Howl of Terror
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  • Howl of Terror
  • Level 45 warlock talent
  • 40 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Let loose a terrifying howl, causing 5 enemies within 10 yds to flee in fear, disorienting them for 20 sec. Damage may cancel the effect.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown 40 seconds
Radius 10 yards
Other information
Level available 45
Related debuff
Ability warlock howlofterror.png
  • Magic
  • Howl of Terror
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 20 seconds
"Why waste energy on causing death when terror is just as effective?"
—Andarius the Damned

Howl of Terror is a level 45 warlock talent with a PBAoE fear effect.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available to all warlock specializations.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now an Affliction talent. No longer causes damaging attacks to reduce its cooldown.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now a Level-30 talent, replacing [Demonic Breath].
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): No longer a talent and is now a baseline skill for all Warlocks. Replaced with [Demonic Breath] in the talents.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a talented ability. Mana cost and cast time removed. Duration increased from 8 to 20 sec. Cooldown reduced when the warlock hit.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now lasts 8 sec, up from 6 sec.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now costs 15% of base mana.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): The increased chance for a spell to break from taking a critical strike has been removed. Instead, all targets over level 60 have a slightly larger chance to break out of crowd-controlling effects when they take damage.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): This spell now uses the same resistance checks as the Warlock spell [Fear].
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Increased the chance of breaking early.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Added. (Level 40).


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