Gift of the Naaru

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Gift of the Naaru
Spell holy holyprotection
  • Gift of the Naaru
  • 40 yd range
  • 3 minutes cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Heals the target of X damage over 15 sec. The amount healed is increased based on the caster's Spell Power or Attack Power, whichever is higher.
Usable by
Cooldown3 minutes
Priest: Silent Resolve, Spiritual Healing
Shaman: Healing Grace, Purification
Related buff
Spell holy holyprotection
  • Magic
  • Gift of the Naaru
  • Healing (X/5) damage every 3 seconds.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Gift of the Naaru is a racial ability of the draenei. It heals a target over 15 seconds. The total amount healed depends on the character's level and is increased by either ~110% of the caster's attack power (22% per tick) or ~188.5% of the caster's spell power (~37.7% per tick), whichever bonus is higher.

Rank table

The amount healed increases with each level. The amount at selected character levels is:

Level 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80
Amount healed 50 110 185 260 335 410 485 560 635 710 785 860 935 1010 1085 1160 1235


The amount healed (without spell power / attack power increase) is calculated by:

  • Level * 15 + 35 = total amount,
  • Level * 3 + 7 = amount per tick.

A blue sigil appears on the forehead of the caster for 15 seconds.

The amount healed is typically modest compared to most healer class abilities, but don't forget about it - this ability costs no resources, and does not trigger the global cooldown (though it is affected by it).

Talent improvement

Gift of the Naaru is mostly neglected by talents in all builds; the choices come down to threat-reduction and +healing. Since the ability is a HoT it cannot crit, and talents that would enhance crit are useless. It also costs no mana, so it can't cost any less to cast.

Tricks and Tactics

  • Gift of the Naaru is a great "oh s***!" button for Draenei of any class. Since it has no cast time, it can be cast on the run or in a crunch. Priests, Paladins or Shamans can drop Gift, and then follow it up with a fast heal or two to get back on their feet.
  • In raid/instance situations, when the entire group takes massive damage (such as Festergut's Pungent Blight), a Draenei can pop this to alleviate some of the stress on the healers.
  • It can be cast on other players and although it is not the most powerful heal it can help when thrown into a regular healing rotation.
  • Because it doesn't trigger the GCD, tanks (or pretty much anybody) can drop it on themselves to help out with the healing, and not lose too much other work.
  • Shadow Priests can use this ability even with [Shadowform] on.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6a (11-Feb-2011): There is a maximum limit to the amount healed when used on friendly NPCs with large amounts of health.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): The cast time has been removed; it is now an instant cast.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): The amount healed is increased based on the caster's spell power or attack power, whichever is higher. In addition, the ability is now immune against pushback effects.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): It now works with [Cosmic Infuser], but not with the shaman talent Healing Focus.
  • WoW Icon 16x16/Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Gift of the Naaru has been added to the game.

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Patch date11 February 2011 +, 14 April 2009 +, 14 October 2008 +, 22 May 2007 + and 5 December 2006 +

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