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Ability shaman heroism
  • Heroism (Racial)
  • 5 minutes cooldown
  • 26% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Increases melee, ranged, and spell casting speed by 30% for all party and raid members. Lasts 40 sec.
    After the completion of this effect, those affected will become Exhausted and unable to benefit from Heroism and Time Warp again for 10 min.
Usable by
RaceDraenei, Dwarf
Cooldown5 minutes
Radius100 yards
Related buff
Ability shaman heroism
  • Magic
  • Heroism
  • Melee, ranged, and spell casting speed increased by 30%.
  • Duration: 40 seconds
Related debuff
Spell nature sleep
  • Exhaustion
  • Cannot benefit from Heroism and Time Warp.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
"We must bring calm to the troubled elemental spirits of this land. Ma-no icta, my brethren."[1]

Heroism is a shaman buff. The Alliance version is Heroism, and the Horde version is Bloodlust. They are exactly the same aside from their name and the names of their associated debuffs.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 70 7Gold 92Silver


Talents that can improve this ability:


Following patch 3.0.2, both Heroism and Bloodlust affect the entire raid. Also, everyone who is affected by the ability receives a 5 minute debuff preventing them from being affected by either Heroism or Bloodlust for the duration of the debuff (5 minutes). As of patch 3.1.0, Heroism and Bloodlust have their cooldowns reduced to 5 minutes, but Exhausted/Sated last 10 minutes.


  • The most common use for heroism is during bosses in raids. When it is used varies from boss to boss and guild to guild. When soloing, it can be useful for crunch situations or tougher mobs, such as targets for group quests.
    • As part of Blizzard's new movement toward "bring a player, not a class" raid compositions, Cataclysm will endow mages with a similar effect, Time Warp, which will also grant the casting Mage a 30% movement speed increase.
  • When Heroism is used in raids, it is usually good idea to dump all other CDs you have (Avenging Wrath, Rapid Fire, Arcane Power...) at the same time, because in many cases it will result higher overall damage than using the cooldowns separately.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Cooldown reduced to 5 minutes, but Exhausted now last 10 minutes.


  1. ^ TCGFoO, 78

External links

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Patch date14 April 2009 +

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