Spell nature lightningshield
  • Sanctuary (Passive)
  • Passive
  • Reduces the chance that you will be critically hit by melee attacks by 2% and reduces all damage taken by 3%. Also whenever you block or dodge a melee attack you gain 1% of maximum mana.
Usable by
Casting time
  • Passive
  • CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
    Talent treeProtection, tier 3
    Points required10
    Other information
    "BoS" redirects here. For the former Paladin abilities, see [Blessing of Sacrifice] and [Blessing of Salvation].

    Blessing of Sanctuary has been removed and is now just called Sanctuary. It is a passive buff to the Protection Paladin in the third tier of the Protection tree. A player can invest three points into it, with the final result being: "Reduces the chance that you will be critically hit by melee attacks by 6% and reduces all damage taken by 10%. Also whenever you block or dodge a melee attack you gain 3% maximum mana."

    Cataclysm changes Edit

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    Blessing of Sanctuary becomes a passive effect for the paladin instead of a buff in Cataclysm. Blessing Sanctuary was renamed Sanctuary, is now passive and ranks up to three times.

    Patch changes Edit

    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): This blessing now grants 10% strength in addition to its current effects. Also, the strength and stamina bonuses from this blessing will no longer be lost when Blessing of Kings is removed.
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009):
      • This blessing now also increases stamina by 10%. This effect is not cumulative with [Blessing of Kings].
      • This talent and [Vigilance] will now both be able to be cast on the same target without sometimes overwriting each other.
                    "...we want to make sure Blessing of Sanctuary is always the tanking blessing of choice" (source)
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now only grants mana on dodge/parry/block. In addition, will only grant mana if that is the active power type of the friendly target (Bears and Cats won't gain mana).
                  Old, gain 10 rage , 20 runic power, or 2% of the maximum mana
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): This spell can now overwrite a [Greater Blessing of Sanctuary] that has less than 10 minutes duration remaining.
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): It is no longer possible to have both Blessing of Sanctuary and [Greater Blessing of Sanctuary] active on a target at the same time.
    • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Reduced to 1 rank, now reduces all damage taken by 3% and generates rage, mana or runic power when a parry/dodge/block occurs.
                  Old, 5 ranks. Last rank text was "Places a Blessing on the friendly target, reducing damage dealt from all sources by up to 80 for 10 min. In addition, when the target blocks a melee attack the attacker will take 46 Holy damage."
    • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.9.0 (03-Jan-2006): [Greater Blessing of Sanctuary] added.
    • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): New Sparkle animation added.

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