|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft after the Mists of Pandaria cleared.
|Location||Affliction, Tier 5|
|Affects||Shadow Bolt, Haunt, Damage over Time and Heal over Time spells on target.|
|Points required||20 Affliction|
Shadow Embrace is a stacking warlock Affliction talent that both increases the damage done by the warlock's Shadow damage-over-time spells to the target and reduces the effect of healing-over-time spells.
|Rank||DoT increase||HoT reduction|
This talent plays an important part in the spell rotation of high-level Affliction warlocks. By beginning the attack with a Shadow Bolt and a Haunt the warlock can apply two layers of Shadow Embrace on the target, increasing the damage of subsequent Shadow DoT spells until the effect wears off.
- Patch 3.3.2 (2010-01-02): This effect can now stack up to 3 times, up from 2. However, the periodic healing reduction effect has been reduced from 3/6/9/12/15% to 2/4/6/8/10% per application.
- Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now only increases the damage done by your shadow damage periodic spells.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): This talent completely changed with version 3 of World of Warcraft. Previously it reduced physical damage done by the target by 5%, and did not stack.
- Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): This talent's effect can no longer trigger other effects.