For the Arena composition, see Cleave (arena term).
Ability warrior cleave.png
  • Cleave
  • Level 32 Arms warrior ability
  • Melee range
  • 10 Rage
  • 6 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Two-Handed Melee Weapon
  • Strikes all enemies in front of you with a sweeping attack for (90% of weapon damage) Physical damage. For each target up to 5 hit, your next Whirlwind deals 20% more damage.
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 6 seconds
Radius 8 yd
Other information
Level learned 32
Related buff
Ability warrior cleave.png
  • Cleave
  • Increases the damage done by your next Whirlwind by 20%.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

In the TCG.

Two bodies are better than one.[1]

Cleave is a level 32 Arms warrior melee ability that deals damage all enemies in front of the warrior. It is not affected by the global cooldown.

Notes and trivia

  • Cleave is also used by many high-level bosses that use mainly physical attacks.
  • Cleave is a basic Warrior spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "Hey you two...could you stand next to each other for a second..."

Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): Cleave damage reverted to 7.2.0 values.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Cleave damage increased by 20%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added and only available to Arms. Now increases damage by the next [Whirlwind] by 20% for each target hit, up to 5.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now deals 82% weapon damage. Cooldown reduced from 3 to 1.5 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Damage has been reduced by approximately 17%.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Moved to level 20, available in all Stances, damage reduced.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Damage reduced.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Damage increased.

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