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For the Pet Battle ability, see Peticon-humanoid Ability heroicleap [Heroic Leap].
Heroic Leap
Ability heroicleap
  • Heroic Leap
  • Row 4 warrior talent
  • 8 - 40 yd range
  • 45 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • ArmsFuryLeap through the air toward a target location, slamming down with destructive force to deal (23.5% of Attack power) Physical damage to all enemies within 8 yards.

    ProtectionLeap through the air toward a target location, slamming down with destructive force to deal (23.5% of Attack power) Physical damage to all enemies within 8 yards and resetting the cooldown on Taunt.
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 45 seconds
Talent required Ability hunter posthaste [Fast Footwork] or Ability warrior shieldreflection [Spell Reflection]
Improvements Spell warrior barbarian [Barbarian], Ability heroicleap [Bounding Stride], Inv helm plate draenorquest95 b 01 [Warpath]

Heroic Leap is a tier 4 warrior class talent that causes the warrior to leap at a target, dealing damage to all enemies in the area upon landing. For Protection warriors it also reset the cooldown Spell nature reincarnation [Taunt].


Tips and tactics[]

Used in combination with Ability warrior charge [Charge]/Ability warrior victoryrush [Intervene], Heroic Leap is a key ability for warrior mobility. It is also the only of these abilities that does not require a target to use.

As well being useful for catching fleeing opponents, it can also be used to escape combat, especially after using Ability golemthunderclap [Intimidating Shout] or Ability shockwave [Hamstring]. When combined with such abilities, the 40-yard distance granted is enough to place you out of range of any opponent's attacks, certainly for long enough to leave combat and mount.

When dealing with casters, Heroic Leap can be used to jump behind the opponent, causing their cast to fail.

Although Heroic Leap does deal some damage, the stun effect of Charge usually makes them preferable as openers.

It is possible to use abilities during Heroic Leap. This is most useful for casting Ability warrior charge [Charge] mid-leap. When correctly timed, this will cause the stun effect and rage generation from Charge as well as the damage from Heroic Leap.

Mobs encountered during Heroic Leap's flight path will not be aggroed. Mobs within range of the warrior's landing spot will of course be aggroed as usual when the warrior lands.

As with many AoE abilities, the damage caused from Heroic Leap will be dealt to neutral mobs within range as well as hostile ones. When using Heroic Leap in crowded areas, this can potentially turn a 1-on-1 into something far more dangerous.

As with Ability warrior charge [Charge], Heroic Leap can be used while falling. Timed correctly this can prevent fall damage, allowing warriors to skydive, rapidly descend heights or even recover from a Ability druid typhoon [Typhoon] or Spell shaman thunderstorm [Thunderstorm].

If hurt, the warrior can use this attack for a quick getaway.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 4 class talent (was baseline at level 33).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available at level 33 (was 26).
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): Casting Heroic Leap while rooted will no longer consume the cooldown.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-12): Heroic Leap will now work more consistently, especially going up hills.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now also resets the cooldown of Spell nature reincarnation [Taunt] when used by Protection warriors.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Cooldown reduced from 1 min to 45 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Heroic Leap is no longer on the global cooldown, similar to other warrior movement abilities.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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