Torment the Weak
Ability mage tormentoftheweak
  • Talent
  • Torment the Weak
  • {{{cast_time}}} sec cast
  • Requires Mage
  • Your Arcane damage spells deal X% more damage to snared or slowed targets.
Usable by
Casting timeUnknown sec cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Level required5

Torment the Weak is a Mage talent in the Arcane tree. It increases damage dealt by Mage [[Arcane] damage spells to targets under snare effects such as chills (like that of [Frostbolt] and [Cone of Cold]), the talent spell [Slow] or ASPD slows such as the warrior's [Thunder Clap].

Rank table

Rank Damage Level
1 + 2% 19
2 + 4% 21
3 + 6% 23

Tips and tactics

This talent has great value for both Arcane and Frost in PvP. Fine-tuned Frost PvP builds sink 20 points in Arcane to pick up this, Improved Counterspell and Magic Absorption. It greatly increases the burst provided by Arcane Barrage and Frostbolt, the builds' main spells.

Tank Synergy

All tanking classes have some ability or talent that trigger Torment The Weak. For warriors it is [Thunder Clap], for paladins it is [Judgements of the Just], for druids it is [Infected Wounds] and for death knights [Frost Fever].

In PvE

In the PvE, this talent works fine with all encounters, currently. Mages receive bonus damage at all specs with 15 points in Arcane.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): This talent is now a Tier 2 talent (requires 5 points), down from Tier 4 (required 15 points). Now only affects only Arcane spells. Your Arcane damage spells deal 2/4/6% more damage to snared or slowed targets.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): This talent now also applies to Pyroblast damage. Your Frostbolt, Fireball, Frostfire Bolt, Pyroblast, Arcane Missiles, Arcane Blast, and Arcane Barrage spells deal 4/8/12% more damage to snared or slowed targets.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now works with Arcane Blast and does bonus damage against targets afflicted with any type of slow (such as the combat slow from Thunder Clap).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Now works correctly when the Mage also knows the Molten Fury Talent.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added.

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