Inflict searing pain on the enemy target, causing X Fire damage. Causes a high amount of threat.
This might hurt.... a lot.
Searing Pain is a Fire-based direct damage spell for Warlocks. It is the main attack spell for Warlocks tanking end-game bosses due to the added threat, and for the same reason is not generally used for DPS.
In PvP, players may favor it over Shadow Bolt due to its low casting time and thus opportunistic nature against moving targets. It also doesn't leave a telltale trail that gives away the caster's location.
In PvE, the spell has limited uses due to its extra threat. However, the ability to draw hate from a mob may be useful if you are trying to distract the mob from your pet or another player. Against certain fights (See: Shade of Aran) where DPS and survivability are needed, and there is no set threat table, this spell also works well.