Not to be confused with [Redirect].
Ability hunter misdirection.png
  • Misdirection
  • Level 27 hunter ability
  • 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.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 30 seconds
Other information
Level learned 27
Related buff
Ability hunter misdirection.png
  • Misdirection
  • Threat redirected from Hunter.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
The path of least resistance can be the last of your existence.[1]

Misdirection is a level 27 hunter ability that redirects threat caused by the hunter onto a friendly target for the next 8 seconds.


This can only target a party or raid member (the hunter's pet counts as a party member).

Tips and tactics

  • This is a highly recommended skill for instances and considered essential for raids. It allows the hunter to execute difficult pulls for the tank. It can effectively add threat for the tank both at the pull, as well as during the middle of a long fight if used repeatedly.
  • If Misdirection is used to pull groups of linked mobs, all mobs will go onto the target of Misdirection even if they were not hit.


  • Misdirection is a rare Hunter spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "Sometimes it's as simple as putting on a fake mustache and pointing at someone else."

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13):
    • Now available to all specs.
    • Beast Mastery: Threat percentage increased by 100%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Survival.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Redesigned. Instead of having finite charges, it now begins a 4-second timer when the hunter using Misdirection performs a threat-generating attack, during which all threat generated by the hunter goes to the friendly target. In addition, multiple hunters can now misdirect threat to the same friendly target simultaneously.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Items used while Misdirection is active will now consume a charge correctly.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.

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