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Ability mage firestarter.png
  • Sunfire
  • Level 18 Balance druid ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 9% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Burns the enemy for X Nature damage and then an additional Y Nature damage over 14 sec. Your Wrath and Starsurge critical strikes on the target will extend your Sunfire's duration by 2 sec.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
Ability mage firestarter.png
  • Magic
  • Sunfire
  • Suffering (Y/7) Nature damage every 2 seconds.
  • Duration: 14 seconds

Sunfire is a Balance druid DoT spell available at level 18.

Tips and tactics

  • Always cast Sunfire along with [Moonfire], as they can both be on any target at the same time without canceling one another and helps trigger [Shooting Stars] more often, which greatly increases your DPS. In addition, both Sunfire and Moonfire's overall damage increases while under the effects of [Lunar Shower] and [Eclipse], which helps in fights that require lots of movement or if mana becomes an issue. It's also good for kiting in PvP or finishing off fleeing enemies.
  • It's often considered an excellent choice for pulling, regardless of the druid's specialization due to its instant cast and long lasting DoT.


  • Sunfire is a rare example of an ability that appeared in the Trading Card Game before it actually appeared in the game.

Patch changes

  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned and no longer requires a talent.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now costs 9% of base mana, down from 18% of base mana.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (2010-11-16): Sunfire's damage-over-time effect now deals damage at the same rate as Moonfire's damage- over-time effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

See also

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