Howling Blast
Spell frost arcticwinds.png
  • Howling Blast
  • 30 yd  range
  • 1 Frost
  • Instant
  • Blast the target with a frigid wind, dealing X Frost damage to that foe, and X Frost damage to all other enemies within 10 yards, infecting all targets with Frost Fever.
Usable by
ClassDeath knight
Properties
TypeOffensive, AoE
SchoolFrost
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Talents
SpecializationFrost
Level required55
Related debuff
Spell deathknight frostfever.png
  • Disease
  • Frost Fever
  • Suffering Frost damage every 3 sec.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

Howling Blast is a death knight ability learned at level 55 for death knights with the frost specialization. It allows the death knight to blast several targets around them for frost damage. While the tooltip damage may seem low, it benefits from Attack Power.

Modified by

Frost specialization

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 10%.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Howling Blast now deals 25% more damage and deals full damage to other enemies within range.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Howling Blast now deals 15% more damage.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Howling Blast now deals 8% more damage to the primary target. Damage to other enemies in the area-of-effect remains unchanged.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Damage has been increased by 20%. To compensate, the area-of-effect splash now does 50% of the single-target damage, down from 60%. The net result of this change leaves the area-of-effect damage roughly the same as 4.0.6 numbers. In addition, Howling Blast now has a facing requirement.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Howling Blast now deals 40% less damage to all targets other than the primary target of the spell.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King/ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Cost reduced to one frost rune, down from one frost and one unholy.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Base damage and scaling doubled.This ability no longer deals bonus damage to targets with Frost Fever. 8-second cooldown. Swapped positions with Hungering Cold in the talent tree. Each rank now properly shares a cooldown with the other ranks.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Cooldown removed.

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