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Spell shadow scourgebuild
  • Shadowburn
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1 Burning Ember
  • Instant cast
  • Instantly blasts the target for X Shadow damage. Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health.

    Restores 15% of your total mana after 5 sec. If the target dies within 5 sec, and yields experience or honor, the caster gains a Burning Ember instead.
Usable by
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required47
Related debuff
Spell shadow scourgebuild
  • Shadowburn
  • Restores 15% mana to the Warlock when the aura fades. If target dies, the casting Warlock gains a Burning Ember instead.
  • Duration: 5 seconds
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Shadowburn is a warlock ability learned at level 47 for those with the Demonology specialization. Only usable on targets with less 20% health, it deals shadow damage, restoring mana to the warlock upon fading, or a Burning Ember if the target dies.


  • Requires a Burning Ember. However, if the target dies within five seconds, a Burning Ember will be created, resulting in no net loss of embers.
  • If you want to maximize your damage as a warlock in a party, then you should finish the mob using Shadowburn.
  • In duels, it is tempting to save the Shadowburn until you are sure that the opponent almost dies. A better strategy may be to use Shadowburn whenever possible, right from the start, as this will result in a higher damage output. However, this also leads to a higher Burning Ember consumption.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Changed. Only usable on targets with less than 20% Health. If the target dies during the duration, all three Soul Shards are refreshed. No longer requires a Soul Shard to use.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Honorable kills will now generate a Soul Shard when Shadowburn is used.

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Patch date12 October 2010 + and 7 June 2005 +

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