Water Breathing
Spell shadow demonbreath.png
Usable by
Class Shaman
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Related buff
Spell shadow demonbreath.png
  • Water Breathing
  • Waterbreathing.
  • Duration: 10 minutes

Water Breathing is a shaman utility spell that gives a buff to friendly targets which allows them to breathe under water.

Rank table

Rank Level Base Mana Cost Reagent Cost
1 46 2% [Shiny Fish Scales] 27s


The spell requires a reagent,  [Shiny Fish Scales], which is dropped by most aquatic mobs. There is a minor glyph available that removes the reagent cost.

Talent improvement

Tips and tactics

  • Warlocks have a similar spell, [Unending Breath], that requires no reagent. If there is a Warlock in your group and you do not have the glyph to remove the reagent cost, allow them to buff. In addition, Warlocks can also obtain a Glyph which increases swim speed if buffed with Unending Breath, another potential benefit to letting them do it.


Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Water Breathing is no longer a Magic buff, and thus can no longer be dispelled.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Now requires a reagent.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Moved to level 22.

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