Vampiric Touch
Spell holy stoicism
  • Vampiric Touch
  • 40 yd  range
  • 0.375% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Causes x Shadow damage over 15 sec.

    If Vampiric Touch is dispelled, the dispeller flees in Horror for 3 sec.
Usable by
Casting time1.5 sec cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required28
Related debuff
Spell holy stoicism
  • Magic
  • Vampiric Touch
  • Suffering x Shadow damage every 3 sec.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
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Vampiric Touch is a priest ability learned at level 28 for those with the Shadow specialization.

Modified by Edit

Spell shadow shadowwordpain Shadow abilities

Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Dispersion and Vampiric Touch no longer restores mana.; Base mana regeneration rate for Shadow Priest has been increased by 200%, Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch mana costs have been reduced by 50% to compensate.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013) Vampiric Touch now deals 20% more damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Damage done has been decreased by 12%. In addition, Sin and Punishment's Vampiric Touch backlash fear effect no longer has diminishing returns.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): No longer causes damage upon being dispelled. However it can be improved by Sin and Punishment.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Shadowform: This talent also now causes Devouring Plague and Vampiric Touch to benefit from haste. Both the period length and the duration of these spells will be reduced by haste. In addition, the mana cost has been reduced from 32% to 13% of base mana.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): The amount of damage done when this spell is dispelled has been doubled.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Vampiric Touch: When dispelled, Vampiric Touch will deal damage to the afflicted target.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Vampiric Touch: The Spell power coefficient has been doubled and no longer triggers Replenishment when other priests cast Mind Blast.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Casting lower ranks of this spell is now properly penalized like other healing and damage effects.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): This spell now consumes the Inner Focus buff.

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