Fire Shield
Spell fire firearmor.png
  • Fire Shield
  • Warlock imp pet ability
  • 30 yd range
  • Instant
  • Surrounds the target in a shield of fire, increasing Fire resistance by X and making every strike against the target cause Y Fire damage to the attacker. Lasts 3 min. The caster cannot cast Fire Shield on himself.
Usable by
Class Warlock
Pet Imp
School Fire
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Related buff
Spell fire firearmor.png
  • Magic
  • Fire Shield
  • Increases Fire resistance by X and causes Y Fire damage to attacker when struck.
  • Duration: 3 min.

Fire Shield places a damage shield on the Warlock and any party members within range (30 yards). The shield deals Fire damage to any enemy who hits a protected person. In addition, rank 6 and higher also increase the Fire resistance. Fire Shield has a spell power coefficient of roughly 1% of the imp's spell power or 0.15% of the warlock's spell power.

Rank Table

Rank Level Resistance Fire damage
1 14 - 5
2 24 - 7
3 34 - 9
4 44 - 11
5 54 - 13
6 64 30 19
7 76 63 33

Talent Improvement

[Improved Imp] increases damage dealt.

Tips and Tactics

When set to auto-cast, the Imp will cast this on any party members within 30 yds if they receive a melee attack.

As with any fire damage, mobs can resist it and it will not work on fire-immune mobs.

Fire Shield will not unphase the imp, as it is a defensive spell.

Does not stack with [Thorns].

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Warlocks can now cast this ability on raid members, rather than party members.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage reduced.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Added.