Spell shadow dispersion
  • Dispersion
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • You disperse into pure Shadow energy, reducing all damage taken by 90%, but you are unable to attack or cast spells. Lasts 6 sec.

    Dispersion can be cast while stunned, feared or silenced. Clears all snare and movement impairing effects when cast, and makes you immune to them while dispersed.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown2 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required60
Related buff
Spell shadow dispersion
  • Dispersion
  • Reduces all damage taken by 90%. Cannot attack or cast spells. Immune to snare and movement impairing effects.
  • Duration: 6 seconds
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Dispersion is a priest ability learned at level 60 for those with the Shadow specialization. Dispersion protects the priest by reducing damage taken by 90% for six sec. Dispersion can be cast while stunned, feared or silenced, which makes it very useful in PvP as well.

It can be used to soak large (AoE) hits that would kill even a well-geared tank.


  • Since Dispersion is a physical ability it cannot be dispelled.

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Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Dispersion and Vampiric Touch no longer restores mana.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Dispersion now belongs to the Shadow spell school.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Dispersion should no longer allow priests to become permanently invisible when mounting.; Dispersion correctly reduces the damage dealt by Deep Wounds and Piercing Shots.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes, down from 3 minutes.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now clears all snare and movement impairing effects and makes you immune to them while dispersed.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): This ability can no longer be cast while affected by Cyclone; doing so consumed the cooldown to no effect.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added.

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