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#1 - 2013/10/11 11:23:00 PM
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

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    Roots
    Death Knight
  • Chains of IceDruid
  • Entangling Roots
  • Mass EntanglementHunter
  • Charge (Tenacity pet)
  • Narrow Escape
  • Pin (Crab pet)
  • Lock Jaw (Dog pet)
  • Web (Spider pet)
  • Web Spray (Silithid pet)Mage
  • Freeze (Water Elemental)
  • Frost NovaMonk
  • DisablePriest
  • Glyph of Mind Blast
  • Void TendrilsRogue
  • 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
  • EntrapmentMage
  • Ice WardMonk
  • Spinning Fire BlossomShaman
  • Earthgrab Totem

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    Stuns
    Death Knight
  • Asphyxiate
  • Gnaw (Ghoul)
  • Monstrous Blow (Ghoul w/ Dark Transformation active)
  • Remorseless WinterDruid
  • Bear Hug
  • Maim
  • Mighty Bash
  • PounceHunter
  • 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 FreezeMonk
  • Charging Ox Wave
  • Clash
  • Fists of Fury
  • Leg SweepPaladin
  • Blinding Light (Glyphed)
  • Hammer of Justice
  • Holy Wrath
  • Fist of JusticeRogue
  • Cheap Shot
  • Kidney ShotShaman
  • Pulverize (Primal Earth Elemental)
  • Static Charge (Capacitor Totem)Warlock
  • Axe Toss (Felguard)
  • Shadowfury
  • Summon InfernalWarrior
  • Shockwave
  • Storm BoltRacial
  • War Stomp
    Stuns (Short)
    (Note: this category does not share diminishing returns with the above Stuns category)
    Rogue
  • Paralytic PoisonShaman
  • EarthquakeWarrior
  • Charge
  • Dragon Roar

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    #4 - 2013/10/11 11:24:00 PM
    Mesmerizes
    Druid
  • HibernateHunter
  • Freezing Trap
  • Wyvern StingMage
  • Polymorph
  • Ring of FrostMonk
  • ParalysisPaladin
  • RepentanceRogue
  • Gouge
  • SapShaman
  • Bind Elemental
  • HexWarlock
  • BanishRacial
  • Quaking Palm
    Mesmerizes (Short)
    (Note: this category does not share diminishing returns with the above Mesmerize category)
    Druid
  • Disorienting RoarHunter
  • Scatter ShotMage
  • Dragon's BreathMonk
  • Breath of Fire (Glyphed)Priest
  • Holy Word: Chastise

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    #5 - 2013/10/11 11:24:00 PM
    Fears
    Druid
  • Intimidating RoarHunter
  • Scare BeastPaladin
  • Blinding Light
  • Turn EvilPriest
  • Psychic Scream
  • Psychic Terror (Psyfiend)Rogue
  • BlindWarlock
  • 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)
  • StrangulateDruid
  • Glyph of Fae SilenceHunter
  • Silencing ShotMage
  • Frostjaw
  • CounterspellMonk
  • Ring of Peace (Silence effect)
  • Spear Hand StrikePaladin
  • Avenger's ShieldPriest
  • SilenceRogue
  • GarroteWarlock
  • Spell Lock (Fel Hunter)
  • Optical Blast (Observer)Racial
  • Arcane Torrent

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    #7 - 2013/10/11 11:24:00 PM
    Disarms
    Hunter
  • Clench (Scorpid pet)
  • Snatch (Bird of Prey pet)Monk
  • Grapple Weapon
  • Ring of Peace (Disarm effect)Priest
  • Psychic Horror (Disarm effect)Rogue
  • DismantleWarlock
  • Disarm (Voidwalker/Voidlord)Warrior
  • Disarm

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    #8 - 2013/10/11 11:24:00 PM
    Knockbacks
    Death Knight
  • Gorefiend's GraspDruid
  • Typhoon
  • Ursol's VortexHunter
  • Explosive TrapShaman
  • ThunderstormWarlock
  • Fellash (Shivarra)
  • Whiplash (Succubus)

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    #9 - 2013/10/11 11:25:00 PM
    Cyclone
    Druid
  • Cyclone
    Charms
    Priest
  • Dominate Mind