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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 100% 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 100% 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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:''Give yourself to me. Mistress Nesala'' ([[TCG]])
   
'''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 100% 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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! Level !! Mana Cost !! DoT
 
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| 1 || - || -
 
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| 2 || - || -
 
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| 3 || - || -
 
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| 4 || - || -
 
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| 5 || - || -
 
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| 6 || - || -
 
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| 7 || - || -
 
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| 8 || - || -
 
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| 9 || - || -
 
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| 10 || 7 % || 66
 
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== Tips and tactics ==
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== Notes ==
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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*Use when an enemy is almost dead to maximize the damage.
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*Drain Soul can not be [[reflect]]ed.
Use it on enemies that are green and you can farm Soul Shards easily.
 
 
As of [[patch 3.1.0]], when the proc was added, you can farm soul shards from [[training dummy]]s.
 
 
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 ==
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* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=Will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.}}
 
* {{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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Repeat violations may result in a BAN.
 
Repeat violations may result in a BAN.
 
Have a nice day. :) -->
 
Have a nice day. :) -->
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{{Classfooter|Warlock}}
 
{{Classfooter|Warlock}}

Revision as of 05:36, February 8, 2013

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 100% 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 100% 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 100% of their normal periodic damage if the target is at or below 20% health when Drain Soul deals damage.

Notes

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

Patch changes

  • 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].
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Will now cause four times the damage if the target is at or below 25% health.
  • 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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