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Body and Soul
Spell holy symbolofhope
  • Body and Soul
  • Row 6 priest talent
  • Passive
  • Power Word: Shield and Leap of Faith increase your target's movement speed by 40% for 3 sec.
Class Priest
Talent required Spell arcane massdispel [Mass Dispel] or Ability priest savinggrace [Move with Grace] or Spell holy powerinfusion [Power Infusion]
Other information
Affects Priest spell leapoffaith a [Leap of Faith], Spell holy powerwordshield [Power Word: Shield]
Related buff
Spell holy persecution
  • Magic
  • Body and Soul
  • Movement speed increased by 40%.
  • Duration: 3 seconds

Body and Soul is a priest class talent.


  • Useful in both PvE and PvP.
  • Assists vulnerable and low-health targets by allowing them to escape danger more rapidly.
  • Battleground Flag Carriers in particular can benefit from this buff, allowing them to outrun pursuers and reach their goal more quickly. However, care must always be taken that Flag Carriers do not outrun their escort (especially healers) thus rendering themselves vulnerable.
  • Can be used to counterbalance snares, although Spell nature nullifydisease [Dispel Magic] or Spell arcane massdispel [Mass Dispel] may be preferred.
  • Priests engaged in PvP (particularly 1 on 1) may wish to time their Power Word: Shield casts in order to make use of the speed buff, allowing them to put some distance between themselves and their opponent.
  • The runspeed increase is useful on certain boss encounters, where any player must move quickly to avoid hazards or obstacles in the area.
  • Additionally, while on foot, this talent allows repeated self-casting of Power Word: Shield (every 7.5 seconds) to effectively grant the priest an overall 27% buff to their movement speed. This can be useful in any situation where mounting is not possible or is not desired; while outrunning enemies, while carrying a Flag, or simply to save time traversing Dungeons or indoor areas.
  • Can be used to increase speed/distance traveled while levitating in situations where mounting is not possible, such as in combat or indoor areas.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 6 class talent (was a level 25 talent).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available at level 25 (was 30) and can be learned by Holy priests.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): No longer has a 6 second internal cooldown.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Holy priests. Now increases movement speed by 40% (down from 60%) for 3 seconds (down from 4 seconds).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer causes Cure Disease to cleanse poison effects. Now a level 30 talent (was a tier 5 Holy talent).
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-02-18): Body and Soul no longer reduces the mana cost of Power Word: Shield (the hotfix made on February 16 to provide this additional benefit has been reverted).
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-02-16): In addition to its current effects, the Body and Soul talent now grants 12.5%/25% reduction to the base mana cost of Power Word: Shield.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Spell nature nullifydisease [Abolish Disease] has been removed from the game. Body and Soul now works with Spell holy nullifydisease [Cure Disease] instead. Moved to tier 5 (was tier 8), and now also affects Priest spell leapoffaith a [Leap of Faith].
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added.

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