For general info, see fear effect.
Fear
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  • Fear
  • 30 yd  range
  • 4.0% of base mana
  • 1.7 sec cast
  • Strikes fear in the enemy, disorienting it for up to 20 sec.

    Damage caused may cancel fear. Limit 1 target.
Usable by
ClassWarlock
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolShadow
Casting time1.7 sec cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required14
Related debuff
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  • Fear
  • Disoriented.
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The screams of dread that escape your mouth are intoxicating.
- Victor Baltus TCG

Fear is a core warlock ability learned at level 14. Fear causes a single enemy to flee in fear, effectively disabling it temporarily. This can be a powerful, though dangerous, tool that is integral to warlock crowd control.

Fear has a damage limit. If the damage limit is reached, the Fear spell will break, regardless of the length of the spell. As of Cataclysm Glyph of Fear makes your Fear cause the target to tremble in place instead of fleeing in fear.

Due to the diminishing returns rule, repeated castings of Fear increase the victim's ability to resist it for players, but not for mobs. A mob can be repeatedly feared indefinitely.

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Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Fear now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2009-04-30): "Mana Burn now causes Fear, Hex and Psychic Scream to break early when used."
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): The damage threshold to break early has been significantly reduced.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Pets no longer break off attacks when their target is affected by Warlock Fear.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Will now cause creatures to flee immediately, even if they are already moving.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Mana cost changed to a percentage of base, which results in an increase in cost.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Players now have an increasing chance to break free of the effect, such that it is unlikely the effect will last more than 15 seconds.

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