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- The flames licked the edges of the weapon as though only blood would slake its thirst.
Flametongue Weapon is a temporary weapon enhancement that does fire damage and increases spell damage for 30 minutes.
Flametongue Weapon gives a straight buff to spell damage, plus extra Fire damage per melee hit. In addition, Enhancement Shamans can learn Lava Lash, which increases damage by 25% if the off-hand weapon is enchanted with Flametongue Weapon.
Flametongue Weapon is the preferred weapon buff for Elemental Shamans, even though from level 5 to 18 Minor Wizard Oil has +1 more spell damage. Note that since this only increases damage, Oils are the only beneficial weapon buff for healing until Earthliving Weapon at level 30.
For Enhancement Shamans, it is the recommended that after you talent 5/5 in Elemental Fury to use Flametongue on your offhand weapon over Windfury Weapon.
|Rank||Level||Mana Cost||Spell Damage||Weapon Damage|
|1||10||8% of base mana||7||4.23 - 13.04|
|2||18||8% of base mana||13||6.22 - 19.16|
|3||26||8% of base mana||16||9.29 - 28.64|
|4||36||8% of base mana||26||14.85 - 45.76|
|5||46||8% of base mana||39||24.36 - 75.04|
|6||56||8% of base mana||45||32.44 - 99.92|
|7||64||6% of base mana||96||40.35 - 124.28|
|8||71||6% of base mana||157||65.32 - 201.2|
|9||74||6% of base mana||186||77.92 - 240|
|10||80||6% of base mana||211||88.96 - 274|
Talents that can improve the weapon buff:
|Type||Description|| Talent |
- While Flametongue is useless against foes with high Fire resistance, it is not halted by those with high armour.
- Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Fixed tooltip error.
- Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Bonus damage from spell power now based on weapon speed. Slower weapons will benefit more from spell power.
Note this bonus damage refers to the additional melee Fire damage per hit, not the increased spell damage, which is a flat amount.