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  • Consecration
  • Level 6 paladin ability
  • 9 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Consecrates the land beneath you, causing (45% of Attack power) Holy damage over 12 sec to enemies who enter the area. Limit 1.

    Protection Rank 2 (Level 18):
    Damage taken is reduced by 5% while inside your Consecration.

    Protection Rank 3 (Level 23):
    Cooldown reduced by 50%.
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown 9 seconds
Other information
Level learned 6
Improvements [Hallowed Ground]
"My church is the field of battle."
Uther Lightbringer

Consecration is a level 6 paladin ability.


  • For Protection, Consecration improves certain spells while standing in it:
  • As an AoE damage spell, the DPS aefficiency of Consecrate is greatly increased for every enemy within the area. It is also a great way to deal damage to multiple enemies. Both of these factors make it an excellent spell for tanking.


Equipment sets


Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2016-07-25): Fixed a bug that was interrupting player loot windows when Consecration was active.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available to all specializations. Mana cost removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Base damage increased by 789%, and now scales less efficiently with attack power by approximately 11%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Protection specialization ability. Duration reduced from 10 to 9 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Consecrate now lasts 10 seconds but has a 30-second cooldown, and works with Holy Power instead of spell power. Major talent-tree revamps have eliminated many of the talents that formerly improved Consecration's performance. Many of the items that used to affect Consecration no longer have those attributes.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now scales with attack power and spell power.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Now properly hits large creatures.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Corrected a tooltip typo. Low ranks of this ability being cast by high-level players are now being properly penalized.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28):
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): No longer displays a debuff icon on targets in the area of effect.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13):
    • Fixed a bug where area of effect periodic damage spells were being resisted more frequently than they should have been when casting lower level ranks of the spell (affected spells were [Blizzard], Consecration, [Explosive Trap], [Flamestrike], [Hurricane], [Rain of Fire] and [Volley]).
    • Consecration and other similar spells can no longer be used by non-PvP flagged players to damage PvP flagged enemies.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): No longer resets weapon timer when cast.

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