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  • Seduction
  • Warlock pet ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 20 Energy
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • 1.7 sec cast
  • Seduces the target, preventing all actions for up to 30 sec. Any damage caused will remove the effect. Only works against Humanoids.

    Cast upon targets who stun, silence or fear their master.
Usable by
Class Warlock
Pet Succubus
School Shadow
Cooldown 30 sec
Related debuff
  • Magic
  • Seduction
  • Charmed.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

An ability of the Warlock's Succubus pet, Seduction mesmerizes a target and renders them unable to attack, cast, move, or use any other abilities. Any damage caused to the target will remove the effect.

Seduction is already known by the Succubus when it becomes available at level 20.



Seduction has a 1.7-second casting time and is channeled, so the Succubus can't perform any other action while seducing and can be interrupted. This ability only works on humanoids and lasts for 30 seconds against mobs, but only 8 seconds against players, and is subject to diminishing returns in PvP. Any damage inflicted on the target will break Seduction instantly.

Seduction on other players is controlled by diminishing returns, which means that you can't seduce a player an unlimited number of times. Not only that, but Seduction and [Fear] are in the same diminishing returns category, preventing alternating use for long periods of time.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now has a 30-second cooldown.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Cast time and mana cost reduced, duration increased. Some related talents removed from game.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Succubus pets will be smarter about when to use Seduction.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Now considered a Fear effect for purposes of diminishing returns.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Mana cost reduced, increased the chance of breaking early.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now only works against Humanoids.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Now has a short cast time. Cooldown timer has been removed.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Cost changed to a percentage of the Succubus' mana.

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