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Hamstring
Ability shockwave
  • Hamstring
  • Meleerange
  • 10 Rage
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Maims the enemy, reducing movement speed by 50% for 15 sec.
Usable by
ClassWarrior
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required36
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Ability shockwave
  • Hamstring
  • Movement slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
TCG image
HamstringTCG
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Hamstring is a core warrior ability learned at level 36. It is probably the most important PvP ability a warrior has, slowing the target's movement speed. People are substantially easier to catch when they can't run quickly. This ability is also useful in PvE when fighting humanoids, as they run away when their health is low. The ability is relatively inexpensive, and in a PvP encounter is probably the ability you want to use right after your initial charge.

Modified by Edit

Inv glyph majorwarrior2020
  • Glyph of Hamstring
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warrior
  • Requires Level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    When you spend Rage to apply Hamstring, the Rage cost of your next Hamstring is reduced by 100%.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver

Tips Edit

  • Hamstring is a 10 Rage skill that slows an enemy target 50%. The snare effect lasts 15 seconds and the only cooldown on the ability is the generic global cooldown, so in a PvP battle you should make sure hamstring is constantly applied, as competent PvP players move around a lot.
  • Helpful in a variety of situations, this skill is one of the warrior's few forms of crowd control, primarily used for slowing enemies down in preparation to them becoming runners. In an ideal fight this should be applied somewhere around 40% to 30% health of any enemy you know will try to run and get help - mostly humanoids.
  • Its downside is that it requires a melee hit, so if they are already running, you will be unlikely to slow then down with this. It also only affects one target, making it difficult to use as a way to escape bad fights, since each individual enemy will need one Hamstring each.
  • In PvP this is a very useful skill, if used in conjunction with Charge on any enemy who overextends beyond his line of troops. Charging, Hamstringing, and then breaking off back to safety will leave them exposed and unable to run for cover effectively, allowing your team's hunters and mages to finish him off.

Patch changes Edit

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Hamstring now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Hamstring now only has one rank and no longer causes damage.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Hamstring now has a 10 second duration when used on PvP targets.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Will now cause damage to targets immune to movement slowing effects. Movement slowing effect improved.

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