Lash of Pain
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  • Lash of Pain
  • Warlock pet ability
  • 20 yd range
  • 3% of base mana
  • Instant
  • An instant attack that lashes the target, causing (X + (0.612 * ([spell power] * 0.5))) Shadow damage.
Usable by
Class Warlock
Pet Succubus
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown

Lash of Pain is an ability of the Succubus, a warlock minion. It is an instant-cast attack that deals Shadow damage, with a 20 yd range. Lash of Pain is already known by the Succubus when it becomes available at level 20.


Lash of Pain can crit (and seems to do so more often when the Succubus attacks from [Lesser Invisibility]) and can be resisted.

This ability is usually best set to auto-cast; the AI will just use it on the Succubus's targeted enemy as often as possible.

Casting [Curse of the Elements] on the target will increase damage done. The amount of damage done by the spell is proportional to the +spell damage gear of the warlock and will benefit from the school of magic with the highest +damage.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Damage now scales with level, reducing the damage done at lower levels such that it will deal 50% damage at level 20, and 100% damage at level 80 and above.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): No longer requires the succubus to be behind the target.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Mana cost and damage reduced.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Now instant and no longer adds weapon damage.

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