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|name=Sweeping Strikes
 
|name=Sweeping Strikes
 
|image=Ability_Rogue_SliceDice.png
 
|image=Ability_Rogue_SliceDice.png
|description=Your melee attacks strike an additional nearby apponent. Lasts 10 sec.
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|description=Your melee attacks strike an additional nearby opponent. Lasts 10 sec.
 
|class=[[Warrior]]
 
|class=[[Warrior]]
 
|type=Offensive
 
|type=Offensive
 
|school=[[Physical]]
 
|school=[[Physical]]
|cost=30 Rage
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|cost=30 [[Rage]]
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=1 minute
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|cooldown=10 sec
|talented=Yes
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|level=60
|talent_tree={{Spec|Warrior|Arms}}, Tier 3
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|specialization=Arms
|ranks=1
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|buff_desc=Your melee attacks strike an additional nearby opponent.
|requirements=Requires Battle Stance, Berserker Stance
 
|buff_desc=Your next 5 melee attacks strike an additional nearby opponent.
 
 
|buff_dur=10 seconds
 
|buff_dur=10 seconds
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|tcg=SweepingStrikesTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
   
'''Sweeping Strikes''' is a Tier 3 [[talent]] in the [[Warrior]]'s {{Spec|Warrior|Arms}} tree.
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'''Sweeping Strikes''' is a [[warrior]] ability learned at level 60 for those with the Arms specialization. It is a 10 second self-buff, costs 30 [[Rage]], and functions similarly to {{ability|Cleave}}; for the next 10 seconds, all melee attacks hit both the target and an additional nearby opponent. This applies to any abilities used within the duration as well.
It is a 10 second self-buff, costs 30 [[Rage]] and functions similarly to [[Cleave]]; for the next 10 seconds, all melee attacks hit both the target, and an additional nearby opponent as well. This applies to any abilities used within the duration as well.
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
 
* Requires Melee Weapon Equipped.
 
* Requires Melee Weapon Equipped.
* Stacks with Cleave, causing four attacks on two enemies every swing
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* Stacks with Cleave, causing four attacks on two enemies every swing.
 
* Damage dealt from a Sweeping Strike will never crit.
 
* Damage dealt from a Sweeping Strike will never crit.
* Sweeping Strikes will not cause [[Execute]] to strike a nearby opponent unless the nearby opponent has less than 20% health (does not consume a charge of Sweeping Strikes either).
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* Sweeping Strikes will not cause {{ability|Execute}} to strike a nearby opponent unless the nearby opponent has less than 20% health (does not consume a charge of Sweeping Strikes either).
* If you use a special attack like [[Slam]] or [[Mortal Strike]] on an opponent, it will strike the nearest opponent if you have Sweeping Strikes up. In the case of Mortal Strike, though, only the damage is dealt; the second mob will not get the debuff from the attack.
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* If you use a special attack like {{ability|Slam}} or {{ability|Mortal Strike}} on an opponent, it will strike the nearest opponent if you have Sweeping Strikes up. In the case of Mortal Strike, though, only the damage is dealt; the second mob will not get the debuff from the attack.
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*Sweeping Strikes doesn't always work; if you don't see the damage above the second mob's head, chances are the enemies aren't positioned correctly. Try to move around so that they're close together and standing side-by-side to get the effect of the ability.
== Tips and Tactics ==
 
Combined with Cleave, this is a good way to deal with [[add]]s, or pulling two enemies at a time, but both this, and Cleave, cost a lot of [[Rage]], so timing and careful judgment of the odds are essential.
 
 
Using Sweeping Strikes in combination with Cleave against two enemies will grant two hits against each enemy, for a total of four hits in one swing. However, it will also use two charges of Sweeping Strikes.
 
 
In a tight spot with two mobs on you, combining this with [[Retaliation]] can swing the battle in your favor.
 
 
Sweeping Strikes doesn't always work; if you don't see the damage above the second mob's head, chances are the enemies aren't positioned correctly. Try to move around so that they're close together and standing side-by-side to get the effect of the ability.
 
