For general info, see silence effect.
Ability priest silence
  • Silence
  • 30 yd  range
  • 45 sec cooldown
  • 0.9% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Silences the target, preventing them from casting spells for 5 sec. Non-player victim spellcasting is also interrupted for 3 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown45 sec
Level required52
Related debuff
Ability priest silence
  • Magic
  • Silence
  • Silenced.
  • Duration: 5 seconds

Silence is a priest ability learned at level 52 for those with the Shadow specialization. It silences the target, preventing them from casting spells for 5 seconds; non-player victim spellcasting is also interrupted.

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Patch changes Edit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Now has a new icon.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Silence: Updated tooltip to include the functionality that this ability also interrupts spellcasting on NPCs.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): This ability will also apply a 3 second interrupt effect against non-player controlled targets, making it more versatile against creatures immune to silencing effects.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Range increased to 30 yards.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): All Silence spells now have diminishing returns.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Silence (Shadow) global cooldown removed.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Several creature spells that silenced players are now properly flagged as silence effects, which will allow talents such as Unbreakable Will to provide a higher chance to resist the effects.

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