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Holy Word: Chastise

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For the precursor of this spell, see [Chastise].
Holy Word: Chastise
Spell holy chastise.png
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

1 minute

Other information
Level learned

24

Improvements
Related debuff
Spell holy chastise.png
  • Holy Word: Chastise
  • Incapacitated.
  • Duration: 5 seconds

Holy Word: Chastise is a level 24 Holy priest Holy Word ability. It is an instant-cast damage spell that disorients its target.

Tips and tactics

The disorientation effect of Holy Word: Chastise can be invaluable for priests in PvP, and the spell's damage, though not considerable, can be useful as an extra nuke. However it should be noted that the disorientation effect will break immediately upon any damage taken by the target, meaning that this effect is best used for crowd control or to allow time for healing, escape or the use of an ability with a long cast time. However even in hectic battleground encounters, it can still be used to interrupt a caster at a critical moment.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Damage increased by 25%.
  • Hotfix (2016-09-08): "(PvP) Holy Word: Chastise will no longer remove periodic damaging effects from targets in PvE situations."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 633%. Duration increased from 3 seconds to 5.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now shares Diminishing Returns with all other Mesmerize effects.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Holy Word: Sanctuary healing done has been increased by 35%. In addition, it has a new spell effect.
  • Hotfix (2011-03-16): "Casting Holy Word: Chastise against bosses will cause damage, but no longer disorient them when they are immune to such effects."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now has a 30-second cooldown, up from 25. In addition, it properly breaks from damage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Holy Word: Sanctuary: now has a diminished effect when healing more than 6 players at once.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): [Chastise] has been redesigned and made available to all Holy priests.

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