Lava Burst is an Elemental shaman's highest hitting spell, with a strong synergy with the DoT. It is on an 8 sec cooldown, thus causing shaman DPS rotations to be governed by cooldowns and priorities.
- The Flame Shock DoT only has to be active upon completion of casting Lava Burst. If the DoT wears off while the Lava Burst projectile is traveling, it will still deal extra damage.
Tips and tactics
- Rotations should be timed around utilizing Lava Burst as much as possible.
- PvP - Lava burst and , which has no traveling time, if cast in succession will generally hit at the same time for spike damage.
- Lava Burst is a rare Shaman spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "It's like an ocean of liquid magma in your mouth!"
Patches and hotfixes
- Hotfix (2017-09-16): "Fixed a bug causing Lava Burst and Lava Burst: Overload to deal less damage than intended in PvP situations."
- Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Damage increased to 275% (was 220%).
- Hotfix (2016-11-01): "Lava Burst now deals full damage in PvP (was doing 80% of normal damage)."
- Hotfix (2016-10-25): "(Restoration) Lava Burst should correctly deal a critical strike against targets with Flame Shock, at level 20 or higher."
- Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Lava Burst damage increased by 5% for Elemental."
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 76.5%. Flame Shock now causes it to be guaranteed of critical hit instead of increasing damage.
- Hotfix (2015-11-20): "Now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat."
- Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 4%.
- Hotfix (2014-12-15): "Lava Burst (Elemental, Restoration) now deals 33% more damage in PvP combat."
- Patch 6.0.3 (2014-10-28): Now costs 50% less mana.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now replaces for Elemental and Restoration shaman.
- Hotfix (2013-05-23): "Elemental Overload version of Lava Burst should now properly deal 75% of the damage dealt by the Lava Burst that activated it."
- Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Now has a 2 second cast time, up from 1.5 seconds, and deals 25% more damage.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Base damage has been reduced by 33% but now always deals a critical strike. When cast on targets affected by Flame Shock, it now deals 50% more damage.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now an Elemental and Restoration specialization ability.
- Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22):