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Psychic Scream
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  • Psychic Scream
  • 30 sec. cooldown
  • 15% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • The caster lets out a psychic scream, causing X enemies within 8 yards to flee for 8 sec. Damage caused may interrupt the effect.
Usable by
Cooldown30 sec.
Radius8 yd
Improved Psychic Scream, Shadow Focus, Shadow Affinity
Other information
Related debuff
Spell shadow psychicscream.png
  • Magic
  • Psychic Scream
  • Running in Fear.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
"You say 'scream' … I say 'serenade'."[1]

In the World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Psychic Scream is a priest spell that causes nearby enemies to run away in fear. There is a chance to resist it that increases as the enemy becomes higher level than the caster. This resistance becomes important when you depend on psychic scream to escape combat and psychic scream fails. Be careful when using it to not have fleeing enemies wake up additional mobs on their return. Combined with Mind Flay you can tie enemies to you so they don't have the ability to run further than 20 yards and escape to aggro other mobs. Mind Flay also counts as a dot and has a reduced chance of breaking the fear.

Rank table

Rank Level X enemies Cost
1 14 2 13s
2 28 3 70s
3 42 4 2g 20s
4 56 5 4g 80s


Talents and spells

Spell shadow psychicscream.png  [[Improved Psychic Scream|[[[Improved Psychic Scream]]]]]—Reduces the cooldown of your Psychic Scream spell by 2/4 sec.


  • Arena Reward, Season 3: [Vengeful Gladiator's Investiture] or [Vengeful Gladiator's Raiment]
  • Arena Reward, Season 4: [Brutal Gladiator's Investiture] or [Brutal Gladiator's Raiment]


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Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16.gif Hotfix (2009-04-30): "Mana Burn now causes Fear, Hex and Psychic Scream to break early when used."
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  • Patch 1.12.0 (patch date:2006-08-22): This spell now uses the same resistance checks as the Warlock spell Fear
  • Patch 1.8.0 (patch date:2005-10-10): Updated tooltip to reflect that damage caused to the feared target may break the effect. Included radius in tooltip. 
  • Template:Patch 0.9


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