Improved Shadow Bolt
  • Increases the damage done by your Shadow Bolt spell by X%, and your Shadow Bolt causes your target to be vulnerable to spell damage, increasing spell critical strike chance against that target by Y%. Effect lasts 30 sec.
Usable by
LocationDestruction, Tier 1
AffectsShadow Bolt
Points required0
Spec specificYes
Talent requiredNone
Related debuff
  • Magic
  • Shadow Mastery
  • Chance to be critically hit with spells increased by Y%
  • Duration: 30 seconds

Improved Shadow Bolt is a talent in the Destruction tree, you will need to spend 5 points in Destruction to max it.

Rank tableEdit

Rank +Shadow Bolt damage +Spell crit
1 2% 1%
2 4% 2%
3 6% 3%
4 8% 4%
5 10% 5%


  • The debuff applied to target is a magic effect called Shadow Mastery, which should not be confused with the Shadow Mastery talent found at tier 6 of the Affliction tree.
  • The Shadow Mastery debuff and the mage Improved Scorch debuff do not stack. The Shadow Mastery debuff takes precedence over the Improved Scorch, and will override Improved Scorch, however the opposite is not true.
  • As a result of the priority of Shadow Mastery over Improved Scorch, if a talented Warlock and Mage are in the same group, it is better for the warlock to cast Improved Shadow Bolt than for a mage to try to maintain the scorch debuff, as scorch is considered a DPS loss within the mage's rotation [citation needed].

Patch changes Edit

External links Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on FANDOM

Random Wiki