We have moved to Warcraft Wiki. Click here for information and the new URL.


For the Dire Maul mob, see Arcane Torrent (mob).
Arcane Torrent
Spell shadow teleport
  • Arcane Torrent
  • Blood elf racial
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Removes 1 beneficial effect from all enemies within 8 yards and restores X of your [resource].
Class All
Race Blood elf
School Arcane
Cooldown 2 min
Deprived of the Sunwell, the sin'dorei have learned new techniques for manipulating arcane magic.[1]
Arcane Torrent TCG

Arcane Torrent in the TCG.

Arcane Torrent is a blood elf racial ability.

Class table[]

Class Restores
Death knight 20 Runic Power
Demon hunter 15 Fury
Hunter 15 Focus
Mage 3% of your Mana
Monk (Brewmaster) 15 Energy
(Mistweaver) 3% of your Mana
(Windwalker) 1 Chi
Paladin 1 Holy Power
Priest (Discipline, Holy) 3% of your Mana
(Shadow) 15 Insanity
Rogue 15 Energy
Warlock 3% of your Mana
Warrior 15 Rage


  • Removes 1 beneficial effect from all enemies in an 8 yard radius around the blood elf. In addition to the purge effect, Arcane Torrent also regenerates a small amount of your resource, depending on class.
  • Does not trigger the GCD.


Blood elves use Arcane Torrent to control their thirst for magic, by allowing them to control and release what they absorb as a torrent of arcane energy.[2] Failure to do so would ultimately result in their becoming one of the Wretched.[2]

Patch changes[]

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17):
    Now removes 1 beneficial magic effect from all enemies (was a silence). Cooldown increased to 2 minutes (was 1.5 minutes).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now generates 15 Insanity.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now generates Mana instead of Holy Power for Holy and Protection paladins.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Now has a reduced cooldown of 1.5 minutes (down from 2 minutes).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now restores 20 Runic Power for death knights (up from 15 Runic Power), 1 Holy Power for paladins, or 3% of mana for mages, priests, and warlocks (up from 2% of mana).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-28): Arcane Torrent now returns 2% of base mana (was previously an unintended 6%).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Updated tooltip to include the functionality that this ability also interrupts spellcasting on NPCs. In addition, this ability will now be properly noted and displayed as an interrupt in the cast bar UI.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): This ability will also apply a 3 second interrupt effect against non-player controlled targets, making it more versatile against creatures immune to silencing effects.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): All Silence spells now have diminishing returns. This includes: Arcane Torrent.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Originally, Arcane Torrent consumed charges of Spell arcane manatap [Mana Tap], with increased effect per charge. Patch 3.0.2 removed Mana Tap and gave Arcane Torrent a flat effect.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.

See also[]


  1. ^ Arcane Torrent
  2. ^ a b H IconSmall BloodElf MaleIconSmall BloodElf Female [1-10] Thirst Unending - If there is only one lesson you deign to remember from your time on Sunstrider Isle, let it be this - control your thirst for magic. It is a thirst unending, <name> - what you absorb must be controlled and released via Arcane Torrent. Failure is to become one of the Wretched... hopelessly addicted and insane.

External links[]

Mana Energy Runic Power Rage Focus Chi Fury