Water Walking
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  • Water Walking
  • Level 24 shaman ability
  • 30 yd range
  • Instant
  • Allows the friendly target to walk across water for 10 min. Damage will cancel the effect.
Usable by
Class Shaman
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 24
Related buff
  • Water Walking
  • Allows walking over water.
  • Duration: 10 min
"Neat trick."
—Bulkas Wildhorn

Water Walking is a level 24 shaman utility spell that gives a buff to friendly targets which allows them to walk on water. A player under the effects of Water Walking can still dive under water if they choose, and doing so will not cancel the buff.


Any damage taken will cancel the effect. Jumping into water from high enough that you would take fall damage if you were on land while Water Walking is activated causes you to take damage. This damage can kill you, as the water surface is considered to be ground while Water Walking is active. In order to avoid the damage you can aim your mouse down towards the water and hold down the right mouse button, and you will fall into the water.

Tips and tactics

  • Useful for escape. Where others must swim slowly, a shaman can run.
  • Malicious players can also use this ability to injure or kill players of their own faction by casting it on them as they leap off of a cliff into the water below.
  • You can use it to fish on water, allowing a safer place to stand.
  • You may also eat and drink without having to swim ashore.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer requires  [Fish Oil].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Water Walking no longer breaks when the target mounts. It is now possible to ride on water.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Water Walking no longer breaks when the target shapeshifts. In addition, Water Walking is no longer considered a Magic buff, and thus can no longer be dispelled.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Now cancelled if any damage is taken, requires reagent.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): No longer works on lava or slime.

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