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Gift of the Naaru

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For Pet Battle ability, see [Gift of the Naaru].
Gift of the Naaru
Spell holy holyprotection.png
Usable by
Class

All

Race

Draenei

Properties
Type

Defensive

School
Cooldown

3 minutes

Related buff
Spell holy holyprotection.png
  • Magic
  • Gift of the Naaru
  • Healing 4% every 1 seconds.
  • Duration: 5 seconds
A draenei paladin using the Gift of the Naaru.

Gift of the Naaru is a racial ability of the draenei. It restores 20% of the target's total health over 5 seconds.

Background

The Gift of the Naaru is a blessing bestowed by the divine naaru upon the draenei, and all draenei can tap into this blessing to heal injured allies.[1] The gift manifests in the form of a glowing blue rune or "forehead signet"[2] to signify that they are indeed touched by the Light.[3]

Velen's forehead signet is permanently visible, likely to signify his especially close connection to the naaru.

Tyrant Velhari, a prominent member of the demon-worshipping Sargerei, instead bears a fel-green mockery of the naaru's holy symbol in order to signify her conviction to the Burning Legion.[4]

Notes and tactics

  • The amount healed is typically modest compared to most healer class abilities, but don't forget about it - this ability costs no resources, and does not trigger the global cooldown (though it is affected by it).
  • Gift of the Naaru is a great panic button for draenei of any class. Since it has no cast time, it can be cast on the run or in a crunch. Priests, paladins or shamans can drop Gift, and then follow it up with a fast heal or two to get back on their feet.
  • In raid/instance situations, when the entire group takes massive damage (such as Festergut's Pungent Blight), a draenei can pop this to alleviate some of the stress on the healers.
  • It can be cast on other players and although it is not the most powerful heal it can help when thrown into a regular healing rotation.
  • Because it doesn't trigger the GCD, tanks (or pretty much anybody) can drop it on themselves to help out with the healing, and not lose too much other work.
  • Shadow priests can use this ability even with [Shadowform] on.
  • The percent heal does not allow you to take advantage of this ability during the Valithria Dreamwalker encounter.

Trivia

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now heals for the same amount over 5 seconds (down from 15 seconds).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now heals for 20% of their total health over 15 sec at all levels.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The cast time has been removed; it is now an instant cast.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): The amount healed is increased based on the caster's spell power or attack power, whichever is higher. In addition, the ability is now immune against pushback effects.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): It now works with  [Cosmic Infuser], but not with the shaman talent Healing Focus.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Gift of the Naaru has been added to the game.

References

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