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For the Pet Battle ability, see [Agony].
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  • Agony
  • Level 10 Affliction warlock ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 3% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Inflicts increasing agony on the target, causing up to (214.4% of spell power) Shadow damage over 18 sec. Damage starts low and increases over the duration. Refreshing Agony maintains its current damage level.

    Agony damage sometimes generates 1 Soul Shard.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
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  • Curse
  • Agony
  • Suffering (3.97% of spell power) Shadow damage every 2 sec. Damage increases over time.
  • Duration: 18 seconds

Agony is a level 10 Affliction warlock ability.

Rank 2 is learned at level 52, allowing Agony to ramp up to 10 stacks.


  • Deals 10% less damage in PvP combat.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-01-17): "Agony now has its full chance to generate a Soul Shard on Soul Effigy (was 55% of normal chance)."
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25):
    • Damage increased by 5%.
    • Now learned at level 10 (was 6).
  • Hotfix (2016-09-28): "Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Agony to not stack or generate Soul Shards."
  • Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Agony damage increased by 5%."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 644%, duration reduced to 18 seconds (down from 24).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Now deals 10% less damage in PvP combat.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 12% more damage.
  • Hotfix (2014-12-15): "Agony's damage has been increased by 20%."
  • Hotfix (2013-10-02): "Agony's damage has been reduced by 15%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Damage has been increased by 16%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Bane of Agony has been renamed [Agony].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 12%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Curse of Agony has been renamed Bane of Agony.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-20): Damage from this spell will now continue even if the caster dies or leaves the area.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): The damage over time component of this curse will now only trigger periodic triggerable procs.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Duration reduced to 24 seconds and damage per tick increased. Total damage over duration approximately identical.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Now benefits from items that increase shadow damage.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now deals its damage in three stages, damage increased, mana cost slightly increased.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): Duration, damage, and mana cost reduced. Deals damage much faster.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Mana cost reduced.

See also

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