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|name=Drain Soul
 
|name=Drain Soul
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_Haunting.png
 
|image=Spell_Shadow_Haunting.png
|description=Drains the soul of the target, causing X Shadow damage over 15 sec. If the target is at or below 25% health, Drain Soul causes four times the normal damage. If the target dies while being drained, and yields experience or honor, the caster gains a Soul Shard. Soul Shards are required for other spells.
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|description=Drains the soul of the target, causing X Shadow damage every 2 sec and energizing one Soul Shard after it deals damage twice. If the target dies, three Soul Shards are energized. Lasts 12 sec.<br><br>If the target is at or below 20% health when Drain Soul deals damage, it deals 100% additional damage and causes all of your other periodic Affliction damage effects to instantly deal 60% of their normal periodic damage.
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|class=[[Warlock]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
 
|school=Shadow
 
|school=Shadow
|cost=14% of base mana
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|cost=1.5% of [[base mana]]
|range=30 yd
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|range=40 yd
 
|cast_time=Channeled
 
|cast_time=Channeled
|cooldown=None
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|cooldown=
|improvement=[[Improved Drain Soul]], [[Fel Concentration]], [[Grim Reach]]
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|gcd=1.5 sec
|ranks=6
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|level=19
|buff_desc=[X/5] Shadow damage every 3 seconds.
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|specialization=Affliction
|buff_dur=15 seconds
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|debuff_desc=Deals X Shadow damage and causes all of the warlock's other periodic Affliction damage effects to instantly deal 60% of their normal periodic damage, every 2 seconds.
|debuff_desc=[X/5] Shadow damage every 3 seconds.
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|debuff_dur=12 seconds
|debuff_dur=15 seconds
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|tcg=DrainSoulTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
{{AbilityFlavor|The truest agony goes deeper than mere flesh and bone.|TCG Through the Dark Portal|114}}
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{{Quotation|Mistress Nesala [[TCG]]|Give yourself to me.}}
   
'''Drain Soul''' steals the soul from the enemy. If the enemy dies while channeling, and yields [[experience]] or [[honor]], the caster is granted a [[Soul shard]].
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'''Drain Soul''' is a [[warlock]] ability learned at level 19 for those with the Affliction specialization. It steals the soul from the enemy, energizing a [[Soul Shards|Soul Shard]] after dealing damage twice; three shards are energized if the target dies.
   
==Table==
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All other periodic damage effects from the warlock will instantly deal 60% of their normal periodic damage if the target is at or below 20% health when Drain Soul deals damage.
Drain Soul is available at level 10.
 
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| 10 || 7 % || 66
 
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== Tips and tactics ==
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== Modified by ==
Use when an enemy is almost dead to maximize the damage multiplier. When raiding Affliction, substitute Shadow Bolt with it when the boss is below 25%, keeping your DoTs up at all times. This results in extraordinarily high DPS when coupled with [[Haunt]], which amplifies its effect. This effect is comonly refered to as "Drain Soul Execute", or DSe for short. Borrowing from the Warrior ability [[execute]], which has a similar effect.
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*{{ability|Soul Leech}} (talent)
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*{{ability|Kil'Jaeden's Cunning}} (talent)
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{{:Glyph of Soul Consumption}}
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Use it on enemies that are green and you can farm Soul Shards easily.
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== Notes ==
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*Use when an enemy is almost dead to maximize the damage.
As of [[patch 3.1.0]], when the proc was added, you can farm soul shards from [[training dummy]]s.
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*Drain Soul can not be [[reflect]]ed.
 
It is advisable for warlocks to always keep a few Soul Shards available at all times. A lot of key spells require them.
 
 
Combined with the Affliction talent [[Improved Drain Soul]], you can gain back lots of mana for free simply by casting Drain Soul at the end of a fight. This is applicable both while playing solo and in a party or raid, as long as the target is struck first by a member of your group.
 
 
Drain Soul can not be [[reflect]]ed.
 
