Auspicious Spirits
Ability priest auspiciousspirits.png
  • Auspicious Spirits
  • Level 75 Shadow priest talent
  • Passive
  • Your Shadowy Apparitions now deal 25% increased damage and generate 2 Insanity.
Usable by
Class Priest
Other information
Level available 75
Affects [Shadowy Apparitions]

Auspicious Spirits is a level 75 Shadow priest talent.


  • This talent was mentioned in the April Fools' Day patch notes: "Auspicious Spirits has been increased. It is now 40% more auspicious."

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Damage bonus reduced to 25% (was 50%).
    Developers' notes: The multiplicative interaction between Auspicious Spirits, [Spiteful Apparitions], and [Chorus of Insanity] has specifically been a big part of Shadow's damage scaling to get out of control at high target counts. This change will keep their damage output in line with its original intention.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2.0 (2019-06-25): Damage bonus reduced to 50% (was 70%).
    Developers' notes: [...] Due to the types of encounters in Tides of Vengeance, Shadow Priests were especially strong [...] when compared to similar DoT specializations. As such, we're slightly pulling back on the abilities that proc Shadowy Apparition[...].
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2019-04-23): Damage bonus reduced to 70% (was 100%).
Developers' notes: The damage reduction to this talent is meant to curb the synergy of Insanity and Shadowy Apparition generation when combined with some Azerite traits, while still leaving it as a fun and interesting combo.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now generates 2 Insanity per Apparition (was 3).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now generates 3 Insanity per Apparition (was 4).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now causes Shadowy Apparitions to generate Insanity instead of granting [Shadow Orbs].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): No longer causes Shadowy Apparitions to not deal damage. Instead, it now increases Shadowy Apparition damage by 100% in addition to still granting 1 Shadow Orb per Apparition.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.

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