For the Pet Battle ability, see [Solar Beam].
Solar Beam
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  • Solar Beam
  • Level 26 Balance druid ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 16.8% of base mana
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Summons a beam of solar light over an enemy target's location, interrupting the target and silencing all enemies within the beam. Lasts 8 sec.
Usable by
Class Druid
School Nature
Cooldown 1 minute
Other information
Level learned 26
Improvements [Summer Solstice]
Related debuff
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  • Solar Beam
  • Silenced.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Solar Beam is a level 26 Balance druid ability.


Tips and tactics

  • Applying [Entangling Roots] or [Mass Entanglement] then Solar Beam is pretty useful against enemy spellcasters and healers in PvE or PvP, but be careful not to damage the effected target(s) or it will cancel the snaring effect.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now available at level 80 (was 28).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer Silences a target again more than once per cast. Additionally, the Silence effect from this spell now shares Diminishing Returns with other Silences.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-05-23): Solar Beam and the Symbiosis version of Solar Beam's silence effect can no longer be reflected.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Is now more responsive when players enter and leave the beam's area-of-effect.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): The duration of Solar Beam has been reduced to 8 seconds. (Down from 10 seconds)
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Has a new spell effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26):
    • No longer on the global cooldown to make it more consistent with other abilities.
    • Now more responsive when enemies move into or out of it.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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