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Pain Suppression
Spell holy painsupression.png
  • Pain Suppression
  • 40 yds.  range
  • 3 min cooldown
  • 8% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Instantly reduces a friendly target's threat by 5%, and reduces all damage they take by 40% for 8 sec.
Usable by
Cooldown3 min
Talent treeDiscipline, Tier 5
Mental Agility, Silent Resolve, Aspiration
Other information
Related buff
Spell holy painsupression.png
  • Magic
  • Pain Suppression
  • All damage taken reduced by 40%.
  • Duration: 8 sec
"It's just a flesh wound."[1]

Pain Suppression is acquired in the Priest Discipline tree. It is an 8 sec shield buff which permanently reduces a friendly target's threat by 5% and while active, reduces all damage taken by 40%.


  • An often life-saving shield, while being pounded on by multiple enemies, particularly in arenas.


Pain Suppression really shines in a PvP or Arena situation. No one likes to have their enemies healed, so healers are often "target #1" and focused on by many enemies at once, especially in arenas. A common strategy for an opposing group is to all simultaneously blow their most powerful cooldowns and spells on the enemy's healer. To avoid being instantly knocked out of the game, a priest can pop this spell in an attempt to survive the onslaught. If used with any combination of fear, shield, or grenade, and heals; it is possible to survive an otherwise hopeless situation. Hopefully, while the priest was the focus, his enemies will have been destroyed or fairly weakened by teammates.

It is important to note that the 5% aggro reduction component of this buff is permanent. The more times it is used on a tank, the less dps is required to pull aggro off of him. It is not advisable to use this ability on tanks on fights where dps aggro is already an issue. In situations where mass AoE is needed, a Pain Suppression can be used in place of a Blessing of Protection to save a caster who has pulled aggro.

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  1. TCGFoO, 60

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