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For other uses, see Misdirection (disambiguation).
Ability hunter misdirection
  • Misdirection
  • Row 4 hunter talent
  • 100 yd range
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Misdirects all threat you cause to the targeted party or raid member, beginning with your next attack within 30 sec and lasting for 8 sec.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 30 seconds
Improvements Ability hunter misdirection [Interlope]
Related buffs
Ability hunter misdirection
  • Misdirection
  • Threat redirected from Hunter.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

Ability hunter misdirection
  • Misdirection
  • Threat redirected from Hunter to target.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Misdirection is a row 4 hunter talent. It redirects threat caused by the hunter onto a friendly target for 8 seconds.

Tips and tactics[]

  • If Misdirection is used to pull groups of linked mobs, all mobs will be Misdirected even if they were not hit.
  • Misdirection can only be used on members of your party or raid group. Your pet counts as a party member.

Notes and trivia[]

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 4 class talent (was a level 27 ability).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13):
    • Now learned at level 27 (was 42). Now available to Survival again.
    • Beast Mastery: Threat percentage increased by 100%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Survival.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now learned at level 42 (was 76). Cooldown no longer resets if the buff ends before the hunter has attacked a target.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): The initial cast of Misdirection now produces a healing sound.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now requires level 76 (was 70). No longer has a cost. Transferred threat is no longer permanent, and fades after 30 sec.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Redesigned.
    Previous effect: Threat caused by your next 3 attacks is redirected to the target raid member. Caster and target can only be affected by one Misdirection spell at a time. Effect lasts 30 sec.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13):
    • This spell will now always be removed correctly if multiple Hunters overwrite each other's Misdirection.
    • If a Hunter attempts to use this ability on a target which already has an active Misdirection, the spell will fail to apply due to a more powerful spell already being in effect. This will not trigger the cooldown or cost any mana.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Items used while Misdirection is active will now consume a charge correctly.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.

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