For the dragonspawn race, see Flametongue (dragonspawn). For the former enhancement shaman ability, see . [Flametongue ]
Flametongue Weapon Level 7 shaman ability Instant Elemental, 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: 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 Properties School
None/Global Cooldown Other information Level learned
[Hot Hand ] Affects
[Lava Lash ]
Flametongue Weapon in the
The flames licked the edges of the weapon as though only blood would slake its thirst. 
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 while active.
[Lava Lash ]
Flametongue Weapon is one of the two shaman weapon imbues available (the other being
), and the only shaman imbue available for elemental and restoration. [Windfury Weapon ] 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. ) do not compare for enhancement, and should never be considered over Flametongue Weapon. [Shaded Weightstone ] In contrast, elemental and restoration shamans gain no real value from Flametongue Weapon, and should use or [Shadowcore Oil ] on their weapons instead. [Embalmer's Oil ]
Patches and hotfixes
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.
Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed. Replaced with . [Flametongue ]
Hotfix (2013-09-23): Flametongue Weapon's Flametongue Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Additional magic damage done increased from 5% to 7%. Duration increased from 30 to 60 min.
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%.
Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Procs now deal roughly 20% less damage.
Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Icon changed. No longer causes melee attacks to cause additional fire damage.
Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Fixed tooltip error.
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.
Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Flametongue Weapon now also increases the shaman's spell damage.
Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): This effect will no longer trigger while you are disarmed.
Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Now always procs, but damage depends on weapon speed.
Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Replacements adjusted. Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage increased.