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WoWOct 23, 2023 4:00 pm CT

WoW patch 10.2 brings new Druid forms for all specs

Druids may not be getting a new legendary in World of Warcraft patch 10.2, but Druids will be getting some fantastic new shapeshift forms. The patch, Guardians of the Dream, is sending us to the Emerald Dream — which by default makes it a Druid-focused patch. We’ll be battling more Druids of the Flame, defending the new World Tree, and (presumably) diving into other aspects of Druid lore.

Want to know more about patch 10.2? Check out our guide to all of the major features in WoW patch 10.2: Guardians of the Dream.

So it’s no surprise that there are a bunch of new druidic goodies to collect, including new shapeshift forms. Shapehifting has been a core part of the Druid class fantasy since release, with the Druid abilities and identity strongly tied to which stance you are in at any given time — originally just a basic cat form or and bear form. New forms have been slow to arrive in the years since: Moonkin form was added in patch 1.8.0, updated cat and bear forms in patch 3.2 (alongside the Moonkin Glyph of the Stars), Tree form in Mists of Pandaria patch 5.0.4, Artifact Weapon appearances for bears and cats in Legion patch 7.0.3, and revamped shapeshift forms have come with new races.

Blizzard has paid more attention to forms in recent expansions, though, with both Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands adding options — though Moonkin forms have remained fairly static all the while. So it’s good news that a new Moonkin form appears to be coming in patch 10.2, as well as new bear, cat, and travel forms.

Here’s what we know about Druid shapeshift forms in patch 10.2.

Balance Druid Moonkin form in patch 10.2

Moonkin form is getting a massive overhaul, and you will be able to customize your owlbear with an amazing array of options similar to worgen or dracthyr creature forms. Most appearance options appear to be available to all druid players by default, with the exception of one form:

Feral Druid forms in patch 10.2

The Dreamsaber appears to have three variants available to players:

Blizzard has also announced that the fire kitty form will get a model update, so get thee to Firelands if you want this form, as it’s available now — either by getting Fandral’s Flamescythe or Fandral’s Seed Pouch, both of which drop from Majordomo Staghelm.

Guardian Druid forms in patch 10.2

Where cat form saw one new model, bear has three new models to drool over.

The Umbraclaw appears to have three variants:

The Runebear seems to have a single variation, it may :

Lastly the Bristlebruin rounding out the bear forms with two variants:

Druid travel form in patch 10.2

Travel form hasn’t been forgotten either with two new models.

The Dreamtalon:

The Dreamstag:

  • Mark of the Smoldering Dreamstag (Ashes)– chance to drop from the rare Talthonei Ashwhisper, this rare is part of the Adventurer of the Emerald Dream achievement and has multiple possible locations.
    /way #2200 35.1, 22.6 Talthonei Ashwhisper
    /way #2200 36.9, 22.4 Talthonei Ashwhisper
    /way #2200 61.4, 67.4 Talthonei Ashwhisper
    /way #2200 63.9, 70.1 Talthonei Ashwhisper
    /way #2200 64.4, 66.6 Talthonei Ashwhisper
  • Mark of the Auric Dreamstag (Golden) — this appearance will be learned from an Inscription Glyph and will be able to be purchased directly from a scribe or sold through the auction house. The source of the recipe is a chance to be found in a Dreamseed Cache scattered around the zone. One of the components of the inscription glyph is a single Auric Fleece, which is looted from Elusive Auric Argali, which is summoned using a skinner’s bait near the Raw Argali Pelts on The Forbidden Reach:
    /way #2118 70.66 46.13 Raw Argali Pelts 1
    /way #2118 45.01 36.59 Raw Argali Pelts 2
    /way #2118 50.48 86.02 Raw Argali Pelts 3
  • Mark of the Lush Dreamstag (Green) — requires the Silent Mark of the Dreamstag, purchased for 500g from Thaelishar Groveheart. Channel the Mark on eligible Dreamstags until it changes to the Mark of the Dreamstag, consuming the Silent Mark in the process.

Druid flight form in patch 10.2

Early in the new zone you’ll meet Q’onzu, the Loa of Change. This puzzling critter has the form of the new creature: a somnowl, which are scattered around the Emerald Dream. Datamining suggests we will be able to get our own Somnowl form, with four variations available to players.

Druid aquatic form in patch 10.2

The final form is an aquatic form called the Dreaming Nae’dra, which is unlocked using fishing inside the new Amirdrassil, The Dream’s Hope raid. This last form was finally located by Adam on the WoW Secrets Discord server and is the last form sourced.

This form requires a multi-step farming activity, you will need access to the following wings to unlock it:

  • Wellspring Atrium — Igira the Cruel’s room, available in Raid Finder Wing 1, opens the week of November 14.
  • The Scorched Hall — Volocross’s room, available in Raid Finder Wing 2, opens the week of November 21.

Note that you will both sets of 10 fish at the same time to get the buff. If you’re fishing in Raid Finder wait until you have all the fish before progressing. You will need Dragonflight fishing to get these fish, but exactly what skill you’ll need isn’t certain yet.

  1. In the Wellspring Atrium, fish up 10 Slumbering Moonfish from one of the pools.
  2. In The Scorched Hall, fish up 10 Awakening Sunfish from one of the lava pools in Volocross’s room.
  3. Return to the Wellspring Atrium and toss all 10 Moonfish and 10 Sunfish into the largest pool in the Atrium, you will now get the buff Attuned Angler which will last for 30 minutes.
  4. You should now see a Prismatic Whiskerfish fishing school in the largest pool in the Atrium. Fish until you catch Xena, the Whimsical Whiskerfish. If you fail to catch her before you lose the Attuned Angler buff you will need to repeat the first three steps to get it again.
  5. Once you have caught Xena, release her back into the waters of the Wellspring Atrium at the same location as the pool where you fished her up. She will reward you with the Scale of the Prismatic Whiskerfish. Use the item from your bag to unlock the new form.

We still haven’t identified how the Dreamfish Egg will be used — it may relate to a mount or some other secret.

Originally published September 11, 2023. Updated October 23, 2023

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