For the RPG ability, see Starfall (RPG).
Ability druid starfall.png
  • Starfall
  • Level 34 Balance druid ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 50 Astral Power
  • Instant
  • Calls down waves of falling stars upon enemies within 40 yds, dealing (177.3% of Spell power) Astral damage over 8 sec.

    Rank 2 (Level 54):
    Extends the duration of active Moonfires and Sunfires by 4 sec
Usable by
Class Druid
School Astral
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 34
Improvements [Celestial Downpour], [Stellar Drift]
Related buff
Ability druid starfall.png
  • Starfall
  • Calling down falling stars on nearby enemies.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Starfall is a level 34 Balance druid ability. It is a non-channeled area of effect spell that deals arcane damage to enemy targets in a target area within 40 yards of the caster. Although it does not cause an especially high amount of damage, it is a 8 second buff that does not require player interference, which allows a druid to have it up while casting other spells and abilities. The buff itself cannot be dispelled or spell stolen.

In PvP, Starfall becomes a valuable, albeit dangerous ability; when used against large crowds it can deal massive damage. It can also be a notable single target damage boost.


Tips and tactics

  • As of Shadowlands, this spell is one of two spells to spend Astral Power and is usually cast whenever possible during any situation where it is possible to hit multiple targets. While this is the case this spell will tend to deal more damage than [Starsurge].
  • The Stellar Drift talent will make this spell even more efficient, particularly in dungeons when many targets are often present, and hence when this spell is frequently used.


Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Redesigned. Now affects targets in an area around the player. Casting Starfall during its effect no longer stacks and instead will refresh its duration.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Duration and tick rate is no longer affected by Haste.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-18): Starfall now deals 25% less damage to players.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): Starfall damage increased by 10%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-24): Starfall no longer stops dealing damage when striking a target that is immune to AOE.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned. Now deals damage in a targeted area and applies a debuff that increases damage taken by [Moonfire] and [Sunfire].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 6%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 4% less damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24):
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-02-09): No longer targets players that are capturing a PvP point in Arathi Basin, Battle for Gilneas, and Eye of the Storm.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-01-13): Starfall's effect is now only suppressed when shapeshifting into a non-Moonkin form. Shifting back into the appropriate form will allow the effect to resume.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-11): Starfall now deals 33% less damage in PvP combat.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-30): Starfall’s damage has been increased by 75%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now shares charges with [Starsurge], and has no cooldown of its own. It also now hits all nearby enemies (up from 2 nearby enemies).
    • No longer cancels when mounting. However, it can no longer hit stealthed or invisible targets.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 10% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Will no longer strike targets that are affected by crowd control effects.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-08-04): Starfall should no longer strike targets with which the druid is not in combat.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-07-01): Starfall is no longer hitting targets that are within 40 yards if they are not in combat with the druid or his/her party/raid members. It is targeting all hostile characters in combat with the druid’s party/raid members, is not hitting Stealth characters, is not breaking crowd control effects, and is not targeting nearby critters.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-02-14): Starfall will now hit any target in range which is in combat or not at full health (including the Exposed Head of Magmaw, which was causing issues with Starfall).
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): The damage done by this spell has been significantly increased.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Cooldown reduced to 90 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20):
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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