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Spell shadow soulleech 3
Class Priest
School Shadow
Cooldown 1 minute
Talent required DisciplineDiscipline:
Spell warlock demonsoul [Embrace Shadow]/Spell fire twilightimmolation [Twilight Corruption] or Ability priest surgeofdarkness [Abyssal Reverie]

Spell shadow shadowfury [Whispering Shadows] or Spell holy stoicism [Maddening Touch]

Mindbender is a Discipline and Shadow priest talent that replaces Spell shadow shadowfiend [Shadowfiend].


  • Most information and tactics that apply to the Mindbender also apply to the Shadowfiend - see Spell shadow shadowfiend [Shadowfiend] for more.
  • Has a base attack speed of 1.5 seconds, by default dealing 8/10 attacks per summon. However, the Mindbender benefits from your haste, granting extra hits and thereby increasing damage and mana generation. The Mindbender's haste appears to match the current haste of the priest, checked at frequent intervals. This means that the Mindbender will benefit from haste effects gained by the priest part-way through its duration.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Now generates 2 Insanity per attack (was 3).
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 8 talent for Discipline and Shadow (was a level 30 talent for Discipline and level 45 for Shadow).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available at level 30 for Discipline and level 45 for Shadow (was 45 and 90).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Damage of Mindbender reduced 8%.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2018-08-07): Damage reduced by 8%.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Mindbender has been moved to the level 45 talent row (was level 60) for Discipline. For Shadow, Mindbender now generates 6 Insanity per swing (was 8).
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Mindbender now generates 8 Insanity per swing (was 4). Shadow only.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now returns 0.5% of your mana per tick (was 0.75%). Discipline only.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Holy priests. Duration reduced to 12 seconds for Discipline, and 15 seconds for Shadow (down from 20 seconds). No longer generates mana for Shadow priests. Now available at level 60 for Discipline and 90 for Shadow (was 45 for all priests).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Duration increased to 20 seconds (up from 15 seconds).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now restores 0.75% mana per hit (down from 1.75% mana).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 10% more damage, and mana return has been increased by 20%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Tooltip corrected, from 1.3% mana to 1.46% mana per hit.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-18): Mindbender damage has been increased by 20%. It now does 80% as much damage per hit as Spell shadow shadowfiend [Shadowfiend] (up from 66.7%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

External links[]

Discipline Shadow