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Soul Link

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Soul Link
Ability warlock soullink.png
  • Soul Link
  • Level 42 Demonology warlock ability
  • Passive
  • Requires
  • 20% of all damage you take is taken by your demon pet instead.

    Soul Leech also heals you for 25% and your pet for 50% of the absorption it grants.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Defensive

School
Other information
Level learned

42

Affects
Related buff
Ability warlock soullink.png
  • Soul Link
  • All damage and healing are split between the Warlock and <his/her> demon.
"You'll do as I say, even if it means the death of you."[1]

Soul Link is a passive level 42 Demonology warlock ability. It causes the warlock's demon pet to take 20% of the master's damage, and both to be healed by absorption granted by [Soul Leech].

Notes

If a warlock's demon is Banished, this effect will be removed until the demon is back under control of the master.

Trivia

  • During the MoP beta, it had the flavor text "The strongest of bonds is one which shares pain and pleasure equally." by Kanrethad. It becomes available to warlocks who complete the green fire quest chain.

Patches and hotfixes

In the TCG.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Changed from a talent to a passive Demonology ability. Effective healing reduced to 2.5% for the warlock but increased to 5% for the demon (was 3%).
  • Hotfix (2013-10-22): "Damage from Soul Link should no longer incorrectly activate the Voidlord's Void Shield effect."
  • Hotfix (2013-09-13): "Soul Link is no longer incorrectly being applied to the second demon summoned through Grimoire of Service."
  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now transfers 20% of damage taken by the Warlock to their pet, and 3% of all damage dealt by the Warlock will be returned as healing for the Warlock and their pet. This ability is always active while the Warlock's pet is active.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a talent and redesigned. When active, all damage and healing you and your demon take is shared, but your demon's health is reduced by 50%. Recasting this spell cancels the effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Will no longer be removed by mounting when in a Rated Battleground.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer a talent. It is now a trainable spell.
  • WotLK Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Damage transferred via this ability can now be prevented by damage absorption effects.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Shared damage increased to 20%.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Bonus damage removed. Shared damage reduced to 15%, down from 20%. Moved to tier 3.
  • TBC Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Adjusted tooltip to explain that the damage transferred to the pet cannot be prevented. The functionality remains unchanged. This ability will now work with enslaved demons.
  • TBC Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): The damage increase component has been improved. The damage mitigation component has been reduced.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Soul Link will persist across instance boundaries.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-20): If your pet is banished, Soul Link will stop functioning until Banish wears off. In addition, Soul Link's tooltip has been clarified to indicate it only works with your imp, voidwalker, succubus, or felhunter.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): Can no longer be dispelled off the warlock. In addition, Soul Link can no longer be used on non-demon pets.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Percentage of damage split with pet has been reduced. Is now a spell cast on your pet that gives an aura to both you and the pet. This aura increases all damage caused by you and your pet by 3% and splits 30% of all damage taken by the caster to the pet. The aura will last as long as the pet is active, and the pet must be the target of a dispel effect in order to dispel this ability.
Formerly redirected 50% of all damage and lasted for 30 seconds, but was dispellable.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-22): Fixed a bug where Soul Link and Power Word: Shield, when used together, would heal the Warlock instead of splitting or absorbing damage.

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