Dragon's Breath

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Dragon's Breath
Inv misc head dragon 01.png
Usable by



20 seconds


12 yd

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Dragon's Breath
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 4 seconds
Seared to imperfection.[1]
In the TCG.

Dragon's Breath is a level 24 Fire mage ability. It is point-blank area of effect mage spell that deals Fire direct damage and disorients all enemies for 4 seconds. The area of effect is similar to [Cone of Cold], a 90 degree arc region extending 12 yards in front of the caster.

Tips and tricks

The disorient effect makes this spell not only useful to kite an opponent, but also to interrupt spell casting. Although there is no spell lockout such as with [Counterspell], interrupting a spell for 4 seconds is sometimes all you need.

A notable use for Dragon's Breath is that it will interrupt most all abilities that are otherwise impossible to interrupt. While the target is immune to the actual disorient effect, their casting will be interrupted.


Disorient effects will break on any direct damage. Casting another damage spell will break the effect, but a dot such as from [Mastery: Ignite] will not break the effect.

This spell previously shared a cooldown with [Cone of Cold]: using either spell would set the cooldown of the other. Casting Dragon's Breath would set the Cone of Cold cooldown to 20 seconds, and casting Cone of Cold would set the Dragon's Breath cooldown to 10 seconds.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-26): "Dragon Breath (Fire) duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds) in PvP."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 190%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-07-20): "Dragon’s Breath damage increased by 150%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now replaces [Cone of Cold] for Fire mages.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Disorientation effect duration reduced from 5 to 4 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Moved to tier 5. Combustion no longer a requirement.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Mana cost significantly reduced.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Dragon's Breath no longer shares a cooldown with [Cone of Cold]. In addition, the Disorient effect has been increased from 3 to 4 seconds.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): The movement-slowing component of this spell is now properly considered a Snare. Immunity and clearing effects will now work properly with it.

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