Ability shootwand.png
  • Shoot
  • 30 yd  range
  • 0.5 sec cast
  • Requires Wands
  • Attack with an equipped wand.
Usable by
Casting time0.5 sec cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required1
Other information
RequirementsRequires Wands

Shoot is a mage, priest, and warlock ability learned at level one. It allows casters to attack using a wand. Note that the ability is found under the General tab in the spellbook.


Shooting in World of Warcraft World of Warcraft is not that much different from other MMORPG games. Players with the ability to shoot in most cases move to maximum range and then fire a ranged weapon. Shooting is very useful for finishing off an opponent or dealing damage while avoiding the same.

Most ranged weapons (bows, guns, wands, etc.) also had a minimum range where they could not be fired if too close to the target. This mechanic was fully removed in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria.

In World of Warcraft, there are two types of Shoot: one for wands and one for all other ranged weapons (usable by Rogue Rogues and Warrior Warriors). The latter ability was removed and only the one for wands remains.

Hunter Hunters do not have this ability. They have [Auto Shot] instead.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Rogue and Warrior shoot abilities removed.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Fixed a bug where these abilities could be used faster than intended.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Should no longer cause a global cooldown on all other abilities.

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