Become the Bear

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Become the Bear

Not available underwater  0.5½ Activation time  240 Recharge time  

Profession
Common Common
Race
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn (skill list)
Slot
Elite
Sequence
Become the Bear.png
 → 
Leave Transform.png
Game link
External links
API

Shape-shift into norn bear form.

 Duration.png Duration: 30s

— In-game description [?]

Become the Bear is a cultural elite skill available exclusively to norn characters. The skill turns the user into a bear-like creatures, applying the Become the Bear effect.

Mechanics[edit]

A character transformed into a bear.
Render of the bear form.

Attributes[edit]

The transformation applies the following multipliers to your primary attributes' base values (1000 at level 80):

Attribute Multiplier Level 80
final value
Power.png Power x1 1,000
Precision.png Precision x1 1,000
Toughness.png Toughness x2 2,000
Vitality.png Vitality x4 4,000

Skills[edit]

While transformed, your weapon skills are replaced with the following skill set (the right side of the skill bar is disabled):

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1
Swipe (Become the Bear).png
 Swipe
0.25¼ Lash out with bear claws, damaging foes in front of you.
Redirect Arrow.png
Brutal Swipe.png
 Brutal Swipe
0.25¼ Strike foes in front of you with bear claws, making them vulnerable.
2
Heavy Swipe.png
 Heavy Swipe
0.25¼ 5 Swipe at your foes knocking them back.
3
Maul (Become the Bear).png
 Maul
10.5½ 5 Slash repeatedly at foe.
4
Roar.png
 Roar
0.5½ 10 Roar, giving allies might.
5
Charge (Become the Bear).png
 Charge
30.75¾ 15 Hold down to charge at foes.

Notes[edit]

  • Rangers using this elite skill will have their pet deactivated until they transform back.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 09, 2014
  • These transforms no longer increase power levels exponentially.
  • The damage of skills in these transforms has been adjusted to compensate.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Become the Bear has been added to the game.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the original Guild Wars, norn opponents had the ability to transform into Bear Form which changed their appearance to that of a bear, but not their skills. The player could also get a special skill called Ursan Blessing which changed their skills, but not their appearance.

See also[edit]