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Wind Shear
Spell nature cyclone.png
  • Wind Shear
  • 20 yd  range
  • 6 seconds cooldown
  • 8% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Instantly blasts the target with a gust of wind, causing no damage but interrupting spellcasting and preventing any spell in that school from being cast for 2 sec. Also lowers your threat, making the enemy less likely to attack you.
Usable by
Cooldown6 seconds
Other information
"The unseen element can be either a soft breeze or a swift punch in the gut."
—Zagrun Wolfeye

Wind Shear is an instant cast spell that interrupts any channeling spell from the target, and it also prevents the target from casting for 2 seconds any spell that uses the same School of magic as the interrupted spell. Unlike other shocks, it reduces your threat instead of causing damage. Though its cooldown is the same as the other shock spells, it is not shared with the other shocks. There is only one rank of the spell, trained at level 16. Like similar abilities, the amount of threat reduced by the spell will increase as you level up.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 16 1g 8s


Wind Shear was added in patch 3.0 to replace rank 1 Earth Shock as a cheap non-damaging interrupt.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.2.0
  • Template:Patch 3.0.2

External links

  1. TCGSW, 94