Anti-Magic Shell
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  • Anti-Magic Shell
  • Level 57 death knight ability
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Surrounds you in an Anti-Magic Shell for 5 sec, absorbing up to (30% of total health) magic damage and preventing application of harmful magical effects. Damage absorbed generates Runic Power.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown 1 minute
Other information
Level learned 57
Improvements [Anti-Magic Barrier]
Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Anti-Magic Shell
  • Absorbing up to X magic damage.
    Immune to magic debuffs.
  • Duration: 5 seconds

Anti-Magic Shell is a level 57 Death knight ability that absorbs magic damage for 5 seconds. The caster is also immune to harmful magic effects for the duration of the shell. It does not, however, remove existing magic effects.


Anti-Magic Shell was originally an ability available to Banshee units in Warcraft III. It has also appeared in World of Warcraft, where it was used by the Shadowfang Moonwalkers in Shadowfang Keep (as Anti-Magic Shield), and in Burning Crusade, where it is used by the Banshees in the Battle for Mount Hyjal raid instance.


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Magic damage absorbed now scales with health.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now absorbs 100% of all magical damage (up from 75%). However, damage absorbed no longer causes [Resolve].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now restores 2 Runic Power per 1% of max health absorbed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now causes damage absorbed to generate Runic Power. Runic Power cost removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): The tooltip for this ability will now reflect modifications from the [Magic Suppression] talent.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.2 (2009-05-19): Tooltip error corrected.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The cooldown has been lowered to 45 sec from 60 sec.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Added.

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