Guardian Spirit

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Guardian Spirit
Spell holy guardianspirit
  • Guardian Spirit
  • 40 yd  range
  • 3 min cooldown
  • 0.9% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Calls upon a guardian spirit to watch over the friendly target. The spirit increases the healing received by the target by 60%, and also prevents the target from dying by sacrificing itself. This sacrifice terminates the effect but heals the target of 50% of their maximum health. Lasts 10 sec.
Usable by
Cooldown3 min
Level required70
Related buff
Spell holy guardianspirit
  • Guardian Spirit
  • Increased healing received by 60% and will prevent 1 killing blow.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
TCG image
The Light has seen fit to give you a second chance. Don’t waste it. (TCG)

Guardian Spirit is a priest ability learned at level 70 for those with the Holy specialization. A friendly target receives 60% more healing for 10 seconds. If the target dies while under the effect of the spell, the Guardian Spirit will prevent death by sacrificing itself and restore 50% of the target's maximum health.

Modified by

Inv glyph majorpriest2020
  • Glyph of Desperation
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Priest (Discipline) (Holy)
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Allows Pain Suppression and Guardian Spirit to be cast while stunned.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver


  • Any friendly target can only benefit from Guardian Spirit every 60 seconds (internal cooldown)
  • Guardian Spirit prevents death, it will not reset a target's threat.
  • The ability can be dispelled and is not affected by global cooldown.
  • Guardian Spirit is able to heal critically.
  • Guardian Spirit won't prevent death from fall damage.
  • A paladin's Ardent Defender heal must be on cooldown before Guardian Spirit can be consumed.
  • The maximum amount that can be healed by Guardian Spirit appears to be roughly 100,000 health. This includes players and NPCs.


  • This is the Holy priest's panic button when a party member is about to die.
  • Casting Guardian Spirit on the tank will allow the priest to heal other party members, while the tank is safe.
  • Using a macro or addon to announce your target is recommended.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): A target may now have only one Guardian Spirit active.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added.

External links

Facts about Guardian SpiritRDF feed
Patch date4 November 2008 + and 14 October 2008 +

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