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Feedback (priest ability)

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Feedback
Spell shadow ritualofsacrifice.png
  • Feedback
  • 705 Mana
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • The priest becomes surrounded with anti-magic energy. Any successful spell cast against the priest will burn X of the attacker's Mana, causing 1 Shadow damage for each point of Mana burned. Lasts 15 sec.
Usable by
Class
Race
Properties
Type

Offensive, Defensive

School
Cooldown

3 minutes

Improvements
Related buff
Spell shadow ritualofsacrifice.png
  • Magic
  • Feedback
  • Anti-magic energy will burn X of the attacker's Mana, causing 1 Shadow damage for each point of Mana burned.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Feedback is a Shadow-based short-lived buff. As long as it is active, any spell cast against you will burn enemy's mana and damage them. It is only available to Human Priests.

In the third war, Feedback was an ability used by human arcane towers and blood elf Spellbreakers with similar effects on mana using units.

Rank table

Rank Level Mana Cost Description Cost
1 20 140 Burns 18 mana per spell cast. 90c
2 30 245 Burns 35 mana per spell cast. 4s 50c
3 40 355 Burns 54 mana per spell cast. 8s 10c
4 50 470 Burns 77 mana per spell cast. 13s 50c
5 60 580 Burns 105 mana per spell cast. 20s 91c
6 The Burning Crusade 70 710 Burns 165 mana per spell cast. 58s 50c

Notes

  • This aura's effect is not triggered if you resist the spell, but it still works if you absorb the damage with [Power Word: Shield].
  • Prior to Patch 1.10.0, this was a temporary weapon buff that gave the weapon a chance to drain mana and deal an equal amount of shadow damage per mana drained.

Tips and tactics

  • Although Feedback is a highly situational spell (both due to the duration and cooldown), it can be extremely useful in some situations. For example, a mage's [Pyroblast] can be successfully countered by quickly casting [Power Word: Shield] and Feedback.
  • This spell appears to proc on every tick of a channeled spell. Because of this, using it when attacked by channeled spells is a very fast and mana efficient way to hurt an enemy caster's mana, channel time, and health.

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Removed.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): Redesigned. The priest surrounds himself with anti-magic energy. Any successful spell cast against the priest will burn mana from the attacker and cause Shadow damage.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Casting a higher rank of the spell will now replace an existing, lower level effect.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.