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Ability warrior victoryrush.png
  • Intervene
  • Level 72 warrior ability
  • 25 yd range
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Run at high speed towards a party or raid member, removing all movement-impairing effects upon you, intercepting the next melee or ranged attack within 10 sec while the target remains within 25 yards.
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 30 seconds
Other information
Level learned 72
Improvements [Safeguard]
Related buff
Ability warrior victoryrush.png
  • Intervene
  • The next melee or ranged attack made against you will be made against the intervening Warrior instead.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
For the hunter pets ability, see [Intervene].

Intervene is a defensive warrior ability, available at level 72.


  • This is the defensive equivalent of [Charge]. While that ability require an enemy target, Intervene requires a friendly one.
  • Like Charge, Intervene is not affected by the global cooldown.
  • Unlike Charge, Intervene additionally works to free the warrior of any roots and snares.

Tips and tactics

  • Be careful when using this ability if you're fighting ranged-weapon-using mobs, since you could end up intercepting a ranged attack towards a party member which is actually far from all mobs, and doing so you'll not only end up far from them as well, but also pull the melee ones near him.
  • On some bosses as offtank, when your job has ended you can help with the survival of the main tank by using intervene when he has very low health. You take one boss melee swing yourself, giving healers a bit more time to heal the main tank up. Be careful when using this though, because Intervene also reduces the threat of the target you use it on, so don't try it on threat sensitive fights.
  • Also, similar to the above, you can use Intervene's threat reduction specifically for that. Intervene a DPS close to the MT in threat for a small reduction in hate, allowing them to continue DPSing.
  • DPS warriors can use Intervene with a little stance-dancing. This can be handy when Charge is on cooldown, or simply to supplement this ability.
  • This ability can be useful simply in order to break out of roots and snares. Warriors can quickly Intervene to an ally or [War Banner], then Charge back to their target if necessary.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.2 (2013-12-10):
    • No longer removes movement-impairing effects on use. The talent [Safeguard] will continue to remove movement-impairing effects.
    • Improved checks on pathing for Intervene and [Safeguard] to address situations where Warriors may wind up under the terrain.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now also breaks roots and snares when used.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Can now be used in any stance. No longer reduces threat of the target and cost no Rage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer has a 8 yards minimum range, maximum range remains 25 yards.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Now suppress all Slowing effects while charging the target.

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