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Water Breathing
Spell shadow demonbreath.png
  • Water Breathing
  • 30 yards  range
  • 2% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Reagents: [Shiny Fish Scales]
  • Allows the target to breathe underwater for 10 min.
Usable by
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Related buff
Spell shadow demonbreath.png
  • Water Breathing
  • Waterbreathing.
  • Duration: 10 minutes

Water Breathing is a shaman utility spell that gives a buff to friendly targets which allows them to breathe under water.

Rank table

Rank Level Base Mana Cost Reagent Cost
1 46 2% [Shiny Fish Scales] 1g 65s 75c


The spell requires a reagent that is dropped by certain mobs: Shiny Fish Scales Shiny Fish Scales.
Glyph of Water Breathing will remove the reagent cost.

Talent improvement

  • Mental Quickness (Passive) Increases spell power by an amount equal to 50% of your attack power, and reduces the mana cost of all instant cast spells by 75%. Must be specialized Enhancement for this to apply.

Tips and tactics

  • Warlocks have a similar spell, Unending Breath, that requires no reagent. If there is a Warlock in your group and you do not have the glyph to remove the reagent cost, allow them to buff. In addition, Warlocks can also obtain a Glyph which increases swim speed if buffed with Unending Breath, another potential benefit to letting them do it.

Patch changes

Template:Patch 4.0.1 Template:Patch 3.0.2

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