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Mortal Strike
Ability warrior savageblow
  • Mortal Strike
  • Row 1 Arms warrior talent
  • Melee range
  • 30 Rage
  • 6 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Two-Handed Melee Weapon
  • A vicious strike that deals (169.3% of Attack power) Physical damage and reduces the effectiveness of healing on the target by 50% for 10 sec.
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 6 seconds
Improvements Ability skeer bloodletting [Bloodletting], Warrior talent icon igniteweapon [Exhilarating Blows], Achievement bg killingblow berserker [Fatality], Warrior talent icon furyintheblood [Frothing Berserker], Ability warrior savageblow [Improved Mortal Strike], Inv sword 27 [Sharpened Blades]
Related debuff
Ability criticalstrike
  • Mortal Wounds
  • Healing effects received reduced by 50%.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Mortal Strike TCG

In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Mortal Strike is a tier 1 Arms warrior talent. It is one of the most powerful and important attacks in the Arms warrior's arsenal, dealing substantial damage, applying a healing debuff.


  • Mortal Strike is one of Arms warriors' most powerful attacks. Arms warriors should use Mortal Strike whenever possible.
  • Mortal Strike also applies the Ability criticalstrike [Mortal Wounds] healing debuff. This can be useful in PvP to stop enemy healers from healing a target your group is attempting to focus fire on.
  • The healing reduction effect does not stack with any other healing reduction effect.
  • The 4-piece set bonus from the warrior's Tier-8.25 set, Conqueror's Siegebreaker Battlegear (level 80) gives a 10% increased chance to crit with Mortal Strike.


  • Mortal Strike is a rare Warrior spell in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: ""If you only use one ability, use Mortal Strike." - The Warrior Code, Line 6"

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-08-21): Damage increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 10%).
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-07-24): Damage increased by 10% in PvP Combat.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 1 Arms talent (was a level 5 Arms ability).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 (2022-05-31): Mortal Strike damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-14): Mortal Strike damage reduced by 30% in PvP situations.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): Damage increased by 12%.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Mortal Strike damage increased by 20%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage increased by 55%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2016-03-03): Now deals 10% less damage against another player.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now replaces Ability rogue ambush [Heroic Strike] for Arms warriors.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 215% of weapon damage (up from 175%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-20): Mortal Strike now does 165% weapon damage (down from 185%).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now generates 10 Rage instead of consuming Rage. Weapon damage increased from 150% to 185%, cooldown increased from 4.5 to 6 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Mortal Strike now reduces the target's healing received by 25%, up from 10%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Mortal Strike cost has been reduced by 5 rage.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23):
    • Now reduce healing by 10%, down from 25%.
    • Now does 150% weapon damage, down from 185%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Changed to an Arms Specialization ability.
  • Bc icon Hotfix (2007-02-13): Mortal Strike and Wound Poison (rank 4) no longer stack at any rank.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Now uses normalized attack power.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Mortal Strike changed to deal weapon damage + a flat amount (85, 110, 135, 160) instead of percentage-based damage. Additional ranks available on Warrior trainers.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Now has a cooldown, damage has also been reduced.

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