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This is a comparison of most (if not all) damage spells of the seven different damage classes. There are both values available for spells with and without talents. Each section is ended by a list of top damage spells in different categories.

Spell 
The name of the damage spell.
Damage 
The average amount of damage done by the damage spell.
Mana 
The mana cost of the spell.
Cast time 
The amount of time it takes to cast a spell.Instant spell use 'Instant'.
Duration 
The duration of Damage over Time type spells.
Scaling 
The percentage of bonus damage effects from gear the damage spell receives. See Spell power coefficient for a full list.
DPS 
Damage per second; the amount of damage the spell does over a period of one second.
DPM 
Damage per mana; the amount of damage this spell does per point of mana spent.
+x DPS 
The damage per second when you have a total of x bonus damage from gear and/or buffs.
+x DPM 
The damage per mana when you have a total of x bonus damage from gear and/or buffs.
Misc 
specifies special spell effects/attributes.
-AOE - The spell is an AOE (haven't confirmend the way to calculate it).
-Channel - each tick added up into one value.
-Dot - Damage over time.
-Cooldown - Has a cooldown and the cooldown will be counted as duration, DPS will be counted if you were using the spell instantly when it comes available.

Without talents Edit

Druid Edit

SpellDamageManaCast timeDurationScalingDPSDPM+500 DPS+500 DPM+750 DPS+750 DPM+1000 DPS+1000 DPMAoE / Channel
Nature
Entangling Roots3511601.52790%132.1929.675.0138.006.4146.337.82
Hurricane2060190510 128%2061.082701.423021.593341.75GTAoE/Ch.
Wrath4052552 57%2031.593452.714163.264883.82
Arcane
Moonfire DD331495Instant 14.95%2210.672710.822950.903200.97
Moonfire DoT600495Instant1252.09%50.001.2171.701.7482.562.0093.412.26
Moonfire Both931495Instant1267.04%77.581.881062.561192.901333.24
Starfire5883703.5 100%1681.593112.943823.624544.29

Hunter Edit

Mage Edit

SpellDamageManaCast timeDurationScalingDPSDPM+500 DPS+500 DPM+750 DPS+750 DPM+1000 DPS+1000 DPMAoE / Channel
Arcane
Arcane Missiles13007405.00 142.86%2601.764022.724743.205453.69Channel
Arcane Explosion392545Instant 21.28%2610.723320.913671.014031.11PBAoE
Arcane Blast * 07001952.50 71.43%2803.594225.424946.345657.25
Arcane Blast * 17003412.17 71.43%3222.054873.105693.626514.15
Arcane Blast * 27004871.83 71.43%3821.445772.176752.547722.90
Arcane Blast * 37006331.50 71.43%4661.117041.678231.959422.23
Ice
Blizzard147216458.00 76.19%1840.89 GTAoE/Ch.
Cone of Cold429645Instant 13.57%2860.67
Frostbolt6203303.00 81.43%206.671.88
Frost Nova105185Instant 13.57%700.57 PBAoE
Ice Lance356150Instant 14.29%1161.16
Ice Lance Frozen522150Instant 42.86%3483.48
Fire
Blast Wave670620Instant 13.57%446.671.08 PBAoE
Dragon's Breath735700Instant 13.57%4901.08 PBAoE (Cone)
Fire Blast725465Instant 42.86%483.331.56
Fireball DD7194253.50 100%205.431.69
Fireball DoT844253.508 10.50.2
Fireball Both8034253.50 229.421.89
Flamestrike DD52311753.00 17.61%174.330.45 GTAoE
Flamestrike DoT42411753.00810.96%530.36 GTAoE
Flamestrike Both94711753.00 315,670.81 GTAoE
Scorch3331801.50 42.86%2221.85
Pyroblast DD11655006.00 115%194.172.33
Pyroblast DoT3565006.00310.96%118.670.71
Pyroblast Both15215006.00 253.53.04

