Travel Form

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Travel Form
Ability druid travelform
  • Travel Form
  • 5.6% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Shapeshift into travel form, increasing movement speed by 40%. Also protects the caster from Polymorph effects. Only useable outdoors.

    The act of shapeshifting frees the caster of movement impairing effects.
Usable by
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required16
Related buff
Ability druid travelform
  • Travel Form
  • Immune to Polymorph effects. Movement speed increased by 40%.
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When it's time to run, four feet are better than two.[1]

Travel Form, formerly known as the "cheetah", is a druid shapeshifting spell learned at level 16. In this form, a druid is able to travel over land at higher speeds (+40%).

With the release of 0500Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria, the default cheetah form was replaced by an updated stag form. The old cheetah form can still be acquired through the use of Glyph of the Cheetah.

Tips and tactics

  • This form is instant cast, so it can be used to beat a strategic retreat if a fight is going badly.
  • The travel form does not stack with speed enchants or speed gems, with the exception of the feral PvP 4 piece set bonus.
  • Since this form is less mana consuming than Bear Form or Cat Form, its effect of breaking Polymorph and movement impairing effects makes it an excellent inexpensive escape ability.


  • This form can only be used outdoors.
  • You can not use abilities in this form. You are also considered a Beast, so spells that target Beasts can be used on you (Hibernate, for instance).
  • Your caster form will start regaining mana 5 seconds after you change to travel form.
  • Travel Form has three specific advantages over a mount.
    1. Unlike a mount, which players cannot use while in combat, a druid is able to shift into travel form while fighting either a mob or another player.
    2. Travel Form is instantly cast, making it even better for those sticky situations. With Travel Form, druids are able to escape from nearly any fight or simply put distance between themselves and their attackers practically whenever they wish.
    3. As with any form, herbs may be harvested through herbalism, dead beasts can be skinned through skinning. This makes it an excellent way to achieve the fastest results with a gathering profession.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

It is widely speculated[citation needed] that the original intention was for this form to be a stag but was changed at the last minute. This is evidenced through the odd hoof-shaped icon, and the fact that while the other forms (except Tree of Life Form) have unique skins, cheetahs that look identical to travel form exist in the game.




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Druid Stag Travel Form

Courtesy of MMO Champion

Patch changes

  • 0500Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Now uses a stag model rather than cheetah as default.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Can now be learned at level 16.
  • 0100WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005):
    • Shapeshifting will now counteract the slowing effects of frost-based spells (Frostbolt, Frost Shock, Cone of Cold, etc.).
    • Druid shapeshift form buttons are no longer dimmed while under the effects of Polymorph.
  • 0100WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Shapeshifting into an animal form will now remove Polymorph effects.


External links

0500Mists-Logo-Small Beta News

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Patch date28 August 2012 +, 4 August 2009 +, 12 July 2005 + and 5 May 2005 +

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