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Counterspell
Spell frost iceshock
  • Counterspell
  • Level 7 mage ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 2% of base mana
  • 24 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Counters the enemy's spellcast, preventing any spell from that school of magic from being cast for 5 sec.
Properties
Class Mage
School Arcane
Cooldown 24 seconds
Other information
Level learned 7
Improvements Ability priest surgeofdarkness [Quick Witted]
Counterspell TCG

In the TCG.

Counterspell is a level 7 mage ability. Being an interrupt, this ability is not affected by the global cooldown.

Helpful macros[]

This macro will make your Counterspell hotkey more responsive, by stopping any current spell casts in progress. Since Counterspell is not affected by the global cooldown, the macro will work at any time.

/stopcasting
/cast Counterspell

Trivia[]

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Interrupt duration decreased to 5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 7 (was 22).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 22 (was 34).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now learned at level 34 (was 8).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Magic school lockout duration increased from 6 to 7 sec. Now learned at level 8 (was 9).
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-04-29): Some interrupts were still incorrectly missing targets. Wind Shear, Spell Lock, Counterspell, Mind Freeze, and hunter pet abilities Nether Shock and Serenity Dust should no longer miss.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Counterspell will now always hit its target.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Lockout duration reduced to 7 seconds, down from 8.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now learned at level 9 (was 24).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now costs 9% of base mana.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Now shows in the combat log.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Duration reduced to 8 seconds (down from 10), and the cooldown reduced to 24 seconds (down from 30).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.6 (2007-01-23): Removed from the global cooldown.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Placed on the global cooldown
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-19): Fixed a bug that made Counterspell unresistable.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Facing requirement removed.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Interrupt duration has been reduced.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Moved to level 24. Mana cost reduced. Interrupt chance raised to 100%.

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