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Skill details
Bear Form
Bear Form.jpg
Campaign: Eye of the North Monster
Profession: Monster
Attribute: Unlinked
Type: Form
    10 Energy 2 Activation 120 Recharge

Full: For 60 seconds, you assume the form of a bear. While in this form, your Health is increased by 250 and your attacks strike for 25% more damage.

Concise: (60 seconds.) Assume the form of a bear. While in this form, you have +250 Health and deal 25% more damage with attacks.


Bear form is a skill utilized exclusively by the gigantic Norn in the Eye of the North expansion pack. When used, it partially transforms the Norn into what looks like a semihumanoid Grizzly or Brown bear. While in Bear form, the player or NPC can still use a weapon and remains standing upright. Norn guarding Resurrection shrines or Norn Collectors will typically take bear form immediately after a player accepts a challenge from them to fight. It is usually important and quite easy to interrupt this skill, as all encountered Norns will use it immediately after entering combat. This is especially true when fighting Knorr Oaken and Magni the Bison.

A Norn NPC in Bear form