Silencing Shot
Inv spear 08
  • Silencing Shot
  • 8-35 yards  range
  • 20 seconds cooldown
  • 6% of base Mana
  • Instant cast
  • Instant shot that deals 50% of ranged weapon damage and Silences the target for 3 seconds.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown20 seconds
Talent treeMarksmanship, Tier 9
Hawk Eye, Mortal Shots, Efficiency
Other information
Related debuff
Inv spear 08
  • Magic
  • Silencing Shot
  • Silenced.
  • Duration: 3 sec.

Silencing Shot is a instant shot that deals 50% of ranged weapon damage and Silences the target for 3 seconds.


  • An excellent opening shot when fighting against casters in PvP or PvE
  • Good spellcasting disruption when combined with Scatter Shot properly
  • Great when pulling spellcasting mobs in instances; casters will run towards you when hit with this, allowing you to pull them without being out of their line of sight
  • Can be used to pull caster mobs into a Freezing Trap more easily
  • Can be an "extra shot" if other shots are on cooldown, although it only does 50% weapon damage.
  • Can be used prevent healers from healing when low on health, allowing three seconds for you to strike a killing blow; works especially well against paladins, priests and mages as it also disrupts their ability to use damage shields.


  • Does not share a cooldown with any other Hunter abilities
  • Although it doesn't silence immune mobs and bosses, it does interrupt them.


  • Fairly long cooldown
  • Most bosses are immune
  • As this is an Arcane-based spell, mobs that are immune to Arcane will be immune to the silence effect (NOT the physical damage)


Patch changes

WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 2.0.6 (2007-01-23): Silencing Shot now does only 50% of weapon damage instead of 75%.
WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): This spell will now interrupt the current spell being cast on the target and lock out that school for 3 sec if the target is immune to silence effects.

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