Demoralizing Shout
Ability warrior warcry.png
  • Demoralizing Shout
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Demoralizes all enemies within 10 yards, reducing the damage they do to you by 20% for 8 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown1 min
Level required56
Related debuff
Ability warrior warcry.png
  • Demoralizing Shout
  • Demoralized, dealing 20% less damage to the shouting Warrior.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
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The orc's mighty bellow could unnerve even the bravest of foes.

Demoralizing shout is a warrior ability learned at level 56 for those with the Protection specialization. It reduces the damage done to warriors by all enemies within 10 yards for a short period of time.

Modified by



  • Demoralizing Shout will pull non-hostile monsters and will put you into PvP mode if it hits nearby hostile players while in your own territory, so be careful with it.
  • Usually useful while tanking, as you want take less damage.
  • Brings stealthed units out of stealth if it hits them.
  • Obviously this skill should be used when fighting multiple mobs where its effects are multiplied. However it is even worth using against a single enemy, even one that is slightly inferior. The damage reduction is noticeable. For solo grinding on melee mobs, many warriors start off with a charge followed by demoralizing shout.
  • Does not break crowd control.
  • Cannot be used while silenced.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Demoralizing Shout now lasts 8 seconds (down from 10 seconds).
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Tooltip displays incorrect area range.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Ranks removed and changed to reduce fixed percentage (10%) of damage.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Tooltip updated to display area of effect (in yards).

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