Blast Wave
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  • Blast Wave
  • Level 25 Fire mage talent
  • 25 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Causes an explosion around yourself, dealing (47.25% of Spell power) Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yards, knocking them back, and reducing movement speed by 70% for 6 sec.
Usable by
Class Mage
School Fire
Cooldown 25 seconds
Other information
Level available 25
Related debuff
  • Blast Wave
  • Movement speed reduced by 70%.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

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Blast Wave is a level 25 Fire mage talent.

Tips and tactics

Between Blast Wave, [Blink], [Dragon's Breath], and [Flamestrike], a mage is a slippery target to catch.

This spell adds another spell to both the mage's area damage and crowd control lists. It deals excellent damage, and the daze allows a mage to run clear and start another spell before the targets come back to full speed.

Notes and trivia

  • In Heroes of the Storm Ragnaros has a Blast Wave ability, but it functions differently as it can be cast on allies, detonates after a delay and until it detonates it gives a movement speed increase.


Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Knockback effect re-added.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Damage increased by 18%.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Damage reduced by 50% and is no longer castable on a target enemy or ally. Damage bonus on primary enemy target removed. Now available at level 30 (was level 60).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer has 2 charges, and no longer replaces Frost Nova. Now available at level 60 (was level 75).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Re-added as a level 75 Fire mage talent, and now replaces [Frost Nova]. Now requires a target to cast (will cast from the Mage if no target is selected).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed. Blast Wave's daze effect has been merged into [Flamestrike].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now a targeted ground-effect with a 40 yard range and 8 yard radius (previously a point blank area of effect with a 10 yard radius). Cooldown reduced from 30 to 15 sec. Knockback effect removed. Daze effect duration reduced from 6 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): The mana cost of this talent has been significantly reduced.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): No longer receives double the intended critical strike bonus from Combustion.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added a knockback effect to the spell. Targets are now thrown between 10 and 15 yards away from the caster.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Cooldown reduced from 45 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-19): The bonus this spell receives from effects that increase spell damage has been increased.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): Will now show spell data in the talent page.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Will now cause damage to targets immune to immobilizing effects.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Damage radius fixed so damage properly extends to 10 yd.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Training costs added to ranks.

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