 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now lasts 25 seconds, down from 30 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Received a new model.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12):
    • No longer a permanent form, lasts 30 seconds and gives support bonuses to certain spells.
    • [Banish] can no longer be used against players who shapeshift into demon or elemental forms.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): The Tree of Life aura now extends 100 yards, up from 45 yards.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): You can now use [Nature's Grasp] and [Thorns] while within this form.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14):
    • [Remove Curse] can now be used in Tree of Life form.
    • 30% snare penalty has been removed.
    • You can now cast all Restoration spells ( [Healing Touch]) in the form, but Tree of Life now only reduces the mana cost of your healing over time spells (Rejuvenation, Lifebloom, Regrowth and Nourish) by 20%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): [Barkskin]: The cost of this spell is now reduced by Tree of Life Form.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): The Shadowy Disguise will no longer be applied to druids while they are in Moonkin or Tree of Life form for the quests "B [15-30] Who Are They?"
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13):
    • [Cure Poison] and [Abolish Poison] are now usable in Tree of Life Form.
    • It is no longer possible to have the bonus healing aura from this ability while not actually in Tree of Life Form.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Tree of Life: The party aura from this shapeshift now extends the full 40-yard radius as stated in the tooltip.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.2 (2007-06-19): Tree of Life: The bonus-healing aura from this talent will reactivate when a [Banish] effect wears off a Druid in Tree Form.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): When the duration of " [Cyclone]" ends, area buffs such as "Leader of the Pack (old)", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09):
    • "Tree of Life" healing bonus now increases the healing received by your party members instead of the healing dealt by your party members.
    • "Tree of Life's" bonus healing aura will now reactivate correctly when " [Banish]" wears off.
    • Shapeshifted druids will now be able to speak to NPCs while shapeshifted.
    • The druid Restoration Talent "Tree of Life" healing buff is no longer being removed from the Druid if afflicted by a "Banish" spell.
    • " [Moonkin Form]" and "Tree of Life" form now have a casting animation for " [War Stomp]".
    • The druid talent skill "Tree of Life" now has swimming, dancing, eating, and backwards movement animations.
    • No longer makes a bear roar when shifting into the tree.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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