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For the plague eruptor, see Bane (plague eruptor). For the warlock debuff, see Bane (spell).
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  • Bane (3 ranks)
  • Destruction, Tier 1
  • Reduces the casting time of your Shadow Bolt, Chaos Bolt and Immolate spells by 0.1/0.3/0.5 sec.

Bane is a Tier 1 Destruction warlock talent that reduces the casting time of key damage spells in the Destruction tree: [Immolate], [Shadow Bolt] and [Chaos Bolt].


At max rank, Immolate's base cast time will be 1.5 sec, Chaos Bolt will be 2 sec, and Shadow Bolt will be 2.5 sec.

This talent is a nice boost to Immolate and Chaos Bolt, but has a much greater effect on Shadow Bolt. It works out to slightly more than 20% increase in DPS when spamming Shadow Bolts.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Moved from tier 2 to tier 1. No longer affects Soul Fire.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Now reduces casting time of the Soul Fire spell in addition to Immolate and Shadow Bolt.

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