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Detect Invisibility
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  • Detect Invisibility
  • 30 yd range
  • 2% of Base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Allows the friendly target to detect invisibility for 10 min.
Usable by
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Detect Invisibility
  • Detect invisibility.
  • Duration: 10 minutes

Detect Invisibility was a spell that allowed a warlock (or its target) to see invisible units so it could attack them. It did NOT allow you to see stealthed units.

Rank table

Rank Level Training cost
1 26 40s


  • This spell could detect characters with an invisibility level up to 1000.  
shortcut iconSee also: Invisibility (mechanic)

Hidden ghosts

  • Use of this skill in the Ruins of Lordaeron allowed for players to see undead level 15 ghosts floating around in the court yard.
  • In Raven Hill, Duskwood. Inside the houses, there are located invisible "passive" mobs, ranging from 55-56. Earlier used for farming Soul Shards among the Alliance warlocks, to a lesser extent Horde warlocks.

Tips and tactics

  • Detect Invisibility was needed to see some of the succubi in the Arcatraz where the second and third bosses are.
  • In PvP, Detect Invisibility allowed buffed players to see mages who were using the Invisibility spell. However, the buff also allowed invisible mages to see the buffed player.

Past changes

  • Removed in Patch 4.0.1., prior to the release of the Cataclysm Expansion

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