Paladin Edit

SpellDamageManaCast TimeDurationCool DownScaling?DPSDPMSpecial effectsAOE / Channel
Discipline
Holy
Avenger's Shield Rank 1270-3305001 secondInstant30 secondsunknown270-330.54-.66noneYes; limited to 3 targets total
Avenger's Shield Rank 2370-4526151 secondInstant30 secondsunknown370-452.6-.8noneYes; limited to 3 targets total
Avenger's Shield Rank 3494-6027901 secondInstant30 secondsunknown494-602.6-.8noneYes; limited to 3 targets total
Consecration Rank 164120Instant8 seconds8 secondsunknown8.5undead/demon onlyYes
Consecration Rank 2120205Instant8 seconds8 secondsunknown15.6undead/demon onlyYes
Consecration Rank 3192290Instant8 seconds8 secondsunknown23.66undead/demon onlyYes
Consecration Rank 4280390Instant8 seconds8 secondsunknown35.72undead/demon onlyYes
Consecration Rank 5384505Instant8 seconds8 secondsunknown48.76undead/demon onlyYes
Consecration Rank 6512660Instant8 seconds8 secondsunknown64.78undead/demon onlyYes
Exorcism Rank 184-9670InstantInstant15 secondsunknown84-96.78undead/demon onlyNo AOE
Exorcism Rank 2152-172115InstantInstant15 secondsunknown152-1721.5undead/demon onlyNo AOE
Exorcism Rank 3217-245155InstantInstant15 secondsunknown217-2451.5undead/demon onlyNo AOE
Exorcism Rank 4304-342200InstantInstant15 secondsunknown304-3421.5+undead/demon onlyNo AOE
Exorcism Rank 5393-439240InstantInstant15 secondsunknown393-4391.5+undead/demon onlyNo AOE
Exorcism Rank 6505-563295InstantInstant15 secondsunknown505-5631.5+undead/demon onlyNo AOE
Exorcism Rank 7619-691340InstantInstant15 secondsunknown619-6912undead/demon onlyNo AOE
Holy Shock Rank 1277-299335InstantInstant15 secunknown277-2991damage enemy OR heal self/allyno AOE
Holy Shock Rank 2379-409410InstantInstant15 secunknown379-4091damage enemy OR heal self/allyno AOE
Holy Shock Rank 3486-536485InstantInstant15 secunknown486-5361damage enemy OR heal self/allyno AOE
Holy Shock Rank 4614-664575InstantInstant15 secunknown614-6641damage enemy OR heal self/allyno AOE
Holy Shock Rank 5721-779650InstantInstant15 secunknown721-7791damage enemy OR heal self/allyno AOE
JudgementVaries5% of base manaInstantInstant10 secondsunknownVariesVariesRead Judgement pageNo AOE
Retribution Aura Rank 150InstantInstantNoneunknown5No mana cost0Gives aura to all party members within 30 yards
Retribution Aura Rank 280InstantInstantNoneunknown8No mana cost0Gives aura to all party members within 30 yards
Retribution Aura Rank 3120InstantInstantNoneunknown12No mana cost0Gives aura to all party members within 30 yards
Retribution Aura Rank 4160InstantInstantNoneunknown16No mana cost0Gives aura to all party members within 30 yards
Retribution Aura Rank 5200InstantInstantNoneunknown20No mana cost0Gives aura to all party members within 30 yards
Retribution Aura Rank 6260InstantInstantNoneunknown26No mana cost0Gives aura to all party members within 30 yards
Seal of Righteousness Rank 13 per hit, 15-20 judgment20Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 24 per hit, 25-27 judgment40Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 36 per hit, 39-43 judgment60Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 410 per hit, 57-63 judgment90Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 515 per hit, 78-86 judgment120Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 621 per hit, 102-112 judgment140Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 727 per hit, 131-143 judgment170Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 835 per hit, 162-178 judgment200Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE
Seal of Righteousness Rank 941 per hit, 208-228 judgment260Instant30 + instant judgmentnoneunknowndepends on weapon speeddepends on weapon speed0no AOE

Priest Edit

SpellDamageManaCast TimeDurationCool DownScaling?DPSDPM+500 DPS+500 DPM'+750 DPS+750 DPM+1000 DPS+1000 DPMAOE / Channel
Discipline
Mana Burn5253553 0.00%175.001.48175.001.48175.001.48175.001.48
Starshards785 153083.50%17.44INFINITE26.72INFINITE31.36INFINITE36.00INFINITE
Holy
Chastise400300Instant 3014.00%13.331.3315.671.5716.831.6818.001.80
Holy Fire DD4672903.5 85.71%133.431.61255.873.09317.093.83378.314.57
Holy Fire DoT1652903.510 16.50%12.220.5718.330.8521.391.0024.441.14
Holy Nova261875Instant 174.000.30174.000.30174.000.30174.000.30 AoE
Smite5783852.5 71.43%231.201.50374.062.43445.492.89516.923.36
Shadow
Devouring Plague12161145Instant24 80.00%50.671.0667.331.4175.671.5984.001.76
Mind Blast7284501.5 842.86%76.631.6299.192.09110.472.33121.752.57
Mind Flay5282303 57.00%176.002.30271.003.53318.504.15366.004.77Channeled
Shadow Word: Death618309Instant 1242.86%51.502.0069.362.6978.293.0487.223.39
Shadow Word: Pain1236575Instant18 110.00%68.672.1599.223.11114.503.58129.784.06
Touch of Weakness80235Instant 10.00%53.330.3486.670.55103.330.66120.000.77
Vampiric Touch6504251.515 100.00%39.391.5369.702.7184.853.29100.003.88

Shaman Edit

SpellDamageManaCast TimeDurationCool DownScaling %DPSDPMSpecial effects Notes
Direct Spells
Lightning Bolt Rank 12563-6433002.5 secInstantGlobal79.4241.22.01none
Chain Lightning Rank 6734-8387602 secInstant6 secs125825.32.1723 targets.476xdmg,

