Devouring Plague
Spell shadow devouringplague.png
  • Devouring Plague
  • 40 yd  range
  • 3 Shadow Orbs
  • Instant cast
  • Consumes 3 Shadow Orbs to deal x Shadow damage and then an additional 100% of the initial damage over 6 sec. Heals the caster for 100% of damage done.
Usable by
ClassPriest
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolShadow
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Talents
SpecializationShadow
Level required21
Related debuff
Spell shadow devouringplague.png
  • Disease
  • Devouring Plague
  • Causes x damage every 1 seconds, and healing the Priest.
  • Duration: 6 seconds
TCG image
When the shadows are through with you, there will be nothing left, not even your bones.
- Deacon Markus Hallow TCG Scourgewar

Devouring Plague is a priest ability learned at level 21 for those with the Shadow specialization. It is a damage over time spell that also heals the priest.

Modified by

Talents
Shadow Shadow abilities

Tips

  • As a disease, Devouring Plague cannot be dispelled by a Warlock's felhunter, which makes it an interesting option in duels.
  • It is worth mentioning that this spell is classified as a Disease, not as a magical debuff.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016):  Removed.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (1-Sep-2015): Devouring Plague now deals 10% more damage. In PvP combat, Devouring Plague now deals 10% less damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Devouring Plague now deals 12% less damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Devouring Plague now always costs 3 Shadow Orbs, and now heals the Priest for 100% of all damage it deals, instead of healing per tick.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Devouring Plague damage done has been decreased by 12%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Shadowform: This talent also now causes Devouring Plague and Vampiric Touch to benefit from haste. Both the period length and the duration of these spells will be reduced by haste. In addition, the mana cost has been reduced from 32% to 13% of base mana.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Cooldown removed but may only be inflicted upon a single target.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): This spell now has a new icon.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): The bonus coefficient has been increased to be on par with other DoT spells. Base damage on ranks 7,8,and 9 decreased to partially compensate for better scaling.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Devouring Plague made available to all priests.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Will now properly consume the Inner Focus effect when cast.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Health leech effects no longer give you health while you are a ghost.

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