   
 
== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
* {{Patch 3.3.0|note=This spell now deals 4 times the normal damage for all ranks. Previously it was only ranks 6 and above.}}
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*{{Patch 5.4.0|note=Drain Soul no longer energizes Soul Shards from the pets and guardians of players, and now deals 34% less damage. If other periodic Affliction damage effects are triggered by Drain Soul, they now deal 60% of their normal damage (down from 100%).}}
* {{Patch 3.1.0|note=Each time Drain Soul deals damage to a target which can grant experience, it now has a chance to generate a {{loot|common|Soul Shard}}.}}
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*{{Patch 4.2.0|note=It is no longer possible to leave combat while channeling Drain Soul.}}
* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.}}
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*{{Patch 3.3.0|note=This spell now deals 4 times the normal damage for all ranks. Previously it was only ranks 6 and above.}}
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*{{Patch 3.1.0|note=Each time Drain Soul deals damage to a target which can grant experience, it now has a chance to generate a Soul Shard.}}
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*{{Patch 3.0.3|note=Rank 6 now properly deals additional damage to targets below 25% health.}}
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*{{Patch 3.0.2|note=Drain Soul will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.}}
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*{{Patch 2.4.2|note=Channeling of this spell will now always stop when a player target dies.}}
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*{{Patch 1.11.0|note=Shadowburn: If you cast Drain Soul while this aura is on the victim, you will no longer receive two soul shards upon the victim’s death.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.5.0|note=Honorable kills will now generate a Soul Shard when Drain Soul is used.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.5.0|note=Honorable kills will now generate a Soul Shard when Drain Soul is used.}}
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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{{Classfooter|Warlock}}
 
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Latest revision as of 00:38, January 11, 2014

Drain Soul
Spell shadow haunting
  • Drain Soul
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1.5% of base mana
  • Channeled
  • Drains the soul of the target, causing X Shadow damage every 2 sec and energizing one Soul Shard after it deals damage twice. If the target dies, three Soul Shards are energized. Lasts 12 sec.

    If the target is at or below 20% health when Drain Soul deals damage, it deals 100% additional damage and causes all of your other periodic Affliction damage effects to instantly deal 60% of their normal periodic damage.
Usable by
ClassWarlock
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolShadow
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talents
SpecializationAffliction
Level required19
Related debuff
Spell shadow haunting
  • Drain Soul
  • Deals X Shadow damage and causes all of the warlock's other periodic Affliction damage effects to instantly deal 60% of their normal periodic damage, every 2 seconds.
  • Duration: 12 seconds
TCG image
DrainSoulTCG
Give yourself to me.
- Mistress Nesala TCG

Drain Soul is a warlock ability learned at level 19 for those with the Affliction specialization. It steals the soul from the enemy, energizing a Soul Shard after dealing damage twice; three shards are energized if the target dies.

All other periodic damage effects from the warlock will instantly deal 60% of their normal periodic damage if the target is at or below 20% health when Drain Soul deals damage.

Modified by Edit

Inv glyph majorwarlock2020
  • Glyph of Soul Consumption
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warlock (Destruction)
  • Requires Level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Drain Soul restores 20% of your total health after you kill a target that yields experience or honor.

    Restore 20% of your total health after you kill a target in Demon Form that yields experience or honor.

    Restore 20% of your total health after you kill a target with Chaos Bolt or Shadowburn that yields experience or honor.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver

Notes Edit

  • Use when an enemy is almost dead to maximize the damage.
  • Drain Soul can not be reflected.

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013) Drain Soul no longer energizes Soul Shards from the pets and guardians of players, and now deals 34% less damage. If other periodic Affliction damage effects are triggered by Drain Soul, they now deal 60% of their normal damage (down from 100%).
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): It is no longer possible to leave combat while channeling Drain Soul.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): This spell now deals 4 times the normal damage for all ranks. Previously it was only ranks 6 and above.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Each time Drain Soul deals damage to a target which can grant experience, it now has a chance to generate a Soul Shard.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Rank 6 now properly deals additional damage to targets below 25% health.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Drain Soul will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Channeling of this spell will now always stop when a player target dies.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Shadowburn: If you cast Drain Soul while this aura is on the victim, you will no longer receive two soul shards upon the victim’s death.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Honorable kills will now generate a Soul Shard when Drain Soul is used.

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