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For the ancients, see Tree of life.
Incarnation: Tree of Life
Ability druid improvedtreeform
  • Incarnation: Tree of Life
  • Row 8 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.
Class Druid
School Physical
Cooldown 3 minutes
Talent required Inv misc herb liferoot stem [Regenesis] or Ability druid healinginstincts [Forest's Flow]/Spell nature protectionformnature [Wild Synthesis] or Inv misc herb felblossom [Harmonious Blooming]
Improvements Ability druid treeoflife [Cenarius' Guidance]
Related buff
Ability druid improvedtreeform
  • Incarnation: Tree of Life
  • Healing increased by 15%.
    Armor increased by 120%.
    Some spells are enhanced.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

Incarnation: Tree of Life (often nicknamed Tree Form, Healing Form or Treant Form) is a 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.

It is an exclusive choice node with Ability ardenweald druid [Convoke the Spirits].


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 Spell nature resistnature [Regrowth] and improvements to Ability druid flourish [Wild Growth] and Spell nature rejuvenation [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[]

Tree of Life TCG

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 Spell nature resistnature [Regrowth] while running allows trees to heal while moving.

Patch changes[]


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

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Incarnation: Tree of Life and Ability ardenweald druid [Convoke the Spirits] now properly override each other on your Action Bar when swapping talents.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 8 Restoration talent (was a level 40 Restoration talent).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available at level 40 (was 75).
  • 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): Split back into a separate ability. Now a level 75 Restoration talent (was a tier 7 Restoration talent).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Incorporated into the Spell druid incarnation [Incarnation] talent.
  • 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.
    • Spell shadow cripple [Banish] can no longer be used against players who shapeshift into demon or elemental forms.
    • Now available at tier 7 (was tier 9).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): The Tree of Life aura now extends 100 yards, up from 45 yards.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): You can now use Spell nature natureswrath [Nature's Grasp] and Spell nature thorns [Thorns] while within this form.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14):
    • Spell holy removecurse [Remove Curse] can now be used in Tree of Life form.
    • 30% snare penalty has been removed.
    • You can now cast all Restoration spells (Spell nature healingtouch [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 Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Spell nature stoneclawtotem [Barkskin]: The cost of this spell is now reduced by Tree of Life Form.
  • Bc icon 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 Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13):
    • Spell nature nullifypoison [Cure Poison] and Spell nature nullifypoison 02 [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 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 Patch 2.1.2 (2007-06-19): Tree of Life: The bonus-healing aura from this talent will reactivate when a Spell shadow cripple [Banish] effect wears off a Druid in Tree Form.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): When the duration of "Spell nature earthbind [Cyclone]" ends, area buffs such as "Spell nature unyeildingstamina [Leader of the Pack]", "Tree of Life", and "Moonkin" will now be correctly resumed.
  • Bc icon 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 "Spell shadow cripple [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.
    • "Spell nature forceofnature [Moonkin Form]" and "Tree of Life" form now have a casting animation for "Ability warstomp [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 Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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