For the warlock PvP talent, see [Soulshatter].
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  • Soulshatter
  • Level 66 warlock ability
  • 4% of Maximum Health
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Reduces threat by 90% for all enemies within 50 yards.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown 2 minutes
Other information
Level learned 66

Soulshatter is a warlock spell which reduces aggro on all targets within 50 yards by 90%.


An orc warlock shattering someone's soul.

  • This spell requires 4% of the warlock's base health. If the 4% base-health requirement is not met, the spell can not be cast.
  • Soulshatter cannot miss.
  • Soulshatter cannot be resisted.
  • While there are a few abilities in the game that cause damage to the caster, Soulshatter is one of the few abilities that costs health to use.

Tips and tactics

Soulshatter is best used in conjunction with a party or raid running threat meters. This way, the warlock can raise their threat to just over the main tank's, then use Soulshatter to drastically lower it. Soulshatter is more effective when used late in a boss fight rather than early due to the amount of threat built up during the fight.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Health cost changed from from 8% base health to 4% of maximum health.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now reduces threat by 90% (was 50%). Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes, down from 3 minutes. Does not require a Soul Shard.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Cooldown reduced to 3 minutes, down from 5 minutes.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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