- Not to be confused with Redirect.
Misdirection is a hunter ability which redirects threat caused by the hunter onto a friendly target for the next 4 seconds. Transferred threat is not permanent, and will fade after 30 seconds.
This can only target a party or raid member. (The hunter's pet counts as a party member.) Both target and Hunter can remove the buff.
Tips and tactics
This is a highly recommended skill for instances and considered essential for raids. It allows the hunter to execute difficult pulls for the tank. It can effectively add threat for the tank both at the pull, as well as during the middle of a long fight if used repeatedly.
If Misdirection is used to pull groups of linked mobs, all mobs will go onto the target of Misdirection even if they were not hit.
Note that Distracting Shot is not affected by Misdirection.
Glyph of Misdirection can be used as an excellent tool to assist in leveling and questing. It is a major glyph, requires level 76 and causes the effect: "When you use Misdirection on your pet, the cooldown of your Misdirection is reset". This allows for you to have a 100% up time on Misdirection when you are casting it on your pet, eliminating and reducing threat issues previously caused when the hunter is doing too much damage.