Lava Burst
Spell shaman lavaburst
  • Lava Burst
  • 30 yd  range
  • 8 sec cooldown
  • 0.5% of base mana
  • 2 sec cast
  • You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing x Fire damage. Lava Burst will always deal a critical strike. If your Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will deal 50% additional damage.
Usable by
Casting time2 sec cast
Cooldown8 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
SpecializationElemental, Restoration
Level required34
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May the winds carry their charred remains to a more peaceful place.
- Kinivus the Focused TCG

Lava Burst is a shaman ability learned at level 34 for those with the Elemental and Restoration specializations. It deals fire damage, but will also deal additional damage if [Flame Shock] is on the target.

Modified by

Core abilities
Spell nature lightning Elemental abilities
Spell nature magicimmunity Restoration abilities


  • Rotations should be timed around utilizing Lava Burst as much as possible.
  • PvP - Lava burst and [Chain Lightning], which has no traveling time, if cast in succession will generally hit at the same time for spike damage.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 4%.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Lava Burst now replaces Primal Strike for Elemental and Restoration Shaman.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Lava Burst now has a 2 second cast time, up from 1.5 seconds, and deals 25% more damage.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Lava Burst base damage has been reduced by 33% but now always deals a critical strike. When cast on targets affected by Flame Shock, it now deals 50% more damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Lava Burst’s damage has been increased by roughly 10%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): This ability no longer ever consumes a Flame Shock debuff off of the target.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): The base damage has been increased by approx. 10%.

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