|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.
Cripple reduces the melee, ranged, and movement speed of its opponents.
The movement speed reduction does not affect targets which are immune to movement slowing effects.
A variation of this ability was proposed to be a new warlock spell in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion but was later dropped.
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
- Hotfix (2009-05-13): The Doomguard's ability Cripple now reduces ranged and melee attack speed by 20% instead of 45%. Cripple's slowing effect does not stack with other slowing effects such as Thunderclap and .
- Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Due to haste effect change, the tooltip has been changed to 45%.
- Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Targets that are immune to movement slowing effects will no longer be affected by Cripple's movement slowing effect. Melee and ranged attack speed slowing effects will still affect these targets.