Soul Fire
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  • Soul Fire
  • Level 15 Destruction warlock ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 2% of base mana
  • 20 sec cooldown
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Burns the enemy's soul, dealing (100% of Spell power) Fire damage.

    Cooldown is reduced by 2 sec for every Soul Shard you spend.

    Generates 4 Soul Shard Fragments.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Fire
Cooldown 20 sec
Other information
Level learned 15

Soul Fire is a level 15 Destruction warlock talent. It is a high damage direct damage Fire spell which generates 4 Soul Shard Fragments.


[Decimation] will lower the cast time and mana cost of the next Soul Fire by 50% Shadowbolt or Soul Fire at a target that is at or below 25% health.

Tips and tactics

It is best used as your initial attack for pulling due to its long cast time. In this sense it is similar to the Mage's [Pyroblast] ability.

This skill is generally one of the warlock's most mana-efficient spells.

For targets under 25% health, [Decimation] allows Soul Fire to be cast faster. This passive makes Soul Fire similar to a warrior's [Execute].

The long cast time makes it harder to use in PvP as the time spent casting it is time gained for an enemy player to tear you to pieces.


  • Commonly misspelled Soulfire by Blizzard.
  • Soulfire is a basic Warlock spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "Are you lighting a soul on fire? Or burning someone with your OWN soul? This seems like an important distinction."

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Re-added. Now a level 15 Destruction talent. Mana cost reduced from 15% to 2% of base mana. Cast time reduced to 1.5 sec. Now has a 20 sec cooldown (reduced by 2 sec for every spent Soul Shard). Now generates 4 Soul Shard Fragments.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 25% less damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-15): Soul Fire's damage has been increased by 25%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Soul Fire's damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now deals 22% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Demonology specialization ability. Always critically strikes, damage increased by critical strike chance, and generates [Demonic Fury]. Now scales with 70% of spell power, down from 72.6%. A new spell effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Now scales with 72.6% of spell power, up from 62.5%.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-11-23): Soul Fire will no longer consume both [Empowered Imp] and Soulburn when they are active. It will consume Empowered Imp and leave Soulburn still active.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 12%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now has a 40 yards range, up from 30 yards. Cast time reduced to 4 sec, down from 6 sec. Damage increased. [Soulburn] effect - instant cast.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): The talent [Molten Core] in the demonology tree now has a chance to increase the damage of Soul Fire by 6/12/18% and critical strike chance by 5/10/15% when warlock's [Corruption] deals damage.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): [Pyroclasm] no longer provides a chance to stun the target as the talent itself was reworked, and [Aftermath] no longer gives a chance to daze the target as that talent was reworked as well.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Cooldown removed.
    • Previously: 1 min cooldown.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Mana cost reduced by approximately 45%.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Added. (Level 48)

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