Ability meleedamage.png
  • Overpower
  • Level 20 Arms warrior ability
  • Melee range
  • 12 sec recharge
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Overpower the enemy, dealing (70% of Attack power) Physical damage. Cannot be blocked, dodged, or parried.

    Increases the damage of your next Mortal Strike by 20%, stacking up to 2 times.
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Recharge 12 seconds
Other information
Level learned 20
Related buff
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  • Overpower
  • Your next Mortal Strike will deal 20% increased damage.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Overpower is a level 20 arms warrior ability.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 (2022-05-31): Overpower damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Overpower is now baseline and now increases the damage of your next [Mortal Strike]
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Overpower no longer costs Rage, no longer procs from auto-attacks, and may not proc itself.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added as Level 15 talent for Arms. Now activated by attacks instead of [Taste for Blood].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Ability removed due to ability pruning introduced in Patch 6.0.2.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now costs 10 rage and reduces [Mortal Strike]'s remaining cooldown by 0.5 seconds.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-09-20): Overpower now does 105% weapon damage (down from 120%)
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now an Arms specialization ability. No longer cost Rage and can be used in any stance. Weapon damage increased from 120% to 125%. Has a 60% increased chance of being a critical strike.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Overpower now has a 1.5-second cooldown and global cooldown ( [Taste for Blood]'s Overpower cooldown has not changed).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now does 125% weapon damage, down from 150%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-04-24): [Glyph of Overpower] will now properly provide a 100% chance to enable Overpower after a parry.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Overpower now only has one rank and no longer causes any bonus damage (i.e. weapon damage only).
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Now uses normalized attack power.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Fixed a bug where the ability was sometimes blocked.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Should now be usable when a special attack is dodged.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Only activates after dodge now (not block and parry).

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