Ability warrior shockwave.png
Usable by
Class Warrior
School Physical
Cooldown 40 seconds
Other information
Level learned 50
Related debuff
Ability warrior shockwave.png
  • Shockwave
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 2 seconds

Shockwave is a level 50 Protection warrior ability. It deals a small amount of damage and stuns all targets struck for 2 seconds in a point-blank area of effect cone.

Tips and tactics

  • Use right after a pull in a group of mobs, then [Thunder Clap], wait for the stun effect to wear off and use [Shield Block] for initial damage mitigation and good threat boost.
  • Can be used to (mass) interrupt and to stun fleeing mobs, if timed correctly.
  • Shockwave should not be used while damage mitigation abilities such as [Shield Block] are active, unless incoming damage is overwhelming.

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): No longer a talent. Now a baseline ability restricted to Protection. Stun duration reduced to 2 seconds (down from 3 seconds). The cooldown reduction effect granted by hitting multiple enemies has been removed.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Stun duration reduced to 3 seconds (down from 4 seconds).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage reduced by 36.67%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Cooldown increased to 40 seconds (up from 20 seconds). Striking 3 or more targets will now reduce its cooldown by 20 seconds.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now available to all specializations as a talent (previously the 31-point Protection talent). No longer costs Rage.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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