For other uses, see Nightfall.


Prior to 4.0.3a

Nightfall is crafted with Blacksmithing (300); taught by  [Plans: Nightfall].

Materials required:
Spell nature earthquake.png 8x [Lava Core] Spell fire flamebolt.png 5x [Fiery Core]
Inv misc stonetablet 05.png 10x [Arcanite Bar] Inv ingot mithril.png 12nx [Dark Iron Bar]
Inv misc gem emerald 01.png 4x [Huge Emerald]


For a time, this weapon was still popular, even among level 70s, as it was one of the few ways that an offtank could contribute significant raid DPS while in tank gear. Warriors would tend to use it with [Hamstring] to generate procs, while paladins would use it with [Seal of the Crusader]. Since Patch 2.4.2, it no longer generates significant DPS at level 70.

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Stat and item-level squish.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stat squish.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now has a new, recolored model.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Now has a chance to fail on targets over level 60.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-19): The Axesmithing weapon Nightfall proc effect has been changed from -60 resistances to +15% spell damage taken. Also, its speed has been decreased somewhat. Material requirements reduced.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Added.

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