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  • Inspiration (2 ranks)
  • Holy, Tier 2
  • Reduces your target's physical damage taken by 5/10% for 15 sec after getting a critical effect from your Flash Heal, Heal, Greater Heal, Binding Heal, Penance, Prayer of Mending, Prayer of Healing, or Circle of Healing spell.
Points required


Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Inspiration
  • Reduces physical damage taken by 5/10%.
  • Duration: 15 sec

Inspiration is a Tier 2 Holy priest talent. It causes criticals from almost all of your healing spells to grant a temporary physical damage reduction buff.


Although the vast majority of priest healing spells will trigger Inspiration, certain spells will not. These include:

  • [Renew]
  • [Holy Word: Serenity] - although the increased 25% crit chance buff granted by this spell will in turn increase the likelihood of granting Inspiration

Inspiration does not stack with the restoration shaman's third tier talent [Ancestral Healing].

Although Inspiration can proc from any of the listed spells, as the effect is of a fixed nature (not proportional to the spell's effect) and does not stack, spells that affect multiple targets (such as [Prayer of Healing] and [Circle of Healing]) are far more useful for attaining this effect; even if the amount healed is small, the full effect is still granted. For Holy priests, Circle of Healing is ideal for procing Inspiration; [Penance] also provides an increased proc chance, with each of its 3 ticks having a chance to crit.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): The buff from this talent now reduces the physical damage taken by the target by 5/10% instead of 3/7/10%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): The buff from this ability now reduces the physical damage taken by the target by 3/7/10% instead of increasing the target's armor.

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