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Ability warlock haunt.png
  • Haunt
  • 30 yd  range
  • 8 seconds cooldown
  • 12% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • You send a ghostly soul into the target, dealing X Shadow damage and increasing all damage done by your damage-over-time effects on the target by 20% for 12 sec. When the Haunt spell ends or is dispelled, the soul returns to you, healing you for 100% of the damage it did to the target.
Usable by
TypeDirect damage, Utility
Cooldown8 seconds
Talent treeAffliction, Tier 11
Other information
Related debuff
Ability warlock haunt.png
  • Magic
  • Haunt
  • Damage taken from Shadow damage-over-time effects increased by 20%.
  • Duration: 12 sec

Haunt is a talented warlock ability that causes direct damage and places a debuff on the target, amplifying all Shadow-based DoTs cast on it. When the spell duration is over, it returns the amount of damage the Haunt spell itself caused (not the DoTs amplified, only the direct damage) as a heal.

Rank table

Rank Level Shadow Damage Cost
1 60 405 - 473 Talent
2 70 487 - 569 25s
3 75 550 - 642 80s
4 80 645 - 753 80s


  • Its direct damage can crit, and does so for 150% of its normal damage.
  • When cast on a target that already has a Haunt debuff, it causes the healing effect to trigger early.

Tips and tactics

  • When soloing, casting this spell on mobs tagged by other players grants you a quick and strong heal and gives them a hand killing the mobs. Everyone's happy this way!
  • This is a great spell for warlocks in arena. Aside from boosting a 'lock's DoTs, the heal it provides can occasionally save lives.
  • In PvE, this spell is to be kept up on a boss target at all times, significantly boosting the Affliction Warlock's overall single-target DPS. With the talent Everlasting Affliction, a well-timed spell rotation makes it so that one never needs to cast Corruption again after the first time.

Patch changes

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