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Ability druid lacerate.png
  • Lacerate
  • Level 38 Guardian druid ability
  • Melee range
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Bear Form
  • Lacerates the enemy target, dealing (120.9% of attack power) bleed damage and an additional (153% of attack power) over 15 sec. Stacks up to 3 times.

    Generates 2 Rage and has a 25% chance to reset the cooldown on Mangle.
Usable by
Class Druid
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 38
Improvements [Ursa Major], [Primal Fury]
Affects [Mangle], [Pulverize]
Related debuff
Ability druid lacerate.png33
  • Lacerate
  • Suffering (9.74% of Attack power) damage every 1 sec.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
This article is about the druid ability. For the hunter ability, see [Lacerate].

Lacerate is a Guardian druid ability, learned at level 38. It applies a stacking bleed effect and has a chance to reset the cooldown on [Mangle] when dealing damage.



  • Lacerate can crit, which increases the threat caused.
  • Reapplying Lacerate renews the DoT debuff to its full 15-second duration.

Tips and tactics

  • Very good skill for single target tanking. The tanking rotation generating the most threat is: [Mangle] as often as possible; while Mangle is on cooldown, use Lacerate; if you still have excess rage, use [Maul] in parallel.
  • When tanking multiple mobs at once, [Thrash] is usually a better choice than Lacerate.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now available only to Guardian Druids.
    • Multistrikes from periodic bleed effect grants the [Ursa Major] effect.
    • Now generates 2 Rage, has no cooldown (down from 3 sec), and the periodic bleed effect triggers every 1 sec (down from 3 sec).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now also has a 25% chance to reset the cooldown on Mangle.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Bonus threat has been removed and replaced with increased initial damage done.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): This ability now deals additional damage based on the attack power of the Druid.
Introduced attack power scaling: Every 20 Attack Power adds 1 damage, per stack, over 15 seconds. Mangle further enhances this value.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): The damage from this ability will now stack properly when two different characters are applying Lacerate to a target.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): The tooltip has been adjusted to indicate it does initial bleed damage when the ability first lands.
  • Bc icon.gif Hotfix (2007-03-06): The Druid ability Lacerate now deals a small amount of instant damage, generating threat, against bleed immune creatures.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

See also

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