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Not to be confused with Redirect.
Ability hunter misdirection.png
  • Misdirection
  • 100 yd  range
  • 30 seconds cooldown
  • 9% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • The current party or raid member targeted will receive the threat caused by your next damaging attack and all actions taken for 4 sec afterwards. Transferred threat is not permanent, and will fade after 30 seconds.
Usable by
Cooldown30 seconds
Other information
Related buff
Ability hunter misdirection.png
  • Misdirection
  • Redirecting threat.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
Related buff
Ability hunter misdirection.png
  • Misdirection
  • Threat redirected to target.
  • Duration: 4 seconds

Misdirection is a hunter ability which redirects threat caused by the hunter onto a friendly target for the next 4 seconds. Transferred threat is not permanent, and will fade after 30 seconds.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 76 19g


This can only target a party or raid member. (The hunter's pet counts as a party member.) Both target and Hunter can remove the buff.

Tips and tactics

This is a highly recommended skill for instances and considered essential for raids. It allows the hunter to execute difficult pulls for the tank. It can effectively add threat for the tank both at the pull, as well as during the middle of a long fight if used repeatedly.

If Misdirection is used to pull groups of linked mobs, all mobs will go onto the target of Misdirection even if they were not hit.

Note that Distracting Shot is not affected by Misdirection.

Works great on AoE pulls to be used with Explosive Trap, solidly anchoring the trap aggro onto the main tank.

Glyph of Misdirection can be used as an excellent tool to assist in leveling and questing. It is a major glyph, requires level 76 and causes the effect: "When you use Misdirection on your pet, the cooldown of your Misdirection is reset". This allows for you to have a 100% up time on Misdirection when you are casting it on your pet, eliminating and reducing threat issues previously caused when the hunter is doing too much damage.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.3.0

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