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Astral Recall
Spell nature astralrecal
  • Astral Recall
  • Level 32 shaman ability
  • 10 min cooldown
  • 10 sec cast
  • Yanks you through the twisting nether back to <Hearthstone Location>. Speak to an Innkeeper in a different place to change your home location.
Class Shaman
School Nature
Cooldown 10 minutes
Other information
Level learned 32

Astral Recall is a shaman spell that works identically to a Inv misc rune 01 [Hearthstone] but is on a separate cooldown and does not take up any inventory space. It teleports you to whichever settlement or city you have previously designated as your home.


Astral Recall works as a second Hearthstone and will teleport you to wherever your Hearthstone would take you. It is not possible to set up a separate home for Astral Recall, meaning the main use of this spell is to allow you to return home more frequently. Unlike your Hearthstone it cannot be used in combat, but being a spell it benefits from haste and will thus be slightly faster than using a Hearthstone if you have any haste on your gear. You can also use temporary haste bonuses like Spell nature bloodlust [Bloodlust] and Racial troll berserk [Berserking] to further reduce the casting time. Coupled with Spell shaman spiritwalkersgrace [Spiritwalker's Grace], Astral Recall can be cast by Restoration shamans while moving or falling. Note that you still need to be out of combat to use Astral Recall, severely limiting its usefulness for escaping from bad situations.


  • You can destroy your Hearthstone to free up an inventory slot. You get a new one by visiting your home inn or setting a new home, meaning that you can pick up a new Hearthstone immediately after using Astral Recall if you anticipate having to return home again before the cooldown period is over.
  • If you are a troll, you can make a macro that uses Berserking right before Astral Recall, allowing you to return home a few seconds sooner. Since you're unlikely to need Berserking in your home town, there is rarely any reason to not use Berserking in this way, but it saves you the time and effort of having to remember to click Berserking any time you want to use Astral Recall. A similar macro can be made if you have any on-use haste trinkets.

Patch changes[]

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 32 (was 44).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 44 (was 34).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Cooldown reduced to 10 minutes, down from 15 minutes.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now learned at level 34 (was 30).
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): The tooltip now includes the home point the spell will recall you to.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): No longer shares a cooldown with Inv misc rune 01 [Hearthstone].

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