Improved Counterspell
Spell frost iceshock
  • Improved Counterspell (Passive)
  • Passive
  • Your Counterspell also silences the target for 4 sec.
Usable by
Casting time
  • Passive
  • Level required70
    Related debuff
    Spell frost iceshock
    • Magic
    • Improved Counterspell
    • Silenced.
    • Duration: 4 seconds

    Improved Counterspell is a passive core mage ability learned at level 70. It gives the [Counterspell] a silence in addition to the spell interrupt. Counterspell normally only locks a single school and must be timed to interrupt a spell being cast. Improved Counterspell can be used at any time as a silence, stopping all casting for 4 seconds, including instant spells, without having to time it to interrupt a cast. Counterspell still retains its normal function; the silence is simply an added benefit.

    Notes Edit

    In PvP, a 4 second silence is invaluable in stopping instant cast spells, and if the enemy is already injured, 4 seconds can be enough to get in the killing blow.

    Improved Counterspell can give some confusing "Immune" messages. Some mobs, particularly in instances, are immune to silence but not immune to Counterspell. For these mobs, the "Immune" message applies to the silence component, not the normal Counterspell.

    Patch changes Edit

    • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Improved Counterspell now always silences the target for 2/4 seconds.

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