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For other uses, see Whirlwind (disambiguation).
Ability whirlwind
  • Whirlwind
  • 8 PBAoE yd  range
  • 30 Rage Ability warrior innerrage (Fury)
    20 Rage Ability warrior savageblow (Arms)
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • In a whirlwind of steel you attack all enemies within 8 yards, causing 85% weapon damage to each enemy.
Usable by
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
SpecializationArms, Fury
Level required26
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
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Whirlwind is a warrior ability learned at level 26 for those with the Arms or Fury specialization. It is a melee range multi-target damage instant attack.

Modified by Edit

Inv glyph majorwarrior2020
  • Glyph of Raging Wind
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warrior (Fury)
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Your Raging Blow hits increase the damage of your next Whirlwind by 10%.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver
Inv glyph majorwarrior2020
  • Glyph of Whirlwind
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Warrior (Arms) (Fury)
  • Requires level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    Increases the radius of Whirlwind by 4 yards.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver

Notes Edit

  • Although this causes no extra threat specifically, doing normal weapon damage to four enemies at once can go a long way to keeping aggro in a cluster of mobs. Also, each individual hit has the normal chance of going critical. Two or more criticals from a large two-hander can make a decisive difference to the average cluster of mobs.
  • The rage cost is a little on the steep side, so this is best used in conjunction with [Berserker Rage] to compensate. Note that unlike most warrior abilities, this one is truly AoE and will hit targets directly behind the warrior.
  • When using two one-handed weapons, it hits with both weapons.
  • Be careful of crowd control with whirlwind however. You shouldn't be breaking your teammates sheep/shackle/seduce.
  • This attack also has an additional use in PvP - due to the fact it can hit anyone in melee range regardless of where they are attacking you from, it can be used to teach a lesson to that irritating Rogue who is constantly backstabbing you.
  • With its 8 yard range, it can hit enemies in your dead zone (Allows you to hit enemies too close for you to intercept / charge, yet still far enough that if they're out of your melee range, you can hit them).
  • Once you get [Titan's Grip] (Fury spec), Whirlwind causes very high damage, making it worth fitting in all your rotations, even single target. After all, causing instant damage with double two-handers is always good. (NOTE: While this **MAY** be true while leveling and you have limited skills, it is in no way the case once you have the majority of your skill set)

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Whirlwind now costs 20 rage (was 30) for Arms Warriors. The cost is unchanged for Fury Warriors.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Whirlwind now has its cooldown reduced by 6 seconds when it deals damage to 4 or more targets. The Whirlwind effect caused by Bladestorm remains unchanged.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Whirlwind now has the correct sound associated with it.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Critical strikes with the off-hand weapon from this ability can now trigger Flurry and Rampage.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): This ability now strikes with both weapons when a Warrior is dual-wielding.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Now uses normalized attack power.

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