Crowd Control & Diminishing Returns

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We've seen some confusion recently about exactly which crowd control effects share diminishing returns. To hopefully clear that up, we're providing the following, categorized lists of all of the CC effects in the game.

For those who may be unaware of how the Diminishing Returns system works, here's a brief explanation: After you've been affected by a crowd control effect in PvP, there's a 15 second window for diminishing returns. The second effect of the same category (as listed below) that is used on you will only last for 50% of its normal duration, and the 15 second window will be restarted. Should you be affected by a third effect from the same category inside that window, it will only last for 25% of its initial duration. The 15 second window will once again be restarted, and you will be immune to any further effects of that category for the duration.

The lists below have been separated out into their specific diminishing returns categories. Each ability shares diminishing returns with the other abilities it has been listed with, and no others.

Table of Contents
  • Roots
  • Stuns
  • Mesmerizes
  • Fears and Horrors
  • Silences
  • Disarms
  • Knockbacks
  • Other Effects
  • Edited by Lore on 10/11/2013 4:30 PM PDT
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    Roots
    Death Knight
  • Chains of Ice
  • Druid
  • Entangling Roots
  • Mass Entanglement
  • Hunter
  • Charge (Tenacity pet)
  • Narrow Escape
  • Pin (Crab pet)
  • Lock Jaw (Dog pet)
  • Web (Spider pet)
  • Web Spray (Silithid pet)
  • Mage
  • Freeze (Water Elemental)
  • Frost Nova
  • Monk
  • Disable
  • Priest
  • Glyph of Mind Blast
  • Void Tendrils
  • Rogue
  • Paralytic Poison (Shiv Effect)
  • Shaman
  • Frost Shock (including Frozen Power)
  • Warrior
  • Staggering Shout
  • Warbringer

  • Roots (Short)
    (Note: this category does not share diminishing returns with the above Roots category)
    Hunter
  • Entrapment
  • Mage
  • Ice Ward
  • Monk
  • Spinning Fire Blossom
  • Shaman
  • Earthgrab Totem
  • Edited by Lore on 10/11/2013 4:56 PM PDT
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    Stuns
    Death Knight
  • Asphyxiate
  • Gnaw (Ghoul)
  • Monstrous Blow (Ghoul w/ Dark Transformation active)
  • Remorseless Winter
  • Druid
  • Bear Hug
  • Maim
  • Mighty Bash
  • Pounce
  • Hunter
  • Binding Shot
  • Intimidation
  • Bad Manner (Monkey pet)
  • Lullaby (Crane pet)
  • Petrifying Gaze (Basilisk pet)
  • Quill (Porcupine pet)
  • Sting (Wasp pet)
  • Sonic Blast (Bat pet)
  • Web Wrap (Shale Spider pet)
  • Mage
  • Combustion
  • Deep Freeze
  • Monk
  • Charging Ox Wave
  • Clash
  • Fists of Fury
  • Leg Sweep
  • Paladin
  • Blinding Light (Glyphed)
  • Hammer of Justice
  • Holy Wrath
  • Fist of Justice
  • Rogue
  • Cheap Shot
  • Kidney Shot
  • Shaman
  • Pulverize (Primal Earth Elemental)
  • Static Charge (Capacitor Totem)
  • Warlock
  • Axe Toss (Felguard)
  • Shadowfury
  • Summon Infernal
  • Warrior
  • Shockwave
  • Storm Bolt
  • Racial
  • War Stomp

  • Stuns (Short)
    (Note: this category does not share diminishing returns with the above Stuns category)
    Rogue
  • Paralytic Poison
  • Shaman
  • Earthquake
  • Warrior
  • Charge
  • Dragon Roar
  • Edited by Lore on 10/11/2013 4:42 PM PDT
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    Mesmerizes
    Druid
  • Hibernate
  • Hunter
  • Freezing Trap
  • Wyvern Sting
  • Mage
  • Polymorph
  • Ring of Frost
  • Monk
  • Paralysis
  • Paladin
  • Repentance
  • Rogue
  • Gouge
  • Sap
  • Shaman
  • Bind Elemental
  • Hex
  • Warlock
  • Banish
  • Racial
  • Quaking Palm

  • Mesmerizes (Short)
    (Note: this category does not share diminishing returns with the above Mesmerize category)
    Druid
  • Disorienting Roar
  • Hunter
  • Scatter Shot
  • Mage
  • Dragon's Breath
  • Monk
  • Breath of Fire (Glyphed)
  • Priest
  • Holy Word: Chastise
  • Edited by Lore on 10/11/2013 5:27 PM PDT
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    Fears
    Druid
  • Intimidating Roar
  • Hunter
  • Scare Beast
  • Paladin
  • Blinding Light
  • Turn Evil
  • Priest
  • Psychic Scream
  • Psychic Terror (Psyfiend)
  • Rogue
  • Blind
  • Warlock
  • Fear
  • Howl of Terror
  • Mesmerize (Shivarra)
  • Seduction (Succubus)
  • Warrior
  • Intimidating Shout

  • Horrors
    Priest
  • Psychic Horror (Horror effect)
  • Warlock
  • Blood Horror
  • Mortal Coil
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    Silences
    Death Knight
  • Asphyxiate (if target is immune to stun)
  • Strangulate
  • Druid
  • Glyph of Fae Silence
  • Hunter
  • Silencing Shot
  • Mage
  • Frostjaw
  • Counterspell
  • Monk
  • Ring of Peace (Silence effect)
  • Spear Hand Strike
  • Paladin
  • Avenger's Shield
  • Priest
  • Silence
  • Rogue
  • Garrote
  • Warlock
  • Spell Lock (Fel Hunter)
  • Optical Blast (Observer)
  • Racial
  • Arcane Torrent
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    Disarms
    Hunter
  • Clench (Scorpid pet)
  • Snatch (Bird of Prey pet)
  • Monk
  • Grapple Weapon
  • Ring of Peace (Disarm effect)
  • Priest
  • Psychic Horror (Disarm effect)
  • Rogue
  • Dismantle
  • Warlock
  • Disarm (Voidwalker/Voidlord)
  • Warrior
  • Disarm
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    Knockbacks
    Death Knight
  • Gorefiend's Grasp
  • Druid
  • Typhoon
  • Ursol's Vortex
  • Hunter
  • Explosive Trap
  • Shaman
  • Thunderstorm
  • Warlock
  • Fellash (Shivarra)
  • Whiplash (Succubus)
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    Cyclone
    Druid
  • Cyclone

  • Charms
    Priest
  • Dominate Mind
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