Shadow Word: Pain

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Shadow Word: Pain
Spell shadow shadowwordpain
  • Shadow Word: Pain
  • 40 yd  range
  • 4.4% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • A word of darkness that causes X Shadow damage instantly, and an additional X Shadow damage over 18 sec.
Usable by
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required3
Related debuff
Spell shadow shadowwordpain
  • Magic
  • Shadow Word: Pain
  • X Shadow damage every 3 seconds.
  • Duration: 18 seconds
TCG image
Shadow Word Pain TCG
"Your pain is my pleasure." — Omedus the Punisher [1]
This spell envelopes a target briefly in a cloud of dark energy conjured from the netherworld. [2]

Shadow Word: Pain is a priest ability learned at level three. It is a Shadow Word - a Shadow-based damage over time spell.

Modified by


Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): Shadow Word: Pain damage done has been decreased by 12%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Shadow Word: Pain now will gain the correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.6 (23-Jan-2007): The bonus coefficient for "Shadow Word: Pain" has been reduced by about 9%. This should result in about 5% less damage done by "Shadow Word: Pain" for the typical priest.


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Patch date28 June 2011 +, 20 January 2009 + and 23 January 2007 +

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