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Windfury Weapon
Spell shaman unleashweapon wind
  • Windfury Weapon
  • Row 2 Enhancement shaman talent
  • Instant
  • Imbue your main-hand weapon with the element of Wind for 1 hour. Each main-hand attack has a 25% chance to trigger two extra attacks, dealing (27% of Attack power) Physical damage each.
Class Shaman
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Talent required Ability shaman stormstrike [Stormstrike]
Improvements Spell shaman unleashweapon wind [Forceful Winds], Ability skyreach wind wall [Unruly Winds]

Windfury Weapon is an Enhancement shaman temporary weapon imbue that gives each main-hand melee attack a chance to strike two additional times, dealing damage based off attack power.


  • There is no internal cooldown on Windfury Weapon. However, Windfury Weapon cannot proc off itself.
  • Windfury Weapon hits can generate Spell shaman maelstromweapon [Maelstrom Weapon] stacks.
  • Windfury Weapon stacks with Spell nature windfury [Windfury Totem], as the latter is not applied as a temporary weapon enchant.
  • Unlike rogue poisons, Windfury Weapon is applied as a temporary weapon enchant. Therefore it cannot be used with a weapon stone or oil on the same weapon (they will overwrite each other).

Tips and tactics[]

  • Windfury Weapon should always be the chosen imbue on the shaman's main-hand, with Spell fire flametounge [Flametongue Weapon] imbued on the off-hand.
    • Consumable imbues (ex. Inv blacksmithing greaterweightstone [Shaded Weightstone], Inv misc potionseta [Shadowcore Oil]) should never be considered over Windfury Weapon. These imbues do not compare in terms of damage for enhancement, and unlike Windfury Weapon they have no synergy with the shaman's mastery, talents, or abilities.


  • Windfury Weapon quickly gained notoriety during the original World of Warcraft run for its ability to sometimes "one-shot" players. This was due to its strong tuning and relied on the use of slow two-handed weapons. Low-armor classes were primarily susceptible, specifically Mages and Priests as their base health pools were the lowest in comparison to other classes. Newer level 60s were also susceptible if they were under-geared.
    • This phenomenon occurred less often after the changes made in patch 1.11.0, and all but disappeared in patch 2.0.1 when enhancement gained the ability to dual wield weapons.
  • A 3-second internal cooldown was added to Windfury Weapon in The Burning Crusade. This was later removed during alpha testing for Warlords of Draenor, which also removed Windfury Weapon as an imbue and changed it to a passive ability.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Damage increased by 50%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 2 Enhancement talent (was a level 10 Enhancement ability).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Windfury Weapon's proc damage has been increased by 240%.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Reintroduced, replacing the passive ability Spell shaman unleashweapon wind [Windfury]. Now learned at level 10 (was 30.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed. Replaced by the passive ability Spell shaman unleashweapon wind [Enhanced Weapons].
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-09-23): Windfury Weapon's Windfury Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now exclusive to the enhancement specialization and learned at level 30 (was 32).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now learned at level 32 (was 30).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): This enchantment can no longer be triggered while you are disarmed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): The cyclone spell effect from Windfury Weapon procs has changed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
    • Mixing two different ranks of Windfury Weapon while dual-wielding will no longer increase the number of Windfury Weapon procs.
    • A bug with this spell was making off-hand procs receive less bonus damage than intended. It is now fixed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05):
    • Windfury Weapon enchantment will only benefit the weapon with the enchantment on it.
    • Self-weapon buffs such as Windfury Weapon can now be applied to both main and off-hand weapons.
    • Fixed an issue where extra attacks from Windfury Weapon would not proc Ability ghoulfrenzy [Flurry] when they crit.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-19): Mana cost reduced. Attack power bonus of Windfury Weapon reduced by 50%.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Fixed a bug that caused an additional attack beyond what was intended. In addition, fixed a bug that caused the next normal melee attack to happen sooner than intended.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Much more responsive.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Levels at which each rank can be learned have been changed.
  • Test-inline Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Moved to level 30, replacements adjusted, effect simplified.

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