For the Warcraft III ability of the same name, see Blood Mage (Warcraft III)#Flame Strike. For the sword with the same name, see  [Felo'melorn].
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  • Flamestrike
  • Level 17 Fire mage ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 2.5% of base mana
  • 4 sec cast
  • Calls down a pillar of fire, burning all enemies within the area for (60.84% of Spell power) Fire damage and reducing their movement speed by 20% for 8 sec.

    Rank 2 (Level 43):
    Cast time reduced by 0.5 seconds.

    Rank 3 (Level 52):
    Damage increased by 15%.
Usable by
Class Mage
School Fire
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 17
Improvements [Flame Patch], [Hot Streak], [Pyromaniac], [World in Flames]
Affects Ignite
Related debuff
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  • Flamestrike
  • Movement speed slowed by 20%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
"What's betta den fire? More fire, mon!" —Ta'zo[1]

Flamestrike is a Fire mage ground targeted area of effect spell that deals instant damage.

Tips and Tactics

  • Flamestrike is best used against several enemies that are closely stacked together, especially when talented into [Flame Patch]. However, due to its long cast time, it shouldn't be casted unless [Hot Streak] is up. Cast when Hot Streak activates instead of [Pyroblast] when this occurs.


  • [Flame Patch] causes Flamestrike to leave behind a ground effect, burning enemies for additional damage over 8 seconds.
  • [Hot Streak] allows the next Flamestrike to be instant cast and doubles its Ignite damage.
  • [Pyromaniac] gives Flamestrike casts a chance to reactivate Hot Streak.

PvP Talents

  • [World in Flames] reduces the cast time of Flamestrike by 1.25 seconds and increases its damage done by 20%.


Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Snare effect reduced to 20%, down from 50%. Spell power co-efficient reduced to 57.5% (was 271.4%).
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Base mana cost reduced to 2.5%, down from 3%. Spell power co-efficient increased.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-17): Flamestrike now deals 90% damage in PvP situations (was 100%).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Damage increased by 27%.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Damage increased by 15%. Now available at level 20, down from level 44.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-09): Flamestrike does not consume Hot Streak when Hot Streak is gained during the cast of Flamestrike.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19):
    • Base cast time increased to 4 seconds, up from 2.
    • Now affected by [Hot Streak].
    • No longer causes additional damage over time.
    • Cooldown removed.
    • New spell animation.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-07-20): Flamestrike damage increased by 50%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now available only to Fire mages. Once again triggers Ignite. Now only causes additional periodic damage to targets struck by initial damage, rather than leaving a persistent ground effect.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): New spell animation.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Now deals 100% more initial damage. Periodic damage remains unchanged.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now has a 12 sec cooldown, and slows enemies struck by the initial damage by 50%. New spell animation. No longer triggers Ignite.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now trainable at level 44, up from level 16.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Some ranks of this spell had an incorrect cast time of 3 seconds. All ranks now share a 2-second cast time.

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