A soul bag (often referred to as a shard bag) is a bag used by Warlocks to hold more Soul Shards than they would normally be able to carry in conventional containers.

The soul bag consumes a regular container slot, however, so it reduces the number of available slots for non-Soul Shard items. The value of the trade-off is up to the individual Warlock.

Soul Shards harvested by the Warlock are automatically stored in an equipped soul bag when acquired, making tedious Soul Shard housekeeping a thing of the past.

Helpfully, soul bags also display the number of soul shards stored within them on the bag icon on the container toolbar.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

With the soul shard system completely revamped, the soul bags were no longer needed. Most of the bags can no longer be acquired, while existing soul bags were converted to smaller normal bags.

Types and how to get them

 [Soul Pouch] - 20 Shards

  • Pattern sold by Vizzklick <Tailoring supplies> in Gadgetzan for 1g 20s.
  • Tailoring skill needed: 260
Inv fabric purplefire 02.png 6x [Bolt of Runecloth] Inv misc leatherscrap 02.png 4x [Rugged Leather]
Inv misc slime 01.png 2x [Ichor of Undeath] Spell shadow antimagicshell.png 1x [Rune Thread]

 [Core Felcloth Bag] - 28 Shards

  • Pattern drops in Molten Core.
  • Tailoring skill needed: 300
Inv fabric felrag.png 20x [Felcloth] Inv ammo firetar.png 16x [Core Leather]
Inv misc herb 09.png 8x [Bloodvine] Spell fire volcano.png 4x [Essence of Fire]
Spell nature web.png 4x [Ironweb Spider Silk]

 [Ebon Shadowbag] - 28 Shards Bc icon.gif

Inv fabric felcloth ebon.png 6x [Shadowcloth] Spell nature web.png 4x [Netherweb Spider Silk]

 [Abyssal Bag] - 32 Shards Wrath of the Lich King

Inv fabric ebonweave.png 4x [Ebonweave] Inv fabric spellweave.png 2x [Spellweave]
Inv misc thread 01.png 1x [Eternium Thread]

Removed soul bags

 [Small Soul Pouch] - 12 Shards

  • Rewarded with the ability to summon the Succubus.

 [Box of Souls] - 16 Shards

 [Felcloth Bag] - 24 Shards

Inv fabric felrag.png 12x [Felcloth] Inv misc rune 05.png 6x [Enchanted Leather]
Spell shadow sealofkings.png 2x [Dark Rune] Spell nature web.png 4x [Ironweb Spider Silk]