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Rebirth
Spell nature reincarnation
  • Rebirth
  • 40 yd  range
  • 10 min cooldown
  • 2 sec cast
  • 1x Reagent: [Maple Seed]
  • Returns the spirit to the body, restoring a dead target to life with 20% health and 20% mana.
Usable by
ClassDruid
Properties
TypeUtility
SchoolNature
Cooldown10 min
Talents
Improvement
talents
Nature's Grace, Nature's Swiftness
Other information
Ranks1
Requirements1x Reagent: [Maple Seed]
Birth is less painful the second time.TCG #?

Rebirth is a druid resurrection ability, the only one of its kind that can be cast while in combat. To distinguish it from the similarly-named [Revive] it is often referred to in game as a combat– or battle–rez, or just "b–rez".

Rank table

Rebirth TCG

In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Rank Level Reagent Health Mana Cost
N/A 20 [Maple Seed] 20% 20% 36Silver

Notes

  • The reagent requirement of this spell can be removed with Glyph of Unburdened Rebirth.
  • Take note of the 10 minute cooldown. Be ready for it to change. The cooldown has changed at least 4 times since vanilla.
  • Druids can also learn Revive at level 12. It doesn't require a reagent nor does it have a cooldown.
  • While Rebirth is the only general-purpose resurrection spell that can be used in combat, other classes may have similar but more limited abilities:
    • Shamans can bring themselves back to life using Reincarnation
    • Players that die while affected by a Warlock's Soulstone may revive themselves
    • Some classes may be able to use abilities to escape combat to then use their resurrection ability. For example a Hunter with Engineering may use Feign Death followed by Goblin Jumper Cables, although since patch 2.3.0 Feign Death no longer removes a hunter from combat during boss fights.
  • Like all other spells with a cooldown of 10 minutes or more, it cannot be used in Arenas.
  • In the patch 4.0.1 the cooldown of Rebirth has been increased to its pre-WotLK length of 30 minutes. Moreover druids attempting to use Rebirth in combat sometimes see the “You can no longer resurrect during combat” error message pop up. The mechanics behind this has not yet been explained by Blizzard, and it is not known where the restriction comes from. It is speculated it might be that only one battle rez can be used every 30 minutes in a given group, no matter if other druids have the cooldown free or not. Another possibility is that in any given encounter the spell can only be used once regardless of other druids apart from the spellcaster having the cooldown free.

Improvements

Talents

Glyphs

Inv glyph majordruid2020
  • Glyph of Rebirth
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Druid
  • Requires Level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Players resurrected by Rebirth are returned to life with 100% health.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver
Inv glyph minordruid

Tips and tactics

  • Due to the cooldown, raids are effectively limited to one battle res per druid per encounter. Because of this limitation, Rebirth use is usually reserved for critical players: tanks, healers or the group's highest-performing DPS
  • Like Bloodlust/Heroism, groups will often wait until Rebirth is off cooldown before pulling a boss.
  • Resurrecting a player in combat is inherently dangerous as the target will be dropped in a dangerous environment with very little health. Healers must be prepared to heal very quickly, especially if the target is a tank who needs to pick up aggro quickly. However, if the Druid who casts Rebirth has a Glyph of Rebirth set in his Glyph roster, this danger is effectively removed (since the player who receives the Rebirth will be resurrected with full health in such a scenario).
  • Similarly, since the target is revived at the caster's location, a druid should be careful not to be standing in a source of damage themselves while casting Rebirth
  • Rebirth can be used for wipe recovery. If a party is going to wipe and a member of a class with a resurrection spell has already died, the druid can cast Rebirth on that player. The player receiving the Rebirth can wait until after the wipe to accept the resurrection and then continue to resurrect the rest of the party. This is an unconventional use of Rebirth and should only be done with good communication, as it achieves no benefit and wastes the cooldown if the resurrected player accepts before the wipe is complete. Also note that you must rebirth the player outside of the aggro range of any enemies or they will be attacked again after they accept. Make sure the healer you use this tactic with doesn't have any add-ons that auto-accept resurrection spells!
  • On very rare occasions, the threat attached to restoring X health to a player, along with their life, can cause an aggro switch.
  • Should you ever feel generous enough to res a corpse found at the side of the road, check to see if it's flagged PvP first!

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): The cooldown on this spell has been decreased from 30 minutes back to 10 minutes.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): The cooldown on this spell has been increased from 10 minutes back to 30 minutes.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): The cooldown on this spell has been lowered from 20 minutes down to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-23): "Nature's Swiftness should properly affect Rebirth."
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): The cooldown on this spell has been lowered from 30 minutes down to 20 minutes.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Resurrection spells should now check range properly when used on targets that have released their spirit.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Casting time and mana cost reduced; now ignores resurrection timers.

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