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For the hunter pet Gorilla ability, see Ability hunter pet gorilla [Pummel].
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  • Pummel
  • Level 7 warrior ability
  • Melee range
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Pummels the target, interrupting spellcasting and preventing any spell in that school from being cast for 3 sec.
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 15 seconds
Other information
Level learned 7
Improvements Ability warrior intervene [Concussive Blows], Spell holy borrowedtime [Honed Reflexes]
Pummel TCG

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Pummel is an instant single target warrior interrupt ability. It deals no damage, but if used while the target is casting a spell, will cause the spell to fail, and prevent casting of any spell in the same school for 4 seconds. It has a 15 second cooldown and is not affected by the global cooldown.


  • Pummel is a critical ability for warriors in PvP. See Interrupt for information and tactics on using interrupt effects such as Pummel.
  • With a 4-second lockout and a 15-second cooldown, it is possible to keep a caster locked out of at least one of their magic schools 25% of the time.
  • Since the release of patch 4.1.0 and the removal of Ability warrior shieldbash [Shield Bash], Pummel is the warrior's main interrupt ability.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Interrupt duration decreased to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Level reduced from 24 to 7.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.7 (2014-02-18): Warrior disruptingshout [Disrupting Shout] and Pummel now both share a 15-second cooldown when either ability is used. Disrupting Shout's 40-second cooldown remains unchanged but the ability will be unavailable for 15 seconds after using Pummel.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer cost Rage. Cooldown increased from 10 to 15 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Is now usable in all stances and, like all interrupts now, no longer has a chance to miss.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Pummel now only has one rank, no longer causes damage, and is no longer affected by Global Cooldown.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Re-added.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Removed.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Interrupt duration reduced.

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