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For the Classic item, see Inv misc orb 04 [Soulstone].
Spell shadow soulgem
  • Soulstone
  • Level 14 warlock ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 1% of base mana
  • 10 min cooldown
  • 3 sec cast
  • Stores the soul of the target party or raid member, allowing resurrection upon death.

    Targets resurrect with 60% health and at least 20% mana.
  • AfflictionDestruction Rank 2: Soulstone may be used to instantly resurrect a dead target.
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown 10 minutes
Other information
Level learned 14
Rank levels 48 (rank 2)
Related buff
Spell shadow soulgem
  • Soulstone
  • Soul stored by <Name>.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
"The shadows will grant you another life; try not to waste it this time."[1]
Pidge Filthfinder

Soulstone is a level 18 warlock ability. It stores a player's soul, allowing that player to resurrect. If the target is dead, it resurrects them.


  • If the stored player dies, they will be offered the opportunity to reincarnate on the spot, or to be released as a ghost in the normal way.
  • Soulstone can be used in combat.


Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now learned at level 14 (was 32).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 (2021-11-02): Warlock's Soulstone can no longer be applied to players that have Garrison greenarmor [Forgeborne Reveries] active.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 32 (was 44). Rank 2 now learned at level 48 (was 70).
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Rank 2 added for Affliction and Destruction at level 70: Soulstone may be used to instantly resurrect a dead target.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 44 (was 18).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer persists through logout.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Inv misc orb 04 [Create Soulstone] renamed Soulstone, bypassing the creation of a Inv misc orb 04 [Soulstone].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Soulstone can now be used in combat to resurrect a targeted dead player.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-12-16): It is no longer possible to waste a Soulstone by attempting to use it on a dead target. The player will receive an Invalid Target error message at the completion of their channel. In a future patch, we intend this functionality to work correctly, allowing a Soulstone to be used to instantly resurrect a dead target.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now resurrects with 30% health and 30% mana.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): The cooldown on this spell and duration of its buff have been lowered from 30 minutes down to 15 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Hotfix (2009-09-22): Soulstone Resurrection now fades upon entering raid combat if the character who cast it is not present.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now generates a log entry indicating who casted and received a soulstone.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Soulstones can no longer be used on targets not in your party or raid. In addition, the soulstone buff will now be removed if the target or caster leaves the party or raid.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): All Soulstone ranks are now named Create Soulstone.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Reduced the Inv misc gem amethyst 02 [Soul Shard] cost from two shards to one shard.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Now soulbound when created, are consumed to store the target's soul. When that target dies, he may resurrect himself any time up until release. Cooldown added.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Soulstones have been changed to now resurrect the soulstone holder automatically 5 seconds after death.

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