.333xdmg, .19xdmg

Shocks
Flame Shock Rank 7797500Instant12 sec6 sec6766.421.594Instant + DoT377Instant + 420DoT
Earth Shock Rank 8658-692535InstantInstant6 sec42.864501.262Block casting 2sec
Frost Shock Rank 4501-529430InstantInstant6 sec42.86343.31.198Movement speed .5 for 8sec
Totems
Searing Totem Rank 71740205Instant60 secGlobal16.67/2sec298.48DoT none
Fire Nova Totem Rank 7692765Instant4 sec15 sec21.4?5192.714AoE3 targets calculated
Magma Totem Rank 5970800Instant20 secGlobal66.7?145.53.638AoE/DoT3 targets calculated
Shields
Lightning Shield Rank 9287400Instant10 minGlobal100NA2.153 3 balls damage attackers 3

targets calculated

Warlock Edit

SpellDamageManaCast timeDurationScalingDPSDPM+500 DPS+500 DPM+750 DPS+750 DPM+1000 DPS+1000 DPMAoE / Channel
Affliction
Curse of Agony1356265instant24 sec120%56.55.1281.507.3894.008.51106.509.65
Curse of Doom4200380instant60 sec200%70.0011.0586.6713.6895.0015.00103.3316.32
Corruption900370instant18 sec93.6%50.002.4376.003.7089.004.33102.004.96
Death Coil519600instant120 sec*21.4%4.330.875.221.045.661.136.111.22
Drain Life504425Channel5 sec71.43%100.801.19194.402.29241.202.84288.003.39Channeled
Drain Soul620360Channel15 sec214.3%41.331.72112.774.70148.486.19184.207.68Channeled
Seed of Corruption(dot)10448822 sec18 sec150%58.001.1899.672.03120.502.46141.332.88
Seed of Corruption(aoe)1200*8822 sec18 sec
Seed of Corruption(both)
Destruction
Immolate(direct)3274452 sec 20%163.50.73213.500.96238.501.07263.501.18
Immolate(dot)61544501565%36.181.3855.292.1164.852.4874.412.84
Immolate(both)9424452 sec1565% + 20%199.682.11268.793.07303.353.55337.914.02
Incinerate4793552.5 sec 71.43%191.601.35334.462.36405.892.864773.36
Incinerate(immolate)5993552.5 sec 71.43%239.601.69382.462.69453.893.20525.323.70
Searing Pain2952051.5 sec 42.86%196.671.44339.532.48410.973.01482.403.53
Shadow Bolt5724203 sec 85.71%190.671.36333.522.38404.942.89476.373.40

Conclusions Edit

With talents Edit

Druid Edit

Talents: Starlight Wrath, Brambles, Improved Moonfire, Insect Swarm, Moonglow, Moonfury, Force of Nature, Wrath of Cenarius

SpellDamageManaCast timeDurationScalingDPSDPM+500 DPS+500 DPM+750 DPS+750 DPM+1000 DPS+1000 DPMAoE / Channel
Nature
Entangling Roots6141601.527158%22.753.8451.928.7666.5011.2281.0813.68
Force of Nature9318251Instant30318%31137.1236443.4639046.6341749.79GTAoE/Guardian
Insect Swarm792175Instant1276%66.004.5397.676.701147.781298.87
Wrath4482321.5 73.86%2991.935453.526684.327915.12
Arcane
Moonfire DD397450Instant 17.94%2650.883241.083541.183841.28
Moonfire DoT720450Instant1262.51%60.001.6086.052.2999.072.641122.99
Moonfire Both1117450Instant1280.45%93.082.481273.381433.821604.27
Starfire6583363 132%2191.964393.925494.906595.89

Hunter Edit

Mage Edit

Paladin Edit

Shaman Edit

SpellDamageManaCast TimeDurationCool DownScaling %DPSDPMSpecial effects Notes
Direct Spells (talent effects for criticals and hit chance not considered)

Talents: Convection(10% mana), Concussion(5%dmg), Lightning Mastery(.5sec time),Lightning Overload(10%dmg)

Lightning Bolt Rank 12647.5-739.52702 secInstantGlobal79.4346.72.57none
Chain Lightning Rank 6844-9646841.5 secInstant6 secs1251265.62.783 targets.476xdmg, .333xdmg, .19xdmg
Shocks

Talents: Convection(10% mana), Concussion(5%dmg) Reverberation(1sec cooldown)

Flame Shock Rank 7837450Instant12 sec5 sec6769.751.86Instant + DoT
Earth Shock Rank 8691-727482InstantInstant5 sec42.86472.671.471Block casting 2sec
Frost Shock Rank 4526-555387InstantInstant5 sec42.86360.331.397Movement speed .5 for 8sec
Totems

Talents: Call of Flame(15%dmg), Improved Fire Totems(2sec Nova) Totemic Focus(25%mana)

Searing Totem Rank 72001154Instant60 secGlobal16.67/2sec33.3512.99Dot none
Fire Nova Totem Rank 7796574Instant2 sec15 sec21.4?11944.16AoE3 targets calculated
Magma Totem Rank 51116600Instant20 secGlobal66.7?167.335.58AoE/Dot3 targets calculated
Shields

Talents: Improved Lightning Shield(15%dmg)

Lightning Shield Rank 9331400Instant10 minGlobal100NA2.48 3 balls damage attackers 3 targets calculated

Warlock Edit

Conclusions Edit

See also Edit

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