"You have been judged unworthy. May the Light have pity upon your blackened soul." —Boris Brightbeard[1]

Chastise was a priest ability available to draenei and dwarves, added in patch 2.3. It caused Holy damage to a target and rooted it for 2 seconds.

Rank table Edit

Rank Level Mana cost Damage Cost
1 20 50 47-53 85Copper
2 30 100 93-107 4Silver 25Copper
3 40 135 139-161 7Silver 65Copper
4 50 180 209-241 12Silver 75Copper
5 60 225 278-322 19Silver 55Copper
6 70 300 370-430 27Silver 63Copper

Notes Edit

  • This ability was added to replace Fear Ward as the racial priest spell for dwarven and draenei priest.
  • Chastise was a Holy spell, rendering it unusable by priests in Shadowform.
  • Some players reported that the damage caused by Chastise appeared to scale with spell damage.
  • Also, players reported that Chastise didn't share the global cooldown; this characteristic made it ideal for use in multiple-action macros.

Cataclysm Cataclysm-Logo-SmallEdit

In cataclysm Chastise will return for all priests as the signature spell for a holy priest and will be renamed "Holy Word: Chastise"[2]. It will deal damage to the target and disorient them for 3 seconds.

Damage TableEdit

It should be noted that in cataclysm ranks have been removed on all spells and as a result spell damage will scale according to your current level in addition to all other ordinary factors such as spell power.

Level Damage
10 21-23
20 28-30
40 66-74
60 302-338
70 397-445
80 506-566
85 564-632


Found on tier 5 of the holy tree is the talent known as Revelations. This talent morphs your Holy Word: Chastise spell into a new spell based on your current Chakra state. This talent allows the holy priest to slip between roles as necessary.

Holy Word: Serenity[3] Holy Word: Aspire[4] Holy Word: Sanctuary[5]
Corresponding Chakra State: Chakra: Heal Chakra: Renew Chakra: Prayer of Healing
Base Mana Cost: 8% 10% 44%
Cast Time: Instant Instant 0.5 seconds
Cooldown: 20 seconds 15 seconds 10 seconds
Range: 40 yards 40 yards 30 yards
Definition: Instantly heals the target for X to Y, and increases the critical effect chance of your healing spells on the target by 25% for 6 sec. Instantly heals the target for X and another Y over 18 sec. Blesses the ground with Divine light, healing all within it for X to Y every 2 for 15 sec. Only one Sanctuary can be active at any one time.
At level 85: X = 5198 & Y = 6100 X = 2363 & Y = 4470 X = 299 & Y = 355

Patch changes Edit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Chastise has been redesigned and made available to all priests.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Chastise has been removed from the game.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): The disorientation effect has been replaced with a root effect, the cooldown has been removed and it gained benefits from Inner Fire.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Added.


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