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|name=Devouring Plague
 
|name=Devouring Plague
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_DevouringPlague.png
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_DevouringPlague.png
|description=Afflicts the target with a disease that causes X Shadow damage over 24 sec. 15% of damage caused by the Devouring Plague heals the caster. This spell can only affect one target at a time.
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|description=Consumes all of the caster's Shadow Orbs to deal X Shadow damage and an additional X Shadow damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. Also heals the caster for 1% of their maximum health when it deals periodic damage.<br><br>Damage and healing increased based on the number of Shadow Orbs consumed.
 
|class=[[Priest]]
 
|class=[[Priest]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
|school=Shadow
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|school=[[Shadow]]
|cost=25% of base mana
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|cost=1 [[Shadow Orbs|Shadow Orb]]
|range=30 yd
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|range=40 yd
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=None/GCD
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|cooldown=
|improvement=
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|gcd=1.5 sec
|ranks=7
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|level=21
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|specialization=Shadow
 
|debuff_type=Disease
 
|debuff_type=Disease
|debuff_desc=Causes {X/8} damage every 3 seconds, healing the caster.
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|debuff_desc=Causes X damage every 5 seconds, healing the caster.
|debuff_dur=24 seconds
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|debuff_dur=6 seconds
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|tcg=DevouringPlagueTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
{{AbilityFlavor|"When the shadows are through with you, there will be nothing left, not even your bones."<br>—Deacon Markus Hallow|TCG Scourgewar|69}}
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{{AbilityFlavor|When the shadows are through with you, there will be nothing left, not even your bones. — Deacon Markus Hallow|TCG Scourgewar|69}}
   
'''Devouring Plague''' is a [[Schools_of_Magic#Shadow|Shadow]]-based [[Life Drain]] [[Damage over Time]] spell, which heals the caster for 15% of the damage done.
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'''Devouring Plague''' is a [[priest]] ability learned at level 21 for those with the Shadow specialization. It is a [[DoT|damage over time]] spell that also heals the priest. The damage and healing done is dependent upon the number of [[Shadow Orbs]] consumed.
   
==Rank table==
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== Tips ==
{| class="darktable" style="text-align: center;"
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*As a disease, Devouring Plague cannot be dispelled by a Warlock's felhunter, which makes it an interesting option in duels.
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! Rank !! Damage !! Level !! Cost
 
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| 1 || 152 || 20 || {{Cost||30}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 2 || 272 || 28 || {{Cost||80}}
 
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| 3 || 400 || 36 || {{Cost|1||40}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 4 || 544 || 44 || {{Cost|2||40}}
 
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| 5 || 712 || 52 || {{Cost|3||80}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 6 || 904 || 60 || {{Cost|4||60}}
 
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| 7 || 1088 || 68 || {{Cost|11}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 8 || 1144 || 73 || {{Cost|18}}
 
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| 9 || 1376 || 79 || {{Cost|18}}
 
|}
 
 
== Talent improvement ==
 
Shadow tree talents:
 
* {{ability|Darkness}}, increases the Shadow based damage by 2/4/6/8/10%.
 
* {{ability|Shadow Affinity}}, reduces threat by 8/16/25%.
 
* {{ability|Shadow Focus}}, increases chance to hit by 1/2/3% and reduces the mana cost by 2/4/6%.
 
* {{ability|Shadow Reach}}, increases the range by 10/20%.
 
* Passive: {{ability|Shadow Weaving}}, is a Shadow damage incremental buff. Damage is increased by 2/4/6/8/10% (note: Instant cast spells cannot apply this debuff).
 
* Passive: {{ability|Vampiric Embrace}}, if a target is afflicted with this spell, Devouring Plague will additionaly heal the Priest for 15/20/25% of damage done ({{ability|Improved Vampiric Embrace}} included). Total healing received is 30/35/40% of damage done.
 
* {{ability|Mind Melt}}, increases the critical strike chance of periodic ticks by 3/6%.
 
* {{ability|Improved Devouring Plague}}, increases periodic damage by 5/10/15% and adds a direct damage effect for 10/20/30% of the total periodic damage, for a net damage increase of 15.5/32/49.5%.
 
* {{ability|Shadowform}}, increases the damage done by 15%, and reduces threat by 30%, and gives Devouring Plague (among other DoTs) to have a 100% increased critical strike damage bonus.
 
* {{ability|Misery}}, increases chance to hit by 1/2/3% (triggered by [[Shadow Word: Pain]], [[Vampiric Touch]] and [[Mind Flay]])
 
 
Discipline tree talents:
 
* {{ability|Twin Disciplines}}, increases the healing and damage done by 1/2/3/4/5% by all instant cast spells.
 
* {{ability|Silent Resolve}}, reduces dispel chance by 10/20/30%.
 
* {{ability|Mental Agility}}, reduces the mana cost of all instant casts by 3/6/10%.
 
 
==Tips and Tactics==
 
*If you are Shadow specced, you can deal an immense amount of damage with just [[Shadow Word: Pain]] and Devouring Plague.
 
*As a disease, Devouring Plague cannot be dispelled by a Warlock's felhunter, which makes it an interesting option in duels..
 
 
== Notes ==
 
*It will do extra healing if you buff Vampiric Embrace.
 
 
*It is worth mentioning that this spell is classified as a Disease, not as a [[Dispel_Type#Magic|magical]] debuff.
 
*It is worth mentioning that this spell is classified as a Disease, not as a [[Dispel_Type#Magic|magical]] debuff.
   
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{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
   
{{Priest racial abilities}}
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== External links ==
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{{elinks-spell|2944}}
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{{Classfooter|Priest}}
 
{{Classfooter|Priest}}
 
[[Category:Priest abilities]]
 
[[Category:Priest abilities]]

Revision as of 01:46, January 5, 2013

Devouring Plague
Spell shadow devouringplague
  • Devouring Plague
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1 Shadow Orb
  • Instant cast
  • Consumes all of the caster's Shadow Orbs to deal X Shadow damage and an additional X Shadow damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. Also heals the caster for 1% of their maximum health when it deals periodic damage.

    Damage and healing increased based on the number of Shadow Orbs consumed.
Usable by
ClassPriest
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolShadow
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talents
SpecializationShadow
Level required21
Related debuff
Spell shadow devouringplague
  • Disease
  • Devouring Plague
  • Causes X damage every 5 seconds, healing the caster.
  • Duration: 6 seconds
TCG image
DevouringPlagueTCG
When the shadows are through with you, there will be nothing left, not even your bones. — Deacon Markus Hallow[1]

Devouring Plague is a priest ability learned at level 21 for those with the Shadow specialization. It is a damage over time spell that also heals the priest. The damage and healing done is dependent upon the number of Shadow Orbs consumed.

Tips

  • As a disease, Devouring Plague cannot be dispelled by a Warlock's felhunter, which makes it an interesting option in duels.
  • It is worth mentioning that this spell is classified as a Disease, not as a magical debuff.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Cooldown removed but may only be inflicted upon a single target.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): This spell now has a new icon.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Devouring Plague made available to all priests.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Will now properly consume the Inner Focus effect when cast.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Health leech effects no longer give you health while you are a ghost.

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Patch date4 August 2009 +, 14 April 2009 +, 14 October 2008 +, 10 October 2005 + and 12 July 2005 +

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