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A Murder of Crows
Ability hunter murderofcrows
  • A Murder of Crows
  • Row 5 Beast Mastery hunter talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 30 Focus
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Summons a flock of crows to attack your target, dealing [(23% of Attack power) * 16] Physical damage over 15 sec. If the target dies while under attack, A Murder of Crows' cooldown is reset.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 1 minute
Talent required Ability physical taunt [Killer Command] or Ability hunter laceration [Sharp Barbs]
Related debuff
Ability hunter murderofcrows
  • A Murder of Crows
  • Under attack by a flock of crows.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

A Murder of Crows is a row 5 Beast Mastery hunter talent.

It is an exclusive choice node with Ability druid primaltenacity [Bloodshed].


  • While very similar, this ability is technically not a damage over time effect.[1] This can affect certain game mechanics.
  • This talent was mentioned in the April Fools' Day Legion alpha patch note preview: "The talent 'A Murder of Crows' can now be customized into one of several alternate options, including: A Bellowing of Bullfinches, A Parliament of Owls, A Convocation of Eagles, A Muster of Peacocks, A Kettle of Vultures."

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 5 Beast Mastery talent (was a level 35 Beast Mastery & Survival/level 15 Marksmanship talent).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 (2021-11-02): Spell frost chainsofice [Freezing Trap] now removes active Murder of Crows debuffs on the target when it is applied.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now requires level 35 for Beast Mastery and Survival.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now requires level 60 for Beast Mastery and Survival, and level 15 for Marksmanship.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-04-17): Damage increased by 4%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-17): Damage increased by 8%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-26): Marksmanship: Now deals damage equal to 162% of Attack Power (was 135%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now requires level 90 for Beast Mastery and Marksmanship, and level 30 for Survival (was 75 for all three).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals only 75% of normal damage against player-controlled targets.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-11-03): Damage from A Murder of Crows can no longer be dodged.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage increased by 80%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Duration, cost, and cooldown have been reduced by 50%.
    • No longer has a shorter cooldown when used on low health targets. Instead, its cooldown is reset if the target dies.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 40% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-16): Murder of Crows will now properly break Spell frost chainsofice [Freezing Trap] once damage is dealt.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.


  1. ^ ChiefVoljin; WatcherDev 2014-01-23. WatcherDev on Twitter. Twitter. Archived from the original on 2015-08-18. Retrieved on 2015-08-18.​ “It isn't precisely a DoT... but it shouldn't add stacks. And, uh, it also WILL give Garrosh rage in Def stance... Fixing both.

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