Ability whirlwind
  • Deterrence
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • You deflect all attacks and take 30% less damage for 5 sec, but you cannot attack.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown3 min
Level required78
Related buff
Ability whirlwind
  • Deterrence
  • Deflecting melee attacks, ranged attacks, and spells.
    Damage taken reduced by 30%.
  • Duration: 5 seconds

Deterrence is a hunter ability learned at level 78. For five seconds it enables the hunter to escape melee, ranged, and spell damage and also reduces damage taken by 30%. While unable to attack, the hunter can use traps, non-damaging abilities, command their pet, and also use [Kill Command].

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Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Deterrence now has a 3-minute cooldown (up from 2 minutes) but has 2 charges.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.2 (31-Jan-2012): Deterrence now also reduces damage taken by 30% while active.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Deterrence no longer requires a melee weapon to be equipped.; The area damage of the paladin ability Hammer of the Righteous will no longer hit hunters with Deterrence active.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Deterrence now provides 100% chance for melee attacks to miss instead of 100% parry chance. This means that attacks that cannot be parried, notably some rogue abilities, can now be prevented by Deterrence, and the hunter will gain the benefit of Deterrence even if disarmed.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): No longer a talent, now available to all hunters.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Now also increases the chance for ranged attacks to miss the hunter by 100% while under its effect.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): This ability now allows the hunter to parry spells and attacks from behind as well as in front. Now has a new visual spell effect.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Design changed to grant 100% parry and 100% chance to "deflect" spells coming from the front, but prevents the Hunter from attacking. Lasts 5 sec. 90 sec. cooldown.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, and now also increases your chance to resist spells by 60%. Now has a new spell effect.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Will now increase parry chance when using Fist Weapons.

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