Burning Embers
Ability warlock burningembers.png
  • Burning Embers
  • Level 42 Destruction warlock ability
  • Passive
  • Burning Embers are generated primarily by casting Incinerate and are consumed by Chaos Bolt to deal damage or Ember Tap to heal you.
Usable by
Class Warlock
Other information
Level learned 42
For the inscription ingredient, see  [Burning Embers].

The Burning Embers resource mechanic as it appears in the user interface

Burning Embers are a unique Destruction warlock resource displayed in the user interface beneath the player's health and mana bars. A warlock may have up to 4 Burning Embers at any time, with each ember composed of 10 partial embers. Full embers can be used to cast spells such as [Chaos Bolt]. Embers are gained by casting certain spells, such as [Incinerate]. Burning Embers become available at level 42.

Spells that generate Burning Embers:

Spells that consume Burning Embers:




Visual effect of a warlock with 3 Burning Embers.

As well as being displayed in the user interface, Burning Embers are also illustrated through a visual effect of flames engulfing the warlock, with the size of the flames proportionate to the amount of Burning Embers currently possessed.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-15): Rain of Fire's damage has been reduced by 60% and no longer generates Burning Embers.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05):
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-05): Shadowburn now properly generates 2 Burning Embers after killing a target that yields experience or honor.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-14): Shadowburn should always return a Burning Ember when it instantly kills the warlock's target.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned. Burning Embers are generated by primarily casting Incinerate and are consumed by Chaos Bolt to deal damage or Ember Tap to heal you.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Now deals damage equal to 25/50% of [Soul Fire] and Imp's [Firebolt], up from 15/30%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): damage has been reduced by 15%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Burning Embers is now functioning correctly.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.


  1. ^ H [20-30D] Fel Ember

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