For the Doomguard ability, see Rain of Fire (doomguard ability).
Rain of Fire
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  • Rain of Fire
  • Level 38 Destruction warlock ability
  • 35 yd range
  • 3 Soul Shards
  • Instant
  • Calls down a rain of hellfire, dealing (444% of spell power) Fire damage over 8 sec to enemies in the area.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Fire
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 38
Improvements [Reverse Entropy]
Related buff
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  • Rain of Fire
  • X Fire damage every 1 sec.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
This is the rain that falls in the Twisted Nether.[1]

Rain of Fire is a level 38 Destruction warlock area of effect spell that deals Fire damage to the targeted area over 8 seconds.



  • At low levels, this is usually the warlock's fastest option for dealing damage to groups of mobs. Be aware however that this will generate a large amount of threat.
  • Very situational, for it pulls threat and costs Soul Shards. Mainly useful in instances for AoE.


This spell was one of the Conjurer's abilities in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans:

This is a very powerful spell that combines the natures of flame and water. It calls forth the essence of fire and delivers it through massive thunderheads of vapor and brimstone, creating an actual firestorm. This spell is very destructive, and will cause damage to any foes and buildings in its sphere of influence. Use this spell with care, for the rain of fire knows no friends.[2]



World of Warcraft

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Rain of Fire's damage increased by 25%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-26): Fixed a bug that prevented Rain of Fire from always doing all 8 ticks of damage on PvE and PvP targets.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): Rain of Fire damage increased by 11%, and cast time removed.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-04): Rain of Fire will continue to deal damage if the Warlock is silenced, feared, or stunned.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-01): Rain of Fire should no longer close your loot window when it does damage.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now costs [Soul Shards] and is no longer channeled. Damage increased by 100%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-15): Rain of Fire's damage has been reduced by 60% and no longer generates Burning Embers.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): [Seed of Corruption] now replaces Rain of Fire for Affliction warlocks.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now has a reduced chance to generate Burning Embers.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27):
    • No longer causes a stun after hitting a target three times.
    • No longer requires Immolate to be present to generate Burning Embers.
    • Rain of Fire's damage over time will now hit every 1 second, down from 2 seconds. The damage animation for the damage over time effect will no longer always display.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now an Affliction and Destruction specialization ability. Duration reduced from 8 to 6 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Damage has been increased by 25%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been increased to be more comparable to other area-of-effect abilities.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Duration, mana cost, and damage slightly reduced, deals its damage in more frequent intervals.

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