Spear Hand Strike
Ability monk spearhand.png
Usable by
Class Monk
School Physical
Cooldown 15 seconds
Other information
Level learned 32

Spear Hand Strike is a level 32 monk ability that interrupts casting and prevents spells from that school from being cast for 4 seconds.


  • Not affected by the global cooldown.
  • Spear Hand Strike can be very effective against casters when used properly. See Tips and tactics for information on using interrupts.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Mistweaver monks.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer Silences the target if they're facing the Monk.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Now locks a spell school out for 4 seconds, down from 5 seconds.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Spear Hand Strike, used on a target that's facing the Monk silences them for 2 seconds (was 4 seconds).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Now costs 10 energy (was 30).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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