Blessing of Sacrifice
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  • Blessing of Sacrifice
  • Level 41 paladin ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 7% of base mana
  • 2 min recharge
  • Instant
  • Blesses a party or raid member, reducing their damage taken by 30%, but you suffer 100% of damage prevented.

    Last 12 sec, or until transferred damage would cause you to fall below 20% health.

    Rank 2 (Level 47):
    Reduces the damage you take from Blessing of Sacrifice by 25%.
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Recharge 2 minutes
Other information
Level learned 41
Improvements [Blessed Hands], [Sacred Duty], [Ultimate Sacrifice]
Related buffs
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  • Blessing of Sacrifice
  • Taking 30% of damage taken by target ally.
  • Duration: 12 seconds

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  • Blessing of Sacrifice
  • Damage taken reduced by 30%.
  • Duration: 12 seconds
A true hero is willing to bear the burdens of others.[1]

Blessing of Sacrifice is a level 41 paladin ability.


Tips and tricks

  • Blessing of Sacrifice can be used to avoid being the victim of Crowd Control in PvP. Bless a person who is quite likely to draw enemy fire. This way, if you're afflicted by [Polymorph], [Sap], [Repentance] or any other of incapacitating effect, the damage transferred to you would break Crowd Control.
  • Blessing of Sacrifice can be useful in PvE when tanking mobs that fear in 5-man instances, such as the Fel Overseer in Shadow Labyrinth. If you put Blessing of Sacrifice on a party member you know will not get feared, them getting hit will break your own fear.
  • Blessing of Sacrifice can be very helpful when tanking Blackheart the Inciter, especially during his 'incite chaos' spell to take damage away from all party members, and also for picking him up after his 'incite chaos' spell wears off. NOTE: This will probably be less feasible with the 2.2 patch changes to Blessing of Protection.
  • Critical during the Maiden of Virtue fight in Karazhan, allowing paladin healers to be awake during the Maiden's Repentance. All of the paladin healers should keep Blessing of Sacrifice activated on the tank and melee DPS. Decide before the fight on who to bless whom, as it cannot be cast on the same player by two paladins.
  • Note that using Blessing of Sacrifice may make it difficult for the healer to heal. Normally, the healer would only need to heal one target. Under Blessing of Sacrifice, both you and the player you blessed would take damage. Be sure to communicate this to the main healer, and do try to heal yourself from your own mana pool if it is feasible.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Replaced with [Hand of Sacrifice].
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Blessing of Sacrifice no longer shares damage with dead Paladins (You can no longer kill Paladin Ghosts).
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Blessing of Sacrifice is no longer cancelled when you enter an instance, but will not have any effect unless the caster is in the instance with you.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Blessing of Sacrifice only transfers the damage dealt, up to the maximum listed in the tooltip.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Now castable on all raid targets.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Moved to level 46, now transfers a flat amount of damage per hit, and has replacements.

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