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Ability warrior vigilance
  • Vigilance
  • 40 yd  range
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Protect a party or raid member for 12 sec, reducing damage they take by 30% and allowing you to use Taunt with no cooldown.
Usable by
Cooldown2 min
Level required75
Related buff
Ability warrior vigilance
  • Vigilance
  • Reduces damage taken by 30%.
  • Duration: 12 seconds
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Never let down your guard - not for a hot meal, not for a kind word, not for an instant.

Vigilance is a warrior talent available at level 75.

Tips and TacticsEdit

Vigilance is best put on either the healer or a DPS class which produces the most threat. It helps to have Omen (or a similar threat-tracking addon) or, if the party members don't have Omen, a damage meter addon so you can determine which party or raid member is producing the most threat. This will make it so that they lose a good chunk of the threat they cause and you gain whatever they lose. The lack of a cooldown on Taunt is useful as well, as it allows you to immediately take the mob off of the party/raid member should you lose aggro, even if you've already used Taunt in the past 6 seconds.

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Vigilance now resets the cooldown on Taunt in addition to its current effects.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): The wording in the tooltip for Vigilance was inconsistent with other abilities and has been updated.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): The threat transfer granted by this ability will now reactivate when Tricks of the Trade or Misdirection cast by the Vigilance target expires.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): This talent and Blessing of Sanctuary will now both be able to be cast on the same target without sometimes overwriting each other.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): [Glyph of Vigilance] added to improved Vigilance.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Now properly transfers threat generated by heals.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Vigilance now transfers 10% of target threat to the warrior.

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