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|name=Drain Soul
 
|name=Drain Soul
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_Haunting.png
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_Haunting.png
|description=Drains the soul of the target, causing X Shadow damage over 15 sec. If the target is at or below 25% health, Drain Soul causes four times the normal damage. If the target dies while being drained, and yields experience or honor, the caster gains a Soul Shard. Soul Shards are required for other spells.
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|description=Drains the target's soul, causing x Shadow damage over 4 sec. If the target dies and yields experience or honor, one Soul Shard is energized.<br><br>When Drain Soul deals damage, it causes all of your other damage over time spells on the target to instantly deal 40% of their normal damage.<br><br>{{text|white|Improved Drain Soul (Level 92+)}}<br>Your Drain Soul deals 100% additional damage on targets below 20% health.
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
 
|school=Shadow
 
|school=Shadow
|cost=14% of base mana
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|cost=1.5% of [[base mana]], plus 1.5% per second
|range=30 yd
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|range=40 yd
 
|cast_time=Channeled
 
|cast_time=Channeled
|cooldown=None
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|cooldown=
|improvement=[[Improved Drain Soul]], [[Fel Concentration]], [[Grim Reach]]
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|gcd=1.5 sec
|ranks=6
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|level=24
|buff_desc=[X/5] Shadow damage every 3 seconds.
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|specialization=Affliction
|buff_dur=15 seconds
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|debuff_desc=Deals x Shadow damage every 1 sec and causes all of the Warlock's other damage over time spells to instantly deal 40% of their normal damage.
|debuff_desc=[X/5] Shadow damage every 3 seconds.
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|debuff_dur=4 seconds
|debuff_dur=15 seconds
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|tcg=DrainSoulTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
{{AbilityFlavor|The truest agony goes deeper than mere flesh and bone.|TCG Through the Dark Portal|114}}
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{{Quotation|Mistress Nesala [[TCG]]|Give yourself to me.}}
   
'''Drain Soul''' steals the soul from the enemy. If the enemy dies while channeling, and yields [[experience]] or [[honor]], the caster is granted a [[Soul shard]].
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'''Drain Soul''' is a [[warlock]] ability learned at level 24 for those with the Affliction specialization. It steals the soul from the enemy, dealing damage; a shard is energized if the target dies.
   
==Table==
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All other periodic damage effects from the warlock will instantly deal 40% of their normal periodic damage when Drain Soul deals damage.
Drain Soul is available at level 10.
 
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! Level !! Mana Cost !! DoT
 
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| 10 || 7 % || 66
 
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== Tips and tactics ==
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== Modified by ==
Use when an enemy is almost dead to maximize the damage multiplier. When raiding Affliction, substitute Shadow Bolt with it when the boss is below 25%, keeping your DoTs up at all times. This results in extraordinarily high DPS when coupled with [[Haunt]], which amplifies its effect. This effect is comonly refered to as "Drain Soul Execute", or DSe for short. Borrowing from the Warrior ability [[execute]], which has a similar effect.
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*{{wowhead tooltip|item|110866|Glyph of Life Pact}}
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*{{wowhead tooltip|item|43390|Glyph of Soul Consumption}}
   
Use it on enemies that are green and you can farm Soul Shards easily.
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;Talents
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|108370|Soul Leech}}
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|108503|Grimoire of Sacrifice}}
   
As of [[patch 3.1.0]], when the proc was added, you can farm soul shards from [[training dummy]]s.
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== Notes ==
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*Use when an enemy is almost dead to maximize the damage.
It is advisable for warlocks to always keep a few Soul Shards available at all times. A lot of key spells require them.
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*Drain Soul can not be [[reflect]]ed.
 
Combined with the Affliction talent [[Improved Drain Soul]], you can gain back lots of mana for free simply by casting Drain Soul at the end of a fight. This is applicable both while playing solo and in a party or raid, as long as the target is struck first by a member of your group.
 
 
Drain Soul can not be [[reflect]]ed.
 
