Ability nightfae flicker.png
  • Soulshape
  • 1.5 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Turn into a Vulpin, teleporting 15 yds forward and increasing your movement speed by 50%. You may reactivate Soulshape every few sec to teleport again.

    Lasts 12 sec, or indefinitely while in a rest area.
Usable by
Class All
School Nature
Cooldown 1.5 min
Related buff
Ability nightfae flicker.png
  • Soulshape
  • Transformed into your Soulshape, increasing movement speed by 30%.
  • Duration: 12 sec

Soulshape is an ability unlocked for members of the Night Fae Covenant. It changes the player's form into that of an animal, blinks them a distance forward, and temporarily increases their movement speed. Taking action other than blinking forward again while in Soulshape removes the buff and the transformation. Players can speak with Lady Muunn in Heart of the Forest to change the available soulshape look.

Crittershapes are smaller Soulshape forms that are activated when it is used in a rest area. Choofa by the Heart of the Forest handles the Crittershapes, having options to swap forms or even deactivate the Crittershape effect.

Since the arrival of the first mortal soul to Ardenweald, the Winter Queen has granted the boon of soulshaping to the souls who join her realm so that they may help tend to the forest even without a mortal body.[1][2] The soulshape a mortal takes mirrors the true bond they have with the wilds.[3] Soulshapes are capable of returning to their original forms, as seen with Huln Highmountain, who will transform in and out of his eagle soulshape as he sees fit. According to Ta'lora, night elf wisps are a type of soulshape.[4]


  • IconSmall Soulshape Vulpin.gif Vulpin Soul — Default Soulshape form.




  • IconSmall Kobra.gif Cobra Soul — Random drop from Rated PvP.
  • IconSmall Gryphon2.gif Gryphon Soul — Random drop from Rated PvP.
  • IconSmall Shoveltusk.gif Shoveltusk Soul — Random drop from random battlegrounds.
  • IconSmall Wyvern2.gif Wyvern Soul — Random drop from Unrated PvP.


Queen's Conservatory



  • IconSmall Squirrel.gif Squirrel Soul — Unlocked by speaking to Choofa and choosing the “Choofa” option.


  • IconSmall Frog.gif Frog Soul — Can be found by fishing anywhere in the Shadowlands.
  • IconSmall Saurolisk.gif Saurolisk Hatchling Soul — Drop from the final boss in Adamant Vaults.





  • The idea of soulshapes may be based upon modern New Age beliefs in "spirit animals", in turn based upon totems of the Objiwe and common throughout many peoples globally.


BlizzCon 2019

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 (2021-11-02): Crittershapes added, and the option to choose randomly.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Added.


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