For the dragonspawn race, see Flametongue (dragonspawn). For the former enhancement shaman ability, see [Flametongue].
Flametongue Weapon
Spell fire flametounge.png
  • Flametongue Weapon
  • Level 7 shaman ability
  • Instant
  • Elemental Elemental, Restoration Restoration:
    Imbue your weapon with the element of Fire for 1 hour, causing each of your attacks to deal (2.6% of Attack Power) additional Fire damage.

    Enhancement Enhancement:
    Imbue your off-hand weapon with the element of Fire for 1 hour, causing each of your off-hand attacks to deal (2.6% of Attack Power) additional Fire damage.
Usable by
Class Shaman
School Fire
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 7
Improvements [Hot Hand]
Affects [Lava Lash]

Flametongue Weapon in the TCG.

The flames licked the edges of the weapon as though only blood would slake its thirst.[1]

Flametongue Weapon is a shaman temporary weapon imbue that causes melee attacks to deal additional fire damage, available at level 7. For enhancement, Flametongue will only imbue the shaman's off-hand weapon, and it increases the damage done by [Lava Lash] while active.



  • Flametongue Weapon is one of the two shaman weapon imbues available (the other being [Windfury Weapon]), and the only shaman imbue available for elemental and restoration.
  • Unlike rogue poisons, Flametongue Weapon is applied as a temporary weapon enchant. Therefore it cannot be used with a weapon stone or oil on the same weapon (they will overwrite each other).

Tips and tactics

  • Enhancement shamans should always have Flametongue Weapon imbued due to the buff it gives to [Lava Lash].
    • Consumable imbues (ex.  [Shaded Weightstone]) do not compare for enhancement, and should never be considered over Flametongue Weapon.
  • In contrast, elemental and restoration shamans gain no real value from Flametongue Weapon, and should use  [Shadowcore Oil] or  [Embalmer's Oil] on their weapons instead.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Reintroduced, replacing Flametongue. No longer increases the shaman's magical damage. Damage dealt no longer considers weapon speed. Icon changed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed. Replaced with [Flametongue].
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-09-23): Flametongue Weapon's Flametongue Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Additional magic damage done increased from 5% to 7%. Duration increased from 30 to 60 min.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): No longer increases spell damage. It now increases all non-physical damage done by the wielder by 5%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Procs now deal roughly 20% less damage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Icon changed. No longer causes melee attacks to cause additional fire damage.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Fixed tooltip error.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Bonus damage from spell power now based on weapon speed. Slower weapons will benefit more from spell power.
    Note this bonus damage refers to the additional melee Fire damage per hit, not the increased spell damage, which is a flat amount.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Flametongue Weapon now also increases the shaman's spell damage.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): This effect will no longer trigger while you are disarmed.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Now always procs, but damage depends on weapon speed.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Replacements adjusted.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage increased.

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