Modified by Edit
- Arms abilities
- Fury abilities
- Although this causes no extra threat specifically, doing normal weapon damage to four enemies at once can go a long way to keeping aggro in a cluster of mobs.
- Be careful of crowd control with whirlwind however. You shouldn't be breaking your teammates sheep/shackle/seduce.
- This attack also has an additional use in PvP - due to the fact it can hit anyone in melee range regardless of where they are attacking you from, it can be used to teach a lesson to that irritating Rogue who is constantly backstabbing you. Also works on getting Druids out of Stealth.
- With its 8 yard range, it can hit enemies in your dead zone (Allows you to hit enemies too close for you to intercept / charge, yet still far enough that if they're out of your melee range, you can hit them).
Patch changes Edit
- Patch 7.0.3 (19-Jul-2016): Slightly redesigned to hit 3 times in a row rather than a single attack to match new animation. Now cost 25 Rage for Arms Warrior and cost no Rage for Fury Warriors.
- Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Whirlwind is now available only to Arms and Fury Warriors.; Whirlwind now costs 20 Rage for Arms Warriors.
- Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Whirlwind now costs 20 rage (was 30) for Arms Warriors. The cost is unchanged for Fury Warriors.
- Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Whirlwind now has its cooldown reduced by 6 seconds when it deals damage to 4 or more targets. The Whirlwind effect caused by Bladestorm remains unchanged.
- Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Whirlwind now has the correct sound associated with it.
- Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Critical strikes with the off-hand weapon from this ability can now trigger Flurry and Rampage.
- Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): This ability now strikes with both weapons when a Warrior is dual-wielding.
- Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Now uses normalized attack power.