Soul Swap
Ability warlock soulswap
  • Soul Swap
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1 Soul Shard
  • Instant cast
  • Copies your damage over time effects from the target, preserving their duration. Your next use of Soul Swap within 3 sec will exhale a copy of the effects onto a new target.

    Spell shadow deathcoil Affliction
    Applies Corruption, Unstable Affliction, and Agony without requiring a previous copy.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required79
Related buff
Ability rogue shadowdance
  • Soul Swap
  • Next target you cast Soul Swap: Exhale on will be afflicted by your Shadow damage-over-time effects.
  • Duration: 3 seconds
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Soul Swap is a warlock ability learned at level 79 for those with the Affliction specialization. It removes the shadow DoTs from the warlock's target. For a brief period of time the warlock can then transfer the DoTs over to another target and deal more instant damage.

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Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Soul Swap now costs 1 Soul Shard (up from none).
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Soul Swap no longer does any damage, and now copies damage-over-time effects instead of just moving them without needing a glyph. Copied effects now once again preserve their power and duration. Duration has been reduced to 3 seconds (down from 20 seconds).
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Soul Swap can no longer be dispelled (the aura given to the warlock between swapping).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Added.

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