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Flame Shock
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  • Flame Shock
  • 25 yd  range
  • 6 sec cooldown
  • 1.25% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Sears the target with fire, causing x Fire damage and then an additional x Fire damage over 30 sec.

    Improved Flame Shock (Level 92+)
    When your Flame Shock deals damage over time, you have a 15% chance to reset the cooldown of Lava Lash.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown6 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required12
Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Flame Shock
  • Suffering X Fire damage every 3 sec.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
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Flame Shock is a core shaman ability learned at level 12. It is one of the shock spells available to shamans. This is considered the most mana-efficient shock, owing to the higher total damage when the DoT is added. Because the DoT component now critically strikes without a glyph any shaman can increase the effectiveness of this spell through Spell crit.

Modified by

Elemental Elemental abilities
Enhancement Enhancement abilities
Restoration (Shaman) Restoration abilities


  • It has a 6-second cooldown shared with other shocks, which makes all the shocks unusable for 6 seconds.
  • Since patch 3.3.3 The DoT portion can crit without its respective Glyph, and it is affected by haste.
  • Refreshing the DoT may cause you to lose a few periodic damage ticks.
  • Like all DoT spells, Flame Shock can be used to prevent rogues from stealthing during combat.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 4%.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Flame Shock's duration has been increased by 25%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): The damage-over-time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes and is affected by spell haste.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): The duration of all ranks has been increased by 6 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): All Shocks now have a default range of 25 yards, up from 20 yards.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Damage over time portion of all ranks slightly increased. Mana cost of ranks 3 through 5 decreased.

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