Drain Life
Spell shadow lifedrain02
  • Drain Life
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1% of base mana, plus 1% per second
    30 Demonic Fury, plus 30 per second
  • Channeled
  • Drains life from the target, causing x Shadow damage

    Spell shadow deathcoil Affliction

    restoring 6% of the caster's health

    Spell shadow metamorphosis Demonology (Level 10)
    and generating 60 Demonic Fury

    over 6 sec.

    Empowered Drain Life (Level 92+)
    Health gained from your Drain Life grows by 10% each time it heals you.
Usable by
TypeOffensive, Utility
Casting timeChanneled
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
SpecializationAffliction, Demonology
Level required7
Related debuff
Spell shadow lifedrain02
  • Drain Life
  • Suffering x Shadow damage every 1 seconds.

    Restoring 1.0% of maximum health to the caster when Drain Life deals damage.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

Drain Life is a warlock ability learned at level seven for those with the Affliction or Demonology specialization. It allows warlocks to damage enemies, draining their life to restore their own.

Modified by Edit


Notes Edit

  • Because Drain Life deals damage and heals, it receives a 50% penalty from +damage gear. The total bonus is then distributed amongst the five ticks of the spell. For example - if you have +100 spell damage, each tick of Drain Life will transfer +10 HP from the target ((100*0.5) / 5).
  • Drain Life combined with [Life Tap] can allow a Warlock to act as a tank.

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Drain Life is no longer available to Destruction Warlocks.; Drain Life no longer gains a benefit from Soul Burn.; Drain Life now heals for 30% less than before.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Drain Life cast when under the effects of Soulburn no longer has higher damage than the normal version of Drain Life.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Drain Life and Siphon Life now reduce the amount healed when the warlock is affected by healing reducing effects (e.g. Mortal Strike, Wounding Poison).
  • WoW Icon 16x16/ Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): The range of "Drain Life" and "Drain Mana" spells have been increased.

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