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For the Pet Battle ability, see Peticon-humanoid Ability monk roundhousekick [Blackout Kick].
Blackout Kick
Ability monk roundhousekick
  • Blackout Kick
  • Level 2 monk ability
  • Melee range
  • 3 Chi
  • 3 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Kick with a blast of Chi energy, dealing (84.7% of Attack power) Physical damage.
  • Windwalker Rank 2: Blackout Kick costs 2 fewer Chi.
    Windwalker Rank 3: Blackout Kick reduces the cooldown of Rising Sun Kick and Fists of Fury by 1.0 sec.
Class Monk
School Physical
Cooldown 3 seconds
Other information
Level learned 2
Rank levels 17 (rank 2); 23 (rank 3)
Improvements Ability monk blackoutkick [Blackout Combo], Ability monk shuffle [Elusive Footwork], Ability monk standingkick [Fluidity of Motion], Ability monk roundhousekick [Hardened Soles], Ability monk roundhousekick [Hit Scheme], Ability monk roundhousekick [Shadowboxing Treads], Ability monk shuffle [Shuffle], Ability titankeeper cleansingorb [Spirit of the Ox], Ability monk blackoutstrike [Staggering Strikes], Passive monk teachingsofmonastery [Teachings of the Monastery], Ability thunderking kickshell [Transfer the Power]

Blackout Kick is a monk ability.

Tips and tricks[]

  • Teachings of the Monastery allows Ability monk tigerpalm [Tiger Palm] strikes to store up and stack free extra casts of Blackout Kick, and in turn these stacks makes it easier to quickly reset the even more powerful ability Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Sun Kick]. Shadowboxing Treads allows Blackout Kick to cleave and strike multiple targets. While Windwalker gets access to both of these talents, they are also the only specialization which has a chi cost on Blackout Kick. The other specializations instead have a short cooldown timer.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-07-24): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.5 (2023-07-11): Damage increased by 20%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-06-08): Fixed an issue causing Blackout Kick to double-dip on its recent buffs.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-06-05): Damage increased by 30%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-05-08): No longer deals 25% increased damage for Mistweaver Monks in PvP Combat.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-05-02): Fixed an issue causing Blackout Kick to deal more damage than intended.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Damage increased by 8%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.5 (2023-01-24): Damage increased by 20%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-01-09):
    • Damage increased by 6%.
    • Damage increased by 30% in PvP Combat (was 15%).
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-12-19): Damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-11-21): Damage increased by 6%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-11-01): Damage reduced by 10%.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5a (2022-08-02): Now deals an additional 25% damage in PvP combat (Mistweaver only).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 (2022-05-31): Blackout Kick damage increased by 20%. This change does not apply to PvP.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2022-04-04): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.0 (2021-06-29): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-03-09): Fixed an issue that prevented Blackout Kick's cooldown reduction from affecting Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Sun Kick] and Monk ability fistoffury [Fists of Fury] while Ability monk serenity [Serenity] is active.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13):
    • Blackout Kick can now be used while dual-wielding weapons.
    • Now learned at level 2 (was 3). Rank now learned at level 17 and reduces the Chi cost by 2 (was 1). Rank 3 now learned at level 23 and reduces the cooldown of Rising Sun Kick and Fists of Fury by 1.0 sec (previously reduced the Chi cost by 1).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2018-08-07): Damage reduced by 27%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-11-28): Damage increased by 10% in PvP situations (Mistweaver and Windwalker only).
  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Windwalker: Now costs 3 Chi (was 1) when it is learned at level 3. The Chi cost is reduced to 2 with an upgrade at Level 12, and reduced to 1 Chi with another upgrade at Level 22.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): Damage increased by 8%.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Damage increased by 14%.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Windwalker now deals 8% more damage with Blackout Kick.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-01): Blackout Kick should not have a cooldown for Windwalker Monks at any level.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now learned at level 3 (was level 7). Specialization-specific effects removed.
    Previous effects:
    Brewmaster: Increases your parry chance by 10% for 6 sec.
    Mistweaver: Increases your critical strike chance by 20% for 20 sec and deals damage to nearby targets. Eminence healing from this ability heals up to 4 targets for 20% of the damage done.
    Windwalker: If behind the target, you deal an additional 30% damage over 4 sec. If in front of the target, you are instantly healed for 30% of the damage done.

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Now deals 10% more damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23):
    • Now deals 5% less damage.
    • No longer increases the Stagger amount for Brewmaster monks.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    The effect of Spell misc hellifrepvpcombatmorale [Combat Conditioning] has been incorporated into Blackout Kick via Stance of the Fierce Tiger.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-10-29): Blackout Kick's damage-over-time component for the Windwalker specialization should no longer be incorrectly affected by Resilience a second time.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-01): Missing with Blackout Kick after the Combo Breaker mastery activates will no longer grant two free Chi.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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