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For the Survival version, see Ability hunter killcommand [Kill Command].
Kill Command
Ability hunter killcommand
  • Kill Command
  • Row 1 hunter talent
  • 50 yd range
  • 30 Focus
  • 7.5 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Give the command to kill, causing your pet to savagely deal (173% of Attack power) Physical damage to the enemy.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 7.5 seconds
"In truth, she needs no order to kill. I only tell her whom to spare."[1]
Kill Command TCG

TCG artwork.

Kill Command is a row 1 hunter class talent. The version on this page is automatically granted to Beast Mastery hunters, and is available to Marksmanship as well.

Survival hunters see a different version that generates Focus and has a chance to reset its own cooldown.


Beast Mastery

Notes and trivia[]

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-07-28): Fixed an issue where Spell sarkareth [Ebon Might] from an Augmentation Evoker did not properly increase the damage of Kill Command.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-07-24): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-03-27): Kill Command damage reduced by 10%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7 (2023-03-21): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 1 talent in the class tree, available to Beast Mastery and Marksmanship (was a level 10 Beast Mastery ability).
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-07-12): Damage increased by 15% in non-PvP situations.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-17): Damage increased by 10%.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 10 (was 3).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now learned at level 3 (was 10)
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-30): Damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Damage has been increased by 34%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-04): Kill Command, Ability glaivetoss [Glaive Toss], and Ability hunter resistanceisfutile [Powershot] will now properly activate Ability hunter thrillofthehunt [Thrill of the Hunt].
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Beast Mastery specialization ability. Now requires the pet to be within 25 yards of the target.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Put back on global cooldown (based on forum posts, this was a mistake). (Source)
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25):
    • Will not charge the hunter mana if their pet is on passive.
    • No longer affects the Hunter’s current target.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
    • Removed from global cooldown.
    • This ability will now still work even when your pet is out of your line of sight.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.

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