Hex of Weakness
Spell shadow fingerofdeath
  • Hex of Weakness (Racial)
  • 30 yd range
  • 295 mana
  • Instant cast
  • Weakens the target enemy, reducing damage caused by X and reducing the effectiveness of any healing by 20%. Lasts 2 min.
Usable by
TypeOffensive, Defensive
Casting timeInstant cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Mental Agility, Shadow Focus, Shadow Reach
Other information
Related debuff
Spell shadow fingerofdeath
  • Curse
  • Hex of Weakness
  • Physical damage done reduced by X and healing effectiveness reduced by 20%.
  • Duration: 2 minutes

Rank table

Rank Level Mana Damage Reduction Cost
1 10 35 reduces damage caused by 2 None (Quest)
2 20 55 reduces damage caused by 4 1Silver 35Copper
3 30 90 reduces damage caused by 7 4Silver 50Copper
4 40 130 reduces damage caused by 11 8Silver 10Copper
5 50 180 reduces damage caused by 15 13Silver 50Copper
6 60 240 reduces damage caused by 20 20Silver 91Copper
7 70 295 reduces damage caused by 35 58Silver 50Copper


Tips and tactics

  • Very useful against other priests as it cannot be dispelled, causing decreased functionality of heals and Vampiric Embrace.
  • Provides some use on Ebonroc if no mortal striking warrior exists in the raid group.
  • Useful against dual wielding classes as the damage reduction causes a significant amount of reduction in damage taken over longer fights. Two handed classes will see very small impact on damage done, and as such the spell is not cost effective on such classes.
  • Regardless of class this is still useful as it can lower bandage and potion effects which are often used in PvP (and it's usually best to have them suffer as much loss as possible). Talents/spells which improve healing on non-healers such as a rogue's Quick Recovery or a warlock's Fel Armor are also nullified, giving them only half the potential use they could have been. Also especially useful against any druid since they aren't normally expecting curses from priests.
  • Casting a lower rank just for the -20% healing is also a viable option if you want to save mana when fighting against non-feral druids/mages and casters in general.
  • In PvP situations this debuff is not only mana efficient, its effects are practical on all targets. Using Rank 1 of the spell, your priest not only has a cost efficient mini-MS, but at the same time, the cost makes it practical to cast on all targets.
  • Against shamans, the rank 1 being instant cast and costing only 35 mana makes it a great Grounding Totem killer.

Past changes

  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008):  Removed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (25-Sep-2007):  No longer requires a quest and can now be trained at 10.
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