Spell fire flamebolt
  • Fireball
  • 40 yd  range
  • 4.0% of base mana
  • 2.25 sec cast
  • Hurls a fiery ball that causes x Fire damage.

    Enhanced Pyrotechnics (Level 92+)
    Each time your Fireball or Frostfire Bolt fails to critically strike a target, those spells gain a stacking 5% increased critical strike chance.

    This effect ends when Fireball or Frostfire Bolt critically strikes a target.
Usable by
Casting time2.25 sec cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required12
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A gnome mage casting Fireball.

Fireball is a mage ability learned at level 12 for those with the Fire specialization. It deals direct damage and is one of the primary damage spells for fire mages.

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Spell fire firebolt02 Fire specialization talent

Spell fire firebolt02 Fire specialization ability


Fireball was originally a warlock spell before mages started learning how to use a version of it.

The basic fire spell which all followers of the Orcish cults (the underworld) first learn. It channels the flames of Hades through the caster’s body, allowing the wielder to direct it as a missile at anyone he chooses. It is a dangerous magic to employ, but the effects seem to delight even the lowest circle of Warlock to no end.[1] (W1Man #?)

Magics involving the cardinal elements of the universe are favorites of the Mages. The Fireball is launched from the palms of the Mage and streaks like a comet blazing across the battlefield - slamming its fiery bulk into whatever stands in its path.[2] (W2Man #?)

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.2 (31-Jan-2012): Fireball damage has been reduced by roughly 6%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Fireball damage has been increased by approximately 17%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Fireball mana cost has been reduced to 9% of base mana.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): The periodic damage effect from this spell has been removed.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Periodic damage from this spell can no longer trigger Combustion.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Reduced the mana cost of Fireball, Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, Arcane Blast, Arcane Missiles, and Arcane Explosion.
  • WoW Icon 16x16/ Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Rank 12 can now be purchased from trainers at level 62.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Pyroblast and Fireball damage over time will now stack together.

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