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"Storm, Earth and Fire" redirects here. For the former shaman talent, see Spell shaman stormearthfire [Storm, Earth and Fire].
Storm, Earth, and Fire
Spell nature giftofthewild
  • Storm, Earth, and Fire
  • Row 5 Windwalker monk talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 1.5 min recharge
  • Instant
  • Split into 3 elemental spirits for 15 sec, each spirit dealing 42% of normal damage and healing.

    You directly control the Storm spirit, while Earth and Fire spirits mimic your attacks on nearby enemies.

    While active, casting Storm, Earth, and Fire again will cause the spirits to fixate on your target.
  • Max 2 Charges
Class Monk
School Nature
Charges 2
Recharge 1.5 minutes
Talent required Ability monk flyingdragonkick [Flying Serpent Kick]
Improvements Ability warrior unrelentingassault [Drinking Horn Cover], Spell nature giftofthewild [Spiritual Focus]
Related buff
Spell nature giftofthewild
  • Storm, Earth, and Fire
  • Elemental spirits summoned, mirroring all of the Monk's attacks.
    The Monk and spirits each do 42% of normal damage and healing.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Storm, Earth, and Fire is a Windwalker monk ability, summoning two additional copies of yourself to attack hostile targets. It is based on the pandaren brewmaster's ability of the same name from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and is comparable with the Mage ability Spell magic lesserinvisibilty [Mirror Image].

It is an exclusive choice node with Ability monk serenity [Serenity].


Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-11-01): Damage transfer reduced by 6.66(repeating, of course)%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 5 Windwalker talent (was a level 27 Windwalker ability).
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-08-13): Resolved an issue where Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits could deal increased damage with their abilities during the small window of time while they are returning to your Monk after Storm, Earth, and Fire's duration has expired.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-07-13): Fixed an interaction between Storm, Earth and Fire and Ability monk cranekick new [Spinning Crane Kick] that dealt more damage than intended.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-03-25): Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits now also cast Chi Explosion.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5 (2021-03-09):
    • Fixed an issue that caused Storm, Earth and Fire's cast to sometimes break nearby enemies' Stealth.
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits from using Monk ability fistoffury [Fists of Fury], Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Sun Kick], and Ability monk hurricanestrike [Whirling Dragon Punch].
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Storm, Earth and Fire spirits to continue channeling Fists of Fury after the Monk's Fists of Fury channel ended.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2020-12-08):
    • Fixed the interactions between Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits and Trade alchemy potionb3 [Mastery: Combo Strikes].
    • Your spirits now benefit from your Ability monk palmstrike [Hit Combo] stacks, instead of maintaining their own.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2020-12-02): Storm, Earth, and Fire can now be cancelled.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): No longer has a global cooldown. Now learned at level 27 (was 65).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.5 (2019-03-12):
    • Fixed a bug that caused some Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits to not despawn when expected.

Fixed several issues with Storm, Earth, and Fire clones not correctly applying the Mark of the Crane debuff.

  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2018-07-20): The Earth and Fire clone from Storm, Earth, and Fire should correctly mimic Ability monk rushingjadewind [Rushing Jade Wind], regardless of the player's target.
  • Legion Hotfix (2018-02-02): Casting Storm, Earth and Fire twice consecutively should not incorrectly consume both charges.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-25): Fixed a bug where Storm, Earth, and Fire clones would stop using abilities after their target died.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Fixed several bugs affecting Storm, Earth, and Fire. Clones now channel faster, move faster, and target more reliably. Clones now inherit and benefit from your stacks of Monk ability fistoffury [Transfer the Power] and Ability monk palmstrike [Hit Combo] when summoned, and are more survivable.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned at level 65 (was 75). New icon.
    Previous: Summons an elemental spirit to attack the target. The spirit mirrors your damaging abilities when attacking a target different than your own. Max 2 spirits. A single spirit taxes your body, reducing your damage and its damage by 30%. Two spirits reduce damage by 45%. Spirits last until cancelled or their target dies.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2016-02-02): Fixed an issue where elemental spirits summoned by Storm, Earth and Fire mirroring Rising Sun Kick in PvP combat dealt less damage than intended.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer has an energy cost, and is off global cooldown.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2014-01-21): Resolved an issue for the following abilities that resulted in damage being calculated incorrectly when used against targets with a greater than 75% reduction to damage from armor.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 70% damage (up from 60%) with one Spirit summoned and 55% (up from 45%) with two Spirits summoned.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-12): Spirits summoned by Storm, Earth, and Fire should now deal the correct amount of damage with Rushing Jade Wind.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Added.

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