Hand of Freedom
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  • Hand of Freedom
  • 40 yd  range
  • 25 sec cooldown
  • 7.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Places a Hand on the friendly target, granting immunity to movement impairing effects for 6 sec. Players may only have one Hand on them per Paladin at any one time.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown25 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required52
Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Hand of Freedom
  • Immune to movement impairing effects.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

Hand of Freedom was a core paladin ability learned at level 52. As of Patch 3.0.2 this ability replaced the former [Blessing of Freedom][citation needed] and works in the same way, but uses the Hand system to prevent conflicts with Blessings. It was removed when Blessing of Freedom returned in World of Warcraft: Legion Legion.

Modified by


Tips & tactics

  • Hand of Freedom will remove the effects of Player Daze, but is useless against Creature Daze.
  • In Warsong Gulch, when protecting the flag carrier, take note of the number of enemy priests or shaman around before casting Hand of Freedom. They can easily dispel it. Also, a mage can spellsteal it.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.0.1 (Alpha): Removed. Replaced by return of [Blessing of Freedom].
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Tooltip updated to match hotfix change.
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2015-05-11): "No longer usable while stunned."
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Range increased from 30 to 40 yards.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): It is no longer possible to use this ability while under the effects of the druid spell Cyclone. In addition, disconnecting while rooted will no longer sometimes trigger casting this on oneself.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): This ability now correctly removes the snaring component of Infected Wounds and Frostfire Bolt.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.2 (2009-05-19): The base duration of this buff has been reduced from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now works properly against the froststorm Breath Hunter pet ability.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added with same id as [Blessing of Freedom].

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