Soul Fire

Soul Fire
  • 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.


Inv wand 1h firelandsraid d 02.png [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 Spell fire fireball02.png [Pyroblast] ability.

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

For targets under 25% health, Inv wand 1h firelandsraid d 02.png [Decimation] allows Soul Fire to be cast faster. This passive makes Soul Fire similar to a warrior's Inv sword 48.png [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."

Patches and hotfixes

  • BattleForAzeroth-Logo-Small.png 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-Logo-Small.png Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • WoD-Logo-Small.png Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 25% less damage.
  • WoD-Logo-Small.png Hotfix (2014-12-15): Soul Fire's damage has been increased by 25%.
  • WoD-Logo-Small.png Hotfix (2014-10-17): Soul Fire's damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Mists-Logo-Small.png Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now deals 22% more damage.
  • Mists-Logo-Small.png Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Demonology specialization ability. Always critically strikes, damage increased by critical strike chance, and generates Ability warlock eradication.png [Demonic Fury]. Now scales with 70% of spell power, down from 72.6%. A new spell effect.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Now scales with 72.6% of spell power, up from 62.5%.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png Hotfix (2010-11-23): Soul Fire will no longer consume both Ability warlock empoweredimp.png [Empowered Imp] and Soulburn when they are active. It will consume Empowered Imp and leave Soulburn still active.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 12%.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png 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. Spell warlock soulburn.png [Soulburn] effect - instant cast.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): The talent Ability warlock moltencore.png [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 Spell shadow abominationexplosion.png [Corruption] deals damage.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Spell fire volcano.png [Pyroclasm] no longer provides a chance to stun the target as the talent itself was reworked, and Spell fire fire.png [Aftermath] no longer gives a chance to daze the target as that talent was reworked as well.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png 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%.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Added. (Level 48)
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