Drain Life

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Drain Life
Spell shadow lifedrain02.png
  • Drain Life
  • Level 13 warlock ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 3% of base mana per sec
  • Channeled
  • Affliction Affliction
    Drains life from the target, causing (242.4% of spell power) Shadow damage over 6 sec, and healing you for 600% of the damage done.

    Demonology Demonology, Destruction Destruction
    Drains life from the target, causing (210% of spell power) Shadow damage over 6 sec, and healing you for 600% of the damage done.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive, Healing

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

13

Improvements
Related debuff
Spell shadow lifedrain02.png
  • Magic
  • Drain Life
  • Suffering (40.4/35% of spell power) Shadow damage every 1 seconds. Restoring 600% of that damage as health to the caster.
  • Duration: 6 seconds
"Tonight, I'll drink to your health—may it long be mine."[1]

Drain Life is a channeled level 13 warlock spell that damages the targeted enemy's health while restoring their own.

Tips and tactics

Background

This appears to be the Life Drain ability that Dark Rangers used in Warcraft III. This ability absorbs the life essence of a target enemy unit and gives it to the Dark Ranger.[2]

Lore

An undead warlock draining the life energy of a skull.

Warlocks could leech life energy and power their own magical abilities.[3] The warlocks' death/mortal coil spell is a variation of the Drain Life spell and is one of the necromantic abilities[4] warlocks share with necromancers.[5]

Draining the life energy of creatures, plants, and people with magic ages them.[6][7][8]

Trivia

Gallery

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25):
    • Damage increased by 5%.
    • Now learned at level 13 (was 1).
  • Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Drain Life damage increased by 10% for Affliction."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-26): "Drain Life now does damage of 35% of Spell Power per tick (was 30%)."
  • Hotfix (2016-07-22): "Drain Life and Drain Soul now consider Mechanicals to be valid targets."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Once again a baseline ability. Healing significantly increased.
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer available to Destruction warlocks. No longer gains a benefit from [Soulburn]. Now heals for 30% less than before.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23):
    • Damage has been reduced by approximately 12%.
    • The [Soulburn] version of this was charging 17% of base mana instead of 12% like the normal version. This has been corrected.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Visual spell effect changed. Undocumented.
  • TBC Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Range has been increased.
  • Patch 0.8 (2004-07-07): Life Drain renamed to Drain Life.

References

  1. ^ TCG Heroes of Azeroth, 134
  2. ^ http://classic.battle.net/war3/neutral/darkranger.shtml
  3. ^ Tides of War pg. 362 - "Ambush! Attack!" cried Malkorok. He suited action to word, charging at a huge brown bear with painted markings ripping into an undead warlock who was frantically trying to drain the druid's life to power his own magical abilties.
  4. ^ The Schools of Arcane Magic - Necromancy
  5. ^ Justin Parker on Twitter (2014-08-07)
  6. ^ Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects - He spoke an incantation, and a strand of white arcane energy shot out from the artifact. It wrapped itself around the whelp, a rope of magic, and began to pull golden life energy from the small dragon. It squeaked in pain. "No!" screamed Kirygosa, lunging forward. The man jerked on the chain, hard. Kirygosa dropped to her knees, hissing in agony. The whelp grew. It opened its mouth and let out a small, squeaking cry as its body spasmed. Thrall could almost hear bones creaking and skin stretching as the mage drained its life energy, aging it quickly.
  7. ^ The Last Guardian - "Nature magic?" asked Medivh. "Ripening, culling, harvesting? Can you take a seed and pull the youth from it until it becomes a flower?"
  8. ^ Rise of the Horde

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