"Curse of Doom" redirects here. For the Pet Battle ability, see [Curse of Doom].
Bane of Doom
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  • Bane of Doom
  • Warlock ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 15% of base mana
  • gcd cooldown
  • Instant
  • Banes the target with impending doom, causing X Shadow damage every 15 sec. When Bane of Doom deals damage, it has a 20% chance to summon a Demon guardian.

    Only one target can have Bane of Doom at a time, only one Bane per Warlock can be active on any one target. Lasts 1 min.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown GCD
Improvements [Doom and Gloom], [Pandemic], [Impending Doom]
Related debuff
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  • Curse
  • Bane of Doom
  • Suffering X Shadow damage every 15 seconds.
  • Duration: 1 min

"Curse of Doom" in the TCG.

Bane of Doom (BoD) is a warlock Bane that causes Shadow damage every 15 seconds over the duration of 1 minute. Each tick has a 20% chance of summoning a Demon Guardian.


  • Only one Bane per warlock can be active on any one target. As a Bane, it can be cast alongside Curses, such as [Curse of the Elements].
  • Your Bane of Doom can only be active on one target at a time, so it is important to choose the right target to bane.
  • The Demon Guardian summoned is an Ebon Imp.
  • The Demon Guardian has a duration of 15 seconds. Each successful proc of Bane of Doom will summon a fresh Demon.
  • Unlike most DoTs, Bane of Doom is not affected by haste.



  • [Doom and Gloom] (Affliction, Tier 1): Increases the critical strike chance of your Bane of Agony and Bane of Doom by 4/8%.
  • [Pandemic] (Affliction, Tier 6): Reduces the global cooldown of your Bane and Curse spells by .25/.5 sec.
  • [Impending Doom] (Demonology, Tier 3): Increases the chance for your Bane of Doom to summon a demon by 10/20/30% when it deals damage.


Prior to Patch 4.0.1, Bane of Doom was known as Curse of Doom. Once cast, it marked a target with a 60 second debuff. It damaged at the end of its count down, and had a small chance of summoning a Doomguard, which would need to be Enslaved. The spell could not be cast on players, was unable to crit, and had a 60 second cooldown.


Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed. Replaced by [Doom].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Imps summoned by Bane of Doom now benefit from the warlock's stats.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 12%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Renamed from Curse of Doom. Redesigned. Now deals damage every 15 seconds for one minute, and has a 20% chance of summoning an Ebon Imp per tick. Cooldown removed. No longer summons a Doomguard.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Curse of Doom will only summon a Doomguard if the target yields experience or honor. The chance of summoning increased to 100%.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): Can no longer be cast on players under control of a creature.

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