 
== Glyph improvements ==
 
{{:Glyph of Sweeping Strikes}}
 
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== Patch changes ==
 
== Patch changes ==
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* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=[[Death Wish]] and Sweeping Strikes have swapped locations in their respective talent trees.}}
 
* {{Patch 3.0.2|note=[[Death Wish]] and Sweeping Strikes have swapped locations in their respective talent trees.}}
 
* {{Patch 2.4.2|note=This ability can no longer hit critters as its secondary targets and will now use a proper range calculation for all secondary targets.}}
 
* {{Patch 2.4.2|note=This ability can no longer hit critters as its secondary targets and will now use a proper range calculation for all secondary targets.}}
* {{Patch 2.3.0|note=
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* {{Patch 2.3.0|note=Sweeping Strikes and [[Death Wish]] have swapped locations in the talent trees. Sweeping Strikes now lasts 10 seconds and affects your next 10 swings. This ability now works correctly in all cases with shielded targets. Before the patch, the number of swings was 5.}}
** Sweeping Strikes and [[Death Wish]] have swapped locations in the talent trees.
 
** Sweeping Strikes now lasts 10 seconds and affects your next 10 swings.
 
** This ability now works correctly in all cases with shielded targets.|comment=Before the patch, the number of swings was 5.}}
 
 
* {{Patch 1.7.0|note=Sweeping Strikes will now ignore dead targets, and will ignore PvP enabled targets if you are not PvP enabled.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.7.0|note=Sweeping Strikes will now ignore dead targets, and will ignore PvP enabled targets if you are not PvP enabled.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.3.0|note=Sweeping Strikes bug fixed. It will hit more reliably and show up in combat log correctly.}}
 
* {{Patch 1.3.0|note=Sweeping Strikes bug fixed. It will hit more reliably and show up in combat log correctly.}}
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{{classfooter|Warrior}}
 
{{classfooter|Warrior}}
 
[[Category:Warrior abilities]]
 
[[Category:Warrior abilities]]
[[Category:Warrior talents]]
 

Revision as of 03:11, March 17, 2013

Sweeping Strikes
Ability rogue slicedice
  • Sweeping Strikes
  • 10 sec cooldown
  • 30 Rage
  • Instant
  • Your melee attacks strike an additional nearby opponent. Lasts 10 sec.
Usable by
ClassWarrior
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolPhysical
Cooldown10 sec
Talents
SpecializationArms
Level required60
Related buff
Ability rogue slicedice
  • Sweeping Strikes
  • Your melee attacks strike an additional nearby opponent.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
TCG image
SweepingStrikesTCG

Sweeping Strikes is a warrior ability learned at level 60 for those with the Arms specialization. It is a 10 second self-buff, costs 30 Rage, and functions similarly to [Cleave]; for the next 10 seconds, all melee attacks hit both the target and an additional nearby opponent. This applies to any abilities used within the duration as well.

Notes

  • Requires Melee Weapon Equipped.
  • Stacks with Cleave, causing four attacks on two enemies every swing.
  • Damage dealt from a Sweeping Strike will never crit.
  • Sweeping Strikes will not cause [Execute] to strike a nearby opponent unless the nearby opponent has less than 20% health (does not consume a charge of Sweeping Strikes either).
  • If you use a special attack like [Slam] or [Mortal Strike] on an opponent, it will strike the nearest opponent if you have Sweeping Strikes up. In the case of Mortal Strike, though, only the damage is dealt; the second mob will not get the debuff from the attack.
  • Sweeping Strikes doesn't always work; if you don't see the damage above the second mob's head, chances are the enemies aren't positioned correctly. Try to move around so that they're close together and standing side-by-side to get the effect of the ability.

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Mechanics changed
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2009-12-17): "Sweeping Strikes will now only trigger once per whirlwind rotation of Bladestorm."
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Corrected inaccurate information in combat log tooltip.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Death Wish and Sweeping Strikes have swapped locations in their respective talent trees.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): This ability can no longer hit critters as its secondary targets and will now use a proper range calculation for all secondary targets.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Sweeping Strikes and Death Wish have swapped locations in the talent trees. Sweeping Strikes now lasts 10 seconds and affects your next 10 swings. This ability now works correctly in all cases with shielded targets. Before the patch, the number of swings was 5.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Sweeping Strikes will now ignore dead targets, and will ignore PvP enabled targets if you are not PvP enabled.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Sweeping Strikes bug fixed. It will hit more reliably and show up in combat log correctly.

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