How you die can say a lot about how you lived.

Spirit of Redemption is a passive priest ability learned at level 30 for those with the Holy specialization. Upon death, the priest becomes the Spirit of Redemption for 15 sec. The Spirit of Redemption cannot move, attack, be attacked or targeted by any spells or effects. While in this form the priest can cast any healing spell free of cost. When the effect ends, the priest dies. Upon death you take on the appearance of a Spirit Healer hovering above your crumpled body.

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Notes Edit

Only pure healing spells can be cast while Spirit of Redemption is active, which means that many defensive spells (including [Dispel Magic], [Resurrection], and [Power Word: Shield]) are disabled.

Spirit of Redemption does not reset any cooldowns, including those caused by interrupt effects. This is commonly considered a bug, whereas, in fact, it is not.[1]

Tips Edit

While the priest is in Spirit of Redemption form, any healing spell is free of cost, which makes highly effective and expensive spells (such as AoE spells) especially useful. It is advisable to use spare time by casting preemptive spells like [Renew] and [Prayer of Mending].

In some cases, oom priests can sacrifice themselves to activate the Spirit of Redemption and prevent a full wipe, pairing with a soulstone for greatest effect. For example, in long, chaotic, or mana-intensive fights such as Blackheart the Inciter, it allows priests to use all their mana to save the group from a wipe. After dying, they use free heals as the spirit, then use the soulstone to resurrect and heal again, and again use free heals as the spirit.

Trivia Edit

  • The spell's description is possibly a reference to Icon-wikia-16x16 Star Wars: Icon-wikia-16x16 Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Icon-wikia-16x16 Darth Vader that "if you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine," moments before Vader's lightsaber cleaves right through him.
  • Sometimes Spirit of Redemption is jokingly referred to as "Improved Death".
  • Spirit of Redemption is sometimes referred to as "Fail Angel," implying that the priest either "failed to keep him/herself alive" or that a tank "failed to hold threat" on a mob that killed the priest.

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Purify, Halo, Cascade, and Divine Star can now be cast while in Spirit of Redemption form.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Spirit of Redemption has been rebuilt to address a few functionality issues and make it more responsive. Spirit of Redemption otherwise remains unchanged.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Spirit of Redemption and Spiritual Guidance now work while the priest is in Shadowform.
  • WoW Icon 16x16/ Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Spirit of Redemption has been upgraded to give 5% spirit to the priest that invests in the talent as well as lasting 5 more seconds than it used to.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.2 (11-Jul-2006): Fixed an error where Priests in Spirit of Redemption form did not benefit from plus to healing items.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Spirit of Redemption: This spell has a number of fixes: Spirit of Redemption form now has casting animations. Priests prematurely leaving battlegrounds with this aura on will now receive the Deserter debuff (as intended); Priests in Spirit of Redemption form at the completion of a battleground will have the aura removed without dying; It will now work correctly with the Darkmoon Card Twisting Nether item, resurrecting you after Spirit of Redemption has run its course; If you should die underwater the Spirit of Redemption will no longer have a breath bar appear; the Warlock Drain Soul spell will terminate producing 1 shard when the Priest switches to Spirit of Redemption form; You will no longer have to wait 30 seconds for graveyard resurrection upon your first death while using Spirit of Redemption.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Tooltip updated to be more clear.

References Edit

  1. ^ Blizz Hortus 2007-06-05. Issues that are not bugs.. Archived from the original on 2007-06-05. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.

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