Burning Embers
Ability warlock burningembers.png
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.

Patches and hotfixes

  • 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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