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Water Walking
Spell frost windwalkon.png
  • Water Walking
  • 30 yd  range
  • 3% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Reagents: [Fish Oil]
  • Allows the friendly target to walk across water for 10 min. Any damage will cancel the effect.
Usable by
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Mental Quickness
Other information
Related buff
Spell frost windwalkon.png
  • Water Walking
  • Allows walking over water.
  • Duration: 10 min
"Neat trick."
—Bulkas Wildhorn

Water Walking is a shaman utility spell that gives a buff to friendly targets which allows them to walk on water. A player under the effects of Water Walking can still dive under water if they choose, and doing so will not cancel the buff.

Rank table

Rank Level Reagent Cost
1 28 [Fish Oil] 54s


Any damage taken will cancel the effect. Jumping into water from high enough that you would take fall damage if you were on land while Water Walking is activated causes you to take damage. This damage can kill you, as the water surface is considered to be ground while Water Walking is active. In order to avoid the damage you can aim your mouse down towards the water and hold down the right mouse button, and you will fall into the water.

The spell requires a reagent that is dropped by certain mobs: Fish Oil Fish Oil. There is a minor glyph available that removes the reagent cost.

Talent improvement

  • Mental Quickness reduces the mana cost of all instant cast spells by 6%.

Tips and tactics

  • Useful for escape. Where others must swim slowly, a shaman can run.
  • Malicious players can also use this ability to injure or kill players of their own faction by casting it on them as they leap off of a cliff into the water below.
  • You can use it to fish on water, allowing a safer place to stand.
  • You can use your flying mount while standing on water, saving you a trip to the shore, assuming you're in an area where your flying mount is usable.
  • You may also eat and drink without having to swim ashore.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.0.3
  • Template:Patch 3.0.2


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