Soul Warding

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Soul Warding
Ability priest soulwarding.png
  • Soul Warding (2 ranks)
  • Discipline, Tier 2
  • Reduces the cooldown of your Power Word: Shield ability by 1/2 sec.
Points required



Soul Warding is a Tier 2 Discipline priest talent. It reduces the cooldown of [Power Word: Shield] by 1/2 seconds.


  • With this talent, Power Word: Shield can be placed on multiple targets far more rapidly than is possible with the base cooldown of 3 seconds.
  • When fully talented, it is possible to cast Power Word: Shield every 1.0 seconds, faster than the Global Cooldown and the fastest cooldown currently possible.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Moved to tier 2, now 2 points, no longer reduces the mana cost of Power Word: Shield, reduces the cooldown of Power Word: Shield by 1/2 sec.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.2 (2009-05-19): Mana cost reduction is now 15% down from 30%.
  • Hotfix (2009-04-28): "The Priest ability Soul Warding now only reduces the mana cost of [Power Word: Shield] by 15% instead of 30%. The tooltip for this spell will be updated at a later date."
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added.

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