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Spell arcane blink
  • Blink
  • Level 4 mage ability
  • 2% of base mana
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Teleports you forward 20 yds or until reaching an obstacle, and frees you from all stuns and bonds.
Class Mage
School Arcane
Cooldown 15 seconds
Other information
Level learned 4
Improvements Spell nature massteleport [Ethereal Blink], Spell arcane blink [Flow of Time], Inv shield 1h artifactstormfist d 04 [Tempest Barrier], Ability socererking arcaneacceleration [Temporal Velocity]
Related buff
Spell arcane blink
  • Blink
  • Blinking.
  • Duration: 0.3 seconds

Blink is a level 4 mage ability.

In lore[]

Blink TCG

In the TCG.


Tips and tactics[]

  • This ability removes stuns and roots and grants immunity to both for 0.3 seconds.
  • The teleport is stopped by some types of terrain, as well as certain indoor-outdoor boundaries such as cave entrances. Terrain issues can sometimes be avoided by using Blink mid-jump.
  • Blinking every time it comes off cooldown averages out to about a 19% run speed increase.
  • Blinking while falling will reset your momentum, causing you to fall straight down and restarting your fall damage counter.
  • If timed properly, Blinking near the ground at the end of a fall will place you on the ground without taking any fall damage.


Patch changes[]

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 4 (was 7).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now learned at level 7 (was 14).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 14 (was 7).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now learned at level 7 (was 16).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now costs 12% of base mana (was 21%). Now learned at level 16 (was 20).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Mana cost reduced.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): An error message is now displayed if you try to use Blink on boats and zeppelins.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07):
    • Using this spell should no longer cause you to fall through the world.
    • Blink can now be used to escape more of the stun effects used by creatures in the world.
    • Blink is no longer usable on boats or zeppelins.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Should work much more reliably and will not stop your movement.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now counters stun effects. Cooldown timer has decreased, and mana cost now scales with level.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): You can't Blink through doors.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17):
    • No longer will allow you to teleport past doors.
    • Rank 2 and Rank 3 removed.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Blink has been moved to level 20.


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