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This article is about the Horde Horde shaman ability. For the Alliance Alliance version, see Heroism.
This article is about the World of Warcraft ability. For the Warcraft III ability, see Shaman (Warcraft III).
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  • Bloodlust (Racial)
  • 5 min cooldown
  • 21.5% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Increases haste by 30% for all party and raid members within 100 yards. Lasts 40 sec.

    Allies receiving this effect will become Sated and be unable to benefit from Bloodlust or Time Warp again for 10 min.
Usable by
RaceOrc, Tauren, Troll, Goblin
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown5 min
Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Bloodlust
  • Haste increased by 30%.
  • Duration: 40 seconds
Related debuff
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  • Sated
  • Cannot benefit from Bloodlust or other similar effects.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
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It's scary even when someone other than an ogre mage casts it.
- Maola Stonebinder TCG Fires of Outland

Bloodlust is a core shaman ability learned at level 70. It grants a buff to party and raid members' haste. Though it has a five minute cooldown, players may only benefit from it once every ten minutes.


  • The most common use for bloodlust is during bosses in raids. When it is used varies from boss to boss and guild to guild. When soloing, it can be useful for crunch situations or tougher mobs, such as targets for group quests.
    • As part of Blizzard's new movement toward "bring a player, not a class" raid compositions, Cataclysm endowed mages with a similar effect, Time Warp.
  • When Bloodlust is used in raids, it is usually a good idea to dump all other CDs you have at the same time, because in many cases it will result in higher overall damage than using the cooldowns separately.


  • Bloodlust is defined as "a strong desire for bloodshed."
  • Bloodlust is a spell that increases a creature's size, strength, and attack speed. Appeared in Warcraft II and III.
  • According to the RPG, Bloodlust requires a drop of blood mixed with earth to cast.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Cooldown reduced to 5 minutes, but Sated now last 10 minutes.

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