Kill Shot
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  • Kill Shot
  • Level 42 hunter ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 10 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Beast MasteryMarksmanshipRequires Ranged Weapon
    SurvivalRequires Two-Handed Melee Weapon

    You attempt to finish off a wounded target, dealing (200% of attack power) Physical damage. Only usable on enemies with less than 20% health.
  • Rank 2: Kill Shot's critical damage is increased by 25%.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 10 seconds
Other information
Level learned 42
Rank levels 58 (rank 2)

Kill Shot is a Hunter ability intended for finishing off wounded targets, learned at level 42. It is only usable when the target is below 20% health.

Tips and tactics

  • Against target with very high amounts of health, you should use Kill Shot as soon as you can, as the target may have enough health left for you to be able to use Kill Shot multiple times.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Re-added and redesigned.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-07-13): Fixed an issue where Kill Shot (Beast Mastery, Marksmanship) can occasionally fail to reset its cooldown if it fails to kill the target.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-10): Resolved a number of additional situations that could cause Kill Shot (Beast Mastery, Marksmanship) to not correctly reset its cooldown.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-09): Kill Shot should now correctly reset its cooldown when it fails to kill the target due to Cauterize (Mage) or Guardian Spirit (Priest).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-08): Kill Shot's (Beast Mastery, Marksmanship) damage has been reduced by 10%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Kill Shot's damage has been increased by 15%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now heals the Hunter for 15% of maximum health if it kills the target.
    • No longer available to Survival Hunters.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Weapon damage increased from 150% to 420%. Bonus damage removed. If Kill Shot fails to kill the target, it will now cause the cooldown to be reset, but cannot happen more often than ever 6 sec.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Minimum range of 5 yards added.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Cooldown reduced to 15 seconds, down from 35 sec.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

External links

Beast Mastery,
Survival Rank 2