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  • Bloodthirst
  • Level 10 Fury warrior ability
  • Melee range
  • 4.5 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Two-Handed Melee Weapon
  • Assault the target in a bloodthirsty craze, dealing (68% of Attack power) Physical damage and restoring 5% of your health.

    Generates 8 Rage.
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 4.5 seconds
Other information
Level learned 10
Improvements [Enrage], [Fresh Meat], [Furious Charge], [Furious Slash], [Slaughterhouse]

Bloodthirst is a level 10 Fury warrior ability.



The healing effects from Bloodthirst are not modified by buffs or gear that boost healing.


Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now has a consistent chance to Enrage you, instead of relying on critical strikes.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): Bloodthirst's heal is reduced by 25% in PvP situations.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Damage increased by 8%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23):
    • Bloodthirst damage increased by 12%.
    • Bloodthirst's heal is no longer reduced in PvP.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer has an additional 40% chance to be a critical strike. Damage increased by 350%, now restores 4% of maximum health (up from 1%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-08): Bloodthirst's damage has increased by 20%, and has an additional 40% chance to be a critical strike (up from 30%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage reduced by 17%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • [Bloodsurge]'s effects have been merged into baseline Bloodthirst and no longer reduce [Wild Strike]'s global cooldown. Its spell alert has moved to the top slot instead of the left and right slots, and now has 2 charges (down from 3 charges).
    • Bloodthirst now replaces [Heroic Strike] for Fury Warriors.
    • Bloodthirst now has 30% additional Critical Strike chance (instead of double the normal Critical Strike chance).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-09-23): Bloodthirst's damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-20): Bloodthirst now does 90% weapon damage (down from 100%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now generates 10 Rage instead of consuming Rage and restores health on hit rather on next 3 attacks. Has double the normal chance to be a critical strike.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Damage has been increased by approximately 30%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 17%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.3 (2009-06-02): Cooldown reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds, and rage cost reduced from 30 rage to 20 rage.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Charges have been decreased to 3, but the effect has been raised to 1% per charge.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Cooldown reduced to 5 sec. Percentage of damage from attack power raised from 45% to 50%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now restores health based on a % of total health.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): This ability will now correctly benefit from attack power bonuses versus specific creature types.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.1 (2005-08-02): Damage bonus increased to 40% of attack power.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Design changed. Bloodthirst is now an instant melee attack that causes damage equal to 30% of the warrior's attack power. In addition, the next 5 successful melee attacks will restore health.

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