Ritual of Summoning
Spell shadow twilight
  • Ritual of Summoning
  • 30 yd  range
  • 2 min cooldown
  • 4.0% of base mana
  • Channeled
  • Begins a ritual to create a summoning portal, requiring the caster and 2 allies to complete. This portal can be used to summon party and raid members.
Usable by
Casting timeChanneled
Cooldown2 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required42
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Ritual of Summoning is a core warlock ability learned at level 42. It is designed to summon absent party members to the warlock's location by creating a Meeting Stone. The spell requires that two additional party members be present, who can be of any class.

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  • The warlock begins by casting Ritual of Summoning, which opens a portal. Two present party members then right-click on the portal and must not move until the ritual is complete.
  • Once the Meeting Stone is summoned, it will be available for 5 minutes and can be used to summon as many party or raid members as needed.
  • Summoning can be accepted while in flight, but not while in combat. If summoned players drop out of combat during the two-minute time period, they can still accept the summoning; the accept button is merely grayed out until then. A player can also accept a summon after the meeting stone vanishes, provided the initial summon was cast within the last 2 minutes of the meeting stone being active.
  • The targeted player will be teleported to the location where the portal appeared.


  • Players can target themselves as the summoning target in order to quickly hearth, repair, and then return to the spot where the ritual was performed. This works inside of an instance as long as the warlock meets the requirements for the instance.
  • The Meeting Stone can summon from anywhere to wherever the warlock is, even inside the warlock's instance; however, the summoned player must be within the minimum level restriction of the instance.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Ritual of Summoning should no longer yield graphical issues with the created portal.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): The cost of casting is changed from 12% of base mana to 4% mana, the spell changed from instant cast to channeled. Now learnable at level 42 instead of level 20.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): The summoning of the initial portal is now instant cast, down from 5 seconds.; This spell can no longer be cast while on a transport or other moving object.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8a (2009-01-27): Will now function as intended.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Will now create a summoning portal object which can be re-used for multiple summons for 5 minutes.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): The mana cost of this spell will now be properly deducted when cast.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Ritual of Summoning can be used to summon players into instances if they meet the instance requirements.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Fixed a bug where players could be summoned from outside the same instance as the warlock in some cases.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): You can no longer accept a warlock summoning while you are in combat.

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