Berserker Rage
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  • Berserker Rage
  • Level 40 warrior ability
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Go berserk, removing and granting immunity to Fear, Sap, and Incapacitate effects for 6 sec.
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 1 minute
Other information
Level learned 40
Improvements [Outburst], [Warlord's Challenge]
Related buff
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  • Berserker Rage
  • Immune to Fear, Sap, and Incapacitate effects.
  • Duration: 6 seconds
Nothing incites the killing urge like the taste of one's own blood.[1]

Berserker Rage is a level 40 warrior ability that Enrages the warrior, rendering them immune to Fear, [Sap] and Incapacitate effects and removing any such effects currently afflicting them. It lasts 6 seconds, and has a 1 minute cooldown.


Tips and tactics

  • Berserker Rage is usable in all stances, and should thus be used as needed: to break fear, sap or incapacitate effects, or to generate extra rage from damage taken when under attack (tanking, PvP, solo).
  • The immunities can help immensely in PvP combat, where any class who can uses fear effects often. Carefully timed fear immunity can really ruin a Warlock's day, and the other immunities help defend against several Rogue abilities as well as [Repentance].
  • While it may be preferable to save Berserker Rage for when it's needed most, with a 6-second duration and a 1-minute cooldown, it is possible to have Berserker Rage up 1/5 of the time. In situations where its immunities are of little use, this makes the most of its rage generation effect.


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer triggers [Enrage]. Cooldown increased to 1 minute (up from 30 seconds), duration reduced to 6 seconds (down from 10 seconds).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Tooltip simplified.
    Still causes the warrior to enter [Enrage].
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Instead of causing extra Rage generation when taking damage, now generates 10 Rage and increases physical damage done by 10% for 6 sec.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Tooltip clarified to indicate this ability breaks existing Fear, Sap, and Incapacitate effects.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Berserker Rage is now usable in all stances.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Moved to level 32.
    Up from Level 30
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Added.

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