Heroic Strike

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Heroic Strike
Ability rogue ambush
  • Heroic Strike
  • Melee   range
  • 1.5 sec cooldown
  • 30 Rage
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • An attack that instantly deals 110% weapon damage plus X if a one - handed weapon is equipped.

    Use when you have more Rage than you can spend.
Usable by
Cooldown1.5 sec
Level required1
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
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A warrior's blade finds its mark as much by will as by skill.

Heroic Strike is a core warrior ability learned at level one. An instant strike, it is meant as a rage dump for when the warrior has ample amounts of rage to spend. Using a one-handed weapon will result in more damage.

Modified by

Inv glyph majorwarrior2020
  • Glyph of Hindering Strikes
  • Item Level 25
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warrior (Protection)
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Your Heroic Strike now also reduces the target's movement speed by 50% for 8 sec.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver
Inv glyph majorwarrior2020
  • Glyph of Incite
  • Item Level 25
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warrior (Protection)
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Using Demoralizing Shout makes your next 3 Heroic Strike or Cleave abilities free.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver


  • As the warrior's first ability, this ability is used constantly during the first few levels, mostly because there are few other options for spending rage.
  • Heroic Strike costs 30 rage, and a successful Heroic Strike attack does not generate rage. As a result, the actual cost of Heroic Strike is 30 rage + the rage that would have been generated on a successful auto-attack.
  • When tanking, this ability is not as useful as [Devastate] or [Sunder Armor] due to its lower natural threat value, its removal of rage generation from normal attacks, and being tied to the weapon's swing timer. However, burning extra rage on Heroic Strike (especially if the rage bar is nearing full) will result in a significant increase in threat per second.
  • In addition, Heroic Strike does not activate the global cooldown and can therefore be used at the same time as another attack. Heroic Strike will dequeue if [Cleave] or [Slam] are activated, as both affect 'the next swing'. Similarly, activating Heroic Strike will dequeue Cleave (or stop a Slam in progress).

Patch changes

  • 0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Heroic Strike damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small/0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Tooltip updated to indicate recent patch changes.
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): The rank 10 tooltip now includes specific values for the bonus damage against dazed targets.
  • 0100WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Tooltip updated to indicate the additional threat caused by this ability. There have been no changes to the amount of threat caused.
  • 0100WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Damage increased.

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Patch date8 February 2011 +, 12 October 2010 +, 22 May 2007 +, 12 July 2005 + and 7 March 2005 +

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