Improved Fade

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Improved Fade
Spell magic lesserinvisibilty
  • Decreases the cooldown of your Fade ability by X sec.
Usable by
LocationShadow, Tier 4
Points required15
Spec specificYes
Talent requiredNone

Rank tableEdit

Rank Cooldown reduction
1 3 sec
2 6 sec


  • This talent has been replaced with Veiled Shadows
  • Widely regarded as an almost complete waste of talent points. Fade works as an "oh $#@%!" button that temporarily reduces threat that has already been generated (usually after pulling aggro off a tank) rather than a permanent threat reducing ability or a constant thread reduction, and additionally is only effective in a group situation. Almost no builds include this talent. Shadow Priests seeking to reduce threat are much better off taking the 2 points from Improved Fade and putting them into Shadow Affinity.
  • Prior to the Priest talent review, this ability increased the time Fade lasted by 5 seconds per point, thus with 2 points the talent formerly allowed Fade to be effective for 20 out of every 30 seconds (67% of the time), instead of the current 10 out of every 24 seconds (42% of the time). Thus, after the review the effectiveness of the talent was reduced by close to 40%.

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