Not to be confused with A [15-30] Blackout, N [30-35] Blackout, or  [Blackout].
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  • Blackout (5 ranks)
  • Shadow, Tier 1
  • Gives your Shadow damage spells a 2/4/6/8/10% chance to stun the target for 3 sec.
Class Priest
Tree Shadow
Affects Shadow spells
Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Blackout
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 3 seconds

Blackout was a priest talent that has a chance to stun an opponent for 3 seconds. Blackout triggered from damage spells from the Shadow tree, but not from Shadow spells in the Discipline tree (such as [Mana Burn] or Feedback). It did not trigger off spell ticks (such as each tick of [Shadow Word: Pain]), only at the initial hit of the spell. The chance to trigger depended on the number of talent points invested, increasing by 2% for each point, up to a maximum chance of 10%. This talent was usually taken by PvP Shadow Priests in lieu of [Spirit Tap].


Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Removed.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): The delay on the stun effect has been reduced.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Fixed a bug where rank 2 of the talent wasn't giving a chance to stun.