Not to be confused with Curse of Shadows.
Curse of Shadow
Spell shadow curseofachimonde.png
  • Curse of Shadow
  • Warlock ability
  • 30 s yd range
  • 260 Mana at max level
  • Instant
  • Curses the target for 5 min, reducing Shadow and Arcane resistances by X and increasing Shadow and Arcane damage taken by Y%. Only one curse per warlock can be active on any one target.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Improvements [Suppression], [Grim Reach], [Improved Drain Soul], [Malediction]
Related debuff
  • Curse
  • Curse of Shadow
  • Shadow and Arcane resistances reduced by X. Shadow and Arcane damage taken increased by Y%.
  • Duration: 5 min

Curse of Shadow, or CoS for short, was a Warlock Curse that made a target more susceptible to Arcane and Shadow damage and spells. Its function has been replaced by [Curse of the Elements].

Rank table

Rank Mana Cost -Resist +Damage Level Cost
1 150 60 8% 44 1g 70s
2 200 75 10% 56 3g 90s
3 260 88 10% 67 5g 13s

Talent improvement

Tips and tactics

This spell was always used before using Enslave Demon to increase the effectiveness of the enslave. The demon was less likely to resist, and the curse remained in effect while the demon is enslaved, decreasing the chance that it wwould break the enslave early.

Used together with DD spells like [Shadow Bolt], as well as to aid Mage or Druid characters that use Arcane, or Shadow Priests that use Shadow Magic.

The Voidwalker's [Torment] is Shadow-based, so this helped the voidwalker to hold aggro.

It was helpful on raid bosses when you have multiple people attacking with Shadow and/or Arcane spells.

Patch Changes