"Curse of Doom" redirects here. For the Pet Battle ability, see [Curse of Doom]. For the TCG character, see Doom. For the gargon in Revendreth, see Doom (gargon).
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  • Doom
  • Level 25 Demonology warlock talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 1% of base mana
  • Instant
  • Inflicts impending doom upon the target, causing (175% of Spell power) Shadow damage after 20 sec.

    Doom damage generates 1 Soul Shard.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level available 25
Related debuff
  • Curse
  • Doom
  • Doomed to take (175% of spell power) Shadow damage.
  • Duration: 20 seconds

Doom is a level 25 Demonology warlock talent.


Though a curse effect, Doom is not exclusive to and will stack with other curses cast by the warlock (such as [Curse of Weakness]).


This ability was used by the Pit Lord unit in Warcraft III. It marks a target unit for the manifestation of a Demon. The afflicted unit will take damage per second until it dies. Upon its death, a great Demon will spawn from its corpse.[1]

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now a level 25 talent (was level 30). Damage increased to 175% of spellpower (was 160%), and is dealt after 20 sec (was 30 sec). No longer has a chance to summon a Doomguard.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): No longer baseline. Now a level 30 talent. Damage is dealt after 30 seconds, up from 20. Now has a 5% chance to summon a Doomguard.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): Doom damage increased by 10%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned. Now deals damage after 20 seconds, generating a Soul Shard.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 25% less damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Doom's damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-12): Doom now deals 25% less damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Damage increased by 25%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Renamed from [Bane of Doom]. Redesigned.
    • Now exclusive to the Demonology specialization (previously, an Affliction ability).
    • Can only be cast during [Metamorphosis].
    • Target limit removed.
    • Summons a Wild Imp upon critical strike.
    • Now benefits from Spell Haste.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Ebon Imps summoned by [Bane of Doom] now benefit from the warlock's stats.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 12%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Renamed from Curse of Doom. Redesigned. Now deals damage every 15 seconds for one minute, and has a 20% chance of summoning an Ebon Imp per tick. Cooldown removed. No longer summons a Doomguard. Can now be cast on players.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Curse of Doom will only summon a Doomguard if the target yields experience or honor. The chance of summoning increased to 100%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Spell power benefit reduced to 200%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Spell power benefit increased to 400%, up from 100%.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): Can no longer be cast on players under control of a creature.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.

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