A Murder of Crows
Ability hunter murderofcrows.png
  • A Murder of Crows
  • Level Beast Mastery Survival35 / Marksmanship15 hunter talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 30 Focus
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Summons a flock of crows to attack your target, dealing (368% of Attack power) Physical damage over 15 sec. If the target dies while under attack, A Murder of Crows' cooldown is reset.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 1 minute
Other information
Level available Beast Mastery Survival35 / Marksmanship15
Related debuff
Ability hunter murderofcrows.png
  • A Murder of Crows
  • Under attack by a flock of crows.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

A Murder of Crows is a hunter talent available at level 35 for Beast Mastery and Survival and at level 15 for Marksmanship.


While very similar, this ability is technically not a damage over time (DoT) effect.[1] This can affect certain game mechanics.

Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-26): Murder of Crows (Marksmanship) now deals damage equal to 162% of Attack Power (was 135%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Changed from a level 75 talent.
  • 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%.
    • It 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 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.

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