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|name=Shadow Bolt
 
|name=Shadow Bolt
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_ShadowBolt.png
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_ShadowBolt.png
|description=Sends a shadowy bolt at the enemy, causing X Shadow damage.
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|description=Sends a shadowy bolt at the enemy, causing x Shadow damage<br><br>{{SpecIcon|Demonology}} {{text|lime|Demonology (Level 10)}}<br>{{text|lightblue|and generating 25 Demonic Fury}}<br><br>{{text|lightblue|Metamorphosis transforms this spell into Touch of Chaos:}}<br><br>{{text|white|Touch of Chaos}}<br>{{text|lightblue|Unleashes energy at the enemy, causing x Chaos damage and extending the duration of Corruption.}}
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
|school=[[Magic schools (WoW)#Shadow|Shadow]]
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|school=[[Shadow]]
|target=Unfriendly
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|cost=5.5% of [[base mana]]<br>40 [[Demonic Fury]]
|cost=10%-17% of [[base mana]]
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|range=40 yd
|range=30 yds.
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|cast_time=2.5 sec
|cast_time=3 sec at max rank
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|cooldown=
|cooldown=[[GCD]]
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|gcd=1.5 sec
|improvement=[[Improved Shadow Bolt]], [[Cataclysm (talent)|Cataclysm]], [[Bane]], [[Aftermath]], [[Devastation]], [[Intensity (warlock talent)|Intensity]], [[Destructive Reach]], [[Ruin]], [[Backlash]], [[Soul Leech]], [[Shadow and Flame]], [[Nightfall (Warlock Talent)|Nightfall]], [[Shadow Mastery]]
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|level=1
|ranks=13
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|tcg=ShadowBoltTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
   
:''"May darkness take you, for when I'm done, the Light will not recognize you."— Radak Doombringer''{{TCG quote|TCG=Heroes of Azeroth|card=132}}
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{{Quotation|Radak Doombringer [[TCG]]|May darkness take you, for when I am done, the [[Light]] will not recognize you.}}
   
'''Shadow Bolt''' is a [[warlock]] spell that deals [[direct damage]] to the target.
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'''Shadow Bolt''' is a core [[warlock]] ability learned at level one. It sends a showy bolt of energy at enemy targets. For those with the demonology specialization, it also generates 25 [[Demonic Fury]].
   
== Table ==
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== Modified by ==
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*{{wowhead tooltip|item|110866|Glyph of Life Pact}}
!Level!![[Mana]] Cost!!Cast Time!!Damage
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*{{wowhead tooltip|item|42467|Glyph of Shadow Bolt}}
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!1
 
| 4% || 1.7 s || 17
 
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!2
 
| 4% || 1.77 s || 19
 
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!3
 
| 4% || 1.84 s || 21
 
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!4
 
| 4% || 1.91 s || 23
 
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!5
 
| 4% || 1.97 s || 24
 
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!6
 
| 4% || 2.04 s || 25
 
|-
 
!7
 
| 4% || 2.11 s || 26
 
|-
 
!8
 
| 4% || 2.18 s || 28
 
|-
 
!9
 
| 4% || 2.25 s || 30
 
|-
 
!10
 
| 4% || 2.31 s || 32
 
|}
 
   
==Talent improvement==
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;Talents
[[Bane]] will lower the cast time of Shadow Bolt by up to .5 seconds at max rank. [[Shadow and Flame]] will increase the amount of shadow spell damage that applies to the spell by 20% at max rank, whereas [[Shadow Mastery]] will increase the damage done by the Shadow Bolt by 15% at max rank. Similarly, [[Improved Shadow Bolt]] increases its damage by 10% at max rank.
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|108370|Soul Leech}}
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|137587|Kil'Jaeden's Cunning}}
   
[[Destructive Reach]] extends the range of Shadow Bolt to 36 yards and reduces generated threat by 10% at max rank.
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;{{SpecIcon|Demonology}} Demonology abilities
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|108869|Decimation}}
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|103958|Metamorphosis}}
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*{{wowhead tooltip|spell|114592|Wild Imps}}
   
[[Backlash]] and [[Nightfall (Warlock Talent)|Nightfall]] both give you a chance to make your next Shadow Bolt an instant cast. The former when you are hit by physical attacks, the latter every time when your [[Corruption|Corruption]] and [[Drain Life]] spells tick.
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== Patch changes ==
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* {{Patch 6.2.0|note=Shadow Bolt now deals 25% less damage.}}
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* {{Patch 5.2.0|note=Shadow Bolt now deals 15% more damage.}}
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* {{Patch 4.3.0|note=Shadow Bolt has a new spell effect.}}
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* {{Patch 2.0|note=Rank 10 can now be bought from a trainer at level 62.; It was available only as a Grimoire drop from bosses in the [[Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj]] instance.}}
   
Shadow Bolt is a [[Warlock Talents#Destruction|Destruction]] spell, and thus gains the benefit of the talents [[Improved Shadow Bolt]], [[Cataclysm (talent)|Cataclysm]], [[Aftermath]], [[Devastation]], [[Intensity (warlock talent)|Intensity]], [[Destructive Reach]], [[Ruin]], and [[Soul Leech]].
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== External links ==
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{{elinks-spell|686}}
   
==Tips and tactics==
 
 
*Though Shadow Bolt is a [[Warlock Talents#Destruction|Destruction]] spell, it is often used in conjunction with an [[Warlock Talents#Affliction|Affliction]] build, as several talents from this tree enhance it.
 
 
== Past changes ==
 
Prior to Patch 2.0, rank 10 was available only as a Grimoire drop from bosses in the [[Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj]] instance. The spell can now be bought from a trainer at level 62.
 
 
See Also [[Shadow Bolt Vs Incinerate]]
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 17:12, June 26, 2015

Shadow Bolt
Spell shadow shadowbolt
  • Shadow Bolt
  • 40 yd  range
  • 5.5% of base mana
    40 Demonic Fury
  • 2.5 sec cast
  • Sends a shadowy bolt at the enemy, causing x Shadow damage

    Spell shadow metamorphosis Demonology (Level 10)
    and generating 25 Demonic Fury

    Metamorphosis transforms this spell into Touch of Chaos:

    Touch of Chaos
    Unleashes energy at the enemy, causing x Chaos damage and extending the duration of Corruption.
Usable by
ClassWarlock
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolShadow
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required1
TCG image
ShadowBoltTCG
May darkness take you, for when I am done, the Light will not recognize you.
- Radak Doombringer TCG

Shadow Bolt is a core warlock ability learned at level one. It sends a showy bolt of energy at enemy targets. For those with the demonology specialization, it also generates 25 Demonic Fury.

Modified by Edit

Talents
Spell shadow metamorphosis Demonology abilities

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Shadow Bolt now deals 25% less damage.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Shadow Bolt now deals 15% more damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Shadow Bolt has a new spell effect.
  • WoW Icon 16x16/Bc icon Patch 2.0.0 (31-Oct-2006): Rank 10 can now be bought from a trainer at level 62.; It was available only as a Grimoire drop from bosses in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj instance.

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