Vampiric Embrace
Spell shadow unsummonbuilding
  • Vampiric Embrace
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Fills you with the embrace of Shadow energy, causing you and your allies to be healed for 10% of any single-target Shadow spell damage you deal, split evenly between them. Lasts 15 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown3 min
Level required78
Related buff
Spell shadow unsummonbuilding
  • Vampiric Embrace
  • 10% of any single-target Shadow spell damage you deal heals you and your allies, split evenly between them.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Vampiric Embrace is a priest ability learned at level 78 for those with the Shadow specialization. It heals both the priest and the party for 10% of the damage dealt via single-target shadow spells, split evenly among all recipients.

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Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Vampiric Embrace now heals all party and raid members for 10% of damage done, and this healing is no longer split between targets (up from 75% of damage done, split between targets).
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Vampiric Embrace now has a healing cap of 15 raid members (up from 6) when used in a 25-player instance.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Now lasts until cancelled.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Healing to the caster has been reduced to 6%, down from 12% (there was a tooltip error which stated that the self-healing amount was 15%). Party members still receive 3% healing.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): This ability now provides a 30-minute buff that cannot be dispelled, instead of a target debuff.
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  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Duration increased to 5 minutes, up from 1 minute. PvP duration is now 60 seconds. Cooldown removed.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Mana cost of this spell has been removed.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): (Undocumented) Vampiric Embrace heal of party members reduced 80% from 15% (base) to 3% (base).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The base healing percent from "Vampiric Embrace" has been reduced to 15% from 20%. In addition, this ability can no longer get critical heals.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): This ability will no longer heal for damage caused when the target had no life remaining.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.10.0 (28-Mar-2006): Damage resisted by the target will no longer be counted as damage caused for the purposes of the healing from this ability.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Now heals 20% of the damage actually caused (including critical hits, buffs etc...) but now only heals when shadow spells cause the damage.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Health leech effects no longer give you health while you are a ghost.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Active icon tooltip rewritten to be more clear.

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