Wind Shear

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Wind Shear
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  • Wind Shear
  • Level 18 shaman ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 12 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Disrupts the target's concentration with a burst of wind, interrupting spellcasting and preventing any spell in that school from being cast for 3 sec.
Usable by



12 seconds

Other information
Level learned


"The unseen element can be either a soft breeze or a swift punch in the gut." —Zagrun Wolfeye[1]

Wind Shear is a level 18 shaman spell that interrupts the target's spellcasting and prevents the target from casting any spell in that school for 3 seconds.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now available at level 18 (down from level 22).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Range increased to 30 yd (up from 25 yd).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer reduces threat.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Cooldown reduced to 12 seconds (down from 15 sec). Magic school lockout duration increased to 3 seconds (up from 2 sec).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Wind Shear's base cooldown has been adjusted to 15 seconds, up from 6 seconds. The Elemental talent [Reverberation] now reduces this cooldown by 5/10 seconds, up from 0.5/1 second.
  • Hotfix (2011-04-29): "Some interrupts were still incorrectly missing targets. Wind Shear, Spell Lock, Counterspell, Mind Freeze, and hunter pet abilities Nether Shock and Serenity Dust should no longer miss."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): All non-damaging interrupts off the global cooldown will now always hit the target. This includes [Pummel], [Kick], [Mind Freeze], [Rebuke], [Skull Bash], [Counterspell], Wind Shear, [Solar Beam], [Silencing Shot], and related player pet abilities.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Wind Shock: Has been renamed Wind Shear and no longer shares a cooldown with Flame, Frost or [Earth Shock].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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