For the rogue ability, see [Riposte]. For the former rogue ability, see [Riposte].
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  • Riposte
  • Level 76 death knight, demon hunter, paladin, warrior ability
  • Passive
  • You gain Parry equal to 100% of your Critical strike from gear.
Usable by
Class Death knight, demon hunter, paladin, warrior
Other information
Level learned 76

[[Category:death knight, demon hunter, paladin, warrior abilities]]

Riposte is a passive Blood death knight, Vengeance demon hunter, Protection paladin, and Protection warrior ability, available at level 76.

It does not show up in the spellbook.


Riposte was changed as a result of the removal of Parry and Dodge from armor in Warlords of Draenor. This passive is intended to help tanking plate-wearers to still gain a defensive benefit from critical strike.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Changed to add 100% of critical strike as Parry. Now also a Protection Paladin passive ability.
    Previous version: When you dodge or parry any attack, you gain 50% of your Parry and Dodge as additional Critical Strike for 20 sec.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Added.

External links

Death knight Demon hunter Paladin Warrior