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Curse of Exhaustion
Spell shadow grimward.png
  • Curse of Exhaustion
  • 30 yds  range
  • 6% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Reduces the target's movement speed by 50% for 30 sec. Only one Curse per Warlock can be active on any one target.
Usable by
TypeDefensive, Utility
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Talent treeAffliction Tier 3
Other information
Related buff
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  • Curse
  • Curse of Exhaustion
  • Movement speed slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 30 sec

"Submit now and ease your burden." - Little Shizzle[citation needed]

Curse of Exhaustion is a Warlock spell which reduces the target's movement speed.

Rank Speed reduction Level Cost
1 50% 30 Talent

In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.


Known as "CoX" or "CoEx" for short, to avoid confusion with Curse of the Elements.

Tips and tactics

Many NPCs have a faster baseline running speed than players, making this curse more useful in PvP than in PvE.

CoEx can actually be very useful in catching those enemy players who are trying to escape from you and/or your allies, especially if they're carrying the flag in a capture-the-flag game.

Many Warlocks use CoEx in the yo-yo Fear tactic. CoEx helps keep the mob from running quite as far away, and increases the amount of time it takes the mob to reach an undesirable location. CoEx is alternated with Curse of Recklessness (Which was removed in patch 3.1) to produce the yo-yo effect, thereby controlling precisely where the mob goes while feared. Other curses can be used, but CoEx uniquely improves the efficiency of this strategy.

Past changes

Prior to patch 2.0.1, this talent only reduced speed by 10% and required 4 more points in Improved Curse of Exhaustion to reduce it by another 5% per point. It used to require five talent points to reduce the target's movement speed by 30%.

Patch Changes

  • Template:Patch 4.0.1

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