Curse of Exhaustion
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  • Curse of Exhaustion
  • Level 12 warlock ability
  • 40 yd range
  • Instant
  • Reduces the target's movement speed by 50% for 10 sec.

    Curses: A warlock can only have one Curse active per target.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 12
Improvements [Amplify Curse]
Related debuff
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  • Curse
  • Curse of Exhaustion
  • Movement speed slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 12 seconds
"Submit now and ease your burden." - Little Shizzle [1]

Curse of Exhaustion is a warlock Curse which reduces the target's movement speed.

Tips and tactics

Many NPCs have a faster baseline running speed than players, making this curse more useful in PvP than in PvE.

CoEx can be very useful in catching those enemy players who are trying to escape from you and/or your allies, especially if they're carrying the flag in a capture-the-flag game.



In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Duration has been increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Re-added and made available to all warlocks as a baseline ability.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now reduces movement speed by 30%, down from 50%. Its range has been increased to 40 yards, up from 30.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now slows movement by 50% and lasts 30 seconds (Previously 30% for 12 seconds).
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Curse of Exhaustion now slows movement by 30%, up from 10%.

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