Howl of Terror

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Howl of Terror
Ability warlock howlofterror.png
  • Howl of Terror
  • Level 45 Affliction warlock talent
  • 40 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Let loose a terrifying howl, causing 5 enemies within 10 yds to flee in fear, disorienting them for 20 sec. Damage may cancel the effect.
Usable by

Defensive, Offensive


40 seconds


10 yards

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
Ability warlock howlofterror.png
  • Magic
  • Howl of Terror
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 20 seconds
"Why waste energy on causing death when terror is just as effective?"
—Andarius the Damned

Howl of Terror is a level 45 Affliction warlock talent with a PBAoE fear effect.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now an Affliction talent. No longer causes damaging attacks to reduce its cooldown.
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now a Level-30 talent, replacing [Demonic Breath].
  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): No longer a talent and is now a baseline skill for all Warlocks. Replaced with [Demonic Breath] in the talents.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a talented ability. Mana cost and cast time removed. Duration increased from 8 to 20 sec. Cooldown reduced when the warlock hit.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now lasts 8 sec, up from 6 sec.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now costs 15% of base mana.
  • TBC Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): The increased chance for a spell to break from taking a critical strike has been removed. Instead, all targets over level 60 have a slightly larger chance to break out of crowd-controlling effects when they take damage.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): This spell now uses the same resistance checks as the Warlock spell [Fear].
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Increased the chance of breaking early.
  • Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Added. (Level 40).


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