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For the Doomguard ability, see Ability warstomp [War Stomp].
War Stomp
Ability warstomp
  • War Stomp
  • Tauren racial
  • 1.5 min cooldown
  • 0.5 sec cast
  • Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yds for 2 sec.
Class All
Race Tauren
School Physical
Cooldown 1.5 minutes
Radius 8 yards.
Related debuff
Ability warstomp
  • War Stomp
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 2 sec
War Stomp TCG

War Stomp in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game

When the tauren put their foot down, people pay attention.[1]

War Stomp is a tauren racial ability that stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards of the player for two seconds. Its cast is not interrupted by pushback.

Although it has a 0.5 second cast and the stun duration is not that lengthy, it may still create time for spellcasting. Unfortunately, auto-attacks will not trigger while a target is stunned on account of this ability, though special abilities will. For example, a tauren warrior will land no auto-attacks on the stunned target until War Stomp's effect has faded, but abilities such as Ability meleedamage [Overpower] and Ability warrior decisivestrike [Slam] can still be used normally.


  • If you are close to your target, War Stomp can be used as a spell interruption ability.

Tips and tactics[]

  • If your enemy has no other movement-impairing effects on them, do not attempt to run from the fight after you War Stomp them. It will not last long enough and they will easily catch up to you after it wears off. Healing yourself or crowd controlling them is more ideal.
  • Always put this ability on the ability bar; it can be very handy in PvP and PvE situations.
  • Since the ability does not affect the global cooldown for a full 1.5 seconds, you can immediately cast a small heal after it if you are a shaman or a druid.

Patch changes[]

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Now has a reduced cooldown of 1.5 minutes (down from 2 minutes), and cast time is no longer increased by damage (via spell pushback).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Can now be used while shapeshifted.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): A bug causing war stomp to not affect some targets within melee range has been fixed.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.

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