Pain Suppression
Spell holy painsupression
  • Pain Suppression
  • 40 yd  range
  • 3 min cooldown
  • 1.6% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Reduces all damage taken by a friendly target by 40% for 8 sec. Castable while stunned.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown3 min
Level required58
Related buff
Spell holy painsupression
  • Pain Suppression
  • All damage taken reduced by 40%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
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It's just a flesh wound.

Pain Suppression is a priest ability learned at level 58 for those with the Discipline specialization. It is an eight second shield buff which reduces all damage taken by 40%.

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Notes Edit

  • This is an often life-saving shield, especially while being pounded on by multiple enemies, such as in arenas.

Strategy Edit

Pain Suppression really shines in a PvP or Arena situation. No one likes to have their enemies healed, so healers are often "target #1" and focused on by many enemies at once. A common strategy for an opposing group is to all simultaneously blow their most powerful cooldowns and spells on the enemy's healer. To avoid being instantly knocked out of the game, a priest can pop this spell in an attempt to survive the onslaught. If used with any combination of [fear], [shield], or grenade, and heals it is possible to survive an otherwise hopeless situation. Hopefully, while the priest was the focus, enemies will have been destroyed or fairly weakened by teammates.

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Pain Suppression no longer reduces the target’s threat by 5%.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Pain Suppression and Guardian Spirit can now always be cast while stunned.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Pain Suppression is no longer dispellable.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Moved to tier 5.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): No longer can be cast while under the effects of Incapacitate or Cyclone.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Cooldown increased to 3 minutes, up from 2.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Is now usable on friendly targets, instantly reduces the target's threat by 5%, reduces damage taken by 40% and its cooldown has been reduced to 2 minutes.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (25-Sep-2007): This talent will now reduce the chance for any buff on the Priest to be dispelled, rather than reduce the chance of dispelling buffs cast while it is active.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Pain Suppression now reduces damage taken by 65% and increases resistance to Dispel mechanics by 65% for the duration.

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