Nature's Grasp
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  • Nature's Grasp
  • Level 52 druid ability
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • While active, any time an enemy strikes the caster they will become afflicted by Entangling Roots. 1 charge. Lasts 45 sec.
Usable by
Class Druid
School Nature
Cooldown 1 minute
Other information
Level learned 52
Requirements [Entangling Roots]
Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Nature's Grasp
  • Melee damage you take has a chance to entangle the enemy.
  • Duration: 45 seconds

Nature's Grasp is a buff that gives melee attackers a 100% chance of being afflicted with [Entangling Roots]. It is learned at level 52.


  • Procs off melee only, does not proc off spells or ranged attacks.
  • Entangling Roots can be resisted - so even when Nature's Grasp procs, it can fail to have an effect.

Tips and tactics

  • This spell is very useful against melee attackers in PvE or against Warriors and Rogues in PvP.
  • Activate this spell when running away. Often the attacker will be rooted and unable to follow.
  • This spell is also useful for gaining range against a Shaman to use [Innervate].
  • It is entirely impractical for raiding if the druid is not a tank, given that 1) the scariest mobs are immune, 2) the druid shouldn't aggro away from a tank, 3) the druid is not likely to survive a single hit from such a mob, and 4) a rooted mob will turn to attack other people in range, regardless of aggro, potentially killing others in addition to the casting druid.
  • Can be cast in any form.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-09-18): Nature's Grasp triggering Entangling Roots should no longer be incorrectly using up Nature's Swiftness.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now has 1 charge, down from 3.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): [Entangling Roots] and the equivalent spell triggered by Nature's Grasp no longer deal damage.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-01-18): Druids previously unable to learn Nature's Grasp will be able to learn that spell now.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Now has 3 charges, up from 1.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): This talent will no longer be triggered spuriously by some ranged abilities such as [Heroic Throw].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Can now be used and can proc indoors.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): This ability can now trigger while the Druid is sitting.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): This spell no longer costs any mana to cast.

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