Psyfiend (priest talent)

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For the type of creature summoned by this ability, see Psyfiend.

Psyfiend
Spell priest psyfiend.png
  • Psyfiend
  • Level 40 Shadow priest ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 45 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Summons a Psyfiend with 10 health for 12 sec beside you to attack the target at range with Psyflay.

    Spell shadow siphonmana.png Psyflay
    Deals up to 1% of the target's total health in Shadow damage every 1 sec. Also slows their movement speed by 50% and reduces healing received by 50%.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

45 seconds

Other information
Level available

Level 40

Related debuff
Spell shadow siphonmana.png
  • Psyflay
  • Movement speed slowed and taking Shadow damage every 1 sec. Healing received reduced by 50%.

Psyfiend is a Shadow priest PvP talent, available at level 40. It summons a Psyfiend beside the player with a 12-second duration, attacking an enemy with Psyflay.

Notes

  • The Psyfiend is stationary and cannot pursue targets that move out of range.
  • Unlike the [Shadowfiend], the Psyfiend is not under the direct control of the priest and cannot be commanded to change its target.
  • Against non-player targets, Psyflay's damage is based off the Priest's maximum health.

Tips and tactics

  • Since the Psyfiend's Psyflay has a 40-yard range, priests can make the most of its presence by staying within range as much as possible.
  • The Psyfiend can be cast while moving. This makes it possible to use Psyfiend to slow targets that are fleeing.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Psyfiend's Psyflay ability now deals up to 1% of the target's maximum health, down from 2%.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Psyfiend can no longer be targeted by using target macros.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Psyfiend can no longer be affected by [Power Word: Shield]. Undocumented.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added as an honor talent for Shadow Priests and redesigned.
Previous talent: Summons a Psyfiend that stands in place for 10 sec. The Psyfiend casts a Psychic Terror on a nearby enemy within 20 yards every 2 sec, preferring anything attacking the Priest. Psychic Terror causes enemies to flee for 30 sec. Damage caused may interrupt the effect.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): No longer benefits from Haste, and its health has been reduced by 75%, but fixed a bug where Psyfiend wasn't being affected by base Resilience.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Pysfiend belonging to an individual Priest will no longer cast Psychic Horror [sic] on the same target twice.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Psyfiend's Psychic Terror cast time has been increased to 2 seconds, up from 1.5 seconds. The Psyfiend's health has been reduced to 10% of the controlling Priest's health, down from 30%.
  • Hotfix (2012-09-28): "A priest's psyfiend's Psychic Terror should no longer affect targets under a Rogue's Smoke Bomb."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

External links

Psyfiend
(Summon)
Psyfiend
(NPC)
Psyflay