Earth Shock

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Earth Shock
Spell nature earthshock.png
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Concussion beats concentration.[1]

Earth Shock is a level 10 Elemental shaman ability that deals damage based on Maelstrom spent.


Notes and trivia

  • Prior to patch 2.0.3, Earth Shock generated threat equal to twice its damage. The bonus threat was removed from Earth Shock, while [Frost Shock] gained bonus threat.
  • Earth Shock is a common Shaman spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "Earth Shock? Shouldn't it be "Azeroth Shock"?"

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Earth Shock damage increased by 20% in non-PvP situations.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25):
    • Damage increased by 15%.
    • Now learned at level 10 (was 3).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Mana cost and cooldown removed, now deals damage based on Maelstrom spent.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 4%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.3 (2014-10-28): Now costs 50% less mana.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now available only to Elemental shaman. Enhancement and Restoration shaman should use [Frost Shock] in its place.
    • No longer applies the Weakened Blows effect.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer reduces melee and ranged attack speed of the target, now applies the Weakened Blows effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Attack speed reduction of the target increased to 20 %.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Redesigned. This spell no longer interrupts spell casting, but rather reduces melee attack speed by 10% for 8 seconds (exclusive with similar effects such as [Thunder Clap]).
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Rank 8 is now properly considered an Interrupt effect for talents and abilities that affect interrupts.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): The visual for ranks two through seven has been changed to be consistent with rank one.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Now causes additional threat.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Interrupt duration decreased.

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