Shadow Bolt

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Shadow Bolt
Spell shadow shadowbolt.png
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


"May darkness take you, for when I'm done, the Light will not recognize you."— Radak Doombringer[1]

Shadow Bolt is a level 1 Demonology warlock spell that deals direct damage to the target. It's the basic Soul Shard generator for Demonology warlocks.


Notes and trivia

  • Shadow Bolt is sometimes misspelled Shadowbolt by Blizzard.
  • Shadowmages and Necromancers can both harness the shadows into bolts of incendiary energy.[2] This would be one of the overlapping abilities shared with warlocks.[3]
  • Shadow Bolt is a basic Warlock spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "It’s a Bolt. Its made out of Shadow. What more do you need to know!"

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-01-17): "Shadow Bolt damage increased by 42%."
  • Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Shadowbolt damage increased by 10%."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Demonology and generates 1 Soul Shard. Damage reduced by 15%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 25% less damage.
  • Hotfix (2014-12-15): "Shadow Bolt's damage has been increased by 25%."
  • Hotfix (2014-10-17): "Shadow Bolt's damage has been reduced by 20%."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now deals 15% more damage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Shadow Bolt has a new spell effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 12%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): When using Shadow Bolt while having [Backlash] and [Backdraft] active, only Backlash will now be properly consumed.

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