For the hunter pet ability, see [Pummel].
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  • Pummel
  • Level 24 warrior ability
  • Melee range
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Pummels the target, interrupting spellcasting and preventing any spell in that school from being cast for 4 sec.
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 15 seconds
Other information
Level learned 24

In World of Warcraft.

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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 [Shield Bash], Pummel is the warrior's main interrupt ability.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.7 (2014-02-18): [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 of the Lich King 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.png Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Re-added.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Removed.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Interrupt duration reduced.

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