Spell shadow blackplague.png
  • Suffering
  • Warlock pet ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 40 Energy
  • 10 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • The Voidwalker taunts the target to attack it for 5 sec, and increases its threat against the target.

    Taunts the current target if it is not attacking the Voidwalker and taunts any target who attacks its master.
Usable by
Class Warlock
Pet Voidwalker
School Shadow
Cooldown 10 sec

Suffering is an ability of the Voidwalker, a warlock minion. It acts as a taunt, forcing the target to attack the Voidwalker for 5 seconds, and significantly increases its threat generated during the effect.

Suffering is learnt automatically by your Voidwalker at level 15.


  • This ability can be placed on auto-cast; like Torment, it will then be used whenever possible while in combat.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now increases threat generated while Taunt is active.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now has a 30 yard range, up from melee range.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now a single target effect. Cooldown reduced from 2 minutes to 10 seconds.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Voidwalkers will wait for enemies in the area before casting Suffering.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now usable against targets that are immune to shadow attacks.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Added. (Level 24)

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