Anti-Magic Shell

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

See also

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