Will of the Forsaken
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  • Will of the Forsaken
  • Forsaken racial
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Removes any Charm, Fear and Sleep effect. This effect shares a 30 sec cooldown with other similar effects.
Usable by
Class All
Race Forsaken
School Physical
Cooldown 2 minutes

Will of the Forsaken is a Forsaken racial trait which removes any Charm, Fear, or Sleep effect. The ability does not remove the horrify from Death Coil or deep slumber effects such as during the Mograine event in Scarlet Monastery.

The ability is a similar but more limited version of [Every Man for Himself], but unlike that ability does not full share a cooldown with Faction Insignia trinkets (as of Patch 3.3.)

Previous versions

Until Patch 1.6, Will of the Forsaken removed existing charm/fear/sleep effects and granted immunity to those effects for 20 seconds. This was nerfed and the immunity was decreased to 5 seconds. [Cannibalize] was tweaked to offset this change.

Patch 3.0.2 further nerfed the ability by removing the immunity entirely. The ability now only removes the effects that are currently on the player's character.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-11-25): Will of the Forsaken has a 2-minute cooldown once more (down from 3 minutes).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Cooldown increased to 3 minutes, up from 2.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now shares a 30-second cooldown with similar effects.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Now shares a 45-second cooldown with similar effects, including the  [Medallion of the Horde], Titan-Forged runes,  [Insignia of the Horde], etc.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): No longer gray on the action bar while you are charmed.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Duration of the lasting immunity effect decreased to 5 seconds.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Will of the Forsaken is no longer grayed out on the action bar while you are fleeing.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.

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