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Presence of Mind
Spell nature enchantarmor
Class Mage
School Arcane
Cooldown 45 seconds
Talent required Spell arcane starfire [Rule of Threes]/Ability socererking arcanemines [Arcane Familiar] or Spell mage arcaneorb [Charged Orb]
Related buff
Spell nature enchantarmor
  • Presence of Mind
  • Arcane Blast is instant cast.
  • Max stacks: 2

Presence of Mind is an Arcane mage talent. When activated, it causes the next two casts of Spell arcane blast [Arcane Blast] to be instant.


  • Presence of Mind's cooldown will not begin until both instant Arcane Blasts have been cast.
  • Activating this ability does not trigger the global cooldown.


Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 6 Arcane talent (was a level 42 Arcane ability). Rank 2 removed.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Rank 2 added at level 54: Spell arcane blast [Arcane Blast] can be cast instantly 1 additional time.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 42 (was 54).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now available at level 54, and is no longer a talent.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Changed from a level 10 Arcane spell to level 15 Arcane talent. Now only affects Arcane Blast (was all mage spells).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Can once again be used with Spell nature polymorph [Polymorph].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now a level 10 Arcane ability (was a level 15 talent for all mages). No longer works on Polymorph.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now available to all specializations as a level 15 talent (was a Tier 3 Arcane talent).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): This talent is now a Tier 3 talent (was Tier 5).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.9 (2009-02-10): Spell nature lightning [Arcane Power] and Presence of Mind now share a category cooldown. Arcane Power causes a 15 second cooldown. Presence of Mind, once consumed, causes a 1.5 second cooldown.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.9 (2009-02-10): The cooldown has been reduced to 2 minutes, (down from 3.)
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Casting Spell frost frostblast [Ice Lance] will no longer consume the mage's talent Presence of Mind buff.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Reduced cooldown. Now only works on Mage spells with a cast time of less than 10 seconds.

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