|Booming Voice, Commanding Presence|
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Booming Voice increases the area of effect and duration.
Commanding Presence increases the attack power bonus.
Glyph of Battle increases the duration by 2 minute.
Does not stack with Commanding Shout from the same warrior. Does stack with Commanding Shout from a different warrior.
Does not stack with Blessing of Might. The stronger of the two will take precedence.
Tips and Tactics
Keep this active all the time, whether solo or in a group. In the long run, the extra damage will earn back the 10 rage it costs, and more damage is rarely a bad thing.
The maximum rank, giving 548 AP, equates to an additional 39 DPS per weapon in the group, not counting off-hand miss rate or other mitigation.
Before Patch 2.0.1, Battle Shout generated 55 threat for every party member who received the buff. This made it better than Demoralizing Shout for gathering groups of mobs for AoE. It was also used frequently in Phase 1 of the Nefarian fight in BWL.
However, as of patch 2.0.1, Battle Shout has been 'fixed'. It now generates about 50 threat total, no matter how many party members got the buff. The old days of Battle Shout tanking are quite over.
The threat generated is not restricted by range (unlike Demoralizing Shout), and is divided among all the mobs that have the warrior on their hate list.
- Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Radius increased to 30 yards.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008):
- Battle Shout now affects ranged AP as well as melee.
- Attack power has been slightly decreased.
- / Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Threat generation changed (see above).
- Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005):
- Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Rage cost reduced.