Flametongue Weapon
Spell shaman unleashweapon flame
  • Flametongue Weapon
  • 7.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Imbue the Shaman's weapon with fire, increasing magical damage done by 7%. Each hit causes X additional Fire damage, based on the speed of the weapon. Slower weapons cause more fire damage per swing. Lasts 60 minutes.
Usable by
TypeOffensive, Utility
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required10
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
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The flames licked the edges of the weapon as though only blood would slake its thirst.

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Flametongue Weapon is a core shaman ability learned at level 10. It is a temporary weapon enhancement that does fire damage and increases spell damage for 60 minutes.

Modified by


  • Flametongue Weapon gives a straight buff to spell damage, plus extra Fire damage per melee hit. In addition, Enhancement Shamans can learn [Lava Lash], which increases damage by 40% if the off-hand weapon is enchanted with Flametongue Weapon.
  • While Flametongue is useless against foes with high Fire resistance, it is not halted by those with high armour.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Flametongue Weapon no longer increases spell damage. It now increases all non-physical damage done by the wielder by 5%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Flametongue Weapon procs now deal roughly 20% less damage.; Flametongue Weapon damage now scales from attack power instead of spell power (for Enhancement shaman only).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Fixed tooltip error.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Bonus damage from spell power now based on weapon speed. Slower weapons will benefit more from spell power. Note this bonus damage refers to the additional melee Fire damage per hit, not the increased spell damage, which is a flat amount.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Now has a passive spell damage.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Having different ranks of this enchantment cast on two different weapons will no longer cause the enchantments to trigger multiple times per swing.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): This effect will no longer trigger while you are disarmed.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.1 (28-Jun-2006): Frostbrand and Flametongue weapon buffs are benefited by +spell damage.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Mana cost has been reduced.

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