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Spell arcane arcane02
  • Spellsteal
  • Row 3 mage talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 21% of base mana
  • Instant
  • Steals a beneficial magic effect from the target. This effect lasts a maximum of 2 min.
Class Mage
School Arcane
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Talent required Spell frost frost [Ice Block]

Spellsteal is a mage class talent. This is a dispel effect that steals a magic buff from a target and gives it to the caster. The stolen buff will benefit the mage for up to two minutes, but never more than the duration remaining on the target from which it was stolen.


Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 3 class talent (was a level 39 ability).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 39 (was 70).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 70 (was 72).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now learned at level 72 (was 64).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-15): Spell shadow detectlesserinvisibility [Incanter's Ward] is no longer transferred to a Mage who Spellsteals it, but is dispelled from the target.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): The mana cost of Spellsteal has been increased to 21% of base mana for Fire and Frost mages, up from 7%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now learned at level 64 (was 70).
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-07-06): When using Spellsteal on a shaman, Spell shaman lavaflow [Lava Flows] will no longer be given to the mage as a buff. The buff, however, will be removed from the shaman.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Mana cost has been increased by 100%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): now has a 40 yd range (was 30).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Hotfix (2009-04-17): The paladin ability Vengeance can no longer be spellstolen.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Spell arcane blink [Blink], Spell nature slow [Slow], and Spellsteal have all had their mana cost reduced, and Spellsteal will no longer overwrite a longer duration buff.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): It is no longer possible via this spell to get two Spell holy removecurse [Forbearance] debuffs at the same time.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Spellsteal now awards the correct amount of points for stacked auras that are stolen.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Stolen buffs that affect specific spells from the original target's class will no longer have any effect for the mage.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Now benefits from the mage talent Spell holy devotion [Arcane Focus].
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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