Spell holy chastise
  • Chastise (Racial)
  • 20 yd range
  • 30 seconds cooldown
  • 300 mana
  • Instant cast
  • Chastise the target, causing X to Y Holy damage and Immobilizing them for up to 2 sec. Only works against Humanoids. This spell causes very low threat.
Usable by
RaceDwarf, Draenei
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown30 seconds
Other information
"You have been judged unworthy. May the Light have pity upon your blackened soul." —Boris Brightbeard[1]

Chastise was a priest ability available to draenei and dwarves, added in patch 2.3. It caused Holy damage to a target and rooted it for 2 seconds.

Rank table Edit

Rank Level Mana cost Damage Cost
1 20 50 47-53 85Copper
2 30 100 93-107 4Silver 25Copper
3 40 135 139-161 7Silver 65Copper
4 50 180 209-241 12Silver 75Copper
5 60 225 278-322 19Silver 55Copper
6 70 300 370-430 27Silver 63Copper

Notes Edit

  • This ability was added to replace Fear Ward as the racial priest spell for dwarven and draenei priest.
  • Chastise was a Holy spell, rendering it unusable by priests in Shadowform.
  • Some players reported that the damage caused by Chastise appeared to scale with spell damage.
  • Also, players reported that Chastise didn't share the global cooldown; this characteristic made it ideal for use in multiple-action macros.

Cataclysm Cataclysm-Logo-SmallEdit

Holy Word: Chastise
Spell holy chastise
  • Holy Word: Chastise
  • 30 yd range
  • 25 seconds cooldown
  • 15% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Chastise the target for X to Y Holy damage, and disorients them for 3 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown25 seconds

In cataclysm Chastise will return for all priests as the signature spell for a holy priest and will be renamed "Holy Word: Chastise"[2]. It will deal damage to the target and disorient them for 3 seconds.

Damage TableEdit

It should be noted that in cataclysm ranks have been removed on all spells and as a result spell damage will scale according to your current level in addition to all other ordinary factors such as spell power.

Level Damage
10 21-23
20 28-30
40 66-74
60 302-338
70 397-445
80 506-566
85 564-632


Found on tier 5 of the holy tree is the talent known as Revelations. This talent morphs your Holy Word: Chastise spell into a new spell based on your current Chakra state. This talent allows the holy priest to slip between roles as necessary.

Holy Word: Serenity[3] Holy Word: Aspire[4] Holy Word: Sanctuary[5]
Corresponding Chakra State: Chakra: Heal Chakra: Renew Chakra: Prayer of Healing
Base Mana Cost: 8% 10% 44%
Cast Time: Instant Instant 0.5 seconds
Cooldown: 20 seconds 15 seconds 10 seconds
Range: 40 yards 40 yards 30 yards
Definition: Instantly heals the target for X to Y, and increases the critical effect chance of your healing spells on the target by 25% for 6 sec. Instantly heals the target for X and another Y over 18 sec. Blesses the ground with Divine light, healing all within it for X to Y every 2 for 15 sec. Only one Sanctuary can be active at any one time.
At level 85: X = 5198 & Y = 6100 X = 2363 & Y = 4470 X = 299 & Y = 355

Patch changes Edit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Chastise has been redesigned and made available to all priests.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Chastise has been removed from the game.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): The disorientation effect has been replaced with a root effect, the cooldown has been removed and it gained benefits from Inner Fire.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Added.


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