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For other uses, see Sunfire (disambiguation).
Ability mage firestarter.png
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
Ability mage firestarter.png
  • Sunfire
  • Suffering (55% of spell power) Nature damage every 2 seconds.
  • Duration: 12 seconds

Sunfire is a level 16 Balance and Restoration druid DoT spell.

Rank 2 is learned at level 32, causing it to apply its damage over time effect to all enemies within 5 yards.

Tips and tactics

  • It's also good for kiting in PvP or finishing off fleeing enemies.
  • It's often considered an excellent choice for pulling, regardless of the druid's specialization due to its instant cast and long lasting DoT.


  • Sunfire is a rare example of an ability that appeared in the Trading Card Game before it actually appeared in the game.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 16 (was 24).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): "Sunfire damage increased by 10% for Balance."
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-22): "Moonfire and Sunfire DoT damage has been decreased to 50% per tick (was 55%)."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Feral or Guardian. Direct damage increased by 157%, damage per tick increased by 96%. Now lasts for 12 seconds, down from 24 seconds.
  • 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 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Sunfire now has a base duration of 24 seconds (up from 14 seconds), but is no longer extended by [Wrath] and [Starsurge] critical strikes. Enemies may still suffer from both Moonfire and Sunfire’s periodic damage components simultaneously. Upon reaching 100 Solar Energy, the next Sunfire deals 100% additional initial damage.
    • [Moonfire] and Sunfire will now replace each other on the Action Bar when switching cycles on the Eclipse Bar.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned and no longer requires a talent.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now costs 9% of base mana, down from 18% of base mana.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (2010-11-16): Sunfire's damage-over-time effect now deals damage at the same rate as Moonfire's damage- over-time effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

See also

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