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Mass Dispel
Spell arcane massdispel
  • Mass Dispel
  • Row 5 priest talent
  • 30 yd range
  • 20% of base mana
  • 45 sec cooldown
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Dispels magic in a 15 yard radius, removing all harmful Magic from 5 friendly targets and 1 beneficial Magic effects from 5 enemy targets. Potent enough to remove Magic that is normally undispellable.
Class Priest
School Holy
Cooldown 45 seconds
Talent required Spell holy spellwarding [Spell Warding]/Spell holy blessedrecovery [Blessed Recovery] or Spell holy holynova [Rhapsody] or Priest spell leapoffaith a [Leap of Faith]
Improvements Spell arcane massdispel [Improved Mass Dispel]
The bonds of magic shatter like broken glass in the grasp of an experienced priest.[1]

Mass Dispel is a priest class talent that dispels magic within a 15 yard radius of the targeted area, dispelling all harmful debuffs from friendly targets and 1 beneficial buff from enemy targets, affecting up to 5 friendly and 5 enemy targets.


Mass Dispel TCG

Mass Dispel from the TCG.

  • As of the patch 9.1.0 hotfix on 2021-7-20, when Mass Dispel dispels multiple targets, the order of dispels is now random. Prior to this hotfix, the spell targets those closest to the center of the green targeting circle first and then moves outward.
  • Mass Dispel is able to remove normally undispellable Magic effects such as Spell frost frost [Ice Block] and Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield].
  • For shadow priests, the mana cost of mass dispel is increased to 11.36% of base mana. This does not factor in the 80% reduction to shadow's mana pool size, causing mass dispel to cost more than half of the caster's maximum mana.


Patch changes[]

Mass Dispel

The graphic for Mass Dispel in Patch 2.2.0

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.5 (2023-07-11): Now costs 20% of base mana (was 11%).
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 5 class talent (was a level 42 ability). Rank 2 effects are now baseline.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-07-20): When Mass Dispel dispels multiple targets, the order of dispels is now random.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5 (2021-03-09): No longer cancels Spell magic lesserinvisibilty [Greater Fade].
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available at level 42 (was 80). Dispelling undispellable effects now requires Rank 2 at level 50.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Cooldown increased to 45 seconds (up from 15 seconds).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at levle 80 (was 72).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Can now remove Magic that is normally undispellable. Now has a limit of 5 friendly and 5 enemy targets, down from 10.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-04): Should no longer be incorrectly dispelling Spell nature earthbind [Cyclone] without a Inv glyph majorpriest [Glyph of Mass Dispel] equipped.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-03): Mass Dispel modified by Glyph of Mass Dispel should no longer incorrectly dispel Cyclones cast by a friendly player.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): No longer dispels magic effects that are normally undispellable. Cast time has been decreased to 0.5 seconds, down from 1.5 seconds for Discipline and Holy Priests.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now removes all harmful effects from friendly targets. Now has a 15 sec cooldown. Now learned at level 72 (was 70).
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2012-02-02): Should once again dispel up to 10 friendly or enemy targets.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.2 (2012-01-31): Mass Dispel should again prefer dispelling targets that have magic effects that can be dispelled.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Some trinkets which were not triggered properly by this spell will now work correctly when Mass Dispel is cast.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): This spell now triggers some types of trinkets it did not trigger before (such as Spell arcane arcanetorrent [Flow of Knowledge]).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Increased the number of affected targets from 5 to 10.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Has a chance to be resisted when dispelling immunity effects. This will be displayed in the combat log. In addition, it will no longer cause rogues and druids in Ability druid catform [Cat Form] to lose Ability stealth [Stealth]. The flashing area graphic has been removed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Mana cost reduced.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): Changed to always pick immunity-granting effects as its target. Note that even if Spell frost frost [Ice Block], Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield], or Spell shadow cripple [Banish] are dispelled by Mass Dispel, you'll still get an "Immune" message even though it has been removed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Will no longer cause stealthed Rogues and prowling Druids to lose stealth.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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