Starfall

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For the RPG ability, see Starfall (RPG).
Starfall
Ability druid starfall.png
  • Starfall
  • Level 40 Balance druid ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 60 Astral Power
  • Instant cast
  • Requires
  • Calls down waves of falling stars at the targeted area, dealing (396% of spell power) Astral damage over 8 sec.

    Also applies Stellar Empowerment to each target, which increases damage taken from your Moonfire and Sunfire by 20%.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

40

Improvements
Related buff
Ability druid starfall.png
  • Starfall
  • Calling down falling stars at the targeted area.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
Related debuff
Ability druid starfall.png
  • Stellar Empowerment
  • Taking 20% additional damage from the Druid's Moonfire and Sunfire.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Starfall is a level 40 Balance druid ability. It is a non-channeled area of effect spell that deals arcane damage to enemy targets in a target area within 40 yards of the caster. Although it does not cause an especially high amount of damage, it is a 8 second buff that does not require player interference, which allows a druid to have it up while casting other spells and abilities. The buff itself cannot be dispelled or spell stolen.

Rank 2 is learned at level 65, causing Starfall to apply Stellar Empowerment to each target, which increases damage taken from the druid's [Moonfire] and [Sunfire] by 20% for 8 seconds.

In PvP, Starfall becomes a valuable, albeit dangerous ability; when used against large crowds it can deal massive damage. It can also be a notable single target damage boost.

Improvements

Tips and tactics

  • Starfall can be used on a boss fight to deal additional damage without much if any deficit, as the Global Cooldown used to cast the spell will be made up for in the amount of damage it deals, provided you are in range of the boss or mobs for the duration.

Trivia

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Duration and tick rate is no longer affected by Haste.
  • Hotfix (2017-01-18): "Starfall now deals 25% less damage to players."
  • Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Starfall damage increased by 10%."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-24): "Starfall no longer stops dealing damage when striking a target that is immune to AOE."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned. Now deals damage in a targeted area and applies a debuff that increases damage taken by [Moonfire] and [Sunfire].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 6%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 4% less damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24):
  • Hotfix (2015-02-09): No longer targets players that are capturing a PvP point in Arathi Basin, Battle for Gilneas, and Eye of the Storm.
  • Hotfix (2015-01-13): "Starfall's effect is now only suppressed when shapeshifting into a non-Moonkin form. Shifting back into the appropriate form will allow the effect to resume."
  • Hotfix (2014-12-11): "Starfall now deals 33% less damage in PvP combat."
  • Hotfix (2014-10-30): "Starfall’s damage has been increased by 75%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now shares charges with [Starsurge], and has no cooldown of its own. It also now hits all nearby enemies (up from 2 nearby enemies).
    • No longer cancels when mounting. However, it can no longer hit stealthed or invisible targets.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 10% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Will no longer strike targets that are affected by crowd control effects.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned.
  • Hotfix (2011-08-04): "Starfall should no longer strike targets with which the druid is not in combat."
  • Hotfix (2011-07-01): "Starfall is no longer hitting targets that are within 40 yards if they are not in combat with the druid or his/her party/raid members. It is targeting all hostile characters in combat with the druid’s party/raid members, is not hitting Stealth characters, is not breaking crowd control effects, and is not targeting nearby critters."
  • Hotfix (2011-02-14): "Starfall will now hit any target in range which is in combat or not at full health (including the Exposed Head of Magmaw, which was causing issues with Starfall)."
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): The damage done by this spell has been significantly increased.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Cooldown reduced to 90 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20):
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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