Spell holy holysmite.png
  • Smite
  • Level 1 priest ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 0.2% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Smites an enemy for (47% of spell power) Holy damage.
  • HolyDiscipline Rank 2: Level 13: Damage increased by 50%.
Usable by
Class Priest
School Holy
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 1
Rank levels ?? (rank 2)
Affects [Holy Fire]

Smite, originally called Holy Smite, is the first priest spell, known by all priests from level 1. Priests that specialize into Shadow will have this spell replaced with [Mind Flay].

Tips and tactics

  • Smite is the staple damage spell for Holy and Discipline priests used to fill space in the rotation while other more powerful attacks are on cooldown.
  • Thanks to [Atonement], Discipline priests can use Smite to heal their allies.


  • Holy Smite is a basic Priest spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "It doesn't matter how pious you are. Everyone needs a good smiting now and again."


Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available for all specs (replaced by [Mind Flay] for Shadow at level 11). No longer absorbs damage for Discipline, or resets cooldown of [Holy Fire] for Holy. Rank 2 (Level 13) added, increasing damage dealt by 50%.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13):
    • Smite damage increased by 16% for Discipline and 25% for Holy.
    • Smite now costs 0.5% of base mana (was 1.0%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Shadow. Damage increased by 162.8%.
    • Discipline: now prevents 100% of the damage dealt to be dealt by the enemy.
    • Holy: now has a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of [Holy Fire].
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-12-16): Resolved an issue where [From Darkness, Comes Light] was not activating correctly from Smite.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-06-04): Smite's cast time should now be correctly reduced by [Borrowed Time].
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Holy Smite has been renamed to Smite.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Cast time slightly increased, damage reduced, mana cost reduced.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Has been moved to levels 1, 6, 14, 22, 30 and 38.

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