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For the sword with the same name, see Felo'melorn.
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  • Flamestrike
  • 40 yd  range
  • 12 sec cooldown
  • 3.0% of base mana
  • 2 sec cast
  • Calls down a pillar of fire, burning all enemies within the area for x Fire damage and an additional x Fire damage over 8 sec and reducing their movement speed by 50% for the duration.

    Improved Flamestrike (Level 92+)
    Flamestrike no longer has a cooldown.
Usable by
Casting time2 sec cast
Cooldown12 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required44
Related debuff
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  • Flamestrike
  • x Fire damage every 2 seconds.
    Movement speed slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
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What's betta den fire? More fire, mon!

Flamestrike is a mage ability learned at level 44 for those with the fire specialization. It is a ground-targeted area of effect spell that deals damage on initial casting. After the initial spellcast, damage will tick on the targets that remain in the area. Note that mages with the fire specialization also debuff enemies in the area with a slowing effect.


The DoT effect only damages those who stay within the area. The ground gives off a "pulse" of additional fire damage that burns all standing above the effect. Those that wander out suffer no additional damage, and those that were missed on the initial casting take damage if they later wander into the spell's area of effect. The borders of the effect are very clear; the ground is laced with veins of red hot energy.


Flamestrike can be useful for mages serving a DPS role for groups in instances. Once the Tank has sufficiently gained aggro Flamestrike can be used with relative certainty of hitting targets for optimal or near optimal damage. This is advisable only in parties that are familiar with each other, as it can lead to the death of the mage and possibly a wipe if aggro on the tank is shifted to the mage.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Flamestrike is now available only to Fire Mages.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Flamestrike now deals 100% more initial damage. Periodic damage remains unchanged.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Some ranks of this spell had an incorrect cast time of 3 seconds. All ranks now share a 2-second cast time.

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