Subjugate Demon
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  • Subjugate Demon
  • Level 21 warlock ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 2% of base mana
  • 3 sec cast
  • Subjugates the target demon up to level (player level + 1), forcing it to do your bidding for 5 min.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 21
Related debuff
  • Subjugate Demon
  • Subjugate Demon.
  • Duration: 5 minutes

Subjugate Demon is a level 21 warlock spell which allows the caster to temporarily gain control of a demon type creature. The spell can be used to control various mobs. Only one demon can be controlled at any one time.


In the TCG.

A helpful way to protect from a resistant and a very angry demon is to use the voidwalker's Sacrifice, since you will lose your Voidwalker anyway after casting the spell.

The demon can be released by right clicking on its character portrait and clicking "Dismiss". Please note this just frees it: it does not 'de-summon' it like your regular minions. You will still have to fight it.

In instance situations, it's considered good etiquette to release your subjugated demon between fights, warning your party first of course. This will prevent it from freeing itself during the next fight and becoming an add.

Like [Mind Control], subjugating generates a large amount of aggro towards the caster. It's a good idea to set your new minion to Passive and put some distance between you and it if you're going to manually release it.

A good way to get rid of an subjugated demon is to order it to stay and run away. The demon will be dismissed but you will be far enough from it for it to simply despawn without attacking you. Another way is to dismiss it, banish it, and then run away.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Renamed from Enslave Demon. Now learned at level 21.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-10-26): Enslave Demon can correctly target enemies up to one level above the caster.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer reduces the enslaved demon's haste.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): There is no longer a penalty for repeatedly enslaving the same Demon. Spell haste penalty reduced by 10%. Melee haste penalty reduced by 10%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
    • The health bar and mana bar for enslaved demons will no longer appear to go down when they become enslaved.
    • [Soul Link] will now work with enslaved demons.
    • [Demonic Knowledge] will now work with enslaved demons.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Due to haste effect change, the tooltip has been changed to 40%.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): No longer dispellable.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Can no longer be cast on tapped targets.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07):
    • Once again requires a soul shard
    • Increased the chance of breaking early if cast repeatedly on the same target.
    • Removed facing requirement.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Soul Shard cost removed, duration reduced.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15):
    • Soul Shard cost added.
    • Periodic resistance chances.
    • Maximum target level added.
    • Now slows the charmed creature's attack and casting speeds.

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