Mind Spike
Spell priest mindspike.png
  • Mind Spike
  • Level 100 Shadow priest talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Assail the target with shadowy spikes, dealing (44.8% of spell power) Shadowfrost damage and leaving a spike embedded in their mind.

    Mind Blast will detonate these spikes, each dealing 200% of their original damage to the main target, and 100% to all nearby targets.

    Generates 4 Insanity.

    Replaces [Mind Flay].
Usable by
Class Priest
School Shadowfrost
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level available 100
Improvements [Void Ray]
Affects [Mind Flay]
Related debuff
Spell priest mindspike.png
  • Magic
  • Mind Spike
  • Embedded with Mind Spikes which Mind Blast will detonate, dealing an additional (89.6% of spell power) Shadowfrost damage to the target, and (44.8% of spell power) Shadowfrost damage to all nearby targets.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Victims of a shadow priest seldom remember why they're victims.[1]

In the TCG.

Mind Spike is a level 100 Shadow priest talent.




  • If a Priest uses the Shadowform spell in Hearthstone, their Hero Power will transform from [Lesser Heal] to Mind Spike. Using Shadowform a second time will cause Mind Spike to transform into "Mind Shatter", which deals an extra point of damage.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Removed.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-26): Mind Spike damage increased by 28%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned. Changed from a level 44 ability to level 100 talent.
    Previous: Blasts the target with Shadowfrost damage, but extinguishes your Shadow damage-over-time effects from the target in the process.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Now deals 10% more damage. In PvP combat, Mind Spike now deals 10% less damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Shadow specialization ability. No longer increases critical strike chance of Mind Blast.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Casting an instant [Mind Blast] immediately following a Mind Spike should no longer cause Mind Blast to not benefit from the last cast of Mind Spike.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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