   
 
== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
* {{Patch 3.3.0|note=This spell now deals 4 times the normal damage for all ranks. Previously it was only ranks 6 and above.}}
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*{{Patch 6.0.2|note=Drain Soul now creates 1 Soul Shard (down from 4 Soul Shards) when the target dies.}}
* {{Patch 3.1.0|note=Each time Drain Soul deals damage to a target which can grant experience, it now has a chance to generate a {{loot|common|Soul Shard}}.}}
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*{{Patch 5.4.0|note=Drain Soul no longer energizes Soul Shards from the pets and guardians of players, and now deals 34% less damage. If other periodic Affliction damage effects are triggered by Drain Soul, they now deal 60% of their normal damage (down from 100%).}}
* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.}}
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*{{Patch 4.2.0|note=It is no longer possible to leave combat while channeling Drain Soul.}}
* {{Patch 1.5.0|note=Honorable kills will now generate a Soul Shard when Drain Soul is used.}}
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*{{Patch 3.3.0|note=This spell now deals 4 times the normal damage for all ranks. Previously it was only ranks 6 and above.}}
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*{{Patch 3.1.0|note=Each time Drain Soul deals damage to a target which can grant experience, it now has a chance to generate a Soul Shard.}}
==References==
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*{{Patch 3.0.3|note=Rank 6 now properly deals additional damage to targets below 25% health.}}
{{Reflist}}
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*{{Patch 3.0.2|note=Drain Soul will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.}}
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*{{Patch 2.4.2|note=Channeling of this spell will now always stop when a player target dies.}}
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*{{Patch 1.11.0|note=Shadowburn: If you cast Drain Soul while this aura is on the victim, you will no longer receive two soul shards upon the victim’s death.}}
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*{{Patch 1.5.0|note=Honorable kills will now generate a Soul Shard when Drain Soul is used.}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 18:04, May 29, 2015

Drain Soul
Spell shadow haunting
  • Drain Soul
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1.5% of base mana, plus 1.5% per second
  • Channeled
  • Drains the target's soul, causing x Shadow damage over 4 sec. If the target dies and yields experience or honor, one Soul Shard is energized.

    When Drain Soul deals damage, it causes all of your other damage over time spells on the target to instantly deal 40% of their normal damage.

    Improved Drain Soul (Level 92+)
    Your Drain Soul deals 100% additional damage on targets below 20% health.
Usable by
ClassWarlock
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolShadow
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talents
SpecializationAffliction
Level required24
Related debuff
Spell shadow haunting
  • Drain Soul
  • Deals x Shadow damage every 1 sec and causes all of the Warlock's other damage over time spells to instantly deal 40% of their normal damage.
  • Duration: 4 seconds
TCG image
DrainSoulTCG
Give yourself to me.
- Mistress Nesala TCG

Drain Soul is a warlock ability learned at level 24 for those with the Affliction specialization. It steals the soul from the enemy, dealing damage; a shard is energized if the target dies.

All other periodic damage effects from the warlock will instantly deal 40% of their normal periodic damage when Drain Soul deals damage.

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Talents

Notes Edit

  • Use when an enemy is almost dead to maximize the damage.
  • Drain Soul can not be reflected.

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Drain Soul now creates 1 Soul Shard (down from 4 Soul Shards) when the target dies.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013) Drain Soul no longer energizes Soul Shards from the pets and guardians of players, and now deals 34% less damage. If other periodic Affliction damage effects are triggered by Drain Soul, they now deal 60% of their normal damage (down from 100%).
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): It is no longer possible to leave combat while channeling Drain Soul.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): This spell now deals 4 times the normal damage for all ranks. Previously it was only ranks 6 and above.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Each time Drain Soul deals damage to a target which can grant experience, it now has a chance to generate a Soul Shard.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Rank 6 now properly deals additional damage to targets below 25% health.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Drain Soul will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Channeling of this spell will now always stop when a player target dies.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Shadowburn: If you cast Drain Soul while this aura is on the victim, you will no longer receive two soul shards upon the victim’s death.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Honorable kills will now generate a Soul Shard when Drain Soul is used.

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