|Curse of Exhaustion|
|Talent tree||Affliction Tier 3|
"Submit now and ease your burden." - Little Shizzle
Curse of Exhaustion is a Warlock spell which reduces the target's movement speed.
Known as "CoX" or "CoEx" for short, to avoid confusion with Curse of the Elements.
Tips and tactics
Many NPCs have a faster baseline running speed than players, making this curse more useful in PvP than in PvE.
CoEx can actually be very useful in catching those enemy players who are trying to escape from you and/or your allies, especially if they're carrying the flag in a capture-the-flag game.
Many Warlocks use CoEx in the yo-yo Fear tactic. CoEx helps keep the mob from running quite as far away, and increases the amount of time it takes the mob to reach an undesirable location. CoEx is alternated with Curse of Recklessness (Which was removed in patch 3.1) to produce the yo-yo effect, thereby controlling precisely where the mob goes while feared. Other curses can be used, but CoEx uniquely improves the efficiency of this strategy.
Prior to patch 2.0.1, this talent only reduced speed by 10% and required 4 more points in Improved Curse of Exhaustion to reduce it by another 5% per point. It used to require five talent points to reduce the target's movement speed by 30%.