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Spellsteal
Spell arcane arcane02
  • Spellsteal
  • 40 yd  range
  • 21.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Steals a beneficial magic effect from the target. This effect lasts a maximum of 2 min.
Usable by
ClassMage
Properties
TypeUtility
SchoolArcane
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required64
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SpellstealTCG
Rogues aren't the only thieves in Azeroth.

Spellsteal is a core mage ability learned at level 64. It steals a magic buff from a single unfriendly target. The stolen buff will benefit the mage for up to two minutes, but never more than the duration remaining on the target from which it was stolen. Spellsteal was introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion.

Modified by Edit

Inv glyph majormage2020
  • Glyph of Spellsteal
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Mage
  • Requires Level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Spellsteal now also heals you for 5% of your maximum health when it successfully steals a spell.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver

Tips Edit

  • Spellsteal uses the dispel mechanic and is affected by dispel resistance. There is no known pattern to which buff Spellsteal will target. It attempts to steal a random buff every time. If a buff can be stolen, it will have a yellow border. Otherwise, you will get an error message after attempting to steal it.
  • Sometimes a buff appears to have no practical use and is not worth stealing. However, if your party has no Priest or Shaman to dispel the buff, spellsteal accomplishes the same thing.

See also: List of magic effects.

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.1.0 (27-Nov-2012): The mana cost of Spellsteal has been increased to 21% of base mana for Fire and Frost mages, up from 7%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): Spellsteal mana cost has been increased by 100%.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-04-17): "The paladin ability Vengeance can no longer be spellstolen."
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Blink, Slow, and Spellsteal have all had their mana cost reduced, and Spellsteal will no longer overwrite a longer duration buff.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): It is no longer possible via this spell to get two Forbearance debuffs at the same time.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (25-Sep-2007): Spellsteal now awards the correct amount of points for stacked auras that are stolen.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Stolen buffs that affect specific spells from the original target's class will no longer have any effect for the mage.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): "Spellsteal" and "Detect Magic" now benefit from the mage talent Arcane Focus.

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