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

Will of the Forsaken is an undead 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 Spell shadow charm [Will to Survive], 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. Ability racial cannibalize [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-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Now shares a 45-second cooldown with similar effects, including the Inv jewelry trinketpvp 02 [Medallion of the Horde], Titan-Forged runes, Inv jewelry trinketpvp 02 [Insignia of the Horde], etc.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): No longer gray on the action bar while you are charmed.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Duration of the lasting immunity effect decreased to 5 seconds.
  • WoW Icon update 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 Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.

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