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Shackle Undead
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  • Shackle Undead
  • 30 yd  range
  • 9% Base Mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Shackles the target undead enemy for up to X sec. The shackled unit is unable to move, attack or cast spells. Any damage caused will release the target. Only one target can be shackled at a time.
Usable by
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Other information
Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Shackle Undead
  • Shackled.
  • Duration: X seconds

Shackle Undead is a priest ability, first learned at level 20. It will shackle an undead enemy, making it unable to move or attack for the duration of the spell, and the creature will be visibly enclosed within chains.

Rank table

Rank Level Time Cost
1 20 30 seconds 27s
2 40 40 seconds 1g 62s
3 60 50 seconds 4g 14s


  • It does not work against Forsaken players, because they are classified as Humanoid and not Undead.
  • It can however be used against Death Knights under the effect of Lichborne, as well as their ghouls.
  • The spell is used to remove an enemy from combat when attacked by multiple enemies, giving you time to kill off some of the other enemies. As such, this spell is a form of crowd control.
  • Shackle Undead interrupts any spells being cast when it lands, so it can also be used as an interrupt even if it is immediately broken by damage.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.0.2

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