Fire Nova
Spell shaman firenova
  • Fire Nova
  • 100 yd  range
  • 4.5 sec cooldown
  • 13.7% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Ignites your Flame Shock spell on up to 6 nearby enemies, causing each of them to emit a wave of flames that deals x Fire damage to every other enemy within 10 yards.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown4.5 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required44

Fire Nova is a shaman ability learned at level 44 for those with the Enhancement specialization. It is an AoE attack, using any existing [Flame Shock] effects on nearby targets to trigger a flame wave effect from each affected enemy. The flames strike all enemies within 10 yards.

Modified by

Spell nature lightningshield Enhancement abilities


  • Highly useful in raid situations involving lots of trash mobs, especially paired with other area of effect/multi-target abilities.
  • In boss fights when using more long-term totems, Fire Nova can still be used to pull out some extra damage. It not as mana-efficient, however, and may best be used when the shaman has been knocked back or is otherwise unable to deal steady damage the typical way.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Fire Nova now has a cooldown of 4.5 second (up from 4.0 seconds).
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Fire Nova's damage has been increased by 83%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Fire Nova damage has been increased by 15%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Fire Nova has been redesigned and decoupled from shaman Fire totems. Instead, it now pulses the Fire Nova effect from each target that is afflicted by the shaman's own Flame Shock debuff. It now damages all enemies except the target hit by Flame Shock. The ability's cooldown has been reduced to 4 seconds, down from 10.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Replaced [Fire Nova Totem].

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