Vampiric Touch

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Vampiric Touch
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  • Vampiric Touch
  • Level 28 Shadow priest ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 0.4% of Base Mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Causes (292.5% of Spell Power) Shadow damage over 15 sec.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Vampiric Touch
  • Suffering (58.5% of Spell power) Shadow damage every 3 sec.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Vampiric Touch (VT) is a Shadow priest ability, available at level 28. It deals Shadow damage over 15 seconds.

Vampiric Touch is one of the Shadow priest's main damage over time effects. It is used to steadily deal damage to enemies, and should generally be kept active at all times.


Patch changes

  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): [Dispersion] and Vampiric Touch no longer restore mana.
    • Base mana regeneration rate for Shadow priests has been increased by 200%, [Shadow Word: Pain] and Vampiric Touch mana costs have been reduced by 50% to compensate.
  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 20% more damage.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer triggers [Replenishment]. Instead, each time damage is dealt, the caster gains 2% of maximum mana.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Damage done has been decreased by 12%. In addition, [Sin and Punishment]'s Vampiric Touch backlash fear effect no longer has diminishing returns.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer causes damage upon being dispelled. However it can be improved by [Sin and Punishment].
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): The amount of damage done when this spell is dispelled has been doubled.

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